Better Business Bureau Report for
Woodlands Religious Community dba Interfaith of The Woodlands

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2014

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Woodlands Religious Community dba Interfaith of The Woodlands
Address: 4242 Interfaith Way
  The Woodlands, TX 77381
Phone: 281-367-1230
Web Address:
Also known as:Interfaith of The Woodlands
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1973, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Interfaith of The Woodlands is a faith based organization bringing people together to build a more loving and caring community through service.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Woodlands Religious Community dba Interfaith of The Woodlands meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Working with congregations, individuals and other social service agencies Interfaith’s Programs and Services Department continues the ongoing tradition of helping those in need who reside in the service area of 77380-77386, 77389 and 77375 in the Village of Creekside Park and 77354-77355 in the Village of Sterling Ridge. Information and Referral provides vital resources to the community and offers a free medical equipment loan program. Family Services is dedicated to providing crisis assistance to individuals and families experiencing challenging times and strives to enhance each client’s self-sufficiency while strengthening his/her inherent dignity and self-worth. Financial assistance is available for rent, mortgage, utilities, prescription drugs, gasoline and short term transitional shelter. Food from Interfaith’s Food Pantry and clothing vouchers from the Hand Me Up Shop are also available, as well as school supply and holiday programs. Informational programs and workshops are also offered to improve the quality of life for families. Senior Services offers support and connects senior adults through care and wellness programs and services including transportation, day trips, music and worship services in long term care facilities and resources/referral services that promote independent living for seniors. These programs include Benefits Options Counseling, Caregiver Conferences, and monthly networking meetings for lay people and professionals who serve seniors. Volunteers provide transportation services to the grocery store and medical appointments, telephone reassurance to isolated seniors through the Friendly Caller program, and gifts for seniors during the holidays. Interfaith is a contract partner with Workforce Solutions and operates 9 career offices in the Gulf Coast Region with a mission to help individuals reach. WorkForce aids individuals seeking employment with job referrals and listing and provides resources such as resume assistance, internet access, equipment and supplies, a resource library, computer tutorials, and job search workshops. WorkForce also provides information for those seeking a career change or their first career through labor market information, career exploration and planning, and career guidance. Information on services available in the community, including quality child care and education and training scholarships are available through the local WorkForce locations. Interfaith Child Development Center is an award-winning school enriching the lives of children with quality education and care. ICDC is committed to providing quality care while incorporating numerous programs to meet the needs of families in our community. They celebrate diversity and welcome children of all races, nationalities and religions. Donated funds are used to provide full or partial scholarships to children. In 2012, Interfaith served over 961,229 individuals through programs that provided food and basic needs, shelter and housing, family and social services, employment services, and programs for senior citizens.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Woodlands Religious Community dba Interfaith of The Woodlands's program expenses were:

Workforce Services 10,268,597
Child Development Center 2,165,651
Families & Seniors 1,830,548
Total Program Expenses: $14,264,796
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Chief Executive : Ann Snyder, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Jeff Shipley
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Houston Regional Director - Wells Fargo Wealth Management

Co-Chair of the Board : Michael Barnhill

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Director of Economic Development- Entergy

Co-Chair of the Board : Mario Coll

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: VP & CIO- Anadarko

Board Size: 25

Paid Staff Size: 335

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, membership
Fund raising costs were 29% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,504,516, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Woodlands Religious Community dba Interfaith of The Woodlands's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Federal Financial Assistance 10,717,816
Program Service Revenue 2,718,967
Publications and Residential 1,787,761
Fundraising 808,590
Contributions 618,150
Other Income 140,344
Investment Income 112,396
State and Other Grants 77,776
Total Income $16,981,800


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 8%  Other Expenses: 6%

Total income $16,981,800
Program expenses $14,264,796
Fund raising expenses 437,666
Administrative expenses 1,306,592
Other Expenses 1,029,956
Total expenses $17,039,010
Expenses in Excess of Income (57,210)
Beginning net assets 9,023,044
Ending net assets 8,965,834
Total liabilities 303,063
Total assets $9,268,897

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<p>The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.</p>

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