Better Business Bureau Report for
Sheltering Wings

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Sheltering Wings
Address: Po Box 92
  Danville, IN 46122
Phone: 317-745-1496
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1999, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Sheltering Wings provides emergency housing for women and children suffering from any form of domestic abuse. We build stable and independent lives through essential programs offered in a supportive and Christ-centered environment.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Sheltering Wings meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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We provide case management and advocacy for our residents. This is done through one on one meetings, groups, life skills classes, educatioal groups such as resume writing, financial planning, healthy realtionships and structured to end the cycle of domestic violence. Children are also mentored and particpate in life skills groups along with therapy.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, Sheltering Wings's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : April Bordeau, Interim Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Lisa Taylor
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: NAPA Balkamp

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 30

*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, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 16% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $841,223, 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 Sheltering Wings's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.

Source of Funds  
Other contributions 1,928,006
Federated campaigns 841,223
Government grants 227,614
Investment income 8,526
Total Income $3,005,369


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $3,005,369
Program expenses $1,327,818
Fund raising expenses 137,406
Administrative expenses 67,960
Total expenses $1,533,184
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,472,185
Beginning net assets 3,612,868
Ending net assets 3,612,686
Total liabilities 418,751
Total assets $4,031,437

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