Better Business Bureau Report for
United Methodist Family Services

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2014

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: United Methodist Family Services
Address: 3900 West Broad Street
  Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 804-353-4461
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1900, Virginia
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "Our mission is to touch a life and create a future through a ministry of innovative services to children, families and communities.

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Evaluation Conclusions


United Methodist Family Services (UMFS) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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United Methodist Family Services provides residential treatment for troubled or abused adolescents, treatment foster care, adoption services for infants & children with special needs, counseling and in-home counseling services for familes in crisis, with adjustment needs, & for adoption preservation. Adoption: UMFS provides placement services that show adoption is a lifelong process by creating a bond with children and their adoptive parents. Foster Care: This program provides a therapeutic structured environment that allows the organization to place emotionally, behaviorally, physically, or medically challenged youth in the community. Foster parents are trained to be part of a supervised team model based in the home.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, UMFS of Virginia and Subsidiaries' program expenses were:

Treatment foster care 5,656,782
Residential program 5,127,547
Other services 2,651,391
Adoption services 1,307,260
Total Program Expenses: $14,742,980
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Chief Executive : Greg Peters, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Rev. John Brenneke-Chair of the UMFS Board of Directors
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Minister--Methodist Church

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 290

*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
Fund raising costs were 24% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,645,640, 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 UMFS of Virginia and Subsidiaries audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Treatment foster care services 5,662,588
Intenstive treatment services 5,583,773
Other services income 2,930,290
Investment income-net 2,056,024
Government Grant 992,686
Contributions 652,954
Rental and other income 463,339
Adoption services 90,597
Total Income $18,432,251


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $18,432,251
Program expenses $14,742,980
Fund raising expenses 400,954
Administrative expenses 2,079,890
Total expenses $17,223,824
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,208,427
Beginning net assets 15,633,316
Other Changes in Net Assets (19)
Ending net assets 16,841,724
Total liabilities 6,228,087
Total assets $23,069,811

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