Better Business Bureau Report for
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls

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

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Virginia Home for Boys and Girls
Address: 8716 W. Broad Street
  Richmond, VA 23294
Phone: 804-270-6566
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1846, Virginia
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: VHBG serves the community by providing an environment of strength and hope where children and their families are empowered to greater success.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Virginia Home for Boys and Girls finds permanent, safe and stable homes for children and families using the internationally-accredited and evidence-based Teaching-Family Model. Serving children and families since 1846, VHBG currently offers: Residential Services for boys and girls, ages 11-21, in a family environment, supervised and trained by married couples, following the evidence-based Teaching-Family Model of Care. Life skills courses are led by a Teaching Parent and uses the Casey Life Skills Curriculum to teach children job readiness, financial literacy, communication, and self-care, helping to prepare them for success in adulthood. Our residential homes are spotlighted as the model facility for children’s residential care in a state-required licensing training film disseminated across the Commonwealth. John G. Wood, an accredited alternative school, founded in 1974, serves boys and girls ages 12-18 who are typically 3-5 grades behind level. Most classes are at a ratio of 6:1 due to the severity of learning, behavioral and emotional issues facing JGW students. Therapeutic Foster Care Services provides extensive training and 24-hour support to foster parents and children, allowing VHBG to serve children from birth to adulthood. Intensive In-Home Services, solves problems and provides therapy in the family’s homes, thereby preventing crises and the need for specialized restrictive services that have a much higher cost. Clinical and Medical Services are available to all children and families in our care.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011, VHBG's program expenses were:

Program Services 3,930,148
Total Program Expenses: $3,930,148
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Chief Executive : Christoper E.C. Schultz, President

Chair of the Board: Board of Governors
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 27

Paid Staff Size: 90

*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, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 23% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,395,044, 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 VHBG's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011.

In concluding that the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls meets the requirements of Standard 10, BBB took into consideration that the organization makes recommended disclosures regarding their unrestricted net assets and relevant policies within its appeals and annual report and on its website.

Source of Funds  
Residential Service Fees 1,029,260
John G. Wood School Tuition 1,009,674
Contributions 959,083
Investment income (net of expenses of $121,841) 453,530
Independent Living Fees 400,680
Trust Income 388,557
Foster Care Fees 124,748
Other Income 81,125
Special Events (net of expenses of $66,562) 47,404
Net assets released from restrictions
Nonoperating revenues -369,329
Total Income $4,124,732


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 15% 

Total income $4,124,732
Program expenses $3,930,148
Fund raising expenses 318,131
Administrative expenses 757,971
Total expenses $5,006,250
Expenses in Excess of Income (881,518)
Beginning net assets 30,517,742
Ending net assets 29,636,224
Total liabilities 468,480
Total assets $30,104,704

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