Better Business Bureau Report for
Campbell House Foundation, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2009
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2011

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Campbell House Foundation, Inc.
Address: 1508 Locust Street
  Saint Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-421-0325
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1944, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: is one of the most historically significant nineteenth century buildings in St. Louis. The museum preserves its National Register listed buildings and important collection of original mid-nineteenth century Philadelphia furnishings, family possessions, photographs, and archival material as a center for educational and community outreach programming. The museum is dedicated to continually reinterpreting its collections for exploring issues such as; the development of the fur trade, exploration and development of the west, the growth of urban economies, emigration, historic preservation, principles of Victorian interior design, and the urban issues that continue to shape our region today.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Campbell House Foundation, Inc. (CHF ) does not meet the following 6 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 6: Board Policy on Effectiveness - Have a board policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the organization's performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

The organization does not meet this Standard because the board of directors does not have a written policy stating that, at least every two years, an appraisal be done assessing the organization’s performance and effectiveness and determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

Standard 7: Board Approval of Written Report on Effectiveness - Submit to the organization's governing body, for its approval, a written report that outlines the results of the aforementioned performance and effectiveness assessment and recommendations for future actions.

The organization does not meet this Standard because it has not completed a performance assessment.

Standard 14: Budget - Have a board-approved annual budget for its current fiscal year, outlining projected expenses for major program activities, fund raising, and administration.

This organization does not meet this Standard because the budget provided by the organization does not clearly identify the projected amounts to be spent on fund raising activities.

Standard 16: Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

The organization does not meet this Standard because it states it does not have an annual report covering activities conducted in the past year.

Standard 17: Web Site Disclosures - Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

The organization solicits donations via its website; however, it does not have its annual report information or a link to its most recent IRS Form 990 on the site. 

Standard 18: Privacy for Written Appeals & Internet Privacy - Address privacy concerns of donors by (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform the charity (e.g., a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

The organization does not have an online privacy policy.   

Campbell House Foundation, Inc. (CHF ) meets the remaining 14 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Campbell House Museum is a historic property located in downtown St. Louis that is open to the public year around, 5 days a week. In 2007, more than 4,500 visitors toured the museum's restored historic interiors and participated in an educational programs.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, CHFCampbell House Foundation, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Programs and Services 211,872
Total Program Expenses: $211,872
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Chief Executive : Andrew W. Hahn, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Frederick Z. Clifford, Jr.
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Developer

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 1

*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, membership
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $170,471, 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 CHFCampbell House Foundation, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2007.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 108,847
Memberships 43,695
Sales 17,929
Rents 12,289
Admissions 12,266
Other 1,800
Investment loss -5,247
Total Income $191,579


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $191,579
Program expenses $211,872
Fund raising expenses 1,607
Administrative expenses 35,677
Total expenses $249,155
Expenses in Excess of Income (57,576)
Beginning net assets 2,067,087
Ending net assets 2,009,510
Total liabilities 279,672
Total assets $2,289,182

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