Better Business Bureau Report for
Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity

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

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: Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity
Address: 921 Midway Road
  Menasha, WI 54952
Phone: 920-954-8702
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1993, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

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.

Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity does not meet this Standard because the privacy policy on this website, does not indicate:

  • How to contact the charity to review personal information that is collected and request corrections.
Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Current Programs • Building Homes In partnership with lower income families, we build simple, decent, affordable housing utilizing volunteer labor; the “sweat equity” of the partner families themselves; and financial support from local businesses, private foundations, individuals, and municipal, state and federal government funding. In 2012, our goal is to build 13 homes in the Greater Fox Cities and 15 homes in 2013. • Family Services In addition to building houses, we work to ensure that our partner homebuyers are responsible homeowners. They are required to attend workshops and courses in such subjects as personal finance, home maintenance, neighborhood relations and landscaping. Their partnership with Habitat for Humanity also includes numerous hours of community service outside of our organization. In short, they learn to be good homeowners and good community citizens. • ReStore Located in Appleton, the Habitat ReStore raises funds for Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity by selling donated building materials at low prices, while also providing our community with quality resources for home remodeling, construction and repair materials. Most importantly, the ReStore also offers an environmentally-friendly and no-cost way to dispose of unwanted building materials and the ReStore has diverted thousands of tons of materials from local landfills each year.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity's program expenses were:

Cost of Homes Transferred 1,109,409
Salaries & Wages 429,800
Mortgage Loan Discount 427,842
Occupancy 149,843
Employee Benefits 75,536
Tithe Expense 65,329
Goods Purchased for Resale 58,326
Other 50,073
Payroll Taxes 40,488
Travel 39,067
Depreciation 32,743
Property Tax 31,081
Interest 24,790
Equipment Costs 18,299
Insurance 17,184
Printing 12,922
Telephone 10,995
Postage 8,380
Supplies 7,723
Advertising 6,463
Professional Fees 2,076
Conference 1,863
Total Program Expenses: $2,620,232
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Chief Executive : John E. Weyenberg, Executive Director/President

Chair of the Board: Jay Fulkerson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: CEO, Health Payment Systems

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 18

*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, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,840,937, 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 Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Sales to Homeowners 1,096,307
Cash Contributions 821,501
ReStore Income 553,394
Grants 346,213
Mortgage Loan Discount Amortization 176,993
In-Kind Contributions 87,015
Special Events 32,814
Gain on Sale of Assets 21,169
Investment & Interest Income 9,275
Other Income 2,334
Total Income $3,147,015


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 91%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $3,147,015
Program expenses $2,620,232
Fund raising expenses 131,198
Administrative expenses 114,815
Total expenses $2,866,245
Income in Excess of Expenses 280,770
Beginning net assets 3,289,110
Other Changes in Net Assets 63,566
Ending net assets 3,633,446
Total liabilities 1,120,907
Total assets $4,754,353

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