Charity Review

Issued: April 2016 Expires: April 2018

Charity Seal Holder

The Homeless Families Foundation

Meets Standards
(614) 461-9247 33 N Grubb St, Columbus OH 43215-2748
  1. Conclusions
  2. Purpose
  3. Programs
  4. Governance & Staff
  5. Fund Raising
  6. Tax Status
  7. Financial
  8. BBB Comment

The Homeless Families Foundation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.



The Homeless Families Foundation educates and nurtures children while empowering families to achieve stable housing and self-sufficiency.

Incorporated: 1986 in OH



Family Services Program:
-helps homeless families overcome their barriers to finding and maintaining stable housing.

Dowd Education Center:
-offers after school & all-day summer camp programs that help children in grades K-8 to improve academically and develop social skills.
-provides school readiness through the Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) for 3 to 5 year-old children.

Beyond Housing:
-increase overall stability for families by helping them maintain permanent housing; reduce adult and child barriers through education and mental/physical health services; improve individual life and work skills; and helping them obtain needed resources.

Governance & Staff

Board Chair: Mr. Joseph D. Sprague, VP, Nationwide Business Solutions Group Business Affiliation: Nationwide Insurance

CEO: Ms. Beth Fetzer-Rice LCSW, Executive Director

Board Size: 21

Staff: 27

Fund Raising
Method(s) used: Direct Mail Appeals Invitations to Fundraising Events Radio Appeals Grant Proposals Internet Appeals Appeals via Social Media (Facebook, etc.)

% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 8.47%

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.


The following information is based on The Homeless Families Foundation Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Saturday, December 31, 2016.

Source of Funds
Contributions $802,232
Donated Services $16,800
Interest Income $1,922
Other Income $500
Change In Pledge Value $2,818
Restricted Operating Grants $1,363,957
Income from Funds Held at the Columbus Foundation $4,766
Pass Through Grant Funding Revenue $114,749
Total Income: $2,307,744
Fusion Chart
Program Expenses: $1,550,579
Fundraising Expenses: $194,841
Administrative Expenses: $238,781
Other Expenses: $114,749
Total Expenses: $2,098,950
Income in Excess of Expenses: $208,794
Beginning Net Assets: $2,457,808
Ending Net Assets: $2,666,602
Total Liabilities: $130,289
Total Assets: $2,796,891

BBB Comment

A BBB Accredited Charity since April 2016. BBB has determined that in addition to meeting BBB's 20 Standards for Charity Accountability, The Homeless Families Foundation adheres to the BBB Code of Business Practices, which includes a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any complaints. Charities that display the BBB Accredited Charity Seal pay a fee for review/monitoring and for support of BBB's services to the public. BBB accreditation does not mean that the charity's programs or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB or that BBB has made a determination as to the charity's competency in performing services.

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