Better Business Bureau Report for
Desert Rose Foundation, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2019

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Desert Rose Foundation, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 1745
  Martinsville, IN 46151
Phone: 765-342-7673
Web Address:
Also known as:Desert Rose
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:N/A

Year, State Incorporated: 2001, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "Desert Rose Foundation, Inc. is a faith-based organization providing safe transitional shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We provide families with the tools to break the cycle of abuse through our programs and services. We extend our hands in love and compassion to everyone, respecting their backgrounds and beliefs."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Desert Rose Foundation, Inc. (DRF) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Desert Rose provides shelter, 24/7 crisis line for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their dependent children. It also provides case management, victim advocacy, safety planning, domestic violence/sexual assault and addictions counseling, assistance with finding employment, transportation, childcare and affordable housing. It assists clients with obtaining their GED and provide life skill classes.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, DRF's program expenses were:

Programs 329,943
Total Program Expenses: $329,943
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Chief Executive : Marsha MacPhee-Webster, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Sarah Finney
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Social Worker

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 11

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, 2 annual events
Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $390,720, 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 DRF's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Grants 298,709
Contributions 92,011
Rental and Interest Income 59,743
Total Income $450,463


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 19% 

Total income $450,463
Program expenses $329,943
Fund raising expenses 23,181
Administrative expenses 82,047
Total expenses $435,171
Income in Excess of Expenses 15,292
Beginning net assets 979,086
Ending net assets 994,378
Total liabilities 103,404
Total assets $1,097,782

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