Better Business Bureau Report for
Utah Foster Care Foundation

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Utah Foster Care Foundation
Address: 5296 South Commerce Drive
  Murray , UT 84107
Phone: 801-994-5205
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1998, Utah
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to serve Utah's children by finding, educating and nurturing families to meet the needs of children in foster care."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Utah Foster Care Foundation (UFCF) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Improve public perception of foster parenting. Develop a pre-screening, orientation, and selection process and seek out families that meet this profile. Educate foster/adoptive/kinship families by providing pre-service and advanced trainings. Support and nurture families after licensure to assist them in their caregiving roles.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, UFCF's program expenses were:

Recruitment 1,236,676
Retention 910,655
Education 811,817
Total Program Expenses: $2,959,148
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Chief Executive : Kelly Peterson, CEO

Chair of the Board: Lisa Watts Baskin
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Community Volunteer

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 43

*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, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,204,724, 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 UFCF's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Government Contract 2,738,648
In-Kind Contributions 283,155
Contributions 182,921
Interest 22,119
Net Realized and Unrealized Losses on Investments -21,693
Total Income $3,205,150


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $3,205,150
Program expenses $2,959,148
Fund raising expenses 133,701
Administrative expenses 422,060
Total expenses $3,514,909
Expenses in Excess of Income (309,759)
Beginning net assets 1,055,407
Ending net assets 774,285
Total liabilities 176,110
Total assets $950,395

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BBB Membership


This charity is a member of this Better Business Bureau. Only charities that meet the BBB charity standards are eligible for BBB membership.

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