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TIDEWATER FRIENDS OF FOSTER CARE INCORPORATED

Enriching the lives of foster children in need.

Norfolk, VA   |  https://tidewaterffc.org
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TIDEWATER FRIENDS OF FOSTER CARE INCORPORATED

EIN: 81-2887214


Mission

Believing that every child deserves an opportunity to thrive, the mission of Tidewater Friends of Foster Care is to improve foster care outcomes through: 1. Targeted outreach to increase the number of available loving family foster homes, thereby reducing the need to place children in group-home settings; 2. Providing academic tutoring, enrichment programs and activities that bridge gaps between what is available from public resources and those elements that are essential to a healthy, happy and rewarding childhood.

Ruling year info

2016

President & Founder

Dr. Audra M Bullock

Main address

999 Waterside Dr STE 103

Norfolk, VA 23510 USA

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Formerly known as

Friends of Norfolk Department of Human Services - AKA Norfolk Friends of Foster Care

EIN

81-2887214

Subject area info

Foster care

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

Young adults

Families

NTEE code info

Foster Care (P32)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Foster Care (P32)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Communication

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Tidewater Friends of Foster Care believes every child deserves the opportunity to thrive. Due to instability in family environment, foster children often miss out on key elements of a healthy and happy childhood, such as consistent family routines, enrolment in a single school system, and participation in extracurricular activities. Consequently, these children struggle emotionally and academically, with outcomes that reflect this strife.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Tutoring

We provide one-on-one, in-home academic tutoring to foster children who need extra support to be successful in school and this support continues after the children are reunited with their families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

We partner with local non-profits, such as the YMCA, to support foster children’s participation in activities, including sports, fitness, the arts and other social activities that will enrich their childhoods, provide stress relief and enhance participation in the community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

We send foster children to summer camps, with a particular focus on sending siblings who are placed in separate homes to camp together!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

We partner with individuals and area businesses to provide birthday and holiday gifts for children in foster care, because they do not always get to be with their families during these special occasions.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

"Foster Care Aware" and "It Takes A Village" are our outreach campaigns for recruiting foster families and foster care supporters, to ensure that family placement is always an option for children entering care. Our focus is on building a coalition of loving family homes and supporters to provide placement stability, so kids do not end up bouncing from home to home within the foster care system.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of all foster and at risk youth provided direct services.

Hours of tutoring administered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Tutoring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of one-on-one tutoring hours provided to foster youth.

Number of students receiving homework help

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Tutoring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of students receiving one-on-one tutoring services.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our initiatives are aimed at ensuring all children in the foster care system have the best childhoods possible - that they leave foster care better off than when they entered. Our goal is to help create an environment where children have permanency, do not re-enter foster care, and transition to healthy, productive adulthood.

The goal of Tidewater Friends of Foster Care is to improve foster care outcomes through:
1. Targeted outreach to increase the number of available loving family foster homes, thereby reducing the need to place children in group-home settings;
2. Providing academic tutoring, enrichment programs and activities that bridge gaps between what is available from public resources and those elements that are essential to a healthy, happy and rewa
Our vision is to create an environment that allows children grow and thrive while in foster care.

Tidewater Friends of Foster Care serves foster youth in two key ways:
1) We provide advocacy to raise awareness of the needs of youth and families in the foster care system.
2) We provide programming that is not provided by the government to help foster youth be successful in school, create a positive social network, learn life-skills essential to future success, and engage in stress relieving activities.

Our partnerships with social service agencies allow us to directly advocate for and serve foster youth.

As of March 2023, since incorporation, we have served over 1500 foster children:
- providing over 35,000 hours of one-on-one academic instruction to over 560 children in foster care
- providing YMCA membership to over 2,100 family members including 649 foster youth
- granting over 6620 birthday and holiday wishes
- engaging over 300 prospective foster parents
- reuniting siblings by providing over 1083 weeks of summer camps to 258 campers
- funding 773 extracurricular activities from driving lessons to culinary arts to over 372 youth

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

223.63

Average of 195.08 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.6

Average of 26.3 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 8% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

TIDEWATER FRIENDS OF FOSTER CARE INCORPORATED

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of TIDEWATER FRIENDS OF FOSTER CARE INCORPORATED’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $44,926 $384,929 -$15,281 $381,185 $226,659
As % of expenses 16.0% 81.3% -2.3% 57.1% 24.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $42,979 $368,723 -$17,800 $377,483 $222,592
As % of expenses 15.2% 75.3% -2.6% 56.2% 24.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $513,772 $593,584 $641,967 $1,159,269 $1,139,691
Total revenue, % change over prior year 41.6% 15.5% 8.2% 80.6% -1.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.8% 1.1% 0.2% 0.0% 1.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.1% 98.7% 99.6% 99.8% 97.6%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 1.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $281,580 $473,717 $677,072 $667,854 $923,453
Total expenses, % change over prior year 68.7% 68.2% 42.9% -1.4% 38.3%
Personnel 4.1% 7.7% 16.4% 17.1% 20.8%
Professional fees 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 4.1%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 7.5% 7.3% 7.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 95.5% 92.3% 76.1% 75.1% 67.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $283,527 $489,923 $679,591 $671,556 $927,520
One month of savings $23,465 $39,476 $56,423 $55,655 $76,954
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $29,020 $0 $5,987 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $306,992 $558,419 $736,014 $733,198 $1,004,474

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 21.0 17.5 10.7 20.5 6.6
Months of cash and investments 21.0 17.5 10.7 20.5 17.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 16.6 18.9 10.5 17.4 15.5
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $492,538 $690,030 $602,399 $1,139,235 $509,877
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $803,261
Receivables $149,950 $55,150 $104,950 $60,000 $40,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $12,496 $27,316 $28,843 $34,828 $34,828
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 21.8% 17.3% 28.8% 34.4% 46.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.2% 0.6% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
Unrestricted net assets $400,285 $769,008 $612,162 $989,645 $1,212,237
Temporarily restricted net assets $250,862 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $250,862 $0 $118,171 $228,401 $155,096
Total net assets $651,147 $769,008 $730,333 $1,218,046 $1,367,333

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & Founder

Dr. Audra M Bullock

Audra Bullock is founder and President of Tidewater Friends of Foster Care. She received her BS, MS and PhD from the College of Engineering at Old Dominion University in ’96,’ 97 and 2000, respectively. She has worked for the University of Hawaii as an Assistant Professor of Engineering and for NASA as an Engineer and Mission Manager. Audra currently serves on the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation Board of Directors. In February 2015, Audra and her husband Richard became foster parents for the City of Norfolk and since then have become increasingly more involved in the realm of Foster Care and Adoption, culminating in the founding of Tidewater Friends of Foster Care. Audra has devoted her professional life to TFFC and is committed to engaging the community to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Foster Children in Hampton Roads.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

TIDEWATER FRIENDS OF FOSTER CARE INCORPORATED

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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TIDEWATER FRIENDS OF FOSTER CARE INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 03/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Dr. Audra Bullock

Tidewater Friends of Foster Care

Term: 2016 - 2021

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/6/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/22/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.