Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing, Inc.
PO Box 12951
Tallahassee FL 32317
Contact Information
Address PO Box 12951
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Telephone (850) 509-5438
E-mail info@tfch.org
Web and Social Media
Donate Directly to this Organization http://tfch.org/
Donate to this Orgs Endowment Fund at Community Foundation http://www.cfnf.org/index.cfm?p=ways-to-give
At A Glance
Organization DBA
Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
EIN Number 26-3747262
Year of Incorporation 2008
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $21,000.00
Projected Expenses $20,000.00
Mission Statement

The Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing (TFCH) is a non-profit organization that seeks to eradicate poverty housing, by promoting partnerships with individuals and community groups, to repair and rehabilitate owner-occupied homes of people in need. TFCH is an ecumenical Christian organization that invites and welcomes volunteers and supporters of all faiths, who share our basic belief in giving people dignity, by helping them make their homes decent and livable.

TFCH repairs and rehabilitates houses for families who, due to their economic circumstances, have no other access to owning a simple, decent and affordable home. Beneficiary families help repair and renovate their houses, and pay for repairs through a Greater Blessing repayment program. Our service area includes Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson and Wakulla Counties.

Needs Statement
Our most pressing needs are:
 
1. Securing funding and volunteer leaders necessary to complete the growing number of approved Greater Blessing Program projects;
 
2. Receiving committment from additional experienced volunteer construction leaders, to guide our volunteers in completing our Greater Blessing Projects to ensure the projects are completed to a high degree of quality workmanship;
 
3. Recruiting additional members of the Family Selection Committee, to assist our over-worked exsiting committee members in screening the growing number of Greater Blessing Program applications;
 
4. Establising new faith-based, community and business partnerships to assist with Greater Blessings Program projects, so as to not over-burden exsiting partners.
 
Impact Statement
Accomplishments in 2015:
 
1. Working with individual volunteers, local churches, and community organizations, TFCH completed six Greater Blessing Program home repair projects for those in need of assistance. Those projects and partners are listed on our website.
 
Goals for 2016:
 
1. Develop and implement a fundraising program with a goal of raising $25,000 to support the Greater Blessings Program;
 
2. Establish five new FaithBuilder relationships with local churches to provide volunteers and funding to support the Greater Blessing Program;
 
3. Establish at least two new community and business partnerships to provide volunteers and funding to support the Greater Blessings Program.
 
4. Complete ten Greater Blessing Program home repair projects
 
5. Develop deeper partnerships with City of Tallahassee and Leon County to assist citizens in need of critical home repair.
Background Statement

The Fuller Center for Housing was started in Spring of 2005 by Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity. Like Habitat, the Fuller Center was founded at Koinonia Farm near Americus, Georgia as a Christ-centered, faith-driven organization, witnessing the love of God by providing opportunities for families to have a simple, decent place to live. 

The Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing was established in May 2008 with the creation of our founding Board of Directors, election of officers and signing of the Fuller Center Covenant Partnership. The Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing is one of nearly 40 local Fuller Center Covenant Partners in the United States.

Our emphasis locally is in promoting partnerships with individuals, churches, businesses and community groups to repair and rehabilitate owner-occupied homes of people in need. Most of our projects require less than $5,000 to complete. We attempt to keep costs at a minimum by relying on volunteer labor and donated materials as much as possible. Like our parent partner, the Tallahassee Fuller Center is an ecumenical Christian organization that invites and welcomes volunteers and supporters of all faiths, who share our basic belief in giving people dignity, by helping them make their homes decent and livable.

Adhering to the partnership housing model conceived by Clarence Jordan and Millard Fuller over forty years ago, beneficiary families help repair and renovate their houses alongside our volunteers, and pay for repairs through a Greater Blessing repayment program. The Greater Blessings program is based on the Biblical teaching that that there is greater blessing in giving than in receiving. Families receiving assistance will be asked to contribute a small monthly gift in order that others can be helped as they were.
 
Since our founding, we have completed 39 Greater Blessings projects in Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson and Gadsden Counties. A list of completed projects and funding sources can be found in an attached document and on our website.
Service Categories
Housing Rehabilitation
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Areas
Gadsden
Jefferson
Leon
Wakulla
Description Millions of Americans own their own homes, yet lack the funds or physical ability to keep them in a state of minimum repair. In the United States, nearly two million homeowners have a hole in their roof. Almost three million are missing bricks, siding or other outside wall material. Two and a half million homes have a crumbling foundation and close to four million occupied homes have broken windows (2005 American Housing Survey).

Through The Tallahassee Fuller Center's Greater Blessing Repair program, homeowners in need can apply to have their homes restored to a simple, decent living condition. Once repairs are complete, The Tallahassee Fuller Center works with each homeowner to help them structure an affordable repayment plan. All of this is done without charging interest, without the use of a mortgage and without requiring the title to the property as collateral.

Jesus taught that it is more blessed to give than to receive. The Greater Blessing ministry is based on this teaching. Homeowners are "paying it forward," because their payments enter a fund used exclusively for other Greater Blessing repair projects. Many people don’t feel comfortable receiving charity. Our founder, Millard Fuller, believed that providing opportunities to work in partnership enhances human dignity, which is why these home repairs are not given away.

Budget $15,000.00
Category Housing, General/Other Home Repair Programs
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Elderly and/or Disabled, Families
Long term Success
Our ultimate goal is, to the best of our ability, to help those selected to receive assistance in our service area to restore their homes to a decent, livable and safe condition. In the case of the elderly, restoring their homes to a livable condition allows them to remain in their homes as long as possible, thus maintaining their sense of security and dignity.
Program Success Monitored By
Program success is measured by the number of Greater Blessings projects that we are able to complete in a given year, within funding constraints and availablility of volunteers. Success is also measured by the extent to which those who are helped understand the importance of participating in the partnership, by contributing to the project through their monthly Greater Blessings gifts, and by providing what assistance they can to complete their home repairs. "Sweat equity" assistance could include providing a meal for volunteers, or if they are not able themselves, to ask friends and family members to work alongside our volunteers. Ideally all those to whom we provide assistance will contribute as much as they are able.
Examples of Program Success
Since our founding in 2008, the Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing has, in partnership with 39 individuals and families, completed 39 home repair projects in Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson and Wakulla Counties.
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments
Board Chair
Board Chair Tom Fackender
Company Affiliation Florida Education Association
Term July 2015 to June 2016
Email tom.fackender@floridaea.org
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Brenda Barton Fuller Center for Housing
Jim Ervin Attorney - Holland & Knight
Tom Fackender Florida Education Association
Jimmy Hankinson Community Volunteer
Beth Horvath Archaeological Consultants, Inc.
Larry Jones Florida Department of Transportation
Lamarr Kemp Leon County
Tommy Mills Retired - Community Volunteer
Bill Phelan Reitred - Community Volunteer
Brenda Popp Retired - Community Volunteer
John Ryor Retired - Community Volunteer
Frank Skubel Kitchen TuneUp
Jim Varley US Army - Retired
Jim Wylie Florida Funeral and Cemetery Consumer Advocacy, Inc
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 3
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 62%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director No Paid Staff
Term Start 2008
Email info@tfch.org
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 14
Contractors 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
CEO Comments
No paid staff. We do contract with licensed contractor to conduct construction assessments and to lead volunteer teams.  Compensation is hourly based on agreed to rate.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30 2016
Projected Revenue $21,000.00
Projected Expenses $20,000.00
Endowment Value $15,790.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Audit or In-House Financial Documents
Detailed Financials
 
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$13,483$8,744$11,656
Administration Expense----$2,124
Fundraising Expense----$239
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.531.851.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$22,283$15,092$7,634
Current Assets$22,283$15,092$2,227
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$22,283$15,092$7,634
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Organization Comments Financial Reviews prepared by Jim Davis, CPA on pro bono basis. Phone: 850-224-2087
Foundation Comments
  • Financial figures were taken from internal financial statements for 2012 and from the 990EZ's for 2013 and 2014
  • Contributions from foundations and corporations are included with total for individuals
  • Top 3 funding sources are not reflected above as they are not indicated in the financial statements 
Nonprofit Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing, Inc.
Address PO Box 12951
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Primary Phone 850 509-5438
Donate with a credit card http://tfch.org/
Donate to Endowment Fund at Community Foundation http://www.cfnf.org/index.cfm?p=ways-to-give
Contact Email info@tfch.org
CEO/Executive Director No Paid Staff
Board Chair Tom Fackender
Board Chair Company Affiliation Florida Education Association
Year of Incorporation 2008