Little Star Foundation, Silver Lining Foundation in Hesperus, Colorado (CO)

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Little Star Foundation, Silver Lining Foundation
Employer Identification Number (EIN)860947944
Name of OrganizationLittle Star Foundation
Secondary NameSilver Lining Foundation
In Care of NameAndrea Jaeger
Address256 Rancho Milagro Way, Hesperus, CO 81326-8750
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date06/1999
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2011
Assets$5,000,000 to $9,999,999
Income$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$5,553,859
Amount of Income$1,626,822
Form 990 Revenue Amount$1,624,727
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Human Services - Multipurpose and Other: Children's, Youth Services


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Amount of income in 2011: $1,626,822
This organization: 

 $1,626,822
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $98,752

Assets in 2011: $5,553,859
This organization: 

 $5,553,859
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $36,055

Expenses in 2007: $4,868,414
Little Star Foundation, Silver Lining Foundation: 

 $4,868,414
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,573,138

Income to expenses ratio in 2007: 1.9
Little Star Foundation, Silver Lining Foundation: 

 1.9
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.1

Expenses allocated to program services in 2007: 90.0%
Little Star Foundation, Silver Lining Foundation: 

 90.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 85.5%

Number of employees in 2007: 11
This organization: 

 11
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 20

Employees paid over $50,000 in 2007: 45.5%
Little Star Foundation, Silver Lining Foundation: 

 45.5%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 7.2%

Grants share in income in 2007: 102.9%
This organization: 

 102.9%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 62.4%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2007

Assets at end of 2007

Expenses for 2007

Functional Expenses for 2007 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2007

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
20062007
Total revenue$595,721$9,164,037
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$597,661$9,427,768
Contributions to donor advised funds$0$0
Direct public support$597,661$9,427,768
Indirect public support$0$0
Government contributions (grants)$0$0
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$0$0
Membership dues and assessments$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$75$23
Dividends and interest from securities$29,019$15,800
Net rental income or (loss)$0$0
Gross rents$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0
Other investment income$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$-43,017$-281,040
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$1,994,817$3,675,625
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$2,037,834$3,956,665
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0$0
Gross revenue$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$0$0
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0$0
Less: cost of goods sold$0$0
Other revenue$11,983$1,486
Total expenses$2,435,693$4,868,414
Program services$2,145,052$4,383,019
Management and general$199,906$317,255
Fundraising$90,735$168,140
Payments to affiliates$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$27,718,273$30,950,007
Excess or (deficit) for the year$-1,839,972$4,295,623
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$4,586,032$27,718,273
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$24,972,213$-1,063,889
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2007)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$4,868,414$4,383,019$317,255$168,140
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$0
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$401,501$383,726$0$17,775
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0$0$0
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$279,935$218,937$36,852$24,146
Pension plan contributions not included above$4,225$2,767$798$660
Employee benefits not included above$32,700$32,700$0$0
Payroll taxes$46,738$41,346$2,553$2,839
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$73,502$0$73,502$0
Legal fees$7,871$5,730$1,521$620
Supplies$142,595$123,285$13,568$5,742
Telephone$62,161$48,150$9,099$4,912
Postage and shipping$60,441$45,099$10,726$4,616
Occupancy$249,023$244,436$4,587$0
Equipment rental and maintenance$0$0$0$0
Printing and publications$11,769$3,565$2,149$6,055
Travel$863,548$852,403$1,461$9,684
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0$0
Interest$307,342$234,809$42,991$29,542
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$434,276$390,849$21,714$21,713
Other expenses not covered above$1,890,787$1,755,217$95,734$39,836
Balance Sheets
20062007
Total assets$30,895,103$35,908,986
Cash - non-interest-bearing$260,560$710,775
Savings and temporary cash investments$0$0
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$80,962$6,566,932
Grants receivable$0$0
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$67,852$56,491
Investments - publicly-traded securities$990,072$27,832
Investments - other securities$99,677$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0
Investments - other$0$192,238
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$29,390,929$28,350,607
Other assets, including program-related investments$5,051$4,111
Total liabilities$3,176,830$4,958,979
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$186,987$200,243
Grants payable$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$2,989,842$4,758,736
Other liabilities$1$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$30,895,103$35,908,986
Total net assets or fund balances$27,718,273$30,950,007
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
20062007
Total revenue$0$9,164,037
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$0$9,164,037
Other expenses$0$0
Net unrealized gains on investments$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0
Other$0$0
Other revenue$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0
Other$0$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
20062007
Total expenses$0$4,868,414
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$0$4,868,414
Other revenue$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0
Prior year adjustments$0$0
Losses$0$0
Other$0$0
Other expenses$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0
Other$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Average hours per week devoted to positionCompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensation plansExpense account and other allowances
30$41,809$1,260$0
60$56,730$1,263$0
84$112,810$5,694$0
55$176,637$5,299$0
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings9
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?Yes
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?No
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?Yes
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?No
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?No
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?No
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?No
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 200611
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2007)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$0$-263,731
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$0
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$000$0$23
Dividends and interest from securities000000$000$0$15,800
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$000$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$000$0$-281,040
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$0
Other revenue000000$000$0$1,486
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2007)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2007)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$56,000$1,650$0
$56,287$757$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0000
Statements About Activities (for 2007)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$0
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?No
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?No
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
Enter the total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year$0
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isOrganization that receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Support Schedule
20052006
Total$1,963,920$638,738
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$1,963,750$597,661
Membership fees received$0$0
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$0$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$170$29,697
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0$0
Other income$0$11,380
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2007)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$0
Other exempt purpose expenditures$0
Lobbying nontaxable amount$0
Grassroots nontaxable amount$0
Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$1,624,727
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$1,624,208
Program Service Revenue$0
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$1,028
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$586
Net rental income$0
Net loss from sales of assets other than inventory$-1,095
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory (Securities / Other)$0 / $1,000
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses (Securities / Other)$0 / $2,095
Gain or (loss) (Securities / Other)$0 / $-1,095
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$2,173,848
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$265,673
Other salaries and wages$107,903
Payroll taxes$28,196
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$1,772,076
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$5,553,859
Total liabilities$599,719
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$521,740
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$77,979
Total net assets or fund balances$4,954,140
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total Support$12,056,945
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$12,026,066
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$30,879
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$0
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District of Columbia44
Delaware17
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Hawaii13
Iowa24
Idaho19
Illinois208
Indiana91
Kansas36
Kentucky62
Louisiana97
Massachusetts90
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Maine18
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