Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (PA)

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Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company
Employer Identification Number (EIN)020541819
Name of OrganizationValley Forge Volunteer Fire Company
In Care of NameKen Kistler
AddressPO BOX 62, Valley Forge, PA 19481-0062
SubsectionSocial Welfare Organization
Ruling Date10/2004
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationAll organizations except 501(c)(3)
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2011
Assets$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Income$500,000 to $999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$2,395,427
Amount of Income$635,769
Form 990 Revenue Amount$396,247
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief: Fire Prevention, Protection, Control


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Amount of income in 2011: $635,769
This organization: 

 $635,769
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $107,786

Assets in 2011: $2,395,427
Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company: 

 $2,395,427
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $337,653

Expenses in 2006: $227,090
Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company: 

 $227,090
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $149,671

Income to expenses ratio in 2006: 1.6
This organization: 

 1.6
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.3

Expenses allocated to program services in 2006: 90.9%
This organization: 

 90.9%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 90.1%

Number of employees in 2006: 2
This organization: 

 2
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 16

Grants share in income in 2006: 45.2%
Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company: 

 45.2%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 66.4%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2006

Assets at end of 2006

Expenses for 2006

Functional Expenses for 2006 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2006

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
200420052006
Total revenue$239,640$215,383$362,755
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$105,127$95,488$164,065
Contributions to donor advised funds$0
Direct public support$58,413$53,224$120,535
Indirect public support$0$0$0
Government contributions (grants)$46,714$42,264$43,530
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$0$0$0
Membership dues and assessments$6,525$7,284$7,671
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$36,744$29,283$48,991
Dividends and interest from securities$0$0$0
Net rental income or (loss)$0$0$0
Gross rents$0$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0$0
Other investment income$0$0$3,012
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$-765$1,347$-884
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$6,503$9,000$274,907
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$7,268$7,653$275,791
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$10,003$9,025$56,325
Gross revenue$14,715$13,481$65,562
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$4,712$4,456$9,237
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$82,006$72,956$83,575
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$182,310$195,334$216,720
Less: cost of goods sold$100,304$122,378$133,145
Other revenue$0$0$0
Total expenses$232,328$242,010$227,090
Program services$204,844$213,119$206,511
Management and general$18,322$19,260$13,718
Fundraising$9,162$9,631$6,861
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$1,410,802$1,384,175$1,573,482
Excess or (deficit) for the year$7,312$-26,627$135,665
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$1,410,719$1,410,802$1,437,817
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$-7,229$0$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2006)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$227,090$206,511$13,718$6,861
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$290
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
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$41,046$36,120$3,284$1,642
Pension plan contributions not included above$0$0$0$0
Employee benefits not included above$0$0$0$0
Payroll taxes$0$0$0$0
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$4,500$3,960$360$180
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$8,615$8,615$0$0
Telephone$0$0$0$0
Postage and shipping$860$757$69$34
Occupancy$37,490$37,490$0$0
Equipment rental and maintenance$9,203$9,203$0$0
Printing and publications$314$276$25$13
Travel$0$0$0$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0$0
Interest$1,943$1,710$155$78
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$33,525$29,502$2,682$1,341
Other expenses not covered above$89,304$78,588$7,143$3,573
Balance Sheets
200420052006
Total assets$1,539,991$1,488,887$1,655,922
Cash - non-interest-bearing$87,184$68,186$78,242
Savings and temporary cash investments$496,192$149,665$210,075
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0
Grants receivable$0$0$0
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$0$0$0
Investments - publicly-traded securities$1,070,355
Investments - other securities$655,736$1,024,973$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$246,063$297,250
Investments - other$0$0$0
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$300,879$0$0
Other assets, including program-related investments$0$0$0
Total liabilities$129,189$104,712$82,440
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$0$0$0
Grants payable$0$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$0$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$129,189$104,712$82,440
Other liabilities$0$0$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$1,539,991$1,488,887$1,655,922
Total net assets or fund balances$1,410,802$1,384,175$1,573,482
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
200420052006
Total revenue$239,640$215,383$362,755
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$239,640$342,227$505,137
Other expenses$0$126,844$142,382
Net unrealized gains on investments$0$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0
Other$0$126,844$142,382
Other revenue$0$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
200420052006
Total expenses$232,328$242,010$227,090
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$232,328$368,854$369,472
Other revenue$0$126,844$142,382
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0
Losses$0$0$0
Other$0$126,844$142,382
Other expenses$0$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings0
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?No
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?No
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?Yes
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?No
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?No
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?No
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, 20062
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2006)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$132,566$66,124
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$7,671
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$48,991$0
Dividends and interest from securities000000$000$0$0
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$3,012
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$000$0$-884
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$56,325
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$0Section 501(c)(4) local association of employees organized before 5/27/69 - Income from the sale of work-related clothes or equipment and items normally sold through vending machines; food dispensing facilities; or snack bars for the convenience of association members at their usual places of employment (section 513(a)(2))$83,575$0
Other revenue000000$000$0$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2006)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2006)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0000
Statements About Activities (for 2006)
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?
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?
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 is
Support Schedule
200320042005
Total$0$0$0
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$0$0$0
Membership fees received$0$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$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$0$0$0
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$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$0
Other income$0$0$0
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2006)
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$396,247
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$258,699
Program Service Revenue$0
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$28,018
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$0
Net income from fundraising events$69,255
Gross income from fundraising events$73,677
Less: direct expenses$4,422
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$40,125
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$275,225
Less: cost of goods sold$235,100
Miscellaneous Revenue$150
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$392,282
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0
Other salaries and wages$0
Payroll taxes$0
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$392,282
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$2,395,427
Total liabilities$192,324
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$188,316
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$4,008
Total net assets or fund balances$2,203,103
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:Not provided
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California227
Colorado62
Connecticut77
District of Columbia1
Delaware8
Florida73
Georgia42
Hawaii3
Iowa131
Idaho33
Illinois49
Indiana188
Kansas14
Kentucky108
Louisiana41
Massachusetts39
Maryland66
Maine55
Michigan74
Minnesota56
Missouri100
Mississippi46
Montana38
North Carolina307
North Dakota16
Nebraska14
New Hampshire29
New Jersey265
New Mexico21
Nevada11
New York578
Ohio153
Oklahoma57
Oregon63
Pennsylvania696
Rhode Island12
South Carolina51
South Dakota30
Tennessee116
Texas525
Utah10
Virginia234
Vermont37
Washington49
Wisconsin61
West Virginia121
Wyoming13
International3
Total5,329

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