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|CharityWatch's rating of Camp Fire National Headquarters is for the Camp Fire national office and does not include the financial activities of the Camp Fire local councils, licensees, or community partners.|
According to the Camp Fire National Headquarters audit of June 30, 2016 (Note 1, Nature of Operations and Related Parties):
"Camp Fire National Headquarters...is a youth development organization headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri providing services to over 128,000 youth in 26 states through a 57 council network."
"...Each council, licensee, and community partner is an autonomous corporation organized under the laws of the state in which it operates."
|According to the Camp Fire National Headquarters audit of June 30, 2016 (Note 20, Contingencies):|
"Over the prior three years, the Organization has incurred an overall negative change in net assets of $1,114,944. In response to this trend, Management has developed a comprehensive operating plan that includes both revenue increases and expenditure decreases for the National office. Grant revenue and expenses will increase in 2017 as a result of obtaining new grants. Management believes that these actions are reasonable and achievable, and will combine to reduce or eliminate future operating deficits."
|According to the Camp Fire National Headquarters audit of June 30, 2016 (Note 21, Commitments):|
"At June 30, 2016, the Organization had a contractual commitment totaling $42,857 in consulting services."
"At June 30, 2016, the Organization had a contractual commitment totaling $100,000 in strategic planning services."
"At June 30, 2016, the Organization had a contractual commitment totaling $60,000 in services related to developing learning lab videos."
|According to the Camp Fire National Headquarters audit of June 30, 2016 (Note 10), Camp Fire received contributed in-kind goods and services valued at $170,432 in fiscal 2016, including $91,513 in contributed professional services.|
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