Better Business Bureau Report for
Harbor House of Louisville

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2018
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2020

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Harbor House of Louisville
Address: 2231 Lower Hunters Trace
  Louisville, KY 40216
Phone: 502-719-0072
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1992, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Harbor House of Louisville is to empower individuals with disabilites and their families to lead fulfilled and productive lives.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Harbor House of Louisville meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Harbor House provides training and development opportunities for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The agency offers on-site employment through its state-of-the-art mailing business. The agency also works with others seeking employment in the community. Harbor House participants have the opportunity to volunteer in the community, exercise at the local YMCA and to enjoy integration into the community at large, as well as life-long fellowship with their peer group.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, Harbor House of Louisville's program expenses were:

Program Services 1,616,817
Total Program Expenses: $1,616,817
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Chief Executive : Maria Smith, CEO

Chair of the Board: John Zoeller
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President of the Zoeller Company

Board Size: 17

Paid Staff Size: 32

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements.
Fund raising costs were 26% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $673,370, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Harbor House of Louisville's audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Ending net assets as reported below include $1,080,288 in unrestricted net assets and $354,968 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $1,146,360 invested in equipment, furniture, vehicles, and building and leasehold improvements, net of accumulated depreciation.

Source of Funds  
Program Service Income 1,305,429
Contributions and grants 416,382
Fundraising events 256,988
Interest Income 122
Total Income $1,978,921


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $1,978,921
Program expenses $1,616,817
Fund raising expenses 177,918
Administrative expenses 164,853
Total expenses $1,959,588
Income in Excess of Expenses 19,333
Beginning net assets 1,415,923
Ending net assets 1,435,256
Total liabilities 233,314
Total assets $1,668,570

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