The Home School Court Report
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January / February 2005

State Legislation Summary—2004
2004 art contest

Our Judges

Winners of the three categories
PHC beats Oxford in debate
GenJ: Into the land

What are Generation Joshua & HSLDA PAC?

Sodrel: One very tight race . . .

Davis: In a dead heat

From the heart

2004 in review

From the director

Impact of the fund

Mission statement of HSF
Across the states
Active cases
Members only
About campus
President's page


On the other hand: a Contrario Sensu

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries

Prayer & Praise




2004 in review

We're delighted to report how God is using the Home School Foundation in the homeschool community. Widows are being given help and hope, children with special learning needs are receiving timely assistance, needy families are receiving gifts that encourage their hearts, college students are receiving grants to pursue their dreams, and single moms are being empowered to stay the course.

You, our homeschooling friends, are the financial benefactors meeting these needs, as well as the proper recipients of the manifold expressions of gratitude we receive. So we want to provide you with an overview of the work you've been able to accomplish in the last year. Below is a summary of your gifts and how they've been invested in the lives of your fellow home educators.*

Of course, these numbers only tell a part of the story. The real costs are the sacrifices families have made to give to others. The real investments are in heaven and in the lives of those who now give glory to God for His faithfulness in caring for them.

A complete, audited financial statement is available by writing to: The Home School Foundation, Attn: Annual Reports, P.O. Box 1152, Purcellville, VA 20134. Please include $5 for printing and postage. The foundation's books are audited annually.

From the director

Thank you again for the confidence and trust you've placed in us by allowing us to help you help others. We take this role seriously, knowing that we are accountable to you, our members, and to God for our stewardship of the resources that flow through our hands.

For contribution or application information, or to request a brochure describing all of our funds, contact us at 540-338-8899, visit online at, or email

Federal employees may designate Home School Foundation as their CFC recipient by using code 2099.

If you ever have any questions about our operations, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Chuck Hurst
HSF Executive Director

HSF Giving

Total income:

No. of gifts received: 6,253

Average gift: $100

Total expenses:

No. of families helped: approx. 656

Average family grant: $349

No. of groups helped: 95

Average group grant: $1,003

* Gifts and grants account for 83%; administrative accounts for 17%. Most administrative expenses are paid out of the Compassion Fund. Any expenses for the Widows Curriculum Scholarship Fund, Special Needs Children's Fund, and Members Helping Members Fund are paid in full through the Compassion Fund.

Widows Curriculum Scholarship Fund
Compassion Fund
Generation Joshua Fund
Friends of Homeschooling Fund
Special Needs Children's Fund
Patrick Henry College Scholarship Fund
Members Helping Members Fund

The foundationís mission is to preserve parental freedoms, promote homeschooling, provide assistance to needy homeschooling families, and support like-minded organizations.