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According to the Operation Homefront audit of December 31, 2017 (Note H, Gifts-In-Kind), Operation Homefront reports receiving in-kind contributed goods, services and facilities on which it placed a total value of $16,807,643 in 2017.

In addition, Operation Homefront reports receiving contributed houses on which it placed a value of $6,261,323, according to its audited Statement of Activities for the year ended December 31, 2017.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found by clicking on "About CharityWatch" from the navigation bar and then clicking on "Criteria & Methodology".]
According to the Operation Homefront 2017 tax filing, Operation Homefront reports for Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and Highest Compensated Employees compensated more than $100,000 in 2017 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II):

-- "Bonus & incentive compensation" of $122,000 paid to Brigadier General John I. Pray, Jr., President/CEO, which is included in his reported total compensation of $432,882.
-- "Bonus & incentive compensation" of $12,000 paid to each Marguerite Kirst, CDO, and Laura Yzaguirre, CFAO, which is included in their reported total compensation of $213,243 and $177,908, respectively.
-- "Bonus & incentive compensation" of $8,000 paid to Robert Thomas, COO, which is included in his reported total compensation of $203,982.

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