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AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort

CharityWatch report issued
November 2021

CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort
25089 Centerline Road
San Benito, TX 78586

Other Names

Adopt A Platoon

Tax Status


Stated Mission

To provide deployed U.S. military service members with quality of life and morale lifting packages.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2020

Program Percentage: 31%

The percentage of AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $57

How many dollars AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Joint Costs

AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort's rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

Program % Cost to Raise $100
82% $12
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating.

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort IRS Form 990 74-2918904
AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort Audited Financial Statements 74-2918904
Entity: AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 74-2918904
Entity: AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 74-2918904

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort
meets governance benchmarks.
AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
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Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Ida Hagg Executive Director $100,000
Name: Ida Hagg
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $100,000

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to the AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort audit of December 31, 2020 (Note G, Related Party Transactions, Troop Support):

"During the year, the Organization purchased troop food and supplies from a local retail supermarket which is owned by one of the Organization's board members. Total purchases for the year were $729,981."

According to the AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort audit of December 31, 2020 (Note G, Related Party Transactions, Rent Expense):

"The Organization leases office space from property owned by the executive director, under a month-to-month operating lease. The total rent paid for the year ended, December 31, 2020, was $21,600."

According to the AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort audit of December 31, 2020 (Note F, Concentrations):

"Approximately 95% of the Organization's revenue is derived from the fundraising efforts of a professional fundraising company. In the event the professional fundraiser no longer performed services for the Organization, the current level of the Organization's operations and services would be negatively impacted. At December 31, 2020, there is no provision in the financial statements for such an event as a reasonable estimate cannot be made and no losses are anticipated."

According to the AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort audit of December 31, 2020 (Note E, Allocation of Joint Activities):

"The Organization is in a dispute with their direct mail service provider concerning mailing costs, the outcome of which is expected to be favorable and resolved in the subsequent year." 

According to the AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort audited Statement of Cash Flows for the year ended December 31, 2020, AdoptAPlatoon reported $88,125 in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan proceeds.

According to the AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort audit of December 31, 2020 (Note H, Subsequent Events): 

"The Organization has evaluated subsequent events through August 15, 2021, the date which the financial statements were available to be issued. 

"On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization ('WHO') announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (the 'COVID-19 outbreak') and the risks to the international community as the virus spreads globally beyond its point of origin. In March 2020, the WHO classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, based on the rapid increase in exposure globally. 

"The full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve as of the date of this report. As such, it is uncertain as to the full magnitude that the pandemic will have on the Organization's financial condition, liquidity, and future results of operations. Management is actively monitoring the global situation on its financial condition, liquidity, operations, suppliers, industry, and workforce. Given the daily evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak and the global response to curb its spread, the Organization is not able to estimate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on its results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity for fiscal year 2021."