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Center for American Homeless Veterans (DISSOLVED)

CharityWatch report issued
September 2018

F
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
4%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$90
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Center for American Homeless Veterans (DISSOLVED)
210 East Broad Street
Suite 202
Falls Church, VA 22046

Other Names

American Veterans Association
Association for Homeless and Disabled Veterans

Tax Status

501(c)4

Stated Mission

Advocates to the public and Congress about the needs of and solutions for veterans, with a special emphasis on those left behind, such as the homeless and disabled.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 09/30/2017

Program Percentage: 4%

The percentage of Center for American Homeless Veterans (DISSOLVED)'s cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$3,400,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $90

How many dollars Center for American Homeless Veterans (DISSOLVED) spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$3,500,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Center for American Homeless Veterans IRS Form 990 20-3002685
Center for American Homeless Veterans Audited Financial Statements 20-3002685
Entity: Center for American Homeless Veterans
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 20-3002685
Entity: Center for American Homeless Veterans
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 20-3002685

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.
Center for American Homeless Veterans (DISSOLVED)
does not meet governance benchmarks.
 
Center for American Homeless Veterans (DISSOLVED)
does not meet transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
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
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
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

  Name Title Compensation
1 Brian A. Hampton President $127,673
1
Name: Brian A. Hampton
Title: President
Compensation: $127,673

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.

On March 5th, 2020, the Virginia Attorney General announced a settlement involving Center for American Homeless Veterans and Circle of Friends for American Veterans, two Virginia-based organizations, and their founder Brian Arthur Hampton. According to the AG's news release, the settlement shuts down the "allegedly deceptive" organizations, permanently bars Hampton from soliciting charitable contributions and holding a fiduciary position with any charitable organization, and requires a distribution of $100,000 to charities that provide real assistance to homeless veterans, including the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation, Homes For Our Troops, and Virginia Supportive Housing in Richmond.

For more information, please click on the related news links provided in the Articles & Alerts section, below.

According to the Center for American Homeless Veterans audit of September 30, 2017 (Note 3, Related Party Transactions):

"The Organization shares office space, staff and overhead with the Circle of Friends for American Veterans [COFAV] and has an officer in common. ... The Organization has ceased transactions with COFAV pending a formalized agreement on sharing of expenses based on allocated rates."

[Note: CharityWatch issues a separate rating for Circle of Friends for American Veterans.]
According to the Center for American Homeless Veterans audit of September 30, 2017 (Note 4, Concentrations):

"The Organization's revenues are generated almost exclusively through two call centers who together account for 99% of total revenue. Other revenues are received from the public."
According to the Center for American Homeless Veterans audit of September 30, 2017 (Note 5, Legal Matters):

"The Organization underwent a payroll audit by the Internal Revenue Service for the years 2008 through 2010. Legal counsel retained on this matter successfully negotiated the tax liability to a reduced rate and had all penalties abated. The employment taxes and interest have not been paid at the audit date and at October 31, 2017 the liability stands at $32,461. An Offer in Compromise was filed with the IRS and not approved. The Organization is making monthly payments to resolve this liability through an installment agreement. All prior employment tax returns have been filed."

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