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Circle of Friends for American Veterans (DISSOLVED)

CharityWatch report issued
November 2018

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

Circle of Friends for American Veterans (DISSOLVED)
210 E Broad Street
Suite 202
Falls Church, VA 22046

Other Names

American Homeless Veterans

Tax Status


Stated Mission

Creates awareness of the problems facing veterans, while educating the public and Congress of solutions for veterans, especially homeless veterans.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 09/30/2017

Program Percentage: 9%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $89

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


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Circle of Friends for American Veterans IRS Form 990 54-1847890
Circle of Friends for American Veterans Audited Financial Statements 54-1847890
Entity: Circle of Friends for American Veterans
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 54-1847890
Entity: Circle of Friends for American Veterans
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 54-1847890

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.
Circle of Friends for American Veterans (DISSOLVED)
does not meet governance benchmarks.
Circle of Friends for American Veterans (DISSOLVED)
does not meet 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
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 $190,000
Name: Brian A. Hampton
Title: President
Compensation: $190,000

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.

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 FoundationHomes 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 Circle of Friends for American Veterans audit of September 30, 2017 (Note 5, Concentrations):

"The Organization's revenues are generated almost exclusively through two call centers who together account for 99% of total revenue..."
According to the Circle of Friends for American Veterans audit of September 30, 2017 (Note 6, Legal Matters):

"The Organization underwent a payroll audit by the Internal Revenue Service [IRS] 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 December 15, 2017 the liability stands at Accrued Payroll Taxes of $69,322 and Accrued Interest of $3,093. An Offer in Compromise was filed with the IRS which was not approved. All prior employment tax returns have been filed and the Organization has been making regular monthly installment payments to the IRS for the payment of these taxes over time."

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