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Disabled Veterans Services (DISSOLVED)

CharityWatch report issued
December 2015

F
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
8%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$86
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Disabled Veterans Services (DISSOLVED)
3960 Howard Hughes Pkwy
Suite 500
Las Vegas, NV 89169-5972

Other Names

Gulf War Veterans Coalition

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To help motivate and offer assistance programs to disabled veterans in order to assist the service-related disabled veteran in regaining their position back into society.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2014

Program Percentage: 8%

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

$3,500,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $86

How many dollars Disabled Veterans Services (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
Disabled Veterans Services IRS Form 990 20-8493519
Disabled Veterans Services Audited Financial Statements 20-8493519
Entity: Disabled Veterans Services
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 20-8493519
Entity: Disabled Veterans Services
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 20-8493519

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.
Disabled Veterans Services (DISSOLVED)
does not meet governance benchmarks.
 
Disabled Veterans Services (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

Unable to Provide Salaries

CharityWatch is unable to provide a range of Top Three Salaries for this charity for the above fiscal reporting year because we lack complete salary data for the organization. Except for officers, directors, and trustees, the IRS does not require breakouts of salaries totaling less than $100,000.

For example, XYZ charity would be required to provide a breakout in its tax form of compensation to its president of $55,000, but would not be required to provide a breakout of $99,000 in compensation to its top medical researcher if that person is not also an officer, director, or trustee of the organization.

This charity reports that compensation to its officers, directors, and trustees is under $100,000 per individual. Donors who would like to view limited salary data for this organization should refer to its tax form, which may be available on the charity's web site or from a number of third-party sources. See CharityWatch's Links page for information on obtaining copies of charity tax forms.


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 Disabled Veterans Services audit of December 31, 2014 (Note 2, Gifts In Kind):

"During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Organization secured gifts in kind through a contract with a third party service provider. These donations consisted of clothing and personal hygeine [sic] items and were valued at $2,154,524. ... The items were redirected to Operation Gratitude in Van Nuys, California, the Eastern New York Homeless Veterans Coalition in Albany, NY, and the National Veterans Homeless Support Fund located in Cocoa Fl [sic]. Shipping costs of $87,880 were incurred by the organization."

[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 on the Our Process page.]
According to the Disabled Veterans Services audit of December 31, 2014 (Note 4, Credit Risk Concentrations):

"For 2014, Courtesy Call International and Midwest Publishing served as the Organization's primary representatives to locate telemarketing firms qualified to conduct campaigns for the Organization on a national basis. Approximately 51% and 24% of the Organization's cash contributions were derived from Courtesy Call International and Midwest Publishing, respectively, during the year ended December 31, 2014. In addition, Associated Community Services, Inc. (ACSI) served as one of the Organization's representatives to locate telemarketing firms qualified to conduct campaigns for the Organization on a national basis. Approximately 10% of the Organization's cash contributions were derived from ACSI during the year ended December 31, 2014."
According to the Disabled Veterans Services audit of December 31, 2014 (Note 4, Risk of Loss):

"In the last quarter of 2014, the Organization's 2011 Form 990 had been selected for audit. As of the report date [August 12, 2015], all information related to various operational activities and expenses had been remitted, however, the audit remains open."