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Foundation for American Veterans (DISSOLVED)

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Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Foundation for American Veterans (DISSOLVED)
47940 Inveraray
Canton, MI 48188

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

Helps make hospital stays of veterans more comfortable, and also helps disabled and homeless veterans, most often by contributing clothing & toiletries, and also by offering counseling and classes on drug & alcohol rehab, and by helping out veterans in dire financial straits.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2016

Program Percentage: 11%

The percentage of Foundation 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: $86

How many dollars Foundation 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
Foundation for American Veterans IRS Form 990 38-3214263
Entity: Foundation for American Veterans
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 38-3214263

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.
Foundation for American Veterans (DISSOLVED)
does not meet governance benchmarks.
Foundation 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 Robert McDonald Secretary/Treasurer $141,600
2 Larry Siedell President $113,167
Name: Robert McDonald
Title: Secretary/Treasurer
Compensation: $141,600
Name: Larry Siedell
Title: President
Compensation: $113,167

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.
In connection with an Assurance of Discontinuance, dated July 24, 2017, involving the State of Minnesota and Foundation for American Veterans (FAV), FAV withdrew its Minnesota charitable solicitation registration and was permanently prohibited from soliciting any contributions in the state.

The Assurance did not settle, release, or resolve any claim by the Minnesota Attorney General against FAV or the FAV Principals also named in the Assurance. FAV and the FAV Principals neither admitted nor denied the allegations contained in the Assurance, which included: fundraising solicitation misconduct, and improper recognition, valuation and reporting related to its gifts-in-kind donation program. The Assurance states: "FAV enters into this Assurance in compromise of claims, there having been no finding and/or admission of any violation for any purpose."

[Click on the "Articles & Alerts" tab (above) for more related to the State of Minnesota's actions against Foundation for American Veterans.]
CharityWatch's rating of Foundation for American Veterans (FAV) for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 is based on our analysis of FAV's IRS Form 990 filing.

On its 2016 Form 990 (Part XII), FAV answered "No" to the question asking if its 2016 financial statements were "audited by an independent accountant." FAV also answered "No" to the question asking if its 2016 financial statements were "compiled or reviewed by an independent accountant."
According to the Foundation for American Veterans (FAV) 2016 tax filing (IRS Form 990, Schedule L, Part IV), FAV reports for Business Transactions Involving Interested Persons:

-- A transaction in the amount of $19,200 for "Media Services" paid to Richard Fischer, Director;

-- A transaction in the amount of $18,915 for "Alcoholic Rehab Training" paid to Paul Jingozian, Director;

-- A transaction in the amount of $9,600 for "Office Rent" paid to Robert McDonald, Secretary/Treasurer; and

-- A transaction in the amount of $618,955 for "Clothing for Vets" paid to Melissa Boyd, Daughter of President.
According to the Foundation for American Veterans (FAV) 2016 tax filing (IRS Form 990, Schedule M), FAV received donated in-kind clothing and household goods in 2016 on which it placed a value of $3,089,560.

[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.]

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