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Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
December 2018

Top-Rated Charity
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

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
18251 Quantico Gateway Dr.
Triangle, VA 22172

Other Names

Toys for Tots Foundation

Tax Status


Stated Mission

To collect new, unwrapped toys during Christmas time each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. To provide needy children with hope and motivation to grow into responsible, productive patriotic citizens and community leaders.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2017

Program Percentage: 80%

The percentage of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $17

How many dollars Marine Toys for Tots Foundation spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Joint Costs

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation'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
85% $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
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation IRS Form 990 20-3021444
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Audited Financial Statements 20-3021444
Entity: Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 20-3021444
Entity: Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 20-3021444

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.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
meets governance benchmarks.
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
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
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
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  Name Title Compensation
1 H.P. Osman President/CEO $314,585
2 Brian A. Murray VP, Operations $191,361
3 Theodore Silvester, III VP, Marketing & Development $184,306
Name: H.P. Osman
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $314,585
Name: Brian A. Murray
Title: VP, Operations
Compensation: $191,361
Name: Theodore Silvester, III
Title: VP, Marketing & Development
Compensation: $184,306

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 Marine Toys for Tots Foundation audit of December 31, 2017 (Statements of Activities):

Toys for Tots received donated toys in 2017 on which it placed a value of approximately $209.3 million. Toys for Tots also received donated services on which it placed a value of approximately $8.9 million, resulting in total in-kind donated toys & services valued at approximately $218.2 million in 2017.

[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 Marine Toys for Tots Foundation 2017 tax filing, Toys for Tots reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding nonfixed payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 7):

"Officer's bonuses are approved by the board of directors and are based on factors such as programmatic criteria, as well as comparative salary data."

Toys for Tots reports "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments in the following amounts to three individuals in 2017 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II):

(1) H.P. Osman, President & CEO: $68,500, with reported total compensation of $314,585;
(2) Theodore Silvester, III, Vice President, M&D: $28,600, with reported total compensation of $184,306;
(3) Brian A. Murray, Secretary & Vice President, Ops: $32,700, with reported total compensation of $191,361.

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