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Semper Fi Fund

CharityWatch report issued
September 2019

Top-Rated Charity
A+
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
91%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$3
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Semper Fi Fund
Box 555193
Camp Pendelton, CA 92055-5193

Other Names

IMSFF
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To assist combat wounded, critically ill & catastrophically injured veterans & their families through family support, transition & wellness programs.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2018

Program Percentage: 91%

The percentage of Semper Fi Fund's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$34,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $3

How many dollars Semper Fi Fund spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$39,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Joint Costs

Semper Fi Fund'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
92% $2
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
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund IRS Form 990 26-0086305
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund Audited Financial Statements 26-0086305
Entity: Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 26-0086305
Entity: Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 26-0086305

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?
 
Semper Fi Fund
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Semper Fi Fund
meets 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
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Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
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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 Karen Guenther President/CEO $170,473
2 Sondria Saylor VP, Case Management West $150,009
3 Tom Benoit CFO $139,149
1
Name: Karen Guenther
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $170,473
2
Name: Sondria Saylor
Title: VP, Case Management West
Compensation: $150,009
3
Name: Tom Benoit
Title: CFO
Compensation: $139,149

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 Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund audit of June 30, 2018 (Note 8, Risks and Concentrations):

"Two donors comprised 37% and one donor comprised 28% of contributions for the years ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively..."