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Team Rubicon

CharityWatch report issued
May 2021

Top-Rated Charity
A
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
83%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$8
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Team Rubicon
6171 W. Century Blvd.
Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Other Names

None

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

Serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2019

Program Percentage: 83%

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

$32,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $8

How many dollars Team Rubicon spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$35,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Team Rubicon IRS Form 990 27-1720480
Team Rubicon Audited Financial Statements 27-1720480
Entity: Team Rubicon
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 27-1720480
Entity: Team Rubicon
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 27-1720480

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?
 
Team Rubicon
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Team Rubicon
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
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 No Sharing  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Jacob Wood President/CEO $293,479
2 Arthur Delacruz COO $268,444
3 Nicole Caposella Chief Development Officer $226,358
1
Name: Jacob Wood
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $293,479
2
Name: Arthur Delacruz
Title: COO
Compensation: $268,444
3
Name: Nicole Caposella
Title: Chief Development Officer
Compensation: $226,358

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 Team Rubicon audit of December 31, 2019 (Note 2(i) re: Contributed Goods and Services), Team Rubicon received in-kind contributed goods and services in 2019 on which it placed a total value of approximately $17 million. Of this amount, approximately $7.7 million consisted of "a significant [in-kind] contribution related to field workflow management, data collection, and fieldwork order management."

[Note: CharityWatch generally treats donated securities as cash, and 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 Team Rubicon 2019 tax filing, Team Rubicon reports re: Business Transactions Involving Interested Persons a transaction in the amount of $34,260 involving Sarah Lenger, "sister of the President/Chief Executive Officer, Jake Wood." The transaction is described as: "The organization paid fees for graphic design services" (IRS Form 990, Schedule L, Parts IV & V).

According to the Team Rubicon audit of December 31, 2019 (Note 12, Subsequent Event):

"Subsequent to the year-end, an outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) surfaced in the United States and throughout the world, causing significant business disruption which may negatively impact Team Rubicon's program services delivery and investment portfolio holdings. While the disruption is currently expected to be temporary, there is considerable uncertainty around the duration. It is therefore likely there will be an impact on Team Rubicon's operating activities and results. However, the related financial impact and duration cannot be reasonably estimated at this time."

According to the Team Rubicon 2019 tax filing, Team Rubicon 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):

"Non fixed payments included discretionary annual performance based bonuses. The board approves the bonus pool each year."


Team Rubicon reports "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments to five individuals in 2019, including $31,100 and $21,500 paid to Jacob Wood, President/Chief Executive Officer, and Arthur delaCruz, Chief Operating Officer, respectively. Their reported total compensation in 2019 is $293,479 and $268,444, respectively. The other three individuals received "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments in the amounts of $15,000 (for two) and $12,270, with reported total compensation in 2019 ranging from $225,796 to $184,161 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).


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