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Team Rubicon

CharityWatch report issued
February 2019

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

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

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

Unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2017

Program Percentage: 79%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $5

How many dollars Team Rubicon 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
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.
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 Arthur Delacruz COO $232,989
2 Jake Wood President/CEO $210,844
3 Eric Salnas CFO $178,652
Name: Arthur Delacruz
Title: COO
Compensation: $232,989
Name: Jake Wood
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $210,844
Name: Eric Salnas
Title: CFO
Compensation: $178,652

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, 2017 (Note 2(h), Contributed Goods and Services), Team Rubicon received in-kind contributed goods and services in 2017 on which it placed a total value of $4,824,188. According to the Team Rubicon 2017 tax filing (IRS Form 990, Schedule M), the $4,824,188 includes $106,724 in donated publicly traded securities, which CharityWatch treats as cash.

[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 2017 tax filing re: Business Transactions Involving Interested Persons, Team Rubicon reports a transaction in the amount of $73,344 for "Graphic Designer Services" paid to a company owned by the sister of Team Rubicon's CEO (IRS Form 990, Schedule L, Parts IV & V).
According to the Team Rubicon 2017 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 in the following amounts to four individuals in 2017 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II):

(1) Jake Wood, President/Chief Executive Officer: $22,500, with reported total compensation of $210,844.
(2) Eric Salnas, Chief Financial Officer: $7,700, with reported total compensation of $178,652.
(3) Arthur delaCruz, Chief Operating Officer: $17,100, with reported total compensation of $232,989.
(4) Laura Atwell, Director of Development: $12,000, with reported total compensation of $175,887.

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