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United American Patriots

CharityWatch report issued
April 2021

F
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
37%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$63
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

United American Patriots
1800 Diagonal Road
Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314

Other Names

Defend Our Defenders
The Warrior Fund
UAP
Warrior Defense Fund

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

Generates public awareness, funds legal representation, and provides reintegration and functional support for our Nation's Warriors.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2019

Program Percentage: 37%

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

$3,500,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $63

How many dollars United American Patriots spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$2,900,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Joint Costs

United American Patriots' 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
71% $22
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
United American Patriots Audited Financial Statements 41-2172043
United American Patriots IRS Form 990 41-2172043
Entity: United American Patriots
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 41-2172043
Entity: United American Patriots
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 41-2172043

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.
United American Patriots
meets governance benchmarks.
 
United American Patriots
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 Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 David Gurfein CEO $100,080
1
Name: David Gurfein
Title: CEO
Compensation: $100,080

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 United American Patriots audit of December 31, 2019 (Note 3, Professional Fundraising Service Agreement):

"During 2019, the Organization had a direct mail fundraising agreement with a professional fundraising service organization to solicit contributions to support the Organization's charitable purpose. The professional fundraising service organization was paid $105 per 1,000 direct mailing packages processed and a 20 percent rental of provided lists of contributors. The Organization terminated the agreement in May 2019 by giving 30 days written notice as required by the contract.

"In June 2019, the Organization entered into a contract with a professional fundraising organization that stipulates that the Organization pay a flat monthly rate of $3,500 plus costs incurred for postage and other direct costs. The Organization terminated the agreement in December 2019 by giving 30 days written notice as required by the contract.

"Subsequent to year end, the Organization entered into a direct mail fundraising agreement with a professional fundraising service organization to solicit contributions to support the Organization's charitable purpose. This professional fundraising service organization is paid $95 per 1,000 direct mailing packages processed for the first 2 million pieces per year, $85 per 1,000 direct mailing packages processed for the second 2 million pieces per year, and $75 per 1,000 direct mailing packages processed after 4 million pieces per year, adjusted for inflation annually based on the Consumer price index. In addition, a 20% or 40% commission will be paid for standard list rentals based on their origin. The Organization may terminate the agreement by giving 90 days written notice at any time during the contract period which extends through December 31, 2039.

"The Organization entered into a digital advertising agreement with a professional fundraising service organization to solicit contributions to support the Organization's charitable purpose. This professional fundraising service organization is paid 25% of the gross revenue raised by the in-house list of customers and 15% of gross revenue raised through third party email lists. The fundraising organization is also paid a fee for each email sent. The frequency of emails sent by the fundraising service organization is determined by the Organization. The Organization may terminate the agreement by giving 30 days written notice at any time during the contract period.

"Subsequent to year end,  the Organization terminated its contract with its digital mail fundraising service organization and is currently providing these services in-house."

According to the United American Patriots audit of December 31, 2019 (Note 10, Subsequent Events):

"Subsequent to year end, an outbreak of the novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged globally. As a result, there have been mandates from federal, state and local authorities resulting in an overall decline in economic activity. While the disruption is expected to be temporary, the extent of the impact of COVID-19 on our operational and financial performance will depend on the duration and spread of the virus, and its impact on our customers, employees and vendors all of which are uncertain.

"In May 2020, the Company obtained a note from a financial institution under the Paycheck Protection Program established under the CARES Act (the 'PPP Note') totaling $53,212. Proceeds of the PPP Note may be used for the payment of payroll costs, qualifying rent, utilities and interest. A portion of the PPP Note equal to the qualifying uses of the proceeds during the 8- or 24-week period following the issuance of the note, may be eligible for forgiveness. Amounts, if any, that are not forgiven under the program are due in 2 years and bear interest at 1% annually.

"In June 2020, the Company obtained an Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration totaling $150,000. Payments, including principal and interest, totaling $641 are due monthly beginning June 2021 for thirty years. Interest of 2.75% will accrue annually. The loan is secured by all tangible property of the Organization."