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United States Armed Forces Association

CharityWatch report issued
October 2020

D
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
45%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$54
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

United States Armed Forces Association
8719 Colesville Road
Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Other Names

Veterans Support Foundation
Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund--(formerly)

Tax Status

501(c)3

Website

vsf-usa.org

Stated Mission

To provide funds to nonprofit organizations to support community-based, veteran-related projects in the U.S.; to run several houses as transitional and permanent residences for homeless veterans.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 09/30/2019

Program Percentage: 45%

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

$2,600,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $54

How many dollars United States Armed Forces Association spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$2,100,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Veterans Support Foundation IRS Form 990 13-3648561
Veterans Support Foundation Audited Financial Statements 13-3648561
Entity: Veterans Support Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-3648561
Entity: Veterans Support Foundation
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 13-3648561

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 States Armed Forces Association
meets governance benchmarks.
 
United States Armed Forces Association
does not meet 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

Unable to Provide Salaries

CharityWatch is unable to provide a range of Top Three Salaries for this charity for the above fiscal reporting year because we lack complete salary data for the organization. Except for officers, directors, and trustees, the IRS does not require breakouts of salaries totaling less than $100,000.

For example, XYZ charity would be required to provide a breakout in its tax form of compensation to its president of $55,000, but would not be required to provide a breakout of $99,000 in compensation to its top medical researcher if that person is not also an officer, director, or trustee of the organization.

This charity reports that compensation to its officers, directors, and trustees is under $100,000 per individual. Donors who would like to view limited salary data for this organization should refer to its tax form, which may be available on the charity's web site or from a number of third-party sources. See CharityWatch's Links page for information on obtaining copies of charity tax forms.


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 Veterans Support Foundation (the Foundation) audit of September 30, 2019 (Note 7, Related Party Transactions):

"Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (VVA) is a related party because of common members of administrative management.

"The Foundation granted VVA $200,000 in fiscal year 2019, which is included in program services expense. These funds are subsequently used by VVA to help administer the nationwide VVA service officer program...

"During 2013, the Foundation agreed to pay VVA $50,000 annually for the financial and accounting assistance provided by VVA to the Foundation. Total management fees paid to VVA during 2019 were $50,000. This amount is allocated 54% and 46% to program service expense and general and administrative expense, respectively."


[Note: CharityWatch issues a separate rating for Vietnam Veterans of America.]



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