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United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association

CharityWatch report issued
November 2022

F
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
10%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$80
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association
2233 S. West St. Ct.
Wichita, KS 67213

Other Names

USDSA

Tax Status

501(c)3

Website

www.usdsa.org

Stated Mission

Law enforcement support, training & education; providing equipment to law enforcement agencies & financial aid to families of slain officers.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2021

Program Percentage: 10%

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

$19,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $80

How many dollars United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$19,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Joint Costs

United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association'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
37% $53
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 States Deputy Sheriffs' Association IRS Form 990 76-0485830
United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association Audited Financial Statements 76-0485830
Entity: United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 76-0485830
Entity: United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 76-0485830

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 Deputy Sheriffs' Association
does not meet governance benchmarks.
 
United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association
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 David Hinners Executive Director $209,058
2 Michael Willis Law Enforcement Program Coordinator $209,058
1
Name: David Hinners
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $209,058
2
Name: Michael Willis
Title: Law Enforcement Program Coordinator
Compensation: $209,058

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 States Deputy Sheriffs' Association (USDSA) audit of December 31, 2021 (Note 11, Contributed Services), USDSA reports receiving in-kind contributed airtime in connection with the airing of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in 2021 on which it placed a total value of $1,689,259.

[Note: CharityWatch 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 United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association audit of December 31, 2021 (Note 6, Contingent Liabilities):

"The Organization entered into contracts with consulting firms to assist with fundraising and program service activities. The contracts are no-risk contracts and the Organization is required to pay invoices to the extent of direct mail income. If costs remain unpaid upon termination of the contracts, the consulting firms will retain a lien and an interest in the Organization's direct mail list as well as on the proceeds from the list's rental until the costs have been repaid. As of December 31, 2021, $1,179,298 of expenses remains a potential future liability as revenue is received."


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