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The Circle of Friends for American Veterans

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23.84

210 East Broad Street Suite 202
Falls Church, VA 22046
tel: (703) 237-8980   Web Site
EIN: 54-1847890

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 23.84 zero star
  Financial 0.00 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 60.00 one star
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Circle of Friends for American Veterans educates the public and Congress about the needs of veterans, especially those left behind such as homeless veterans.

The Circle of Friends for American Veterans educates the public and Congress about the needs of veterans, especially those left behind such as homeless veterans.

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Financial

zero star

0.00

Accountability & Transparency

one star

60.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
25.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 65.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.69
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 7175.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Circle of Friends for American Veterans on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Circle of Friends for American Veterans on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Circle of Friends for American Veterans (VA) 23.84 zero star
Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter (WI) 95.21 four stars
Pat Tillman Foundation (IL) 90.27 four stars
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,162,589
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,162,589
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,162,589
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,162,589
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $116,874
   Administrative Expenses $108,340
   Fundraising Expenses $1,033,012
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,258,226
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-95,637
   
Net Assets $-504,422

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 05/01/2019 23.84 zero star

Historical CN Advisories

12/22/2017-05/01/2019: Low Concern Advisory

  • On December 13, 2017, The Center for Public Integrity investigated the operations of The Circle of Friends for American Veterans, in an article titled, "Veterans charity raises millions to help those who’ve served. But telemarketers are pocketing most of it." For this reason, we have issued a Low Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the investigation, please see The Center for Public Integrity article.

  • On December 13, 2017, Politico investigated the operations of The Circle of Friends for American Veterans, in an article titled, "Veterans Charity Raises Millions to Help Those Who’ve Served. But Telemarketers Are Pocketing Most of It." For this reason, we have issued a Low Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the investigation, please see the Politico article.

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 54-1847890
Name in IRS Master File CIRCLE OF FRIENDS FOR AMERICAN VETERANS
NTEE Code J20
NTEE Classification Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,430 8.37% Brian A. Hampton President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Circle of Friends for American Veterans (VA) 23.84 zero star
Pat Tillman Foundation (IL) 90.27 four stars
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars
Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter (WI) 95.21 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Circle of Friends for American Veterans
210 East Broad Street
Suite 202
Falls Church, VA 22046
tel: (703) 237-8980
fax: (703) 237-8976
EIN: 54-1847890

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