Mission:

THE ORGANIZATION COORDINATES THE PLACEMENT OF WREATHS ON THE HEADSTONES OF VETERANS IN ALL 50 STATES.


 www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
 |  PO BOX 249 Columbia Fls ME 04623-0249

Wreaths Across America is headquartered in Columbia Fls, ME, has an EIN of 20-8362270, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible.  It is classified by the IRS as a Charitable Organization, with a ruling year of 2018.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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Overall Score (BETA)

60

out of 100

This charity's score is a failing score


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...   Finance & Accountability


Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.


Finance & Accountability Score (BETA)

60

out of 100

This charity's score is a failing score

This Beta V1 of Finance Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the details section below.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

Board Composition

16/20 Independent

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

103.99%

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

Total Revenue

$22,176,874

Charity Navigator doesn’t evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V1. An organization’s size can affect whether and how we evaluate other indicators.

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Finance & Accountability Report

60

of 100 points (BETA)

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Overview

Overview

The Finance and Accountability Score provides a basic measure for organizational health. At this time, it comprises 100% of a charity's Overall Score.

Program Expense Ratio

87.86%

Higher effect on score

More data  


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses/Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for the two financial metrics.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

16/20 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review/Financial Audit

No Audit

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

103.99%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities/Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a percentage less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

...   Impact & Results


Charity Navigator will evaluate available data on the results that a nonprofit organization achieves towards delivering on its stated mission. There are many ways to assess such impact and we intend to experiment and develop leveraging various methodologies.


Impact & Results Score (BETA)

Coming Soon

Encompass Rating Beta V1 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's program impact and the results of its work. If a nonprofit organization submitted their self-report impact data to any of our partners it will be displayed below.



Impact & Results Rating Highlights

This organization's programs include:

Amount Spent
% of Program Expense
Program Description

$19,848,333

100%

THE ORGANIZATION COORDINATES WREATH PLACEMENT WITH SEVERAL AGENCIES NATION WIDE. THE WREATH PLACEMENT IS FOR THE HEADSTONES OF VETERANS. THE ORGANIZATIONS'S LARGEST PROJECT IS ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMET ... (More)

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Impact & Results Report

(Score Coming Soon)


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Overview

Overview

Impact & Results data is available for this charity from one or more of our data partner organizations.

Impact & Results scores are not available in Encompass Rating System Beta V1.

GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact. GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Gold Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly describing their goals, strategies, and accomplishments. Click here for more information.

Note: Encompass Rating Beta V1 does not incorporate impact data into a charity's rating.


What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Continue to spread the mission of Wreaths Across America through community outreach, gatherings and wreath ceremonies in order to remember the sacrifices of veterans and their families. Establish a trust of remembrance wreath sponsorship to ensure continued coverage of Arlington National Cemetery. Mature the "Remembrance Tree Program". A living memorial that remembers veterans through placing dog tags on the balsam trees that produce the wreaths. Share stores and pictures of the loved ones being remembered. Expand the Wreaths Across America museum and grow the number of annual visitors. All memorabilia is donated to the museum. Expand wings to include era's of war and conflicts to make sure that all veterans are remembered and their stores are accurate and being expressed. Share and distribute stories of remembrance and sacrifice through social media~Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

What are your strategies for making this happen?

Progressing wreath placement will help further one or more of our goals. Using the capabilities of our staff and volunteers will also further us in our goals.

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

Having capable staff along with thousands of volunteers we will be able to utilize them to help establish our goals.

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

Continuing growth wreath placement. Continued participation. Continued education for children and the like.

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

Consistent 30% growth since the establishment of Wreaths Across America in 2007. In 2007, Wreaths Across America placed 17,000 wreaths. In 2014, 716,000. In 2017, 1,560,000 We continue to grow in our education and participation programs.


ImpactMatters


We display the ImpactMatters ratings on particular programs of nonprofit organizations. Click here for more information about ImpactMatters ratings.

Note: Encompass Rating Beta V1 does not incorporate impact data into a charity's rating.


GlobalGiving


No data available at this time.


Classy


No data available at this time.


...   Leadership & Adaptability


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s leadership capacity, strategic planning, and the ability to readily innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization’s mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score (BETA)

Coming Soon

Encompass Rating Beta V1 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's leadership and adaptability.


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...   Culture & Community


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s people operations, connectedness and engagement with the constituents and communities served, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion measures.


Culture & Community Score (BETA)

Coming Soon

Encompass Rating Beta V1 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's culture and community.


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