Mission: THE ORGANIZATION'S MISSION IS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR OUR NATION'S WOUNDED HEROES AND GOLD STAR FAMILIES AS THEY TRANSITION OUT OF THE MILITARY AND INTO THEIR NEW CIV ... (More)

Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2008, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.militarywarriors.org

  211 N LOOP 1604 E STE 250
San Antonio TX 78232-1265


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Military Warriors Support Foundation is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Finance & Accountability and 10% Leadership & Adaptability


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Military Warriors Support Foundation is a passing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

96.84%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

4/5 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

Audited

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

6.14%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


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


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


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



LT GEN LEROY SISCO US, CEO/PRESIDENT

$326,813


BURTON KEN EAKES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/COO

$235,876


CASEY KINSER, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

$111,768


TAMARA LEVALLEY, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

$109,806


ANDREA DELLINGER, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

$109,693


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2) (BMF foundation code: 16)


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). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Military Warriors Support Foundation reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

MWSF partners closely with financial institutions and organizations that provide assets to be awarded to our heroes. Financial institutions and vehicle manufactures were both heavily hit by mandates and the ability to operate in normal capacity. The inability to receive the assets we needed to operate two of our largest programs impacted the number of individuals we could serve. Unable to attend large scale events, MWSF lost sponsorships and exposure. With brand awareness in the public going down individual donations were also affected. Additionally, COVID-19 created a food crisis in our communities that caused many of our long-term donors to divert funding to meet the immediate needs of those being impacted by COVID-19 in large scale numbers such as food banks and shelters.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

MWSF Headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas with employees working remotely across the country. All areas of program delivery were severely impacted because of COVID-19. MWSF had to quickly adapt as our ability to honor our heroes in person through our housing and transportation programs along with our Skills4Life peer to peer mentoring program were affected by the inability to travel or gather in large groups. Our day-to-day operations for those who are already established in our Homes4WoundedHeroes, Homes4GoldStars and Transportation4Heroes were never interrupted, but were affected as we worked closely with our heroes and their families to combat additional stressors of PTSD, isolation and job loss brought on by COVID-19.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

Even though MWSF was affected by COVID-19 Mandates, with established remote working and small in office employee groups scheduled, we were able to continue day to day operations and never closed. We did, however, have to quickly pivot in order to continue to meet our mission. This included adapting to all CDC guidelines, virtual meetings, events, and presentations. For those who typically travel, indicators like comfort level, health history and age were taken into consideration limiting the number of available staff.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Currently MWSF and most of our partners will remain virtual. This includes meetings, events and presentations that would usually include travel, in person and large groups.


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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Military Warriors Support Foundation cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

Learn more about Impact & Results.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Military Warriors Support Foundation reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$10,089,824

Spent in most recent FY

96%

Percent of program expenses


HOMES 4 WOUNDED HEROES: MILITARY WARRIORS SUPPORT FOUNDATION AWARDS MORTGAGE-FREE HOMES TO COMBAT WOUNDED HEROES AND GOLD STAR FAMILIES FROM ALL AMERICAN CONFLICTS. THE HOMES ARE FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE ... (More)


$183,645

Spent in most recent FY

1%

Percent of program expenses


SKILLS 4 LIFE: THIS IS A PROGRAM THAT IS AN OUTDOOR RECREATION PROGRAM OFFERING ACTIVITIES SUCH AS GOLF, HUNTING, FISHING AND FAMILY GET AWAYS. THIS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO COMBAT WOUNDED HEROES, GOLD ... (More)


$88,179

Spent in most recent FY

0%

Percent of program expenses


LEADERSHIP LIVES HERE: THE ORGANIZATION RECEIVES DONATED HOMES AND RENOVATES THE PROPERTIES IN PREPARATION FOR SALE. ONCE READY TO BE SOLD, THERE IS AN EXCLUSIVE "VETERANS FIRST OPPORTUNITY" (VFO) TO  ... (More)


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to 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

100

out of 100

The score earned by Military Warriors Support Foundation is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


THE ORGANIZATION'S MISSION IS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR OUR NATION'S WOUNDED HEROES AND GOLD STAR FAMILIES AS THEY TRANSITION OUT OF THE MILITARY AND INTO THEIR NEW CIVILIAN LIFE.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


Our vision is to provide programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our nation’s Combat-Wounded Heroes and Gold Star families. Our programs focus on housing, transportation, outdoor recreation and leadership development.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: MWSF will continue to provide resources and support to help combat wounded veterans and Gold Star spouses transition successfully to civilian life.

Goal Type: Focus on core programs to achieve mission and scale back on programs not seen as core.


Goal Two: To expand our programs and serve an additional 200 heroes.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: Expand internal CRM to increase data collection.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Military Warriors Support Foundation focuses on the importance of both staff and leadership development within our organization. This includes both individual and group trainings throughout the year.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Military Warriors Support Foundation partners with key Financial Institutions and corporations to provide Mortgage Free Homes through our Homes4WoundedHeroes and Homes4GoldStars programs. Through Transportation4Heroes we provide payment free vehicles and through Skills4Life recreational activities. Our core programs come with the focus of mentoring relationships and financial literacy. We use our relationships to help spread the word and social media and marketing material.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


As a nationwide nonprofit, COVID and travel restrictions inhibited our ability to provide keys to homes and vehicles in person and honor our heroes for their service. We began to do virtual Presentations. Through our Skills4Life program, recreational activities were limited to smaller numbers and precautions were taken to socially distance safely.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Military Warriors Support Foundation is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback or Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen and Equity Practices sections of their Candid profile.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.


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Culture & Community Report

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.



Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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