Mission: UNITES AMERICANS TO HONOR AND RESTORE THE LIVES OF VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES.

Boot Campaign Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2011, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.bootcampaign.org

  2403 FARRINGTON ST
Dallas TX 75207-6000


 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 As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Boot Campaign Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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: 85% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 5% Culture & Community


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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 Boot Campaign Inc. 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

84.12%

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
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense percentage AND Liabilities to Assets

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

10/10 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

3.16%

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

Unscored

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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

No Data Available


Key Persons data is currently unavailable for this organization.

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:

Veterans activities (BMF activity code: 907)


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


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.


Boot Campaign Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue


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

COVID-19 certainly affected the financial structure of Boot Campaign; traditionally, Boot Campaign has held dozens of in-person fundraisers that were cancelled causing a drastic decline in Boot Campaign’s revenue stream. To combat the shortage, Boot Campaign launched several wholly virtual fundraising efforts to help meet the quickly increasing demand for our programs.


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

Specialized medical and holistic providers who deliver Boot Campaign’s in-person treatment for invisible wounds of war were closed due to COVID-19, halting care via traditional brick-and-mortar means. Despite these challenges, Boot Campaign continued to meet the needs of veterans and their family members by launching virtual resilience & recovery training to augment its larger Health & Wellness pipeline. Doing so allowed Boot Campaign to deliver scientifically sound and validated modalities to treat hidden wounds of war and meet veterans and their families where they were -- their homes.


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

By May 2020, Boot Campaign had experienced a 300% increase in requests for care confirming the need was greater than ever for the veteran population, and by September of 2020, senior military officials reported that the already staggering number of active duty military suicides had increased 20% since the pandemic began. Most recently the National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report revealed the suicide rate of veterans overall is 1.5 times higher than that of the general population. Boot Campaign was nimble and adjusted a majority of our 2020 funding to support our veterans and their family members with virtual services, including functional medicine, comprehensive case management and resilience & recovery training. We expanded and accelerated online efforts when brick and mortar treatment options for the invisible wounds we address — brain injury, post traumatic stress, chronic pain, self medication and insomnia — were not an option.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Boot Campaign’s ability to deliver care virtually became critical to address veteran health and well-being when access to care an already a wide-spread issue within the veteran population became more strained due to COVID-19. Results and data from standardized self-report measures indicate decreases in stress related to work, relationships, and finances, along with decreases in physical stress symptoms. Increases in adaptability, resilience, and vitality along with reports of having lower emotional distress overall have been reported. While a virtual program is not the complete answer to complex issues and as traditional in-person care is resuming, there are certainly scientific research findings to support Boot Campaign’s expansion of our online resilience and recovery effort. This element of our holistic pipeline continues to be a valuable service as it alleviates many of the stress and burden of traveling for specialized care and being away from family for extended durations.


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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

Boot Campaign Inc. 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.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Boot Campaign Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$1,185,183

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


BOOT CAMPAIGN'S SUPPORT PRIMARILY COMES FROM INDIVIDUAL AND CORPORATE DONATIONS, MISSION-FOCUSED EVENTS AND THE SALES OF MILITARY-STYLE BOOTS AND RELATED MERCHANDISE. PROGRAM SERVICES INCLUDE COORDINA ... (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 Boot Campaign Inc. 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


PROMOTES PATRIOTISM AND PROVIDES SUPPORT PROGRAMS TO ADDRESS PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF MILITARY VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Unite Americans and provide life-improving programs to military families nationwide.


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: Serve 800-900 veterans/military families annually through our programs.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Goal Two: Deliver in-house developed evidence-based, culturally-competent and holistic virtual program; formalize curriculum, and expand capacity of our Health & Wellness program.

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


Goal Three: Continue to improve on the percentage of funds spent on mission oriented activities.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Boot Campaign has been proactive in providing leadership and continuing education development and training for our Health and Wellness team. Leaders have completed multiple advanced certifications to better serve veteran candidates struggling to overcome hidden wounds of war. Other team leads have also completed coursework and achieved certification for project management. Operations, communications and fundraising professionals attend various conferences and webinars on best practices for nonprofits to glean information and ideas to better execute and fulfill Boot Campaign’s mission.

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

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Boot Campaign was built on a foundation of mobilizing external audiences to restore the lives of veterans and military families by asking people to lace up a pair of combat boots. Like flying a flag, combat boots are a visual expression of gratitude for those who serve to protect our freedom. These startling images of people wearing combat boots and shared on social media sparks interest and support for those who serve. Boot Campaign continues to collaborate with premier and like-minded veteran service organizations, government entities and private sector patriots to thoughtfully steward and grow our programs. Boot Campaign also furthers research by collaborating with scientists and physicians to gather data where appropriate and presenting information about said research and Boot Campaign programs at relevant conferences and subject matter expert gatherings.

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.


The ripple effects of COVID-19 was felt across the nation and Boot Campaign was no exception. Specialized medical and holistic providers who deliver Boot Campaign’s in-person treatment for invisible wounds of war were closed, halting care via brick-and-mortar means. In-person fundraisers were cancelled causing a drastic decline in Boot Campaign’s revenue stream. Despite these challenges, Boot Campaign continued to meet the needs of veterans and their family members. We shifted our programs to support veterans and their families through virtual services and launched wholly virtual fundraising efforts to help meet the quickly increasing demand for our programs.

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

100

out of 100

Boot Campaign Inc. has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (100% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Not Scored


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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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

100/100 points

100% of beacon score


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. 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.


View this organization's Constituent Feedback Practices




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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