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    Yellow Ribbon Fund
    Impact & Measurement
    Accountability & Finance
    Culture & Community
    Leadership & Adaptability

    Yellow Ribbon Fund

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    501(c)(3) organization
    Donations are tax-deductible
    7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 800
    Bethesda MD 20814

    Bethesda MD | IRS ruling year: 2006 | EIN: 36-4567583  
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
    Organization Mission
    The Yellow Ribbon Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2005 to provide enhanced support to wounded, ill, and injured service members, their caregivers and famili ... (More)

    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 90%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 35% Accountability & Finance, 44% Impact & Measurement, 9% Leadership & Adaptability, 12% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Historical Ratings
    Charity Navigator's ratings previously did not consider Leadership & Adaptability, Culture & Community, or Impact & Measurement. The historic rating mainly reflects a version of today’s Accountability and Finance score. More information on our previous rating methodologies can be found on our rating methodology page.
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    Rating Report

    Impact & Measurement


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



    80 out of 100 points

    100% of Impact & Measurement score
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    Impact Evaluation
    80 out of 100 points
    Impact Statement
    $948,252 total costs / $699,421 of financial assistance provided = roughly $1.36 provides a dollar's worth of financial assistance to a patient. [2021 USD]
    Program Context
    Crossroads Program: This program provides financial assistance directly to patients and their families.
    Data Time Period
    3/1/22 to 2/28/23
    Benchmark for Scoring
    Impact scores of financial assistance to patients programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact score of 100 if they increase income for a recipient by more than $2 for every $1 spent and a score of 80 if income increases by more than $1.25 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 65. This program increases income for a patient with medical conditions by between $1.25 and $2 for every $1 spent.
    This impact score was determined through the Financial Assistance for Medical Patients methodology which is fully detailed in the Charity Navigator Guide to Ratings. Analysis conducted in 2023 by Charity Navigator using data submitted by the nonprofit, theory and evidence from scientific research studies, and public datasets.
    Data Source
    The nonprofit submitted data on the dollar value of all financial assistance provided to patients, which we use to calculate the additional income received.



    0% of Impact & Measurement score
    Program Planning and Design
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    Program Development
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    Data Collection and Analysis
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    Reporting and Distribution of Results
    This section assesses reporting and disseminating program results.
    Use of Results
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