Mission: SUPPORTING AMERICA'S COMMUNITIES WITH EMERGENCY RESPONSE, DIVERSE AVIATION AND GROUND SERVICES, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF AIR, CYBER, AND SPACE POWER.

Civil Air Patrol is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1947, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.gocivilairpatrol.com

  105 S HANSELL ST
Maxwell Afb AL 36112-5937


 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 As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Civil Air Patrol is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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: 80% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% 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 Civil Air Patrol 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

70.17%

Higher effect on score

More data  


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

11/11 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

3.78%

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

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



JOHN SALVADOR, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY/COO

$158,315


RAFAEL ROBLES, NHQ GENERAL

$143,612


GARY SCHNEIDER, SENIOR DIRECTOR

$143,612


PAUL GLOYD, ASSISTANT CHIEF OPERATING

$140,738


JOHN DESMARAIS, SENIOR DIRECTOR

$136,510


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:

Other school related activities (BMF activity code: 059)

Patriotic activities (BMF activity code: 908)

Scholarships (other) (BMF activity code: 040)


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.


Civil Air Patrol reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Fundraising Capacity


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

Civil Air Patrol is unique in being both a 501(c)3 and the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. While our organization is newer to fundraising to support scholarships and improving the reach of our programs, we do have appropriated support for many of our staff positions and operations. COVID-19 definitely impacted donations and the ability to make corporation and foundation requests.


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

A COVID-19 response team implemented a remobilization plan to manage the process by which members could resume regularly scheduled meetings, one-day activities, and overnight activities. In 2020 and 2021, most of those activities were limited to groups less than 10 and moved to virtual. Many of the summer and winter encampments were cancelled. Program participation has varied based on geographic risk levels. Overall, CAP did experience a reduction in some programming, specifically youth development and education.


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

During 2020 and 2021, CAP mobilized to provide 40 states and Puerto Rico with COVID-19 mission support that ranged from flying test kits, ventilators, vaccines and critical personal protective equipment to remote hospitals to serving millions of packaged meals to those in need. While maintaining strict safety protocols, CAP’s mobilization in support of COVID-19 missions was the largest coordinated effort since World War II. In the time period of March 2020 - September 2021, CAP provided more than 47,000 days of support at a value of more than $10M for volunteer service. External changes also created a foundational point within our strategic planning efforts and are reflected in the 2022-2026 plan to focus on digital transformation, enterprise risk management, innovation, outcome evaluation and meeting our members and future members in how they connect, learn, and communicate.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Our youth development program for ages 12-21 continued during the pandemic with the replacement of weekly in-person meetings move to virtual meetings. We currently have a workgroup designed to create the future of "virtual squadrons" to reach areas which otherwise would not be able to participate. We anticipate this will provide great access in rural areas.


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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

Civil Air Patrol 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

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Civil Air Patrol reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$29,515,282

Spent in most recent FY

64%

Percent of program expenses


EMERGENCY SERVICES: CAP SUPPORTED SEARCH AND RESCUE (SAR) MISSIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. CAP SAVED LIVES ON THESE SAR MISSIONS TASKED BY THE AIR FORCE RESCUE COORDINATION CENTER AND JOINT RESCUE COORDIN ... (More)


$8,378,025

Spent in most recent FY

18%

Percent of program expenses


CADET PROGRAMS: THE CAP CADET PROGRAM TRANSFORMS YOUTH AGED 12 TO 20 INTO RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS AND AEROSPACE LEADERS. CADETS DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS, EXPLORE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN AEROSPACE AND CY ... (More)


$3,791,178

Spent in most recent FY

8%

Percent of program expenses


AEROSPACE EDUCATION AND TRAINING: CAP'S AEROSPACE EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND RESOURCE MATERIALS, EMPHASIZING THE STEM SUBJECTS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH, WERE USED BY STUDENTS AND TEAC ... (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 Civil Air Patrol 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


Volunteers Serving America's Communities, Saving Lives, and Shaping Futures.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Volunteers Serving America's Communities, Saving Lives, and Shaping Futures. (In 2021, we created a shared mission/vision statement)


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: Preparing the organization for the future as a disciplined and effective nonprofit

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


Goal Two: Shaping lives, building character and ready young people for futures in aerospace and beyond

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


Goal Three: Innovating across the enterprise and explore new ways to provide relevant solutions to the dynamic nation we serve.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

As an organization with more than 56,000 volunteer members, Civil Air Patrol transitioned from an older professional development program to "Volunteer University" in August of 2020. Offering more than 385 online and off-site courses with more than 300 instructors and managed within twenty specialty tracks. The program covers five-tiers to support the 37,000 adult members in achieving training for current and future leaders. In addition , the organization added a full-time learning officer (CPLP) with oversight of the learning management system and access for all employees to Linked-In Learning. All departments have access to education and training dollars for conferences, and continuing education in their profession and to support any certifications, credentials they may hold or strive to achieve.

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

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

CAP has a growing development, marketing and partnership effort which is reflected in the strategic plan to strengthen over the next five years. CAP holds a number of strategic partnerships which are active and publicized in support of search and rescue, emergency response, youth development, cyber and aerospace education opportunities on a national, state and most often impactful on a community level.

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.


During 2020 and 2021, CAP mobilized to provide 40 states and Puerto Rico with COVID-19 mission support that ranged from flying test kits, ventilators, vaccines and critical personal protective equipment to remote hospitals to serving millions of packaged meals to those in need. While maintaining strict safety protocols, CAP’s mobilization in support of COVID-19 missions was the largest coordinated effort since World War II. In the time period of March 2020 - September 2021, CAP provided more than 47,000 days of support at a value of more than $10M for volunteer service. Our efforts continue in 2021 with an expanded focus through Operation Pulse Lift offering collection centers for blood donations as a partner with the American Red Cross. External changes also created a foundational point within our strategic planning efforts and are reflected in the 2022-2026 plan to focus on digital transformation, enterprise risk management, innovation, outcome evaluation and meeting our members and future members in how they connect, learn, and communicate.

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

Civil Air Patrol has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

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

  • Constituent Feedback: Not Scored

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 100/100 (100% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

100/100 points

100% of beacon score


This organization's score of 100 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 14 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


View this organization's DEI Strategies


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

Not Scored


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. However, it did not respond to one or more survey questions, and therefore is not eligible for a score on this metric. (View our beacon methodology.) 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.


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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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