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Human Services : Social Services

HonorBound Foundation

To serve veterans & their families by advocating for and providing urgent one-time financial assistance.

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P.O. Box 2465 Darien, CT 06820
tel: (800) 521-0198   Web Site
EIN: 13-3102064

Board Leadership
Phillip Kraft

Phillip Kraft
President, Executive Director

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 28.86 zero star
2017-06 06/01/2018 28.86 zero star
2016-06 10/01/2017 28.86 zero star
2015-06 06/01/2016 28.15 zero star
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 28.15 zero star
2014-06 02/01/2016 25.53 zero star
2013-06 12/24/2014 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for National Veterans Service Fund, Inc. on February 1, 2015 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for more than a year (since December 24, 2014) and because the issues that prompted the Donor Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:​​

  • The organization reported a material diversion of assets on its FY2014 990 along with an explanation of what occurred. ​

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory on National Veterans Service Fund, Inc. because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On June 2, 2014, the Connecticut Post reported that "Cynthia Tanner, a bookkeeper for the nonprofit organization [National Veterans Services Fund], is facing a felony charge after police said she wrote more than 135 unauthorized checks in 2013. Police say Tanner began embezzling from the NVSF five years ago and believe the amount could reach $830,000, once the investigation is complete." The article goes on to note that Phil Kraft, NVSF's executive director and treasurer, said "Tanner was terminated last week" and that "he couldn't comment on the investigation." Kraft went on to say that "this situation came to light during our internal auditing and some questionable entries came up." For more information, please see the Connecticut Post article.
  • On July 2, 2014, The Darien News reported that the case against Cynthia Tanner was still ongoing. According to the article, "Police expect to file additional charges against Tanner." For more information, please see the Darien News article.
2013-06 12/22/2014 27.59 zero star
2012-06 09/01/2013 28.59 zero star
2011-06 07/01/2012 28.59 zero star
2010-06 11/01/2011 28.59 zero star
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 42.50 zero star
2008-06 10/01/2009 52.50 zero star
2007-06 02/01/2009 52.50 zero star
2006-06 05/01/2008 52.50 zero star
2005-06 10/01/2006 52.50 zero star
2004-06 05/01/2005 40.00 zero star
2003-06 10/01/2004 50.00 zero star
2002-06 02/01/2004 63.34 one star

Charity Contact Info

HonorBound Foundation
P.O. Box 2465
Darien, CT 06820
tel: (800) 521-0198
EIN: 13-3102064

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Board Leadership

Phillip Kraft


Phillip Kraft
President, Executive Director

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