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USO of Illinois

Lifting the spirits of America's troops and their families.

four stars

95.71

333 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 2226
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 822-6699   Web Site
EIN: 36-2349617

Board Leadership
Michael S. Smith
Chairman

CEO
Alison Ruble
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.71 four stars
  Financial 93.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The USO of Illinois, in times of peace and war, delivers comfort and enhances the morale and well-being of the Active Duty, Guard and Reserve men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through a variety of social, recreational, educational and entertainment programs and support services. The USO of Illinois touches the lives of over 300,000 Active Duty, Guard and Reserve military and military families throughout Illinois. Offered year round, the USO of Illinois provides over 300 programs and services that enhance the quality of our service members lives which raise morale through unique recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities and USO Center facilities at Midway Airport, Naval Station Great Lakes, O'Hare Terminal 2, Cyber Canteen facility in O'Hare Terminal 3 and the Rock Island Arsenal. Together, our network of hundreds of volunteers donates nearly 50,000 hours of service annually in honor of our brave men and women.

The USO of Illinois, in times of peace and war, delivers comfort and enhances the morale and well-being of the Active Duty, Guard and Reserve men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through a variety of social, recreational, educational and entertainment programs and support services. The USO of Illinois touches the lives of over 300,000 Active Duty, Guard and Reserve military and military families throughout Illinois. Offered year round, the USO of Illinois provides over 300 programs and services that enhance the quality of our service members lives which raise morale through unique recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities and USO Center facilities at Midway Airport, Naval Station Great Lakes, O'Hare Terminal 2, Cyber Canteen facility in O'Hare Terminal 3 and the Rock Island Arsenal. Together, our network of hundreds of volunteers donates nearly 50,000 hours of service annually in honor of our brave men and women.

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Financial

four stars

93.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.05
  Program Expenses Growth 11.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by USO of Illinois on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by USO of Illinois on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
USO of Illinois (IL) 95.71 four stars
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care (MO) 96.46 four stars
USO of Missouri (MO) 96.83 four stars
Operation Second Chance (MD) 91.85 four stars
Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation (MT) 91.61 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,962,393
   Federated Campaigns $3,124
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,041,671
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,007,188
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,007,188
   Other Revenue $-38,610
TOTAL REVENUE $4,968,578
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,755,108
   Administrative Expenses $169,566
   Fundraising Expenses $417,312
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,341,986
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $626,592
   
Net Assets $4,094,968

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Centers $3,300,254 87.9%
Community Connections $284,022 7.6%
Military Family Programs $170,832 4.5%

Ratings History
USO of Illinois has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 95.71 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 91.19 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 89.90 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 89.52 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.03 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 92.76 four stars
2013-12 09/01/2015 90.65 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 89.45 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 88.16 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 87.41 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-2349617
Name in IRS Master File UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS INC
Ruling Date November, 1951
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$168,027 3.86% Alison Ruble President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
USO of Illinois (IL) 95.71 four stars
CIA Officers Memorial Foundation (VA) 99.25 four stars
USO of Metropolitan New York (NY) 91.45 four stars
Building Homes for Heroes (NY) 96.46 four stars
Move America Forward (CA) 87.25 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

USO of Illinois
333 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 2226
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 822-6699
fax: (312) 822-2574
EIN: 36-2349617

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Board Leadership

Michael S. Smith
Chairman

CEO

Alison Ruble
President and CEO

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