Disable all preview features

Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

AMVETS National Service Foundation

Providing support to veterans

four stars

92.54

4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706
tel: (800) 810-7148   Web Site
EIN: 52-0970963

Board Leadership
Jimmy T. Smith
Chair

CEO
Kent A.D. Clark
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.54 four stars
  Financial 90.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

AMVETS National Service Foundation was created in 1948, with the goal of assisting our returning veterans from World War II by aiding in their readjustment back into civilian life. This goal has continued to this date. AMVETS National Service Foundation provides support to veterans through service programs as well as providing community and youth-oriented programs designed to promote unity and patriotism. It counsels and represents veterans and their dependents before the Veterans Administration without charge. Our NSOs labor diligently, even on weekends, helping the members of the National Guard and Reserves cut through the maze of red tape and logjams to obtain all VA benefits due to them under the current law for service-related conditions. Between September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2010, our NSOs have presented 233 briefings to 24,700 National Guard/Reserve members, veterans or surviving family members and taken 367 claims at the conclusion of the briefing session.

AMVETS National Service Foundation was created in 1948, with the goal of assisting our returning veterans from World War II by aiding in their readjustment back into civilian life. This goal has continued to this date. AMVETS National Service Foundation provides support to veterans through service programs as well as providing community and youth-oriented programs designed to promote unity and patriotism. It counsels and represents veterans and their dependents before the Veterans Administration without charge. Our NSOs labor diligently, even on weekends, helping the members of the National Guard and Reserves cut through the maze of red tape and logjams to obtain all VA benefits due to them under the current law for service-related conditions. Between September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2010, our NSOs have presented 233 briefings to 24,700 National Guard/Reserve members, veterans or surviving family members and taken 367 claims at the conclusion of the briefing session.

Financial

four stars

90.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AMVETS National Service Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AMVETS National Service Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AMVETS National Service Foundation (MD) 92.54 four stars
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (NY) 88.07 three stars
Pat Tillman Foundation (IL) 90.66 four stars
Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter (WI) 97.74 four stars
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (VA) 99.95 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,325,822
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,325,822
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,325,822
   Other Revenue $966,138
TOTAL REVENUE $16,291,960
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,527,136
   Administrative Expenses $2,291,193
   Fundraising Expenses $878,688
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,697,017
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,405,057
   
Net Assets $18,421,892

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
Service to Veterans $6,134,969 42.2%
Americanism $657,705 4.5%
Carillon Program $154,323 1.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 08/01/2017 92.54 four stars
2015-08 07/01/2016 89.00 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 85.97 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 09/01/2015 90.01 four stars
2013-08 08/01/2014 86.20 three stars
2012-08 05/01/2013 86.15 three stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 85.64 three stars
2011-08 05/01/2012 84.68 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 87.25 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 07/01/2011 80.44 three stars
2009-08 08/01/2010 78.49 two stars
2008-08 06/01/2009 76.34 two stars
2007-08 05/01/2008 76.67 two 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 52-0970963
Name in IRS Master File AMVETS NATIONAL SERVICE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code W11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

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

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,385 0.90% Kent Clark Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AMVETS National Service Foundation (MD) 92.54 four stars
Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter (WI) 97.74 four stars
Pat Tillman Foundation (IL) 90.66 four stars
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (VA) 99.95 four stars
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (NY) 88.07 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

AMVETS National Service Foundation
4647 Forbes Boulevard
Lanham, MD 20706
tel: (800) 810-7148
fax: (301) 459-5578
EIN: 52-0970963

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 96175
Washington, DC 20090

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Jimmy T. Smith
Chair

CEO

Kent A.D. Clark
Executive Director

[ X ]

Did You Know We Are a Charity, Too?

If even a third of the 7 million people who visited our site last year had donated a dollar to Charity Navigator, we would comfortably meet our annual budget and be able to do what so many of you ask us to do every day--rate more charities!

With the support of users like you, we are currently investing in staff and technology. This will allow us to improve the search and organizational features of our site, making it easier to find the information that matters most to you. We will also continue to enhance our evaluation system and metrics.

So, whether you're a first time visitor or a long time user, we ask for your help in achieving our goal. Your gift of any size is most deeply appreciated! Thank You!

With the support of users like you, we are making it easier to find the info that matters most. Thank you!

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help Center