Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

AMVETS National Service Foundation

Providing support to veterans

three stars

81.52

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

Board Leadership
Jerry Hotop
Chair

CEO
Joseph R. Chenelly
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.52 three stars
  Financial 74.83 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Average number of service recipients per month
51,783
Number of youth who demonstrate civic participation skills (e.g., compromise, perspective-taking)
61
Hours of mentoring
370,655
Number of timely caseworker visits
51,783
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

74.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
72.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AMVETS National Service Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AMVETS National Service Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,752,029
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $17,752,029
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $17,752,029
   Other Revenue $718,083
TOTAL REVENUE $18,470,112
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $13,897,503
   Administrative Expenses $1,973,619
   Fundraising Expenses $2,748,894
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,620,016
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-149,904
   
Net Assets $18,072,560

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Joseph R. Chenelly Executive Director $109,547

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AMVETS National Service Foundation (MD) 81.52 three stars
Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter (WI) 92.62 four stars
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (SC) 91.30 four stars
Pat Tillman Foundation (IL) 92.18 four stars

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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

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Board Leadership

Jerry Hotop
Chair

CEO

Joseph R. Chenelly
Executive Director