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Semper Fi Fund

Serving those who preserve our freedom

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four stars

98.23

Santa Margarita Road Building H49
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
tel: (760) 725-3680   Web Site
EIN: 26-0086305

Board Leadership
Robert M. Bowlin
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Karen Guenther
President, CEO and Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, ensuring they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Since our founding in 2004, we have assisted 22,000 service members with $185 million in grants.

Our assistance encompasses three main program areas.

Service Member and Family Support - direct financial assistance and vital programming for injured service members and their families during hospitalization and recovery.

Transition - education support and career assistance to provide service members with tools and skills to successfully reconnect with their communities and build new, productive lives.

Integrative Wellness - targeted health and wellness services and resources with a special focus on PTSD and traumatic brain injury

The Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, ensuring they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Since our founding in 2004, we have assisted 22,000 service members with $185 million in grants.

Our assistance encompasses three main program areas.

Service Member and Family Support - direct financial assistance and vital programming for injured service members and their families during hospitalization and recovery.

Transition - education support and career assistance to provide service members with tools and skills to successfully reconnect with their communities and build new, productive lives.

Integrative Wellness - targeted health and wellness services and resources with a special focus on PTSD and traumatic brain injury

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of clients served
14,700
Number of Service Members receiving grants
5,700
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
22,918,000
This impact information is current as of July 2019, 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

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
91.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 13.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Semper Fi Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Semper Fi Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Semper Fi Fund (CA) 98.23 four stars
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (VA) 95.02 four stars
Wounded Warrior Project (FL) 86.45 three stars
Soldiers' Angels (TX) 94.28 four stars
Operation Second Chance (MD) 91.85 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $39,263,221
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $899,970
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $40,163,191
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $40,163,191
   Other Revenue $242,272
TOTAL REVENUE $40,405,463
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $31,384,831
   Administrative Expenses $2,075,061
   Fundraising Expenses $853,722
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $34,313,614
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,091,849
   
Net Assets $28,821,855

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 Member & Family Support Program $21,749,408 69.3%
Transition Program $4,883,328 15.6%
Integrative Wellness Program $4,752,095 15.1%

Ratings History
Semper Fi Fund has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 98.23 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 97.71 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 94.54 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 97.85 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 97.80 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 96.94 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 97.85 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.96 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 97.12 four stars
2009-06 05/01/2010 96.92 four 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 26-0086305
Name in IRS Master File INJURED MARINE SEMPER FI FUND
NTEE Code E86
NTEE Classification Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
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 June, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,524 0.49% Karen Guenther President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Semper Fi Fund (CA) 98.23 four stars
Fisher House Foundation (MD) 99.83 four stars
Bob Woodruff Family Foundation (NY) 95.93 four stars
National Veterans Foundation (CA) 92.27 four stars
Honor Flight Network (OH) 90.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Semper Fi Fund
Santa Margarita Road
Building H49
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
tel: (760) 725-3680
fax: (760) 725-3685
EIN: 26-0086305

Mail donations to:
825 College Boulevard
Suite 102, PMB 609
Oceanside, CA 92057

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Board Leadership

Robert M. Bowlin
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Karen Guenther
President, CEO and Founder

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