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Coast Guard Mutual Assistance

Serving the men and women of the US Coast Guard since 1924

four stars

98.58

1005 North Glebe Road Suite 220
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 875-0404   Web Site
EIN: 31-1801931

Board Leadership
Adm. Karl L. Schultz
Chairman

CEO
RADM Cari Thomas
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.58 four stars
  Financial 98.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA)'s central purpose is to assist our clients during their time of financial need. CGMA serves active duty, civilian employees, reservists, retirees and auxiliarists and their families. In general, assistance is provided through counseling, financial grants, short-term interest-free loans, referrals, and other related means. Aid is provided under a large variety of conditions and situations usually including disasters and emergencies, education assistance and family support such as housing and medical needs that are beyond the individual's ability to meet at the time assistance is requested. Coast Guard Mutual Assistance strives to meet the valid, verified, and genuine need of our clients and their immediate family.

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA)'s central purpose is to assist our clients during their time of financial need. CGMA serves active duty, civilian employees, reservists, retirees and auxiliarists and their families. In general, assistance is provided through counseling, financial grants, short-term interest-free loans, referrals, and other related means. Aid is provided under a large variety of conditions and situations usually including disasters and emergencies, education assistance and family support such as housing and medical needs that are beyond the individual's ability to meet at the time assistance is requested. Coast Guard Mutual Assistance strives to meet the valid, verified, and genuine need of our clients and their immediate family.

Financial

four stars

98.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
78.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 12.42
  Program Expenses Growth 20.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coast Guard Mutual Assistance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coast Guard Mutual Assistance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Community meetings or town halls, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
Note: This organization did not select any of the multiple choice responses to this question
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Clients wanted an easier way to receive their funds that we provide; rather than provide a check, based on their feedback, we now provide an electronic disbursement option
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (VA) 98.58 four stars
Green Beret Foundation (TX) 90.89 four stars
Lone Survivor Foundation (TX) 88.49 three stars
Bob Woodruff Family Foundation (NY) 97.62 four stars
National Veterans Foundation (CA) 92.59 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,287,664
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,551
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $18,291,215
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,291,215
   Other Revenue $1,523,715
TOTAL REVENUE $19,814,930
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,329,047
   Administrative Expenses $575,433
   Fundraising Expenses $442,165
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,346,645
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $15,468,285
   
Net Assets $50,654,961

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
Disaster and Emergencies $2,282,330 68.6%
Education $807,002 24.2%
Family Support $239,715 7.2%

Ratings History
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 98.58 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 96.75 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2019 95.21 four stars
2017-12 09/01/2018 93.15 four stars
2016-12 09/01/2017 90.03 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 84.59 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.28 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 79.86 two stars
2013-12 10/01/2014 87.56 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2013 84.94 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 31-1801931
Name in IRS Master File COAST GUARD MUTUAL ASSISTANCE INCORPORATED
NTEE Code W30
NTEE Classification Military, Veterans' Organizations
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 June, 2002
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,500 4.01% Cari Thomas Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (VA) 98.58 four stars
Freedom Alliance (VA) 89.75 three stars
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (MO) 86.43 three stars
Operation Healing Forces (FL) 93.88 four stars
Fisher House Foundation (MD) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
1005 North Glebe Road
Suite 220
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 875-0404
fax: (703) 875-0344
EIN: 31-1801931

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Board Leadership

Adm. Karl L. Schultz
Chairman

CEO

RADM Cari Thomas
Chief Executive Officer

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