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Human Services : Social Services

Move America Forward

MOVE AMERICA FORWARD - SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS ON THE FRONT LINES

88.81

3105 Fite Circle Suite 108 Sacramento, CA 95827
tel: (916) 441-6197   Web Site
EIN: 84-1627277

Board Leadership
Melanie Morgan
Chairman

CEO
Shawn Callahan
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.81
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Move America Forward (MAF) is the nation's largest grassroots pro-troop organization dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. Our principal mission today is to send military troop and K9 care packages with letters from grateful Americans to the troops deployed in combat areas around the world.

Move America Forward (MAF) is the nation's largest grassroots pro-troop organization dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. Our principal mission today is to send military troop and K9 care packages with letters from grateful Americans to the troops deployed in combat areas around the world.

Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 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)
89.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth 16.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Move America Forward on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Move America Forward on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Move America Forward (CA) 88.81
Warrior Canine Connection (MD) 96.10
Purple Heart Homes (NC) 86.77
Building Homes for Heroes (NY) 96.32
Our Military Kids (VA) 91.16

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,705,215
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,705,215
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,705,215
   Other Revenue $29,185
TOTAL REVENUE $2,734,400
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,116,963
   Administrative Expenses $196,668
   Fundraising Expenses $57,567
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,371,198
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $363,202
   
Net Assets $727,121

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
Care Packages for the Troops $1,745,200 82.4%
Public Education Campaigns $214,438 10.1%
Support the Troops Rallies $157,325 7.4%

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 10/01/2021 88.81
2018-12 10/01/2020 87.25
2017-12 04/01/2019 87.25
2016-12 12/21/2018 78.13
2016-12 06/01/2018 73.30
2015-12 12/01/2016 74.60
2014-12 06/01/2016 71.37
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 71.78
2014-12 10/01/2015 67.46
2013-12 08/01/2015 50.18
2013-12 06/01/2015 43.70
2012-12 02/01/2014 44.32

Historical CN Advisories

08/02/2019-09/01/2021: Moderate Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Moderate Concern CN Advisory for the Move America Forward on September 1, 2021, because the CN Advisory has been in place for more than a year (since August 2, 2019).

Charity Navigator had published a Moderate Concern CN Advisory on Move America Forward because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On July 24, 2019, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Move America Forward is the subject of an investigation by The Office of the California Attorney General according to an article titled, "This tea party charity sends care packages to troops. California says it misspent funds." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The LA Times article.

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

EIN 84-1627277
Name in IRS Master File MOVE AMERICA FORWARD
NTEE Code Q43
NTEE Classification National Security, Domestic
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational 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, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$79,000 3.33% Shawn Callahan Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Move America Forward (CA) 88.81
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (VA) 98.58
Freedom Alliance (VA) 89.75
Hope For The Warriors® (VA) 91.16
Fisher House Foundation (MD) 98.23

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Charity Contact Info

Move America Forward
3105 Fite Circle Suite 108
Sacramento, CA 95827
tel: (916) 441-6197
fax: (916) 706-2865
EIN: 84-1627277

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Board Leadership

Melanie Morgan
Chairman

CEO

Shawn Callahan
Executive Director

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