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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Armed Forces Foundation

Serving those who serve

16 North Carolina Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 547-4713   Web Site
EIN: 75-3070368

Board Leadership
Adam Richman

Brian Cooke
Executive Director



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On May 22, 2015, Sports Illustrated reported that Armed Forces Foundation was, or may continue to be, a subject of a material diversion of assets in an article titled, "Kurt Busch's accuser denies embezzlement claims, rips ESPN report." For this reason, we issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding this matter, please see the Sports Illustrated article.

  • The Armed Forces Foundation reported a Material Diversion of Assets on its Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2014 Form 990. For more information, please see page 6 of the Form 990.

  • On September 21, 2016, The Washington Post published an article titled, "Armed Forces Foundation ex-director charged with fraud, tax evasion, lying to IRS." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

On June 12, 2015, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Armed Forces Foundation, is the subject of an investigation by the FBI and the IRS according to an article titled, "FBI, IRS investigating Patricia Driscoll." For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the ESPN article.

  • On July 15, 2015, ESPN published an article titled, "Under scrutiny, Patricia Driscoll resigns as leader of foundation." For more information, please see the ESPN article.

  • On September 20, 2016, The Department of Justice published a press statement titled, "Former Executive Director of Military Charity Indicted For Fraud and Tax Evasion." For more information, please see The Department of Justice press statement.

Charity Response

Armed Forces Foundation has published a response on PR Newswire titled, "Armed Forces Foundation Response to Erroneous Story by ESPN Mike Fish"

The nature of these allegations of illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are such that Charity Navigator has issued this CN Advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 75-3070368
NTEE Code O43
NTEE Classification Camp Fire
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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Charity Contact Info

Armed Forces Foundation
16 North Carolina Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 547-4713
fax: (202) 547-4712
EIN: 75-3070368

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Board Leadership

Adam Richman


Brian Cooke
Executive Director

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