Human Services : Social Services

Cell Phones For Soldiers

Helping our troops call home

three stars

84.47

243 Winter Street Norwell, MA 02061
tel: (678) 580-1976   Web Site
EIN: 20-1343425

Board Leadership
Robert M. Bertguist
President

CEO
Robert Bergquist
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.47 three stars
  Financial 81.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc. is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. Founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided more than 204 million "Minutes That Matter" to deployed troops. Since 2012, "Helping Heroes Home" has provided emergency funds for more than 400 returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships. For more information, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest pages.

Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc. is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. Founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided more than 204 million "Minutes That Matter" to deployed troops. Since 2012, "Helping Heroes Home" has provided emergency funds for more than 400 returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships. For more information, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest pages.

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Financial

three stars

81.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
71.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.03
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cell Phones For Soldiers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cell Phones For Soldiers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,063,501
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,063,501
   Program Service Revenue $305,378
Total Primary Revenue $1,368,879
   Other Revenue $32,138
TOTAL REVENUE $1,401,017
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $427,433
   Administrative Expenses $87,438
   Fundraising Expenses $67,897
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $582,768
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $818,249
   
Net Assets $2,830,618

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$25,000 4.28% Robert Bergquist President
Other Salaries of Note
$25,000 4.28% Gail Bergquist Treasurer

Mission

Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc. is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. Founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided more than 204 million "Minutes That Matter" to deployed troops. Since 2012, "Helping Heroes Home" has provided emergency funds for more than 400 returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships. For more information, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest pages.

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Charity Contact Info

Cell Phones For Soldiers
243 Winter Street
Norwell, MA 02061
tel: (678) 580-1976
EIN: 20-1343425

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Board Leadership

Robert M. Bertguist
President

CEO

Robert Bergquist
President