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Human Services : Social Services

Wounded Warrior Project

The greatest casualty is being forgotten

82.10

4899 Belfort Road Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32256
tel: (877) 832-6997   Web Site
EIN: 20-2370934

Board Leadership
Anthony K. Odierno
Chair

CEO
Charlie Fletcher
Interim Chief Operating Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.10
  Financial 75.01
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

75.01

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
58.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 35.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth 67.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wounded Warrior Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wounded Warrior Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wounded Warrior Project (FL) 82.10
DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust (KY) 98.23
CIA Officers Memorial Foundation (VA) 91.36
USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (VA) 91.02
Homes for Our Troops (MA) 92.92

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Wounded Warrior Project (FL) 82.10
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Fisher House Foundation (MD) 99.37
Wounded Warriors Family Support (NE) 91.33
USO (VA) 76.69

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The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Our purpose is: to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women; to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $307,325,253
   Federated Campaigns $4,505,445
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $640,313
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $312,471,011
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $312,471,011
   Other Revenue $29,595,103
TOTAL REVENUE $342,066,114
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $148,641,215
   Administrative Expenses $15,006,166
   Fundraising Expenses $84,358,058
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $248,005,439
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $94,060,675
   
Net Assets $248,285,483

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
Alumni Association $37,913,075 20.0%
Combat Stress Recovery $27,946,118 14.7%
Physical Health and Wellness $16,033,248 8.5%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-09 06/01/2016 82.10
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 07/01/2015 84.52
2013-09 12/22/2014 86.11
2012-09 10/01/2013 84.39
2011-09 10/01/2012 84.18
2010-09 12/23/2011 83.37
2010-09 09/20/2011 83.13
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 09/01/2010 78.66

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

EIN 20-2370934
Name in IRS Master File WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - 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 August, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011
  • September, 2010

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$473,015 0.19% Steven Nardizzi Executive Director

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Our purpose is: to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women; to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wounded Warrior Project (FL) 82.10
The Greater Jacksonville Area USO (FL) 91.46
USA Cares (KY) 86.72
USO of North Carolina (NC) 90.00
Our Military Kids (VA) 90.71

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wounded Warrior Project (FL) 82.10
DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust (KY) 98.23
Fisher House Foundation (MD) 99.37
Wounded Warriors Family Support (NE) 91.33
USO (VA) 76.69

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Wounded Warrior Project is on Charity Navigator's Watchlist
Here's why:

 

  • On January 26, 2016, CBS News aired part one of an investigative report titled, "Wounded Warrior Project accused of wasting donation money" 

For more information: CBS News


  • On January 27, 2016, CBS News aired part two of an investigative report titled, "Ex-employee: Wounded Warrior Project conduct 'makes me sick'"

For more information: CBS News


  • On January 27, 2016, CBS News published an article titled, "Charity watchdogs question Wounded Warrior's spending on vets." 

For more information: CBS News


  • On January 27, 2016, the New York Times published an article titled, "Wounded Warrior Project Spends Lavishly on Itself, Insiders Say"

For more information: The New York Times


  • On January 27, 2016, News4JAX published an article titled, "Wounded Warrior Project suing 2 injured veterans." 

For more information: News4JAX


  • On February 1, 2016, CBS News published an article titled, "Wounded Warrior Project publicly responds to 'concerns.'" 

For more information: CBS News


  • On March 10, 2016, CBS News published an article titled, "Wounded Warrior Project execs fired." 

For more information: CBS News


  • On March 10, 2016, Wounded Warrior Project Board of Directors published a press release regarding the independent review.

For more information: Press Release


  • On March 14, 2016, CBS This Morning published an article titled, "Wounded Warrior Project chair on recovery from spending scandal."

For more information: CBS This Morning


  • On March 21, 2016, the Chronicle of Philanthropy published an article titled, "Senator Asks Wounded Warrior Project to Share Financial Data." 

For more information: The Chronicle of Philanthropy


  • On April 11, 2016, Wounded Warrior Project announced, "Wounded Warrior Project Appoints Interim Chief Operating Officer."

For more information: Wounded Warrior Project's Website


  • On May 16, 2016, News4Jax published an article titled, "Senator questions Wounded Warrior Project spending."

For more information: News4Jax


  • On June 16, 2016, The Chronicle of Philanthropy published an article titled, “Pentagon Official to Take Charge of Wounded Warrior Project.”

For more information: The Chronicle of Philanthropy


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Charity Contact Info

Wounded Warrior Project
4899 Belfort Road
Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32256
tel: (877) 832-6997
fax: (904) 296-7347
EIN: 20-2370934

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675

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Board Leadership

Anthony K. Odierno
Chair

CEO

Charlie Fletcher
Interim Chief Operating Officer


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