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Human Services : Social Services

USA Cares

Assisting Post 9/11 Military Families in Crisis

three stars

83.68

11760 Commonwealth Drive Louisville, KY 40299
tel: (800) 773-0387   Web Site
EIN: 05-0588761

Board Leadership
William Roby, Sr.
Chair

CEO
Hank Patton
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.68 three stars
  Financial 77.27 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

USA Cares provides financial and advocacy assistance to post 9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families. We assist all branches of service, all ranks and components and treat all with privacy and dignity in appreciation for their service and sacrifice. We never charge fees nor accept repayment and rely on donations from private citizens, businesses and foundations for all funding. Our goal is to help restore financial stability and self-sufficiency by giving 'a hand up not a hand out.' We strive to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to prevent further financial distress and suffering, especially for the combat injured and their families.

USA Cares provides financial and advocacy assistance to post 9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families. We assist all branches of service, all ranks and components and treat all with privacy and dignity in appreciation for their service and sacrifice. We never charge fees nor accept repayment and rely on donations from private citizens, businesses and foundations for all funding. Our goal is to help restore financial stability and self-sufficiency by giving 'a hand up not a hand out.' We strive to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to prevent further financial distress and suffering, especially for the combat injured and their families.

Financial

two stars

77.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by USA Cares on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by USA Cares on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
USA Cares (KY) 83.68 three stars
Coast Guard Foundation (CT) 87.42 three stars
Give an Hour (MD) 92.24 four stars
Our Military Kids (VA) 91.16 four stars
Wounded Warriors Family Support (NE) 97.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,789,471
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $135,110
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,924,581
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,924,581
   Other Revenue $274,423
TOTAL REVENUE $2,199,004
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,997,312
   Administrative Expenses $150,426
   Fundraising Expenses $201,174
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,348,912
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-149,908
   
Net Assets $1,092,406

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
Combat Injured Program $877,461 43.9%
Emergency Assistance Program $643,235 32.2%
Housing Assistance Program $109,284 5.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 83.68 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 82.68 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.72 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 87.94 three stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 84.45 three stars
2013-12 10/01/2014 84.19 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 85.05 three stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 80.86 three stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 86.86 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 05-0588761
Name in IRS Master File USA CARES INC
NTEE Code P51
NTEE Classification Financial Counseling, Money Management
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 February, 2004
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,415 3.72% Hank Patton Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
USA Cares (KY) 83.68 three stars
Project Sanctuary (CO) 92.02 four stars
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (VA) 95.02 four stars
National Veterans Foundation (CA) 87.02 three stars
USO (VA) 85.18 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

USA Cares
11760 Commonwealth Drive
Louisville, KY 40299
tel: (800) 773-0387
EIN: 05-0588761

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Board Leadership

William Roby, Sr.
Chair

CEO

Hank Patton
President, CEO

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