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USO

Strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country.

three stars

85.18

2111 Wilson Boulevard Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (800) 876-7469   Web Site
EIN: 13-1610451

Board Leadership
Jed Becker
Chairman

CEO
J.D. Crouch, II
CEO & President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.18 three stars
  Financial 79.27 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

Since 1941, the USO (United Service Organizations) has strengthened America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. We are the Force Behind the Forces. We currently operate more than 200 USO centers at or near military installations, including in combat zones, MEPS centers, several airports, and even un-staffed USO service sites in places too dangerous for anyone but combat troops to occupy. We serve the American Armed Forces - specifically, U.S. Active, Reserve, and Guard service members and their families through a wide arrange of programs and entertainment. The USO is a congressionally chartered, private organization that relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities, and is powered by a family of over 30,000 volunteers to accomplish our mission. The USO is not part of the federal government.

Since 1941, the USO (United Service Organizations) has strengthened America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. We are the Force Behind the Forces. We currently operate more than 200 USO centers at or near military installations, including in combat zones, MEPS centers, several airports, and even un-staffed USO service sites in places too dangerous for anyone but combat troops to occupy. We serve the American Armed Forces - specifically, U.S. Active, Reserve, and Guard service members and their families through a wide arrange of programs and entertainment. The USO is a congressionally chartered, private organization that relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities, and is powered by a family of over 30,000 volunteers to accomplish our mission. The USO is not part of the federal government.

Financial

two stars

79.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 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)
69.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by USO on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by USO on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
USO (VA) 85.18 three stars
New Directions for Veterans (CA) 86.90 three stars
Snowball Express (TX) 92.46 four stars
Fisher House Foundation (MD) 100.00 four stars
Operation Support Our Troops - America (IL) 93.81 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $111,855,798
   Federated Campaigns $1,200,924
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,908,106
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $21,996,694
Total Contributions $136,961,522
   Program Service Revenue $4,337,753
Total Primary Revenue $141,299,275
   Other Revenue $2,982,620
TOTAL REVENUE $144,281,895
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $92,881,573
   Administrative Expenses $14,688,065
   Fundraising Expenses $22,470,581
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $130,040,219
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,241,676
   
Net Assets $161,520,260

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
Center Operations $47,626,631 51.3%
Awareness and Outreach Programs $20,510,542 22.1%
Warrior and Family Programming $13,452,538 14.5%
Entertainment Tours $6,129,721 6.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 12/22/2017 85.18 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 75.89 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.69 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 73.73 two stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 74.67 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 83.79 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 86.69 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 90.71 four 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 13-1610451
Name in IRS Master File UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS INC
NTEE Code W30
NTEE Classification Military, Veterans' Organizations
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS INC
Ruling Date December, 1954
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
$503,316 0.38% JD Crouch II President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
USO (VA) 85.18 three stars
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (VA) 90.44 four stars
Air Force Aid Society (VA) 98.10 four stars
Our Military Kids (VA) 91.16 four stars
Snowball Express (TX) 92.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

USO
2111 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (800) 876-7469
fax: (703) 908-6402
EIN: 13-1610451

Mail donations to:
Department WS
P.O. Box 96860
Washington, DC 20090

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Board Leadership

Jed Becker
Chairman

CEO

J.D. Crouch, II
CEO & President

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