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CN Advisory: High Concern

Veterans Support Organization

Restoring Pride

10 SE Central Parkway Ste 315
Stuart, FL 34994
tel: (772) 266-4283   Web Site
EIN: 05-0516084

Richard VanHouten


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On July 26, 2010, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Veterans Support Organization, is the subject of an investigation by Tennessee Secretary of State according to an article titled, "Veterans Charity Faces $50,000 in Civil Penalties for False Claims." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see Tennessee Secretary of State article.

  • On June 22, 2015, ABC Local 10 News published an article titled, "Veteran questions legitimacy of fundraiser claiming to be veteran." For more information, please see ABC Local 10 News article.

  • On July 7, 2015, WPTV published an article titled, "Veteran records run in with veterans charity under nationwide scrutiny." For more information, please see WPTV article.

  • On July 10, 2015, WPBF published video titled, "Bad reputation follows veterans charity." For more information, please see the WPBF video.

On November 18, 2015, myStatesman.com reported on the operations of Veterans Support Organization, a former charity that has recently dissolved, in an article titled, "Veterans Support Organization shut down by Texas attorney general." For more information, please see the myStatesman.com article.

The concerns raised about organizational legitimacy and/or federal tax law compliance are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this 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 05-0516084
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 March, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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Charity Contact Info

Veterans Support Organization
10 SE Central Parkway
Ste 315
Stuart, FL 34994
tel: (772) 266-4283
EIN: 05-0516084

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Richard VanHouten

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