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Pat Tillman Foundation

Investing in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships.

four stars

92.18

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212
Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (773) 360-5277   Web Site
EIN: 20-1072336

Board Leadership
Marie Tillman
Chair

CEO
Dan Futrell
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.18 four stars
  Financial 88.95 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active service members and their spouses. The Tillman Military Scholars program aids all veterans, specifically the ever-growing population of veterans of Post-9/11 conflicts. In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. This decision was just one of many he made over the course of his lifetime to help others and serve a cause greater than his own self-interest. Following Pat's death in 2004, while serving with the U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan, his family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation.

The Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active service members and their spouses. The Tillman Military Scholars program aids all veterans, specifically the ever-growing population of veterans of Post-9/11 conflicts. In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. This decision was just one of many he made over the course of his lifetime to help others and serve a cause greater than his own self-interest. Following Pat's death in 2004, while serving with the U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan, his family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Tilman Scholar Program
Program Name: Tilman Scholar Program

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Pat Tillman Foundation grants scholarships to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$27,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $26,000.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of postsecondary scholarship programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase income for a recipient by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Pat Tillman Foundation.
Data Source
Output data collected during the program. Pat Tillman Foundation publicly reports data on the dollar value of all scholarships it grants and the number of scholarship recipients, which we use to calculate the additional income that the nonprofit's scholarship program generates.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We estimate the increase in income caused by a nonprofit's scholarship program in two steps. First, we compare the estimated postsecondary graduation rate of its scholars to that of comparable students who did not receive a scholarship (the “counterfactual”). Our estimates are drawn from rigorous social science studies of similar scholarship programs. The result is the number of scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Second, we compare the earnings of graduates to non-graduates based on publicly available census data, matching on student demographic characteristics. We apply the earnings boost owing to a degree to those scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Both steps are necessary to properly net out counterfactual successes from observed successes. Otherwise, we would be attributing changes (increase in graduation rate and increase in earnings) to the nonprofit when they would have happened anyway. Few nonprofits estimate the counterfactual themselves, so we construct our own counterfactual estimate based on research and publicly available data.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pat Tillman Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pat Tillman Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pat Tillman Foundation (IL) 92.18 four stars
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (SC) 91.30 four stars
Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter (WI) 92.62 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,408,658
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,300,492
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,709,150
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,709,150
   Other Revenue $72,940
TOTAL REVENUE $3,782,090
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,665,850
   Administrative Expenses $204,379
   Fundraising Expenses $456,728
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,326,957
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $455,133
   
Net Assets $3,322,423

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
Educational Scholarships $2,665,850 100.0%

Ratings History
Pat Tillman Foundation has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 92.18 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 90.27 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.47 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2017 91.10 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 90.66 four stars
2014-12 04/01/2017 91.92 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 86.61 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 89.47 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 86.60 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 80.95 three stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 88.28 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 20-1072336
Name in IRS Master File PAT TILLMAN FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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, 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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$145,000 4.35% Kill Anderson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pat Tillman Foundation (IL) 92.18 four stars
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (SC) 91.30 four stars
Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter (WI) 92.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pat Tillman Foundation
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 1212
Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (773) 360-5277
fax: (480) 621-4075
EIN: 20-1072336

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Board Leadership

Marie Tillman
Chair

CEO

Dan Futrell
Chief Executive Officer

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