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International : Development and Relief Services

Spirit of America

Help our troops help the people

three stars

84.36

12021 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 507
Los Angeles, CA 90025
tel: (310) 230-5476   Web Site
EIN: 20-1687786

Board Leadership
Jim Hake
Chairman

CEO
Jim Hake
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.36 three stars
  Financial 97.85 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

97.85

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Spirit of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Spirit of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Spirit of America (CA) 84.36 three stars
Islamic Relief USA (VA) 92.92 four stars
Bikes Not Bombs (MA) 90.26 four stars
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Inc. (KS) 90.85 four stars
American Leprosy Missions (SC) 89.46 three stars

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Spirit of America's mission is to support the safety and success of Americans serving abroad and the local people and partners they seek to help. Spirit of America is the only nonprofit organization that directly supports the safety and success of deployed US personnel.
Since being founded in 2003, we have provided millions in targeted assistance to help US troops and diplomats assist vulnerable local people in Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia and Latin America: Afghanistan, Colombia, Djibouti, Guyana, Honduras, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, the Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Pakistan, Peru, Syria, Tajikistan and Yemen.
We've established a groundbreaking model for partnership of a nonprofit organization with the US government. Our support is fast, flexible and decentralized. It makes our troops and diplomats safer and more successful. It helps them improve security and stability, build goodwill, and increase the wellbeing of those most at risk of extremism and conflict.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,473,324
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,473,324
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,473,324
   Other Revenue $8,645
TOTAL REVENUE $2,481,969
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,843,496
   Administrative Expenses $257,246
   Fundraising Expenses $259,257
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,359,999
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $121,970
   
Net Assets $2,657,890

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 84.36 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 84.20 three stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 75.11 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 73.56 two stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 78.08 two stars
2010-12 11/06/2012 83.91 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 80.70 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 20-1687786
Name in IRS Master File SPIRIT OF AMERICA WORLDWIDE
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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 November, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$114,733 4.86% James Hake CEO, Founder & Chairman

Spirit of America's mission is to support the safety and success of Americans serving abroad and the local people and partners they seek to help. Spirit of America is the only nonprofit organization that directly supports the safety and success of deployed US personnel.
Since being founded in 2003, we have provided millions in targeted assistance to help US troops and diplomats assist vulnerable local people in Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia and Latin America: Afghanistan, Colombia, Djibouti, Guyana, Honduras, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, the Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Pakistan, Peru, Syria, Tajikistan and Yemen.
We've established a groundbreaking model for partnership of a nonprofit organization with the US government. Our support is fast, flexible and decentralized. It makes our troops and diplomats safer and more successful. It helps them improve security and stability, build goodwill, and increase the wellbeing of those most at risk of extremism and conflict.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Spirit of America (CA) 84.36 three stars
Mercy Ships (TX) 93.45 four stars
Miracle Foundation (TX) 94.51 four stars
VisionSpring (NY) 93.83 four stars
Kinship United (IL) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Spirit of America
12021 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 507
Los Angeles, CA 90025
tel: (310) 230-5476
fax: (310) 826-4542
EIN: 20-1687786

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Board Leadership

Jim Hake
Chairman

CEO

Jim Hake
Founder, CEO

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