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International : Development and Relief Services

Spirit of America

Support the safety and success of deployed US personnel.

four stars

96.83

3033 Wilson Boulevard Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (571) 970-1370   Web Site
EIN: 20-1687786

Board Leadership
Bob Oster
Chairman

CEO
Jim Hake
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.83 four stars
  Financial 95.52 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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 74 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America. 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.

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 74 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America. 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of donations received per yer
1,507
Number of countries where U.S. personnel are supported
45
Number of projects completed
201
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.13
  Program Expenses Growth 31.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
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 (VA) 96.83 four stars
Neverthirst (AL) 93.98 four stars
Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (CA) 94.74 four stars
Reciprocal Ministries International (FL) 86.44 three stars
American Friends of Leket Israel (NJ) 86.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,490,441
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,490,441
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,490,441
   Other Revenue $38,178
TOTAL REVENUE $4,528,619
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,959,903
   Administrative Expenses $357,274
   Fundraising Expenses $308,924
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,626,101
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $902,518
   
Net Assets $6,345,522

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
Spirit of America has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 96.83 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 93.92 four stars
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,467 3.98% James Hake CEO, Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$159,436 4.39% Isaac A. Eagan Chief Operating Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Spirit of America (VA) 96.83 four stars
UCP Wheels for Humanity (CA) 86.39 three stars
Hope 4 Kids International (AZ) 89.49 three stars
Touch Foundation (NY) 89.06 three stars
The Haitian Project (RI) 86.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Spirit of America
3033 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (571) 970-1370
fax: (703) 997-5634
EIN: 20-1687786

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Board Leadership

Bob Oster
Chairman

CEO

Jim Hake
Founder, CEO

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