International : Development and Relief Services

Spirit of America

Support the safety and success of deployed US personnel.

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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 51 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 51 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 2017
Number of donations received per yer
1,520
Number of countries where U.S. personnel are supported
34
Number of projects completed
110
This impact information is current as of March 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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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 51 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.

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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