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Human Services : Social Services

Operation Support Our Troops - America

Providing comfort and care at home and away

four stars

93.81

1807 South Washington Street Suite 110, #359
Naperville, IL 60565
tel: (630) 971-1150   Web Site
EIN: 20-4275756

Board Leadership
Justin Smitherman
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Deborah Rickert
President/CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.81 four stars
  Financial 91.26 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2003, Operation Support Our Troops - America (formerly Operation Support Our Troops - Illinois) has been a grassroots effort that's blossomed into one of the largest volunteer based military support organizations in the country. Our mission is to support the morale and wellbeing of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families both while they are deployed in harm's way and after their return. We accomplish this by providing a link between the citizens and military personnel so that everyone has the opportunity to express their support. This allows us to send comfort packages of items that are not readily available to our troops in their deployed locations, along with personal letters, cards and notes of support from the community at large.

Founded in 2003, Operation Support Our Troops - America (formerly Operation Support Our Troops - Illinois) has been a grassroots effort that's blossomed into one of the largest volunteer based military support organizations in the country. Our mission is to support the morale and wellbeing of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families both while they are deployed in harm's way and after their return. We accomplish this by providing a link between the citizens and military personnel so that everyone has the opportunity to express their support. This allows us to send comfort packages of items that are not readily available to our troops in their deployed locations, along with personal letters, cards and notes of support from the community at large.

Financial

four stars

91.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.88
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Operation Support Our Troops - America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Operation Support Our Troops - America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation Support Our Troops - America (IL) 93.81 four stars
Operation Homefront (TX) 93.48 four stars
Wounded Warrior Project (FL) 88.67 three stars
Give an Hour (MD) 92.24 four stars
USO (VA) 85.18 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,108,475
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $382,851
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,491,326
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,491,326
   Other Revenue $17,144
TOTAL REVENUE $1,508,470
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,096,105
   Administrative Expenses $86,743
   Fundraising Expenses $90,476
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,273,324
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $235,146
   
Net Assets $1,211,128

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
Send Care Packages $972,539 88.7%
Support For Other Organizations $123,566 11.3%

Ratings History
Operation Support Our Troops - America has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 93.81 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 91.16 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.71 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 83.07 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 91.57 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 83.32 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 94.45 four stars
2010-12 10/01/2012 95.45 four 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 20-4275756
Name in IRS Master File OPERATION SUPPORT OUR TROOPS - AMERICA INC
NTEE Code W30
NTEE Classification Military, Veterans' Organizations
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
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 June, 2006
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$57,000 4.47% Deborah Rickert President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation Support Our Troops - America (IL) 93.81 four stars
USO of Metropolitan New York (NY) 92.02 four stars
Honor Flight Network (OH) 90.32 four stars
DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust (KY) 96.66 four stars
Snowball Express (TX) 92.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Operation Support Our Troops - America
1807 South Washington Street
Suite 110, #359
Naperville, IL 60565
tel: (630) 971-1150
EIN: 20-4275756

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Board Leadership

Justin Smitherman
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Deborah Rickert
President/CEO

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