Human Services : Social Services

Operation Support Our Troops-America

Providing comfort and care at home and away

four stars

95.53

1807 S. Washington Naperville, IL 60565
tel: (630) 971-1150   Web Site
EIN: 20-4275756

Board Leadership
Justin Smitherman
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Scott Maxson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.53 four stars
  Financial 93.68 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of veterans provided financial assistance due to a financial crisis.
105
Total number of organization members
137
Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization
40
Number of comfort and care packages shipped.
3,832
Pounds of goods donated for including in our comfort and care packages.
83,278
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

93.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,274,672
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $253,117
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,527,789
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,527,789
   Other Revenue $-31,733
TOTAL REVENUE $1,496,056
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,312,212
   Administrative Expenses $108,990
   Fundraising Expenses $130,509
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,551,711
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-55,655
   
Net Assets $827,337

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$52,580 3.38% William Rickert Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$26,491 1.70% Jamie Nelson Former Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation Support Our Troops-America (IL) 95.53 four stars
National Military Family Association (VA) 87.25 three stars
Air Force Aid Society (VA) 99.87 four stars
Wounded Warrior Project (FL) 86.49 three stars
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (VA) 96.75 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Operation Support Our Troops-America
1807 S. Washington
Naperville, IL 60565
tel: (630) 971-1150
EIN: 20-4275756

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Board Leadership

Justin Smitherman
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Scott Maxson
Executive Director