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The Mission Continues

Empowering veterans to serve their community in new ways

four stars

97.17

1141 South Seventh Street Saint Louis, MO 63104
tel: (314) 588-8805   Web Site
EIN: 20-8742553

Board Leadership
John Tien
Chair

CEO
Spencer Kympton
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Our operations in cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside non-profit partners and community leaders to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our communities: improving community education resources, eliminating food deserts, mentoring at-risk youth and more. Through six-month service fellowships, individual veterans all across the country make an impact on issues of importance to them and their communities. Through this unique approach, veterans build new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military while making long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve.

The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Our operations in cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside non-profit partners and community leaders to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our communities: improving community education resources, eliminating food deserts, mentoring at-risk youth and more. Through six-month service fellowships, individual veterans all across the country make an impact on issues of importance to them and their communities. Through this unique approach, veterans build new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military while making long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve.

Results Information

Program Name: Her Mission
Problem

Research reveals that America’s nearly 300k women veterans are put at risk by a system designed for & dominated by male veterans.The challenges of readjustment to post-military life affect women differently than men & should receive attention from their local communities & the federal government that is at least comparable to that received by men.The unique needs of women veterans are varied & complex, spanning the areas of health care, sexual assault, employment, finance & social issues.

Strategy

The Mission Continues offers two programs to support the different stages of reintegration. Our fellowship program is designed but not limited to, veterans who recently left the military.This programs focus is to serve immediate needs such as; employment,re-tooling, continued service through volunteering & offering a living stipend. Our service platoons engage in monthly or bi-monthly team-based service and social events designed to build sense of purpose, camaraderie and social support.

IF:THEN

IF We can help companies understand how to translate veteran's skill sets into civilian job requirements....

THEN we can reduce the unemployment rate among women veterans.

IF We can utilize our political voice and get Congress to pass legislation to make all individuals who served in a combat theater of operations eligible for VA health care, for life....

THEN We can reduce the suicide rate among woman veterans.

IF We routinely collected, analyze and report data based on gender and minority status....

THEN We could use this information to monitor and advocate for Congress and policy makers to enhance services for women veterans. As well as enhance our programs and services.

IF We can collaborate with local community partners and leaders to establish peer support networks for women veterans....

THEN We can ease transition, isolation and assist with readjustment problems.
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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
87.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.31
  Program Expenses Growth 21.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Mission Continues on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Mission Continues on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Mission Continues (MO) 97.17 four stars
Operation Support Our Troops - America (IL) 93.81 four stars
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) (CA) 93.90 four stars
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care (MO) 88.86 three stars
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (MO) 85.73 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,945,636
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $515,519
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,461,155
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,461,155
   Other Revenue $-42,056
TOTAL REVENUE $8,419,099
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,159,374
   Administrative Expenses $405,237
   Fundraising Expenses $674,216
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,238,827
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-819,728
   
Net Assets $9,641,235

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
Fellowship Program $4,125,033 50.6%
Service Platoons $3,002,091 36.8%
Research and Evaluation $1,032,250 12.7%

Ratings History
The Mission Continues has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 97.17 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 94.25 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 20-8742553
Name in IRS Master File THE MISSION CONTINUES
NTEE Code J20
NTEE Classification Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
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 September, 2007
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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$206,064 2.23% Spencer Kympton President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Mission Continues (MO) 97.17 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Mission Continues
1141 South Seventh Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104
tel: (314) 588-8805
fax: (214) 571-6227
EIN: 20-8742553

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Board Leadership

John Tien
Chair

CEO

Spencer Kympton
President

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