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The Mission Continues

Empowering veterans to serve their community in new ways

four stars

97.87

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

Board Leadership
Nana Adae
Chair

CEO
Mary Beth Bruggeman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.87 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
88.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 22.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Mission Continues (MO) 97.87 four stars
Air Warrior Courage Foundation (MD) 91.75 four stars
Yellow Ribbon Fund (MD) 86.75 three stars
Gary Sinise Foundation (CA) 100.00 four stars
Navy SEAL Foundation (VA) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,568,733
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $345,772
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,914,505
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $12,914,505
   Other Revenue $43,977
TOTAL REVENUE $12,958,482
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,715,474
   Administrative Expenses $341,052
   Fundraising Expenses $1,014,778
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,071,304
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $887,178
   
Net Assets $11,484,574

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
Service Platoons $5,474,361 51.1%
Fellowship Program $3,924,370 36.6%
Thought Leadership $1,316,743 12.3%

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

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
2017-12 10/01/2019 97.87 four stars
2016-12 12/12/2018 100.00 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 100.00 four stars
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

Historical CN Advisories

04/18/2018-02/01/2019: Moderate Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Moderate Concern CN Advisory for The Mission Continues on February 1, 2019, because the issues that prompted the CN Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:
Charity Navigator had published a Moderate Concern CN Advisory on The Mission Continues because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:
  • On March 1, 2018, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that The Mission Continues is the subject of an investigation by The Office of the Missouri Attorney General according to an article titled, "Hawley launches investigation into Greitens' veterans charity." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Kansas City Star article.

    Charity Response

    The Mission Continues published a statement on their website regarding this matter.

    • On March 6, 2018, U.S. News & World Report published an article titled, "Charity Backs Probe Into 'Misuse' of Resources by Greitens." For more information, please see the U.S. News & World Report article.

    • On March 19, 2018, The Kansas City Star published an article titled, "Subpoenas issued as part of investigation of Greitens' use of charity donor list." For more information, please see The Kansas City Star article.

    • On August 17, 2018, The Kansas City Star published an article titled, "Ethics commission says Greitens campaign broke the law. Prosecutor won’t file charges." For more information, please see The Kansas City Star article.

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$229,880 1.90% Spencer Kympton President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Mission Continues (MO) 97.87 four stars
Project Sanctuary (CO) 96.66 four stars
USO of North Carolina (NC) 90.32 four stars
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care (MO) 93.98 four stars
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) (CA) 92.72 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

Nana Adae
Chair

CEO

Mary Beth Bruggeman
President

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