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Human Services : Social Services

The Mission Continues

Reporting for duty in your community.

four stars

100.00

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 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Mission Continues is a national veterans organization dedicated to the empowerment of veterans as community-based leaders. We invest in veterans and under-resourced communities, developing new skill sets and equipping a growing veteran volunteer movement with the tools to drive positive change. Our programs in 56 cities nationwide deploy veteran volunteers alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, increase access to parks and green spaces, foster neighborhood identity, and more. Through this unique service model, veterans are provided opportunities for connection and personal growth while generating visible community impact.

The Mission Continues is a national veterans organization dedicated to the empowerment of veterans as community-based leaders. We invest in veterans and under-resourced communities, developing new skill sets and equipping a growing veteran volunteer movement with the tools to drive positive change. Our programs in 56 cities nationwide deploy veteran volunteers alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, increase access to parks and green spaces, foster neighborhood identity, and more. Through this unique service model, veterans are provided opportunities for connection and personal growth while generating visible community impact.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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) 100.00 four stars
Move America Forward (CA) 87.25 three stars
Hire Heroes USA (GA) 94.65 four stars
Operation Support Our Troops-America (IL) 95.53 four stars
Lone Survivor Foundation (TX) 90.87 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%

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 12/20/2019 100.00 four stars
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

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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
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) 100.00 four stars
Freedom Alliance (VA) 89.75 three stars
Soldiers' Angels (TX) 92.61 four stars
National Military Family Association (VA) 87.25 three stars
United Through Reading (CA) 94.28 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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