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CIA Officers Memorial Foundation

Assisting the survivors and dependents of CIA officers who died in the line of duty

four stars

99.25

2251 Corporate Park Drive 3rd Floor
Herndon, VA 20171
tel: (703) 638-5378   Web Site
EIN: 52-2360463

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Smith
Chairman

CEO
Gerald J. Komisar
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.25 four stars
  Financial 98.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its founding in 1947, the men and women of the Central Intelligence Agency have served America in peace and war around the world to confront those who would do harm to our country and to alert the President and our national leaders to dangers and opportunities abroad. The Foundation was established in December 2001 to provide educational support to the children of CIA officers killed in the line of duty. In May 2006, the Foundation's Board of Directors voted to expand its mission to include providing educational support to the spouses of CIA officers killed in the line of duty, and the children and spouses of officers who die on active duty as a result of accident, illness or other causes.

Since its founding in 1947, the men and women of the Central Intelligence Agency have served America in peace and war around the world to confront those who would do harm to our country and to alert the President and our national leaders to dangers and opportunities abroad. The Foundation was established in December 2001 to provide educational support to the children of CIA officers killed in the line of duty. In May 2006, the Foundation's Board of Directors voted to expand its mission to include providing educational support to the spouses of CIA officers killed in the line of duty, and the children and spouses of officers who die on active duty as a result of accident, illness or other causes.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Cia Officers Memorial Foundation
Program Activities
Cia Officers Memorial Foundation grants scholarships to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$27,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $28,000.
Impact Assessment
4/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of postsecondary scholarship programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they increase income for a recipient by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a 4/5 assessment if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Cia Officers Memorial Foundation.
Data Source
Output data collected during the program. Cia Officers Memorial Foundation publicly reports data on the dollar value of all scholarships it grants and the number of scholarship recipients, which we use to calculate the additional income that the nonprofit's scholarship program generates.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We estimate the increase in income caused by a nonprofit's scholarship program in two steps. First, we compare the estimated postsecondary graduation rate of its scholars to that of comparable students who did not receive a scholarship (the “counterfactual”). Our estimates are drawn from rigorous social science studies of similar scholarship programs. The result is the number of scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Second, we compare the earnings of graduates to non-graduates based on publicly available census data, matching on student demographic characteristics. We apply the earnings boost owing to a degree to those scholars whose graduation was caused by the nonprofit. Both steps are necessary to properly net out counterfactual successes from observed successes. Otherwise, we would be attributing changes (increase in graduation rate and increase in earnings) to the nonprofit when they would have happened anyway. Few nonprofits estimate the counterfactual themselves, so we construct our own counterfactual estimate based on research and publicly available data.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of November 2019, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

98.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 14.90
  Program Expenses Growth 9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CIA Officers Memorial Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CIA Officers Memorial Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CIA Officers Memorial Foundation (VA) 99.25 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $891,848
   Federated Campaigns $42,973
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,044,877
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,979,698
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,979,698
   Other Revenue $773,124
TOTAL REVENUE $2,752,822
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,230,589
   Administrative Expenses $163,298
   Fundraising Expenses $142,349
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,536,236
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,216,586
   
Net Assets $20,442,152

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
Provide Educational & Financial Assistance $1,230,589 100.0%

Ratings History
CIA Officers Memorial Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 99.25 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 97.12 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.36 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 93.26 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2016 90.76 four stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 90.62 four stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 90.26 four stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 88.50 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 87.88 three stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 82.70 three 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 52-2360463
Name in IRS Master File CIA OFFICERS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
NTEE Code I60
NTEE Classification Law Enforcement Agencies (Police Departments)
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-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 December, 2001
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
$146,475 9.53% Gerald Komisar President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CIA Officers Memorial Foundation (VA) 99.25 four stars
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The Mission Continues (MO) 100.00 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

CIA Officers Memorial Foundation
2251 Corporate Park Drive
3rd Floor
Herndon, VA 20171
tel: (703) 638-5378
EIN: 52-2360463

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 405
Herndon, VA 20172

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey Smith
Chairman

CEO

Gerald J. Komisar
President

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