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Purple Heart Foundation

Honoring their sacrifice with our service

zero star

28.86

7008 Little River Turnpike P.O. Box 49
Annandale, VA 22003
tel: (703) 256-6139   Web Site
EIN: 59-3184919

Board Leadership
Mary Lou Keener
Chairwoman

CEO
Stephen L. Ruckman
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 28.86 zero star
  Financial 0.00 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Purple Heart Foundation is "To holistically enhance the quality of life of all veterans and their families, providing them with direct service and fostering an environment of comradery and goodwill among combat wounded veterans." The Purple Heart Foundation honors the sacrifice military veterans make for our country by helping them make a smooth transition from the battlefield to the home front. Chartered in 1957, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation is the fundraising engine of the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the USA, Inc. Through grants, academic scholarships and outreach programs the Purple Heart Foundation lends support to other organizations whose programs align with Purple Heart's mission, as well as smaller direct contributions to veterans facing exceptionally difficult financial challenges.

The mission of the Purple Heart Foundation is "To holistically enhance the quality of life of all veterans and their families, providing them with direct service and fostering an environment of comradery and goodwill among combat wounded veterans." The Purple Heart Foundation honors the sacrifice military veterans make for our country by helping them make a smooth transition from the battlefield to the home front. Chartered in 1957, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation is the fundraising engine of the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the USA, Inc. Through grants, academic scholarships and outreach programs the Purple Heart Foundation lends support to other organizations whose programs align with Purple Heart's mission, as well as smaller direct contributions to veterans facing exceptionally difficult financial challenges.

Financial

zero star

0.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
23.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 72.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.75
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 122.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Purple Heart Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Purple Heart Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Purple Heart Foundation (VA) 28.86 zero star
Wounded Warriors Family Support (NE) 92.92 four stars
USO of Metropolitan New York (NY) 86.91 three stars
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (VA) 88.88 three stars
Gary Sinise Foundation (CA) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $30,872,106
   Federated Campaigns $6,359
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $30,878,465
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $30,878,465
   Other Revenue $-3,787,641
TOTAL REVENUE $27,090,824
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,163,130
   Administrative Expenses $1,317,835
   Fundraising Expenses $22,495,103
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,976,068
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-885,244
   
Net Assets $-584,695

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
Veteran Service Grants $3,537,644 85.0%
Veteran Service Program $478,768 11.5%
Public Awareness $146,718 3.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 28.86 zero star
2019-06 12/01/2020 28.59 zero star
2018-06 07/01/2019 28.59 zero star
2017-06 12/01/2018 28.59 zero star
2016-06 06/01/2017 27.59 zero star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 59-3184919
Name in IRS Master File MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART SERVICE FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (907) Veterans activities
(927) Fundraising
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 November, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$185,000 0.66% Stephen L. Ruckman Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Purple Heart Foundation (VA) 28.86 zero star
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Freedom Alliance (VA) 89.75 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Purple Heart Foundation
7008 Little River Turnpike
P.O. Box 49
Annandale, VA 22003
tel: (703) 256-6139
fax: (703) 256-6142
EIN: 59-3184919

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Board Leadership

Mary Lou Keener
Chairwoman

CEO

Stephen L. Ruckman
Chief Executive Officer

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