Disable all preview features
There was a problem enabling Giving Basket donations for this page. If you're looking to donate you can try refreshing the page.
If the problem perisists you can contact us or email: helpandsupport@charitynavigator.org.
You can include the Cart ID: Not assigned

Human Services : Social Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Purple Heart Foundation

Honoring their sacrifice with our service

29.06

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

Board Leadership
Jim Sims
Chairman

CEO
Stephen L. Ruckman
Chief Executive Officer

Charity Navigator

Error attempting donation

You're too fast!

Your donation attempt encountered a problem. Please refresh the page to try again.

You're faster than our page! Give the page a little longer to finish loading and try your donation again.

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 29.06
  Financial 0.00
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 07/01/2022 and includes data from FY2021, 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

0.00

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2022 and includes data from FY2021, 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)
10.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 83.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.74
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.06
  Program Expenses Growth -45.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.3%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Purple Heart Foundation (VA) 29.06
Freedom Alliance (VA) 92.61
Gary Sinise Foundation (CA) 98.23
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) (CA) 92.64
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care (MO) 96.46

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,901,815
   Federated Campaigns $6,231
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $294,000
Total Contributions $21,202,046
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $21,202,046
   Other Revenue $-1,238,125
TOTAL REVENUE $19,963,921
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,227,339
   Administrative Expenses $876,921
   Fundraising Expenses $15,382,680
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,486,940
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,476,981
   
Net Assets $1,411,746

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 $609,939 49.7%
Veteran Service Program $468,312 38.2%
Public Awareness $92,250 7.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2021-06 07/01/2022 29.06
2020-06 03/01/2022 29.06
2019-06 04/01/2021 28.86
2019-06 12/01/2020 28.59
2018-06 07/01/2019 28.59
2017-06 12/01/2018 28.59
2016-06 06/01/2017 27.59

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,269 0.76% Stephen L. Ruckman Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Purple Heart Foundation (VA) 29.06
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) (CA) 92.64
Army Emergency Relief (VA) 97.76
Hire Heroes USA (GA) 91.16
Green Beret Foundation (TX) 93.24

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Jim Sims
Chairman

CEO

Stephen L. Ruckman
Chief Executive Officer

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.