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Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Motivating less fortunate children to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders

90.91

18251 Quantico Gateway Drive Triangle, VA 22172
tel: (703) 640-9433   Web Site
EIN: 20-3021444

Board Leadership
Robert E. Milstead, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
James Laster
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.91
  Financial 87.50
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (MTFTF) is the fund raising, funding and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. From 1991 - 2012, the Foundation supplemented local toy collections with over 102 million toys valued at $750 million. Concurrently, the Foundation provided over $10.5 million worth of promotion and support materials, which enable local Toys for Tots Coordinators to conduct more effective local campaigns. The primary goal of the Foundation is the same as that of the overall Toys for Tots program: to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (MTFTF) is the fund raising, funding and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. From 1991 - 2012, the Foundation supplemented local toy collections with over 102 million toys valued at $750 million. Concurrently, the Foundation provided over $10.5 million worth of promotion and support materials, which enable local Toys for Tots Coordinators to conduct more effective local campaigns. The primary goal of the Foundation is the same as that of the overall Toys for Tots program: to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

Financial

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
94.9%
  Administrative Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $293,525,578
   Federated Campaigns $131,654
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $96,700
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $293,753,932
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $293,753,932
   Other Revenue $4,536,539
TOTAL REVENUE $298,290,471
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $243,334,957
   Administrative Expenses $1,408,455
   Fundraising Expenses $11,729,111
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $256,472,523
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $41,817,948
   
Net Assets $220,418,421

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
Toys for Tots $237,319,570 95.9%
Toys for Tots Literacy Program $6,407,391 2.6%
Public Information and Education Program $3,643,963 1.5%

Ratings History
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 08/03/2021 90.91
2019-12 12/01/2020 90.91
2018-12 08/01/2019 89.94
2017-12 11/01/2018 91.16
2016-12 11/01/2017 90.44
2015-12 12/01/2016 88.98
2015-12 11/01/2016 88.98
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.11
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 92.26
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.33
2012-12 12/01/2013 89.94
2011-12 03/01/2013 89.98
2011-12 12/01/2012 87.93
2010-12 12/01/2011 89.57
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.35
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 82.64
2008-12 12/01/2009 87.91
2007-12 06/01/2009 82.59
2006-12 08/01/2007 92.24
2005-12 09/01/2006 92.29

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

EIN 20-3021444
Name in IRS Master File MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T20
NTEE Classification Private Grantmaking Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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 April, 2006
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
$189,655 0.07% James B. Laster President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$160,000 0.06% Henry P. Osman Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (VA) 90.91
Children's Advocacy Center of Collier County (FL) 87.85
Youth First (IN) 89.36
Amigos For Kids (FL) 86.70
KIDS Center (OR) 90.94

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Charity Contact Info

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
18251 Quantico Gateway Drive
Triangle, VA 22172
tel: (703) 640-9433
fax: (703) 649-2054
EIN: 20-3021444

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Board Leadership

Robert E. Milstead, Jr.
Chairman

CEO

James Laster
President & CEO

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