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Paralyzed Veterans of America

Maximizing the quality of life for veterans and all people with spinal cord injury or disease

zero star

29.06

801 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20006
tel: (800) 555-9140   Web Site
EIN: 13-1946868

Board Leadership
Albert Kovach Jr.
President

CEO
Sherman Gillums, Jr.
Acting Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 29.06 zero star
  Financial 0.00 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

zero star

0.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
32.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 62.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.63
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Paralyzed Veterans of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Paralyzed Veterans of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Paralyzed Veterans of America (DC) 29.06 zero star
Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter (WI) 92.06 four stars
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (VA) 98.77 four stars
Pat Tillman Foundation (IL) 90.66 four stars
AMVETS National Service Foundation (MD) 89.00 three stars

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Founded in 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to serving the needs of veterans with spinal cord injury or spinal cord dysfunction (SCI/D). Paralyzed Veterans has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members - veterans of the armed forces who have experienced SCI/D. PVA uses that expertise to be the leading advocate for: quality health care for our members; research and education addressing SCI/D; benefits available as a result of our members' military service; and civil rights and opportunities which maximize the independence of our members.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $103,266,603
   Federated Campaigns $60,095
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,273,356
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $356,801
Total Contributions $104,956,855
   Program Service Revenue $704,818
Total Primary Revenue $105,661,673
   Other Revenue $4,762,203
TOTAL REVENUE $110,423,876
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $35,685,975
   Administrative Expenses $5,406,600
   Fundraising Expenses $67,687,211
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $108,779,786
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,644,090
   
Net Assets $55,709,446

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
VA Benefits and Advocacy $20,872,371 30.9%
Public Education $34,014,193 50.3%
Community Outreach $5,563,694 8.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 29.06 zero star
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 29.06 zero star
2014-06 03/01/2015 29.25 zero star
2012-09 08/01/2013 70.15 two stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 29.25 zero star
2010-09 09/20/2011 76.93 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 09/01/2010 65.53 one star
2008-09 09/01/2009 69.01 one star
2007-09 11/01/2008 76.24 two stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 74.58 two stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 75.10 two stars
2004-09 08/01/2005 60.28 one star
2003-09 06/01/2004 62.60 one star
2002-09 08/01/2003 55.06 one star
2001-09 10/15/2002 55.33 one star
2000-09 04/15/2002 54.69 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 13-1946868
Name in IRS Master File PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA
NTEE Code H50
NTEE Classification Nerve, Muscle, Bone Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(907) Veterans 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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA
Ruling Date October, 1955
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$165,599 0.15% Homer Townsend Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$214,430 0.19% John Ring Chief Financial Officer
$181,206 0.16% Leonard Selfon General Counsel
$173,497 0.15% Lana McKenzie Director of Health
$170,976 0.15% Sherman Gillums Deputy Executive Director

Founded in 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to serving the needs of veterans with spinal cord injury or spinal cord dysfunction (SCI/D). Paralyzed Veterans has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members - veterans of the armed forces who have experienced SCI/D. PVA uses that expertise to be the leading advocate for: quality health care for our members; research and education addressing SCI/D; benefits available as a result of our members' military service; and civil rights and opportunities which maximize the independence of our members.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Paralyzed Veterans of America (DC) 29.06 zero star
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (VA) 98.77 four stars
Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter (WI) 92.06 four stars
Pat Tillman Foundation (IL) 90.66 four stars
AMVETS National Service Foundation (MD) 89.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (800) 555-9140
fax: (202) 416-7640
TTY: (800) 795-4327
EIN: 13-1946868

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Board Leadership

Albert Kovach Jr.
President

CEO

Sherman Gillums, Jr.
Acting Executive Director

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