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The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, U.S.A.

A public association of the faithful devoted to spreading the authentic message of Fatima

two stars

75.55

674 Mountain View Road, E. Asbury, NJ 08802
tel: (908) 689-1700   Web Site
EIN: 22-2297353

Board Leadership
Fred J. Carlone
President

CEO
David M. Carollo
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.55 two stars
  Financial 93.74 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima is a worldwide public association of the faithful, responding to the requests that Our Blessed Mother made to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917, to help save souls and bring peace to the world. It promotes Eucharistic prayer and the Rosary, as well as penance, especially the generous acceptance of the duties of our state in life. The Blue Army has become an international apostolate, the World Apostolate of Fatima, with millions of members and national centers in many countries around the world. In the United States, the Blue Army developed a beautiful National Center and Shrine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Washington, New Jersey. It also built a beautiful pilgrim center, Domus Pacis (House of Peace) in Fatima, to welcome English-speaking pilgrims.

The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima is a worldwide public association of the faithful, responding to the requests that Our Blessed Mother made to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917, to help save souls and bring peace to the world. It promotes Eucharistic prayer and the Rosary, as well as penance, especially the generous acceptance of the duties of our state in life. The Blue Army has become an international apostolate, the World Apostolate of Fatima, with millions of members and national centers in many countries around the world. In the United States, the Blue Army developed a beautiful National Center and Shrine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Washington, New Jersey. It also built a beautiful pilgrim center, Domus Pacis (House of Peace) in Fatima, to welcome English-speaking pilgrims.

Financial

four stars

93.74

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.73
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, U.S.A. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, U.S.A. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, U.S.A. (NJ) 75.55 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,749,738
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,749,738
   Program Service Revenue $773,429
Total Primary Revenue $2,523,167
   Other Revenue $239,624
TOTAL REVENUE $2,762,791
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,457,389
   Administrative Expenses $516,670
   Fundraising Expenses $260,095
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,234,154
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-471,363
   
Net Assets $5,592,657

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
Shrine Activities $1,580,344 64.3%
Guest House of Fatima $877,045 35.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 75.55 two stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 85.61 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 81.72 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 78.35 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.07 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 76.40 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 79.39 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 72.97 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 81.54 three stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 73.07 two stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 77.43 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.67 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 81.05 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 90.25 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 69.64 one star
2005-06 11/01/2006 50.95 zero star
2004-06 11/01/2005 65.42 one star
2003-06 10/01/2004 57.64 one star
2002-06 10/01/2003 68.42 one star
2001-06 04/15/2003 57.92 one 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 22-2297353
Name in IRS Master File BLUE ARMY OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA USA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (8) Religious publishing 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, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,660 2.89% David Carollo Executive Director

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The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, U.S.A. (NJ) 75.55 two stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, U.S.A.
674 Mountain View Road, E.
Asbury, NJ 08802
tel: (908) 689-1700
EIN: 22-2297353

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 976
Washington, NJ 07882

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Board Leadership

Fred J. Carlone
President

CEO

David M. Carollo
Executive Director

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