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Coast Guard Foundation

Supporting the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and their families

three stars

83.48

394 Taugwonk Road Stonington, CT 06378
tel: (860) 535-0786   Web Site
EIN: 04-2899862

Board Leadership
William E. Jenkins
Chairman

CEO
Susan Ludwig
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.48 three stars
  Financial 76.84 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Coast Guard Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families. Founded more than 40 years ago, the Coast Guard Foundation provides education, support and relief for the brave men and women, who enforce maritime law, protect our homeland and preserve the environment. The Coast Guard Foundation aims to strengthen their service to our nation by encouraging them to excel on- and off-duty. Program support includes college scholarships for enlisted dependents and spouses, support to families of CG personnel who die or are critically injured in the line of duty, morale funding for CG units, and a robust program of recognizing and publically honoring CG heroes.

The Coast Guard Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families. Founded more than 40 years ago, the Coast Guard Foundation provides education, support and relief for the brave men and women, who enforce maritime law, protect our homeland and preserve the environment. The Coast Guard Foundation aims to strengthen their service to our nation by encouraging them to excel on- and off-duty. Program support includes college scholarships for enlisted dependents and spouses, support to families of CG personnel who die or are critically injured in the line of duty, morale funding for CG units, and a robust program of recognizing and publically honoring CG heroes.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of academic scholarships awarded
129
Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded
358,000
Number of overall donors
18,550
Total dollars received in contributions
10,192,200
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

76.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
66.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.26
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coast Guard Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coast Guard Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys
How is the organization using feedback?
To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coast Guard Foundation (CT) 83.48 three stars
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (MO) 86.43 three stars
Hope For The Warriors® (VA) 91.16 four stars
Operation Second Chance (MD) 100.00 four stars
Operation Gratitude (CA) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,318,590
   Federated Campaigns $17,526
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,229,406
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,565,522
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,565,522
   Other Revenue $430,091
TOTAL REVENUE $7,995,613
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,680,330
   Administrative Expenses $906,432
   Fundraising Expenses $1,526,106
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,112,868
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $882,745
   
Net Assets $12,927,894

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
Support to Members of the Coast Guard $1,850,978 39.5%
Support to Coast Guard Families $1,169,627 25.0%
Public Awareness $973,224 20.8%
Support to the Corps of Cadets United States Coast Guard Academy $686,501 14.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/20/2019 83.48 three stars
2017-12 03/05/2019 83.53 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 79.29 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 87.42 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 81.03 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 80.68 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.33 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 88.73 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 86.54 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 81.00 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 80.00 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 75.37 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.83 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 67.96 one star
2008-12 01/12/2011 71.90 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 70.76 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 87.97 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 90.73 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 95.85 four stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 95.65 four stars

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

EIN 04-2899862
Name in IRS Master File COAST GUARD FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code W30
NTEE Classification Military, Veterans' Organizations
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 May, 1986
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$199,662 2.80% Susan Ludwig President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coast Guard Foundation (CT) 83.48 three stars
USA Cares, Inc. (KY) 88.98 three stars
Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation (MT) 90.50 four stars
Operation Gratitude (CA) 100.00 four stars
National Military Family Association (VA) 92.03 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Coast Guard Foundation
394 Taugwonk Road
Stonington, CT 06378
tel: (860) 535-0786
fax: (860) 535-0944
EIN: 04-2899862

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Board Leadership

William E. Jenkins
Chairman

CEO

Susan Ludwig
President

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