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Army Emergency Relief

Helping the Army take care of its own

four stars

93.98

2530 Crystal Drive Suite 13161
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (866) 878-6378   Web Site
EIN: 53-0196552

Board Leadership
Dennis J. Reimer
Chairman

CEO
Raymond V. Mason
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.98 four stars
  Financial 91.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is the Army's own nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating financial distress on the force. Since 1942, AER has provided nearly $2 billion in assistance to over 3.7 million Soldiers, Retired Soldiers, and their Families. Assistance is provided in the form of zero-interest loans, grants, and education scholarships.

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is the Army's own nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating financial distress on the force. Since 1942, AER has provided nearly $2 billion in assistance to over 3.7 million Soldiers, Retired Soldiers, and their Families. Assistance is provided in the form of zero-interest loans, grants, and education scholarships.

Financial

four stars

91.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 11.05
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Army Emergency Relief on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Army Emergency Relief on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Army Emergency Relief (VA) 93.98 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,257,246
   Federated Campaigns $4,753
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,261,999
   Program Service Revenue $291,350
Total Primary Revenue $9,553,349
   Other Revenue $12,806,716
TOTAL REVENUE $22,360,065
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,606,504
   Administrative Expenses $3,553,503
   Fundraising Expenses $1,038,698
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $28,198,705
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,838,640
   
Net Assets $320,497,120

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
Emergency Financial Assistance $7,334,874 31.1%
Scholarship Assistance $1,288,562 5.5%
The Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) $147,594 0.6%

Ratings History
Army Emergency Relief has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 93.98 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 97.17 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.96 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 09/01/2015 87.95 three stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 87.77 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 89.69 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 86.75 three stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 87.00 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 95.29 four stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 97.44 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 96.82 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 93.74 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 95.12 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 88.65 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 96.20 four stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 94.15 four stars
2001-12 03/28/2003 96.47 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 53-0196552
Name in IRS Master File ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF
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 (902) Emergency or disaster aid fund
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(921) Loans or credit reporting
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 March, 1943
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$234,263 0.83% Robert F. Foley Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Army Emergency Relief (VA) 93.98 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Army Emergency Relief
2530 Crystal Drive
Suite 13161
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (866) 878-6378
fax: (888) 965-2462
EIN: 53-0196552

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Board Leadership

Dennis J. Reimer
Chairman

CEO

Raymond V. Mason
Director

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