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Army Emergency Relief

Helping the Army take care of its own

97.17

200 Stovall Street Room 5S33
Alexandria, VA 22332
tel: (866) 878-6378   Web Site
EIN: 53-0196552

Board Leadership
Dennis J. Reimer
President

CEO
Robert F. Foley
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17
  Financial 100.00
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
87.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 11.48
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Army Emergency Relief (VA) 97.17
AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort (TX) 88.68
Operation Support Our Troops - America (IL) 91.16
Wounded Warrior Project (FL) 90.49
Project Sanctuary (CO) 97.17

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Established in 1942 by the Secretary of War, Army Emergency Relief (AER) is proud to have helped more than three million soldiers and their families overcome financial emergencies during these last 67 years. Since its founding, AER has always been where soldiers are stationed when they needed help. While active duty soldiers receive the bulk of our assistance, we continually help retired soldiers and widows/widowers also. We also have a robust education scholarship program that provides financial support for both dependent children and spouses.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,641,986
   Federated Campaigns $4,076
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,646,062
   Program Service Revenue $199,499
Total Primary Revenue $8,845,561
   Other Revenue $13,913,791
TOTAL REVENUE $22,759,352
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,808,553
   Administrative Expenses $3,159,924
   Fundraising Expenses $1,015,201
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $31,983,678
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,224,326
   
Net Assets $322,013,587

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 $15,124,945 54.4%
Educational Assistance $10,124,272 36.4%
the Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) $2,559,336 9.2%

Ratings History
Army Emergency Relief has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 10/01/2016 97.17
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.96
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 09/01/2015 87.95
2013-12 11/01/2014 87.77
2012-12 10/01/2013 89.69
2011-12 07/01/2013 86.75
2010-12 09/20/2011 87.00
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 95.29
2008-12 12/01/2009 97.44
2007-12 11/01/2008 96.82
2006-12 11/01/2007 93.74
2005-12 10/01/2006 95.12
2004-12 10/01/2005 88.65
2003-12 09/01/2004 96.20
2002-12 10/01/2003 94.15
2001-12 03/28/2003 96.47

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$224,944 0.70% Robert F. Foley Director

Established in 1942 by the Secretary of War, Army Emergency Relief (AER) is proud to have helped more than three million soldiers and their families overcome financial emergencies during these last 67 years. Since its founding, AER has always been where soldiers are stationed when they needed help. While active duty soldiers receive the bulk of our assistance, we continually help retired soldiers and widows/widowers also. We also have a robust education scholarship program that provides financial support for both dependent children and spouses.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Army Emergency Relief (VA) 97.17
Coast Guard Foundation (CT) 85.33
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (VA) 95.61
EOD Warrior Foundation (FL) 89.47
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (CA) 98.23

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Charity Contact Info

Army Emergency Relief
200 Stovall Street
Room 5S33
Alexandria, VA 22332
tel: (866) 878-6378
fax: (703) 325-7183
EIN: 53-0196552

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Board Leadership

Dennis J. Reimer
President

CEO

Robert F. Foley
Director

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