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Blinded Veterans Association

Promoting the welfare of blinded veterans

two stars

77.66

125 North West Street Third Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: (800) 669-7079   Web Site
EIN: 53-0214281

Board Leadership
Joe Parker
National President

CEO
Joseph Bogart
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.66 two stars
  Financial 68.41 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, we hope to make life better for blinded veterans. We also hope to be there with encouragement and support. There is no charge for any BVA service and membership is not a prerequisite to obtain help. All legally blinded veterans are also eligible for BVA's assistance whether they become blind during or after active duty military service. Our mission is to promote the welfare of blinded veterans so that, notwithstanding their disabilities, they may take their rightful place in the community and work with their fellow citizens toward the creation of a peaceful world.

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, we hope to make life better for blinded veterans. We also hope to be there with encouragement and support. There is no charge for any BVA service and membership is not a prerequisite to obtain help. All legally blinded veterans are also eligible for BVA's assistance whether they become blind during or after active duty military service. Our mission is to promote the welfare of blinded veterans so that, notwithstanding their disabilities, they may take their rightful place in the community and work with their fellow citizens toward the creation of a peaceful world.

Financial

one star

68.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
54.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 43.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.63
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.11
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blinded Veterans Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blinded Veterans Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blinded Veterans Association (VA) 77.66 two stars
Wounded Warriors Family Support (NE) 97.60 four stars
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) (CA) 93.90 four stars
Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (IL) 88.97 three stars
Warrior Canine Connection (MD) 92.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,541,859
   Federated Campaigns $8,323
   Membership Dues $12,868
   Fundraising Events $26,323
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $58,306
Total Contributions $2,647,679
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,647,679
   Other Revenue $784,439
TOTAL REVENUE $3,432,118
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $2,266,487
   Administrative Expenses $87,822
   Fundraising Expenses $1,449,881
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,804,190
   
Payments to Affiliates $46,457
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-372,072
   
Net Assets $12,552,720

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
Field Service and Volunteer Service $1,287,861 42.6%
Public Education and Communications $1,222,022 40.4%
Advocacy $241,767 8.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 77.66 two stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 78.38 two stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 73.46 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 73.63 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 78.39 two stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 78.20 two stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 29.28 zero star
2012-06 03/01/2013 29.28 zero star
2011-06 05/25/2012 29.28 zero star
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.05 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 67.68 one star
2009-06 07/01/2010 66.37 one star
2008-06 04/01/2009 63.26 one star
2007-06 08/01/2008 74.69 two stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 69.36 one star
2005-06 04/01/2006 67.57 one star
2004-06 04/01/2005 76.78 two stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 83.91 three stars
2002-06 01/01/2004 82.24 three 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 53-0214281
Name in IRS Master File BLINDED VETERANS ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code P86
NTEE Classification Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(927) Fundraising
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 August, 1946
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$98,646 2.59% Alberto Avina Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$115,565 3.03% Kathryn Ruais Chief Financial Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blinded Veterans Association (VA) 77.66 two stars
USO of Illinois (IL) 89.90 three stars
USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (VA) 91.24 four stars
Operation First Response (VA) 90.75 four stars
Blue Star Families (CA) 95.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Blinded Veterans Association
125 North West Street
Third Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: (800) 669-7079
fax: (202) 371-8258
EIN: 53-0214281

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Board Leadership

Joe Parker
National President

CEO

Joseph Bogart
Executive Director

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