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Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Providing support and assistance to the U.S. military's special operations community

96.46

1137 Marbella Plaza Drive Tampa, FL 33619
tel: (813) 805-9400   Web Site
EIN: 52-1183585

Board Leadership
Bryan "Doug" Brown
Chairman

CEO
Joe Maguire
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.90
  Program Expenses Growth 25.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Operations Warrior Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special Operations Warrior Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Special Operations Warrior Foundation (FL) 96.46
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The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) was founded in 1980 to provide support and assistance to the U. S. military's special operations community, which consist Army Special Forces (Green Berets), the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Navy Small Boat Teams, Navy SEALs, Air Force Combat Controllers, Air Force rotary and fixed wing squadrons, and Marine Corps special operations personnel. SOWF's mission includes two major aspects in support of special operations personnel: providing a full college education to the surviving children of those who lose their lives while serving in the U.S. military special operations community, and providing immediate financial assistance and support to ensure that severely wounded personnel are able to have their loved ones at their bedside during recovery.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,117,721
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $732,086
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,849,807
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,849,807
   Other Revenue $5,639,842
TOTAL REVENUE $14,489,649
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,536,147
   Administrative Expenses $499,655
   Fundraising Expenses $574,793
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,610,595
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,879,054
   
Net Assets $57,934,420

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
Scholarship Grants $7,879,523 92.3%
Counseling and Family Services $366,251 4.3%
Special Operations Program and Benefactor Services $290,373 3.4%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 09/01/2016 96.46
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 99.20
2013-12 10/01/2014 98.96
2012-12 10/01/2013 98.89
2011-12 08/01/2012 98.86
2010-12 09/20/2011 99.12
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 09/01/2010 94.51
2008-12 11/01/2009 95.43
2007-12 11/01/2008 95.26
2006-12 12/01/2007 98.15
2005-12 10/01/2006 91.60
2004-12 05/01/2006 86.32
2003-12 10/01/2004 86.93
2002-12 02/01/2004 95.21

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

EIN 52-1183585
Name in IRS Master File SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION
NTEE Code Q43
NTEE Classification National Security, Domestic
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (910) Domestic organization with activities outside U.S.
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 October, 1995
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$200,300 2.08% Joseph Maguire President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$160,300 1.66% Steven McLeary Executive Director

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) was founded in 1980 to provide support and assistance to the U. S. military's special operations community, which consist Army Special Forces (Green Berets), the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Navy Small Boat Teams, Navy SEALs, Air Force Combat Controllers, Air Force rotary and fixed wing squadrons, and Marine Corps special operations personnel. SOWF's mission includes two major aspects in support of special operations personnel: providing a full college education to the surviving children of those who lose their lives while serving in the U.S. military special operations community, and providing immediate financial assistance and support to ensure that severely wounded personnel are able to have their loved ones at their bedside during recovery.

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Special Operations Warrior Foundation (FL) 96.46
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Charity Contact Info

Special Operations Warrior Foundation
1137 Marbella Plaza Drive
Tampa, FL 33619
tel: (813) 805-9400
fax: (813) 805-0567
EIN: 52-1183585

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 89367
Tampa, FL 33689

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Board Leadership

Bryan "Doug" Brown
Chairman

CEO

Joe Maguire
President, CEO

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