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Human Services : Social Services

HonorBound Foundation

Serving veterans and their families

zero star

28.86

P.O. Box 2465 Darien, CT 06820
tel: (800) 521-0198   Web Site
EIN: 13-3102064

Board Leadership
Phillip Kraft
President

CEO
Phillip Kraft
President, Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 28.86 zero star
  Financial 0.00 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1978, the National Veterans Services Fund, Inc. (NVSF), formerly Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Victims, provides case-managed social services and limited medical assistance to Vietnam- and Persian Gulf War- veterans and their families, with a focus on families with disabled children. The families served by NVSF have been unable to obtain the social and health services they so critically need from other sources. NVSF uniquely combines family-guided case management (service coordination) and advocacy assistance while strengthening business, social and community support. Services provided by NVSF are carefully designed to empower families so that they can successfully navigate different health and social systems.

Founded in 1978, the National Veterans Services Fund, Inc. (NVSF), formerly Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Victims, provides case-managed social services and limited medical assistance to Vietnam- and Persian Gulf War- veterans and their families, with a focus on families with disabled children. The families served by NVSF have been unable to obtain the social and health services they so critically need from other sources. NVSF uniquely combines family-guided case management (service coordination) and advocacy assistance while strengthening business, social and community support. Services provided by NVSF are carefully designed to empower families so that they can successfully navigate different health and social systems.

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Financial

zero star

0.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
26.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 71.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.68
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth -10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HonorBound Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HonorBound Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HonorBound Foundation (CT) 28.86 zero star
Our Military Kids (VA) 91.16 four stars
USO (VA) 85.18 three stars
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care (MO) 94.69 four stars
National Military Family Association (VA) 96.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,289,312
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,289,312
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,289,312
   Other Revenue $171,879
TOTAL REVENUE $8,461,191
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,280,144
   Administrative Expenses $126,049
   Fundraising Expenses $6,507,591
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,913,784
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $547,407
   
Net Assets $1,283,771

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
Education and Awareness $2,498,090 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 06/01/2018 28.86 zero star
2016-06 10/01/2017 28.86 zero star
2015-06 06/01/2016 28.15 zero star
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 28.15 zero star
2014-06 02/01/2016 25.53 zero star
2013-06 12/24/2014 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for National Veterans Service Fund, Inc. on February 1, 2015 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for more than a year (since December 24, 2014) and because the issues that prompted the Donor Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:​​

  • The organization reported a material diversion of assets on its FY2014 990 along with an explanation of what occurred. ​

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory on National Veterans Service Fund, Inc. because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On June 2, 2014, the Connecticut Post reported that "Cynthia Tanner, a bookkeeper for the nonprofit organization [National Veterans Services Fund], is facing a felony charge after police said she wrote more than 135 unauthorized checks in 2013. Police say Tanner began embezzling from the NVSF five years ago and believe the amount could reach $830,000, once the investigation is complete." The article goes on to note that Phil Kraft, NVSF's executive director and treasurer, said "Tanner was terminated last week" and that "he couldn't comment on the investigation." Kraft went on to say that "this situation came to light during our internal auditing and some questionable entries came up." For more information, please see the Connecticut Post article.
  • On July 2, 2014, The Darien News reported that the case against Cynthia Tanner was still ongoing. According to the article, "Police expect to file additional charges against Tanner." For more information, please see the Darien News article.
2013-06 12/22/2014 27.59 zero star
2012-06 09/01/2013 28.59 zero star
2011-06 07/01/2012 28.59 zero star
2010-06 11/01/2011 28.59 zero star
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 42.50 zero star
2008-06 10/01/2009 52.50 zero star
2007-06 02/01/2009 52.50 zero star
2006-06 05/01/2008 52.50 zero star
2005-06 10/01/2006 52.50 zero star
2004-06 05/01/2005 40.00 zero star
2003-06 10/01/2004 50.00 zero star
2002-06 02/01/2004 63.34 one star

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

EIN 13-3102064
Name in IRS Master File HONOR BOUND FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 November, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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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
$104,000 1.31% Phillip Kraft President
Other Salaries of Note
$109,500 1.38% Susan Tosto Program Services Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HonorBound Foundation (CT) 28.86 zero star
USO of Missouri (MO) 96.83 four stars
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (MO) 96.38 four stars
Soldiers' Angels (TX) 92.38 four stars
Operation Finally Home (TX) 87.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

HonorBound Foundation
P.O. Box 2465
Darien, CT 06820
tel: (800) 521-0198
EIN: 13-3102064

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Board Leadership

Phillip Kraft
President

CEO

Phillip Kraft
President, Executive Director

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