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National Veterans Foundation

Providing hope and help to veterans

four stars

92.20

5777 West Century Boulevard Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA 90045
tel: (310) 642-0255   Web Site
EIN: 95-3994750

Board Leadership
Frank Spady
Chairman

CEO
Floyd G. "Shad" Meshad
President & Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.20 four stars
  Financial 99.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the National Veterans Foundation (NVF) is to serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families through: Management and operation of the nation's only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families. Public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America's veterans. NVF offers outreach services that provide veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment, and other essential resources. The founder of the National Veterans Foundation, Floyd ‘Shad' Meshad has been working with Veterans since 1970. Meshad was a Medical Service Officer during the Vietnam War, where he counseled soldiers in the field who were suffering from a multitude of psychological and emotional problems resulting from their experiences in combat, including what would later become known as ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,' or PTSD.

The mission of the National Veterans Foundation (NVF) is to serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families through: Management and operation of the nation's only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families. Public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America's veterans. NVF offers outreach services that provide veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment, and other essential resources. The founder of the National Veterans Foundation, Floyd ‘Shad' Meshad has been working with Veterans since 1970. Meshad was a Medical Service Officer during the Vietnam War, where he counseled soldiers in the field who were suffering from a multitude of psychological and emotional problems resulting from their experiences in combat, including what would later become known as ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,' or PTSD.

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Financial

four stars

99.25

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.96
  Program Expenses Growth 28.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Veterans Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Veterans Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Veterans Foundation (CA) 92.20 four stars
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) (CA) 93.90 four stars
EOD Warrior Foundation (FL) 90.22 four stars
The Gary Sinise Foundation (CA) 97.17 four stars
New Directions for Veterans (CA) 85.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $732,337
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $732,337
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $732,337
   Other Revenue $121,270
TOTAL REVENUE $853,607
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $880,486
   Administrative Expenses $100,448
   Fundraising Expenses $35,865
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,016,799
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-163,192
   
Net Assets $2,127,567

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
Outreach Service $444,930 50.5%
Toll-Free Helpline for Veterans and Families $435,556 49.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.20 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 87.02 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 89.07 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2014 82.32 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 75.12 two stars
2013-06 12/20/2013 69.64 one star
2012-06 04/01/2013 25.53 zero star
2011-06 05/25/2012 28.15 zero star
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.80 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 76.74 two 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 95-3994750
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL VETERANS FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (907) Veterans activities
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
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 March, 1988
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
$89,000 8.75% Shad Meshad President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Veterans Foundation (CA) 92.20 four stars
Wounded Warrior Project (FL) 86.02 three stars
USO of North Carolina (NC) 92.38 four stars
Bob Woodruff Family Foundation (NY) 95.61 four stars
Soldiers' Angels (TX) 94.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Veterans Foundation
5777 West Century Boulevard
Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA 90045
tel: (310) 642-0255
fax: (310) 642-0258
EIN: 95-3994750

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Board Leadership

Frank Spady
Chairman

CEO

Floyd G. "Shad" Meshad
President & Founder

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