Human Services : Social Services

National Veterans Foundation

Providing hope and help to veterans

four stars

92.27

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

Board Leadership
John Ruffin
Chairman

CEO
Floyd G. "Shad" Meshad
President & Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.27 four stars
  Financial 89.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

three stars

89.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.56
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $231,988
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $231,988
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $231,988
   Other Revenue $73,291
TOTAL REVENUE $305,279
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $448,573
   Administrative Expenses $98,094
   Fundraising Expenses $33,238
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $579,905
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-274,626
   
Net Assets $1,852,941

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$89,000 15.34% Shad Meshad President

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Veterans Foundation (CA) 92.27 four stars
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (VA) 89.39 three stars
USO of North Carolina (NC) 90.32 four stars
USO of Metropolitan New York (NY) 91.45 four stars
Hope For The Warriors® (VA) 92.54 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

John Ruffin
Chairman

CEO

Floyd G. "Shad" Meshad
President & Founder