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Human Services : Social Services

National Veterans Foundation

Providing hope and help to veterans

92.59

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 92.59
  Financial 92.21
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

92.21

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.24
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Veterans Foundation (CA) 92.59
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care (MO) 96.46
Soldiers' Angels (TX) 92.61
Military Missions in Action (NC) 88.14
Army Emergency Relief (VA) 94.42

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $337,055
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $337,055
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $337,055
   Other Revenue $63,599
TOTAL REVENUE $400,654
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $482,867
   Administrative Expenses $87,732
   Fundraising Expenses $35,852
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $606,451
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-205,797
   
Net Assets $1,647,144

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
Toll-Free Helpline for Veterans and Families $474,528 98.3%
Outreach Service $8,339 1.7%

Ratings History
National Veterans Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 92.59
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.27
2018-06 07/01/2019 89.03
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.20
2016-06 10/01/2017 87.02
2015-06 06/01/2016 89.07
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2014 82.32
2013-06 03/01/2014 75.12
2013-06 12/20/2013 69.64
2012-06 04/01/2013 25.53
2011-06 05/25/2012 28.15
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.80
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 76.74

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 December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$89,000 14.67% Shad Meshad President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Veterans Foundation (CA) 92.59
Purple Heart Homes (NC) 86.77
Coast Guard Foundation (CT) 86.31
Project Sanctuary (CO) 90.84
Navy SEAL Foundation (VA) 100.00

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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

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