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Concerns of Police Survivors

Rebuilding shattered lives

four stars

96.90

846 Old South Hwy 5 P.O. Box 3199
Camdenton, MO 65020
tel: (573) 346-4911   Web Site
EIN: 52-1354370

Board Leadership
Cheryl Schultz
National President

CEO
Dianne Bernhard
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.90 four stars
  Financial 96.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Organized in 1984, Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Furthermore, COPS provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors. COPS programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, COPS Kids counseling reimbursement program, the COPS Kids Summer Camp, COPS Teens Outward Bound, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, and in-laws, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.

Organized in 1984, Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Furthermore, COPS provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors. COPS programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, COPS Kids counseling reimbursement program, the COPS Kids Summer Camp, COPS Teens Outward Bound, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, and in-laws, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.

Financial

four stars

96.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.05
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Concerns of Police Survivors on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Concerns of Police Survivors on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Concerns of Police Survivors (MO) 96.90 four stars
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (FL) 94.34 four stars
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation (NY) 94.32 four stars
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (MD) 92.92 four stars
FDNY Foundation (NY) 98.37 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,641,865
   Federated Campaigns $100,072
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $177,004
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,139,167
Total Contributions $3,058,108
   Program Service Revenue $159,217
Total Primary Revenue $3,217,325
   Other Revenue $1,234,130
TOTAL REVENUE $4,451,455
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,238,744
   Administrative Expenses $212,792
   Fundraising Expenses $212,033
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,663,569
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $787,886
   
Net Assets $7,082,745

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
Grief Seminars $2,227,831 68.8%
Peer Support and Survivor Benefits/Outreach $751,984 23.2%
Public Relations and Outreach $258,929 8.0%

Ratings History
Concerns of Police Survivors has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 02/01/2018 96.90 four stars
2016-03 03/01/2017 95.61 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 12/22/2015 91.73 four stars
2014-03 08/01/2015 91.62 four stars
2013-03 02/01/2014 93.99 four stars
2012-03 07/01/2013 90.30 four stars
2012-03 03/01/2013 87.89 three stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 91.11 four stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 83.04 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 05/01/2011 79.25 two stars
2009-03 07/01/2010 76.89 two stars
2008-03 02/01/2009 74.83 two stars
2007-03 11/01/2007 76.67 two stars
2006-03 11/01/2006 87.96 three stars
2005-03 01/01/2006 93.23 four stars
2004-03 03/01/2005 95.40 four 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 52-1354370
Name in IRS Master File CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS
NTEE Code I60
NTEE Classification Law Enforcement Agencies (Police Departments)
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS
Ruling Date September, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,878 3.29% Dianne Bernhard Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$33,000 0.90% Suzie Sawyer Executive Director Emeritus

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Concerns of Police Survivors (MO) 96.90 four stars
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (FL) 94.34 four stars
Los Angeles Police Foundation (CA) 89.50 three stars
Police Unity Tour (NJ) 88.00 three stars
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (MD) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Concerns of Police Survivors
846 Old South Hwy 5
P.O. Box 3199
Camdenton, MO 65020
tel: (573) 346-4911
fax: (573) 346-1414
EIN: 52-1354370

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Board Leadership

Cheryl Schultz
National President

CEO

Dianne Bernhard
Executive Director

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