Operation Gratitude

Year Founded:

2003

Address:

P.O. Box 260257
Encino, CA

EIN:

20-0103575

Top Leadership Pay:

President and CEO Kevin Schmiegel, $299,698

Employees:

36

Revenue:

$17,025,702

Expenses:

$14,919,340

Description

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Operation Gratitude spent 95 percent of its $14.9 million budget on programs and about 5 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs.

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Mission Statement

Our Mission is to honor the service of our Military and First Responders by creating opportunities to express gratitude. Operation Gratitude provides opportunities for the American people to express their gratitude and show our Military and First Responders that we care. Since 2003, with the help of our nationwide network of Volunteers, we have sent a total of 3.5 million Care Packages containing carefully chosen items meant to lift the spirits of our service members, veterans, military families and first responders. Today we send up to 200,000 Care Packages per year, and we are committed to growing that number to over 1 million per year by 2027.