Purple Heart Foundation

Year Founded:

1994

Address:

PO Box 49
Annandale, VA

EIN:

59-3184919

Top Leadership Pay:

CEO Stephen Ruckman, $185,000

Employees:

63

Revenue:

$20,066,608

Expenses:

$20,481,409

Description

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Purple Heart Foundation spent 92.6 percent of its $20.5 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending.

According to the New York Attorney General, Purple Heart Foundation reported raising $3,544,374.74 in solicitation campaigns between 2012 and 2018. Of this, only $1,185,977.84 (33.5 percent) went to the charity; the rest was kept by the solicitor. Read more here.

We do not recommend giving to Purple Heart Foundation. See our lists of Highly Recommended Charities and Recommended Charities for alternatives.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Purple Heart Foundation is to holistically enhance the quality of life of all veterans and their families, providing them with direct service and fostering an environment of comradery and goodwill among combat wounded veterans.