Wounded Warrior Project

Year Founded:

2005

Address:

4899 Belfort Road
Jacksonville, FL

EIN:

20-2370934

Top Leadership Pay:

CEO Michael Linnington, $337,595

Employees:

805

Revenue:

$287,368,677

Expenses:

$276,378,359

Description

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that the Wounded Warrior Project spent 36 percent of its $276.4 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending.

The Wounded Warrior Project used joint cost accounting for 7.2 percent of its budget. While legal, this accounting method can disguise overhead costs as program spending. We recommend that no more than 5 percent of a budget be allocated to joint cost accounting.

According to the New York Attorney General, the Wounded Warrior Project reported raising $258,467.39 from solicitation campaigns using professional fundraising firms between 2013 and 2020. Of this, only $104,642.64 (40.5 percent) went to the charity; the rest was kept by the solicitors. Read more here.

We do not recommend giving to the Wounded Warrior Project. See our lists of Highly Recommended Charities and Recommended Charities for alternatives.

Mission Statement

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors.