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27
Feb

Where Does $100 to Gulfstream Goodwill Industries Go?

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc. (GGI) is based in West Palm Beach but serves five counties (Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee) in South Florida.  A 501 (c) 3 established in 1966, GGI’s IRS Form 990 (2016) reported the following key information about the organization:

The organization had 1,660 employees in 2016, of which 1,200 were employed in general retail operations and transportation.  GGI also operates a residential homeless shelter program and a labor program for job training and employment. Read more »

25
Feb

Where Does $100 to the International Union of Police Associations AFL-CIO Go?

Whenever a mass shooting occurs in the US (which is a monthly if not weekly occurrence), it seems the phone solicitation calls asking for support for our law enforcement increase.  This week, I received a call from an organization called the International Union of Police Associations AFL-CIO asking for a financial donation. I declined but thanked the man calling for alerting me to another non-profit whose IRS Form 990 needs to be looked at. Read more »

23
Feb

Executive Compensation at the American Humane Association

The American Humane Association (AHA) is “committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals through many programs including:  

  1. Certifying the safety of animals on film sites through their No Animals Were Harmed certification program;
  2. Certifying the humane treatment of animals in North America food production through the American Humane Certified Farm Animal Welfare Program (Note: how slaughter and humane can be used together is disturbing);
  3. Certifying zoos, aquariums, and conservation centers;
  4. Humane intervention providing emergency field response and community outreach;
  5. Reuniting dogs with their military handlers (2 in 2016);
  6. Helping veterans to obtain service dogs (34 in 2016); and
  7. Providing free healthcare to dogs that have served the country (12 in 2016).

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21
Feb

Executive Compensation at the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association consists of three separate 501 (c) (3) organizations:

  • American Diabetes Assocaition® (ADA)
  • American Diabetes Association Research Foundation, Inc. (ADARF)
  • American Diabetes Association Property Title Holding Corp. (ADARTHC)

All three organizations are based out of the same address in Arlington, Virginia but have distinct functions which are briefly described as follows: Read more »

19
Feb

Where Does $100 to the Everglades Foundation Go?

While the Everglades is often described as a swamp or forested wetlands, it’s actually a very slow-moving river that comprises the largest sub-tropical wetland ecosystem in North America. At 100 miles long and 60 miles wide stretching over 1.5 million acres from Orlando, Florida to the Florida Bay on the southern tip of the state, the Everglades is not only a source of water for about 8 million Floridians (about 1/3 of the population) but also a habitat for animals and plants. Read more »

17
Feb

Himalania Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Chia Seeds

Rich in Omega 3’s, fiber, and magnesium, organic and fair-trade Himalania chia seeds are grown in Peru. A popular seed used in cereals, chia seeds are also used as an egg replacement because the seeds when moistened expand into a gel-like texture that helps bind and elevate foods together. But beyond using chia seeds as a nutritional boost, leavening agent, or binder for cereals, puddings and baked goods, chia seeds are also a great tasting snack food, especially when they are covered in rich, dark chocolate. Read more »

15
Feb

Executive Compensation at the YMCA of Greater NY

The YMCA of Greater New York (YMCA – GNY) is the largest “alliance” of YMCA’s with 24 branches in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Statin Island, and a camp in upstate New York. Based in New York City, the MYCA-GNY employs 6,581 persons who were compensated $101 million (an average of $15,300 per employee). 74 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 21 most highly compensated employees listed below: Read more »

13
Feb

Executive Compensation at the YMCA

The YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) is a worldwide (119 countries) organization based in Geneva, Switzerland (World Alliance of the YMCA). Within the United States, there are approximately 2,700 YMCA’s serving 10,000 communities that rely on the YMCA of the USA (that is also known as the National Council of YMCA’s of the USA) that in turn relies on The World Alliance of the YMCA).  In the most simplistic terms, the YMCA is organized as follows: Read more »

11
Feb

Where Does $100 to Susan G Komen Go?

When most people think of Susan G Komen and pink ribbons, they think of the organization that works to reduce breast cancer deaths by raising money to fund research and community-based educational, medical, financial, and psychosocial support services for those facing a breast cancer diagnosis.  However, there are actually two Susan G Komen organizations: Read more

9
Feb

Executive Compensation at the Wounded Warriors

The Wounded Warriors organization is technically named the Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. (WWP) although many people simply refer to this non-profit 501 (c) (3) as “Wounded Warriors.” Established in 2005, WWP is based in Jacksonville, Florida and serves “veterans and service members who incurred a physical and mental injury, or wound co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001.”

Each year, WWP submits a Form 990 to the IRS which details key financial information about the organization. The 2015 IRS Form 990 (covering the period beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2016) reports the following information: Read more »