Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH) is a non-profit (501) (c) (3) that teaches veterans to train service dogs for their fellow veterans with combat related injuries. So, most donors would expect revenue to be primarily spent on program staff compensation, veterans, and service dogs. According to the most recent IRS Form 990 (2017) submitted to the IRS, this does not appear to be the case.
PPH raised $5.6 million in 2017 (which is $2 million more than in 2016) most of which came from contributions, gifts and grants.
Expenses totaled $5.3 million and were categorized as follows: Read more
Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH) is a non-profit (501) (c) (3) that teaches veterans to train service dogs for their fellow veterans with combat related injuries. According to the organization’s website, PPH provides the guidance for this program but according to the IRS Form 990 (2014) submitted to the IRS, PPH raised $1,311,433 and spent just $150,661 on this program – less than 12% of the revenue raised went towards the organization’s program.
The remaining funds were spent primarily on fundraising – in fact, $805,930 was spent on mailing lists, printing and publications, postage and shipping, professional fundraising services, supplies, and related office expenses. $99,242 was spent on the management of the organization while $255,610 was retained by the organization in their fund balance although PPH did give $29,917 to Bergin University for Canine Studies, which is where the program is from. Read more