Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Army Scholarship Foundation Inc.

  • Dallas, TX
  • www.armyscholarshipfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Army Scholarship Foundation is to provide academic scholarships to Army family members

Main Programs

  1. Academic Scholarships
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Army Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships nationwide and overseas to qualified Army family members

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Jeff Gault

Keywords

Self-reported

Scholarships, Army, Family members

Notes from the Nonprofit

The Army Scholarship Foundation is the only organization known to provide academic scholarships to our target group of Army family members. As an all volunteer run organization with no paid staff, we strive to keep expenses at a minimum in order to maximize funds available for awards.

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EIN

74-2996331

 Number

5135627182

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

The Army Scholarship Foundation provides academic scholarships to sons and daughters of soldiers and spouses of active duty enlisted soldiers, and has done so since 2001. We are an all volunteer organization with no paid staff, and we do all we can to keep expenses low to maximize funds available for scholarships. Military families face so many challenges in pursuing their educational dreams, from frequent moves to new school systems with differing requirements, in state tuition qualification, reduced job and income opportunities for family members due to frequent moves, and the ever present anxiety and stress of the deployment of the military family member. Families serve too, and they face just as many hardships as the service members do. It is most difficult for Army family members to obtain financial aid or scholarships at a level in the general public.  The Army Scholarship Foundation assists these Army family members in pursuing their educational dreams.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Academic Scholarships

Providing Academic Scholarships for sons and daughters of US Army soldiers and for spouses of serving active duty enlisted soldiers.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Budget

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The goal of the Army Scholarship Foundation is to provide academic scholarships to every eligible Army family member applicant. To do this we must keep expenses to a minimum and increase fundraising to provide more assets for scholarships
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our strategies include:
    Increase awareness of the Army Scholarship Foundation
    Award more scholarships each year
    Increase the dollar value of our average scholarship
    Sustain Combined Federal Campaign eligibility for Federal employee donations
    Solicit added corporate financial support
    Increase our number of volunteers
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have a volunteer core of over 50 volunteers nationwide. We have achieved CFC eligibility, and hope to receive added funds and awareness due to this. We also have a more robust web site, publicity and medial relations network and outreach program, and have begun conducting a yearly fund raising benefit event.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Numbers of fully funded endowed scholarships increasing
    Numbers of events we participate in
    Numbers of applicants for scholarships, over 400 for 2015
    Funds raised
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We tripled our income this year.
    We increased scholarship applications by 50% from approximately 300 applications to over 400
    We secured 3 additional endowed scholarships, fully funded
    We sustained our CFC eligibility
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Army Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships nationwide and overseas to qualified Army family members

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Funding Needs

We receive well over 100 scholarship applications from deserving Army family members every year, but are only able to provide scholarships to roughly 10% of all applicants.  We need additional funding to assist us in providing more scholarships to a greater percentage of this group which is in great need of our help.

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Financials

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Army Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Army Scholarship Foundation Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Jeff Gault

BIO

Jeff is a retired US Army soldier, aerospace industry executive, and non profit leader.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Our organization has no paid staff, and is run and supported entirely by volunteers.  We all feel so passionate about this worthy endeavor of assisting Army family members.  Please join us in helping Army families."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jeff Gault

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Part-Time Staff and Volunteers.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Part-Time Staff and Volunteers.

Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
Yes
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
Our applicant pool is totally diverse, as are our awards. We track the diversity of our awardees to be sure that they reflect the values and diversity of the Army family.