Human Services

Code of Support Foundation

They Stood For Us. We Stand With Them.

aka Code of Support Foundation

Alexandria, VA

Mission

Code of Support Foundation (COSF) provides essential and critical one-on-one assistance to struggling service members, veterans and their families (SMVF) who have the most complex needs. We are dedicated to leveraging the nation's full spectrum of resources to ensure all members of our military, veterans and their families receive the support services they need and through their collective sacrifice have earned.

Ruling Year

2011

CEO and Chairman

MG Alan B. Salisbury

Executive Director

Ms. Kristina Kaufmann

Main Address

4401 FORD AVE STE 450

Alexandria, VA 22302 USA

Keywords

Service Members, Veterans, Military Families

EIN

27-3485502

 Number

3588945553

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Out of the 22 million veterans in the U.S., an estimated 30% of veteran families are in crisis and require critical assistance from one or more service providers to ensure they have wrap-around support for their needs. Currently, there are tens of thousands of nonprofits and thousands of local and federal government resources available to help veterans and their families, all with varying scope and eligibility requirements. However, the Code of Support Foundation (COSF) recognizes that even with all the available resources many service providers are still having extreme difficulty finding the right resources for the veterans they were assisting. COSF realized that the quantity of the resources was not the problem. The real challenge was effectively navigating, identifying and leveraging the thousands of these resources to fulfill the unique, complex, and often multiple needs of veteran families' looking for assistance.

Our programs

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

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Case Coordination

PATRIOTlink

Education and Engagement

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Caregivers,

Families,

Veterans

Related program

Case Coordination

Context notes

Number of military service members, veterans, and their families served by our case coordination team.

Number of health outcomes improved

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Caregivers,

Families,

Veterans

Related program

Case Coordination

Context notes

Amount of individuals served whose well being score was higher than their initial score after engaging with Code of Support Foundation.

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our efforts are focused on promoting and cultivating the COLLECTIVE IMPACT of those serving service members, veterans, and their families. COSF's integrated Case Coordination model, supported by our PATRIOTlink database solution, significantly increases and facilitates coordination between service providers and organizations across sectors and locales to better serve the veterans they work with.

The majority of support organizations have a restrictive scope and eligibility criteria so that many service members, veterans, and their families find themselves falling through cracks. Our PATRIOTlink technology solution allows community-based organizations and government agencies such as DoD and VA agencies to better communicate, collaborate, and work smarter not harder to better serve the veterans they work with. PATRIOTlink empowers service providers to engage with other organizations, enabling thousands of service members, veterans, and their families to access the resources they need to stabilize and thrive. In facilitating connections between support organizations, COSF serves as a force multiplier in the veteran support space at both the tactical and strategic levels.

COSF is uniquely positioned in its role as a driver of national collaboration by facilitating and increasing collective impact in the veteran support space. PATRIOTlink is a strategically populated provider assistance tool that empowers service providers to easily navigate and find resources for the service members, veterans and families they are assisting. Our team of PATRIOTlink program specialists performs a thorough vetting and profiling process on each active resource, spending approximately 90 minutes per organization. They ensure that each profile represents program capacity, includes services provided and is tagged based on eligibility criteria (i.e., service era, disability rating, discharge status, deployment history, population assisted and geographic coverage). This allows a service provider to perform searches that result in resources their client qualifies for, significantly reducing the amount of time it takes to find the often multiple resources their client needs.

PATRIOTlink is projected to cut down time spent per client, enable clients to access more resources and equip all service providers to give appropriate referrals. In the first year alone, the projected number of assisted constituents is 1,000, with approximately 700 of those being Post 9/11 SMVF. In addition, the feedback mechanism allows service providers to have a voice in the national stage through National Roundtables and COSF advocacy efforts.

In 2016, Our Case Coordination team served a total of 564 military veteran families, and PATRIOTlink is on track to have 1,000 users by the end of 2018.

External Reviews

Financials

Code of Support Foundation

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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

No

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?

No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Diversity Strategies

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