Old Soldiers Home Foundation Inc

WASHINGTON, DC   |  www.toshf.org

Mission

To improve the quality of life and excellence in care for residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, our nation's oldest home for enlisted veterans.

Ruling year info

2017

Chair

Sandra Alvey

Main address

PO BOX 43330

WASHINGTON, DC 20010 USA

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EIN

81-5214355

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Senior Citizens' Housing/Retirement Communities (L22)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Old Soldiers Home Foundation aims to improve the margin of excellence in care and services and quality of life at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, a government agency with limited resources. As a private and outside entity, the Foundation can marshal additional resources, outreach, and capacity to deliver beyond the government's limits and, in doing so, help strengthen the Home for the long-run.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Armed Forces Retirement Home Support

To improve the quality of life and excellence in care for residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, our nation's oldest home for enlisted veterans.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Seniors

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, People with diseases and illnesses, Economically disadvantaged people, Veterans

Related Program

Armed Forces Retirement Home Support

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of projects completed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, People with diseases and illnesses, Economically disadvantaged people, Veterans

Related Program

Armed Forces Retirement Home Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, People with diseases and illnesses, Economically disadvantaged people, Veterans

Related Program

Armed Forces Retirement Home Support

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, People with diseases and illnesses, Economically disadvantaged people, Veterans

Related Program

Armed Forces Retirement Home Support

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars spent on programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, People with diseases and illnesses, Economically disadvantaged people, Veterans

Related Program

Armed Forces Retirement Home Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

The Old Soldiers Home Foundation's goals over the next one to two years are to:
- Keep building organizational capacity
- Develop formal relationships with program clients to deepen ties and improve project effectiveness
- Complete both quick-win and medium-scale projects to deliver high-impact project results to veteran residents and staff, reinforce organizational capacity building, and demonstrate proven results to potential partners and donors

The Old Soldiers Home Foundation partners directly with our nation's oldest retirement communities for enlisted veterans, the Armed Forces Retirement Home, with locations in Washington, D.C. and Gulfport, MS. The homes directly target sustainable development goals for no poverty, zero hunger, and good health and well-being by providing income-blind housing to eligible, mostly low to moderate income, veterans for an affordable monthly fee that includes full board meals and on-site access to healthcare and fitness and wellness programs. The Home's mission of serving eligible veterans regardless of their ability to pay for the services they receive and its goals and requirements as a government agency to deliver effective, accountable, and inclusive programs and services to residents, employees, and taxpayers contribute to the goal for strong institutions. The Old Soldiers Home Foundation, as a partner for the Home in achieving these goals, seeks to improve the margin of excellence in care and services and quality of life for the Home's resident veterans by tackling projects that unite stakeholders and broaden the Home's reach and impact.

Since 2017 the Foundation has built a board with wide-ranging experience, laid important corporate structural groundwork, and begun establishing a track record for effective fundraising and program delivery. While still small and lightly resourced, the Foundation is continuing to set a path to long-term success and sustainability through organizational effectiveness.

In 2020 and 2021, through a global pandemic, the board was able to meet routinely and completed several quick but high-impact projects that improved quality of life for Armed Forces Retirement Home residents: tablet computers to keep residents in touch with family and friends during the pandemic, raised garden beds to help more residents take part in outdoor health and wellness through gardening, studio equipment for residents interested in learning more about photography, replacing medical-grade refrigerators for prescription storage, and others. These projects helped the Foundation work more closely with Home residents and staff and engage with donors despite limits on in-person interactions to keep residents and staff safe during the pandemic.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Veteran residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Resident feedback informs program decisions and processes.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Feedback from residents has focused resources on areas of high-impact to improve quality of life.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Old Soldiers Home Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sandra Alvey

Travis Smith

Patrick MacArevey

Nancy Crisman

William Troy

Reynold Hoover

Sandra Alvey

Rob Palmer

Paul Armbruster

Michael Hoth

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/05/2021

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Race & ethnicity

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/13/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.