Paralyzed Veterans of America

Year Founded:

1955

Address:

801 Eighteenth St NW
Washington, DC 20006

EIN:

13-1946868

Top Leadership Pay:

CFO Cheryl Topping, $218,085

Employees:

265

Revenue:

$127,046,434

Expenses:

$109,277,179

Description

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Paralyzed Veterans of America spent 63.8 percent of its $109.2 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending.

Additionally, Paralyzed Veterans of America used joint cost accounting for 38.7 percent of its budget. While legal, this accounting method can disguise overhead costs as program spending. We recommend that no more than 5 percent of a budget be allocated to joint cost accounting.

We do not recommend giving to Paralyzed Veterans of America. See our lists of Highly Recommended Charities and Recommended Charities for alternatives.

Mission Statement

Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.