Foundation Facts

The Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation was established in 2006 and certified by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a qualified private charitable foundation under Section 501 (C) (3) of the IRS Code with approval to disburse funds for charitable purposes, to promote education, to support public safety, and to combat unethical conduct, crime, and corruption.

As a result of the Founder’s efforts while a member of the Department of Defense in 2011 and 2012, the Board of Directors approved the continuation of efforts to research and investigate cases of those who remain unaccounted for from World War II.  The purpose of this research is to promote the education of family members and others by aiding in the recovery, identification, and return of these missing heroes.

We stand ready, upon request by the Department of Defense, to utilize the investigative techniques we developed based on our “Random Incident Statistical Correlation (RISC)” profiling system in conjunction with our extensive Foundation databases to provide the names of the most likely matches as specific recommendations for forensic analysis of any remains recovered from World War II battlefields.

One unique aspect of The Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation is that our By-Laws were formulated to insure that not one single penny can ever be spent for “administrative compensation”. ALL members of the Foundation including our Founder, Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, researchers, staff, and investigators agree to serve without compensation. NO salaries or funds of any kind are ever paid to anyone for work at the Foundation.  The Foundation does not sell its reports or copies of government records to anyone.  We do not sell “memberships”, battlefield tours, airplane rides, or hire telemarketers to solicit money.  We accept no government funding and we do not apply for grants from any entity.  Because of this unique stance in keeping with the ethical principles of our Founder, we must hold our expenses to an absolute minimum in acquiring the research materials necessary.

We operate as a “charitable foundation” rather than a “non-profit” entity, which means that any donations we receive must be given away to others in the form of individual or organizational grants for the purposes described in our IRS charter or used to purchase research materials or preservation activities, rather than paid to ourselves for “administrative compensation”.

Those who wish to do so may send a fully tax deductible charitable donation in support of our efforts by using the “Make a Donation” link on this web site.

And finally, the Board of Directors of the Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation would like to leave you with this anonymous quote which graced the office of our founder during his tenure at the Department of Defense:

“POOR IS THE NATION THAT HAS NO HEROES…BUT SHAMEFUL IS THE ONE THAT, HAVING THEM, FORGETS.”

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