Battle Buddies Outreach Center, Inc (Gainesville, FL)


  • Title:President-CEO

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Battle Buddies Outreach Center, Inc
  • Address:2410 NW 64th Place
    Gainesville, FL 32653
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:352-682-1614

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  • Mission:
  • The Battle Buddies Outreach Center, a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c) (3) organization, is dedicated to honoring the commitment of the men and women who have served our country. We seek to enhance the lives of homeless veterans by providing them a permanent home, a warm meal, providing resources to help them become self-sustainable, functioning members of society, and by promoting awareness, tolerance as well as ongoing support for our nation’s veterans.

  • Overview:
  • The Battle Buddies Outreach Center provides safe and affordable housing for Florida's homeless veteran population. We seek to meet the need of our local veteran population who typically have to travel up to 100 miles to find adequate shelter. We also provide employ-ability skills, substance abuse and financial counseling to aid them in becoming successful members of society. We also offer a food pantry for our local community as well. Our goal is to end homelessness one veteran at a time.

  • History:
  • The Foundation was founded by Derrick Smith. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religion-Biblical and Theological Studies from Liberty University, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Divinity with a concentration in Health Care Chaplaincy. He is a Sergeant in the United States Army (Florida National Guard), and has a passion to see others succeed as well as a commitment to our nation’s service members. Mr. Smith, saw the need for more assistance for the local veteran populous. After researching the aid available, Mr. Smith decided that it was time to start an effort to help meet this growing need. Mr. Smith's desire is that the foundation be God-led and Veteran run! When asked why, he says, "Because no one cares for a vet like a vet!"

  • Year established:2016
  • Endowment:No


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:8

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Eric Carroll VP

    Eric Jackson VP

    Marshila Hightower Treasurer

    Latonia Harris Secretary

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Derrick Smith President CEO


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(2)
  • Tax ID:81-3606971

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:813606971
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:2410 NW 64TH PL
  • Organization City:GAINESVILLE
  • Organization State:FL
  • Organization Zip:32653-1586
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 2016
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:L99
  • Asset Amount:$763
  • Asset Code:1 ($1 - $9,999)
  • Income Amount:$763
  • Income Code:1 ($1 - $9,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$763
  • Last Updated:2/23/2018 6:28:00 pm

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