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Free Wheelchair Mission

 15279 Alton Parkway, Suite 300
 Irvine, CA 92618
[P] (949) 2738470 x 226
[F] (949) 453-0085
www.FreeWheelchairMission.org
[email protected]
Jennifer Walker
FOUNDED: 2001
INCORPORATED: 2001
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Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 31-1781635 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, Free Wheelchair Mission has provided more than one million wheelchairs to those in need in developing nations since 2001, providing renewed dignity, independence, and hope through the gift of mobility.

Our mission is to provide the transforming gift of mobility to people with disabilities living in developing nations as motivated by Jesus Christ.

Free Wheelchair Mission believes in a world where everyone who needs a wheelchair has one. Our goal is to provide our next million wheelchairs by 2025.

An estimated 70 million people around the world today need a wheelchair but do not have the means to get one.  Free Wheelchair Mission endeavors to distribute over 100,000 wheelchairs annually while pursuing our goal to distribute the second million wheelchairs by the end of 2025. Free Wheelchair Mission continues its focus and commitment on becoming a leading provider of mobility in developing nations, but beyond placing recipients in a wheelchair, Free Wheelchair Mission is bringing transformation that opens doors to education, employment opportunities and community that these individuals only dreamed of before receiving the gift of mobility.

Mission Statement

Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, Free Wheelchair Mission has provided more than one million wheelchairs to those in need in developing nations since 2001, providing renewed dignity, independence, and hope through the gift of mobility.

Our mission is to provide the transforming gift of mobility to people with disabilities living in developing nations as motivated by Jesus Christ.

Free Wheelchair Mission believes in a world where everyone who needs a wheelchair has one. Our goal is to provide our next million wheelchairs by 2025.

An estimated 70 million people around the world today need a wheelchair but do not have the means to get one.  Free Wheelchair Mission endeavors to distribute over 100,000 wheelchairs annually while pursuing our goal to distribute the second million wheelchairs by the end of 2025. Free Wheelchair Mission continues its focus and commitment on becoming a leading provider of mobility in developing nations, but beyond placing recipients in a wheelchair, Free Wheelchair Mission is bringing transformation that opens doors to education, employment opportunities and community that these individuals only dreamed of before receiving the gift of mobility.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $10,899,545.00
Projected Revenue $10,305,985.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Wheelchair Program
  • Wheelchair Prescription Certification
  • Gifts In Kind
  • Wheelchair Test Lab

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, Free Wheelchair Mission has provided more than one million wheelchairs to those in need in developing nations since 2001, providing renewed dignity, independence, and hope through the gift of mobility.

Our mission is to provide the transforming gift of mobility to people with disabilities living in developing nations as motivated by Jesus Christ.

Free Wheelchair Mission believes in a world where everyone who needs a wheelchair has one. Our goal is to provide our next million wheelchairs by 2025.

An estimated 70 million people around the world today need a wheelchair but do not have the means to get one.  Free Wheelchair Mission endeavors to distribute over 100,000 wheelchairs annually while pursuing our goal to distribute the second million wheelchairs by the end of 2025. Free Wheelchair Mission continues its focus and commitment on becoming a leading provider of mobility in developing nations, but beyond placing recipients in a wheelchair, Free Wheelchair Mission is bringing transformation that opens doors to education, employment opportunities and community that these individuals only dreamed of before receiving the gift of mobility.


Background Statement

The need for wheelchairs in our world is staggering. In developing nations where poverty pervades, the World Health Organization estimates that 70 million people are in dire need of a wheelchair yet lack the resources to obtain one.

Already suffering from the pain, isolation, and indignity of a physical disability, many of these people must endure further burdens, many are forced to live on the ground or to wait to be carried to meet their most basic of needs.

The causes are many.
Poverty, disease, malnutrition, armed conflict, and lack of proper medical care are all major causes of disability in the developing world.Diseases eradicated in the developed world years ago are still prevalent elsewhere.Conflict is another contributing factor both in places where conflict is active and where the remnants (land mines, undetonated bombs, IEDs) are left behind.

Poverty, however, is the biggest issue. Without money to seek medical attention, simple injuries like broken bones that would be simple to treat in developed countries go untreated. Birth defects tend to be more common, and home child delivery is more frequent, which can lead to more complications during childbirth. Factors like access to clean water and a steady, nutritious diet also play a role.

The solution is simple.
Our wheelchairs are simple, cost-effective, and highly functional. They are designed with locally-available resources in mind, with the goal of providing the transforming gift of mobility to as many people as possible while still maintaining a standard of excellence. We partner with like-minded organizations to reach some of the most remote regions on the planet– and, we do it for an astonishingly reasonable cost.

  • Wheelchairs provide mobility, and mobility changes everything.
  • Mobility means independence– the ability to participate in society and earn a living.
  • Mobility restores dignity, lifting people off the ground and into a new life.



Impact Statement

Since 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission has provided over 1 million wheelchairs to people with disabilities in 93 countries around the world, because no one should have to crawl.
 
A gift of $80 does more than just give away wheelchairs. A gift of $80 per wheelchair includes manufacturing, shipping, and fitting a basic wheelchair, designing and refining wheelchairs in our newly designed and built whole wheelchair test lab, building relationships with over 60 different partners across the world to serve people with disabilities. We have enhanced Free Wheelchair Mission services to safeguard the health and safety of our users by creating teaching materials to show recipients and caregivers how to assemble, maintain and use our wheelchairs. We also created a worldwide network of certified and trained distribution partners to serve people with disabilities through culturally sensitive and relevant methods.
 
Free Wheelchair Mission also works to educate the developed world about the reality of having a disability in a developing country. 
 

Needs Statement

Free Wheelchair Mission provides durable, basic and functional wheelchairs to people with disabilities in the developing world.   For only $80 per person, we lift a person off the ground with the gift of a free wheelchair.  The $80 cost includes wheelchair manufacturing, shipping, and distribution.

A recently completed three-year longitudinal study of 600 wheelchair recipients in Peru, Uganda, and Vietnam confirms the positive impact of a wheelchair in the life of the recipient.  Data from the study indicates 53% of wheelchair recipients are able to find, keep and maintain employment; 69% are more able to use public transportation; 76% report a drop in hospital stays due to their ability to access healthcare; 48% stopped thinking about committing suicide. 
 
Free Wheelchair Mission wheelchairs provide mobility, and mobility changes everything. Mobility means independence, the ability to participate in society and earn a living.  Children can attend school, adults can find jobs, and the elderly can care for themselves. 
 
 

CEO Statement

Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM) started in an Orange County home garage. Sixteen years later, FWM is a thriving charitable organization with 30 staff. Based in Irvine, California, FWM remains true to its mission, to appropriately distribute as many wheelchairs as possible to those in need in the developing world, at no cost to them.

Since its founding in 2001, FWM has relied on the support of generous OC residents who through their faith and philanthropic spirit are dedicated to using their resources for good.  Through the years FWM has uniquely received support from multiple sectors: community foundations,  churches, corporations, local residents, business people and leading community philanthropists.
 
For many people, the appeal of FWM is founder Don Schoendorfer, a Santa Ana resident and engineer, who witnessed the global need for wheelchairs when he saw a woman crawling in Morocco.   Don decided to make a difference by designing a basic, inexpensive and durable wheelchair. His design resonated with many southern Californians seeking to make a worldwide impact through philanthropy. Unlike most nonprofits distributing wheelchairs and mobility aids, FWM designs and manufactures our own wheelchairs.We maintain transparency about our efforts, work to be fiscally responsible and maximize our value by building an effective and efficient organization for sustained longevity. We take pride in clearly communicating our costs with confidence to ensure our supports know what it takes to lift someone off the ground.
 
As we seek to maintain our status as a leading provider of mobility solutions, FWM is proud of its alliances within the continental U.S. to help accelerate our ability to meet the global need for wheelchairs. We recently partnered with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and RPM and Associates to construct a whole wheelchair test lab at FWM headquarters in Irvine. This whole wheelchair test lab is designed to propel wheelchairs over repeated obstacles by stimulating the same types of obstacles users often encounter in developing world conditions.  
 

Board Chair Statement

In 2002, I helped the Don Schoendorfer of Free Wheelchair Mission arrange for a shipment of wheelchairs to Angola. Don requested my assistance because he was new to the maritime container shipping industry.  After meeting Don I was compelled to help provide mobility to people in developing nations and I  became a consultant volunteer until 2014 when I joined the board of directors. In 2017, I was elected to serve as the board chair.
 
I believe the work of Free Wheelchair Mission is inspiring and meaningful. Don and his team are helping eliminate disability isolation and discrimination with the gift of a free wheelchair. Utilizing biomechanical engineering technology, the Free Wheelchair Mission staff and engineers are designing, manufacturing, and shipping durable cost-effective wheelchairs for distribution by trained partners who comply with exceptional standards of excellence. But the most impressive fact for me is our ability manufacture, ship, and deliver wheelchairs in the most remote regions of the world for as little as $80 USD per person, including all costs and expenses. I am honored to in some small way contribute to developing a cost-effective method of transporting wheelchairs around the world. 

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations to Free Wheelchair Mission are gratefully accepted over the phone, on our website at www.freewheelchairmission.org/donate, on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/freewheelchairmission, or by mail or wire transfer. Besides cash gifts, FWM accepts gifts of stock. For more information please call Finance Manager, Lori Gonzalez at 949-273-8470 extension205 or visit www.freewheelchairmission.org/stock-transfers. Workplace giving is also an easy and efficient way to make tax-deductible donations to FWM through payroll deductions. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please visit www.freewheelchairmission.org/workplace-giving or contact your human resource manager. FWM also accepts  vehicle donations through Cars 4 Causes, and the eBay Giving Works Program.  Free Wheelchair Mission volunteer opportunities include administrative support at offices in Irvine, California,  for major campaigns or special events throughout the year. Other ways to get involved include joining our Ambassador Community to turn your passion for FWM into action and connect with people who love our mission. Licensed Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists have the opportunity to volunteer under our International Medical Mission program. Learn more about these and other volunteer opportunities at www.freewheelchairmission.org/volunteer.

Geographic Area Served

Internationally
Free Wheelchair Mission is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs for persons with physical challenges in developing nations. Working in concert with a network of like-minded, humanitarian groups, FWM has sent over 1 million wheelchairs to 93 countries around the world, delivering not only the gift of mobility but renewed dignity, independence, and hope. FWM provides wheelchairs to people in need and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or sexuality.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Human Services
  2. Religion- Related - Christianity
  3. International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security - International Human Rights

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Programs


Wheelchair Program

Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, FWM has given over 1 million wheelchairs to people in 93 countries, providing dignity, independence and hope through the gift of mobility.

Budget  $4,982,529.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities International At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, nonprofit organization providing medical mobility supplies and services in developing countries. Since 2001, we have provided 1 million wheelchairs in 93 developing nations.  These products and services are provided at no cost in collaboration with like-minded partners. 
Program Long-Term Success  Since 2001,  Free Wheelchair Mission has distributed over 1 million wheelchairs. An estimated 70 million people with disabilities in developing countries need a wheelchair but are unable to obtain one.  FWM strives to distribute over 100,000 wheelchair annually, a continues to pursue our goal to distribute the second million chairs by the year 2025.
Program Success Monitored By  Free Wheelchair Mission monitors success through our ability to serve the greatest number of people with the best quality products available. Since 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission has provided the gift of mobility to over 1 million people in 93 developing nations throughout the world.
Examples of Program Success  Wheelchairs promote mobility and inclusion while enhancing the user's quality of life.  Mobility provides access to education, employment, healthcare and community services.  

Wheelchair Prescription Certification

Free Wheelchair Mission developed a wheelchair training and certification program for international wheelchair distributors on proper wheelchair service and delivery. This certification provides a unique opportunity for those with backgrounds in physical and occupational therapy to serve alongside trained staff members on a volunteer basis.
 
Wheelchair prescription certification participants receive both classroom and hands-on practical instruction on wheelchair assembly, maintenance, and fitting, as well as identifying the various causes and manifestations of disability. Additionally, participants are trained in wheelchair use, transfers, exercises, and proper pressure relief techniques.
 
Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities International General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  Wheelchair Prescription Certification Program participants receive instruction on wheelchair assembly, maintenance, and fitting, as well as identifying the various causes and manifestations of disability. Additionally, participants receive training on wheelchair use, transfers, exercises, and proper pressure relief techniques. The Free Wheelchair Mission goal is to certify all distribution partners in South America by the end of 2017 and replicate this system throughout the rest of the world by the end of 2020.
Program Long-Term Success 
The Wheelchair Prescription Certification Program is designed to deepen and strengthen Free Wheelchair Mission's distribution partner network, by providing our vast network with training to further their work in their communities to prescribe the proper wheelchair. Free Wheelchair Mission's Medical Program Coordinator is working toward certifying all distribution partners and audit their ability to properly comply with our standards of excellence.  
 
Free Wheelchair Mission also maintains an online module for re-training for distribution partners with access to videos, supplements and other tools 24 hours a day.  
Program Success Monitored By  Free Wheelchair Mission Distribution  Partners rely on our wheelchairs and our training.  This  5-day course with classroom and hands-on-training. The classroom training includes a written test and thus far, 100% of the participants have passed.
Examples of Program Success  Free Wheelchair Mission has certified Distribution Partners in  Mexico, Vietnam, Rwanda, China and El Salvador. Distribution Partner staff and volunteers also completed a "train the trainer" module to help them successfully train other employees and volunteers in their organizations, thus maintaining the quality of our wheelchair provision program.

Gifts In Kind

In 2012, FWM launched a successful program providing mobility aids and orthopedic medical supplies for recipients when it is evident a wheelchair is not the best solution. FWM can expand the gift of mobility to many more families as we partner with selected hospitals to provide much needed operations. These operations frequently eliminate the need for a wheelchair. In other cases, even though a wheelchair is still necessary, surgery can improve a person's quality of life.

Budget  $1,669,500.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served International People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success 


In Fiscal Year 2012, three containers of mobility aid and mobility care GIK supplies were shipped to Chile and Ecuador. In Fiscal Year 2013, three containers of mobility aid and mobility care GIK supplies were shipped to Peru, Uganda and Nicaragua. In Fiscal Year 2014, five containers of GIK supplies were shipped to Vietnam, Chile, and India and also included surgical supplies for corrective surgeries.  In Fiscal Year 2015 FWM shipped eight GIK containers to Honduras and Vietnam.

Program Long-Term Success 

Goals include providing mobility to the disabled poor through the following channels: mobility aids, medical care, medical outreach, corrective surgeries and improving overall quality of life. Benefits to offering medical supplies include improving mobility for the disabled poor in developing countries, allowing FWM to collaborate with hospitals to offer free services to the disabled who cannot afford care otherwise, and enhancing our network of distribution partners’ relationships with hospitals hospital staff, government agencies and local communities. They are providing for the whole person to improve quality of life.

Program Success Monitored By 

Success for this program is monitored by the quality of reports received from both the distribution partners and the hospitals. Reports include pictures and data of patients, including number of patients, before and after surgery information and how medical supplies improved their quality of life. 

Examples of Program Success 

At an orthopedic hospital in Da Nang, Vietnam, a container of GIK medical supplies impacted the lives of 250 corrective surgery patients for free, and over 1,000 individuals received mobility aids such as crutches, walkers and braces.


Wheelchair Test Lab

The Free Wheelchair Mission Test Lab reduces overall wheelchair manufacturing costs, creates a more durable wheelchair, and identifies better wheelchair components.  The Test Lab provides data to assess, measure, and document wheelchair strength and durability. Data provides information on wheelchair endurance, functionality, stress, strain, fatigue, strength, durability and maneuverability to provide numerical facts to improve designs, reduce costs, and quantify the lifetime use of Free Wheelchair Mission wheelchairs in years.
 
 
Budget  $300,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served International People/Families with of People with Disabilities General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  The short term measurement of success for the Free Wheelchair Mission Test Lab is our ability to contain costs to under $100 per wheelchair to manufacture, ship and distribute four wheelchair models throughout the developing world. The Test Lab helps control costs.
Program Long-Term Success  Long term success of the Free Wheelchair Mission Test Lab is measured by Free Wheelchair Mission's ability to contain costs  while continuing to provide safe, durable, functional wheelchairs in developing countries at the lowest possible cost per wheelchair. Currently Free Wheelchair Mission is able to send wheelchairs around the world for under $100 each including research and design, manufacturing, shipping, distribution, and prescription. The Test Lab helps Free Wheelchair Mission document and monitor wheelchair quality.
Program Success Monitored By  Project success is monitored by the ability of Free Wheelchair Mission to reduce manufacturing costs, create a more durable wheelchair, and identify better wheelchair components. The Test Lab enables Free Wheelchair Mission to test polyurethane casters, polymer bushings, steel bearings, airless wheel tires, and analyze the number of welds, the thickness of the metal tubing, the durability of plastic parts, the quality of nuts and bolts and the number of nylon straps resulting in serving the largest number of people with the lowest cost of quality wheelchairs possible.
Examples of Program Success  Program success can be measured by Free Wheelchair Mission's ability to save money, provide wheelchairs, and test new designs and manufacturing methods.  Paying less for the materials Free Wheelchair Mission already purchases is a direct non-intrusive way to decrease wheelchair cost. This strategy includes an ongoing evaluation of current wheelchair components to methodically orchestrate a cost reduction analysis.



Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Nuka Solomon
CEO Term Start Feb 2017
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Nuka Solomon, Executive Director, has overall operational responsibility for Free Wheelchair Mission programs and management of its team. She leads the strategic planning process and implementation of programmatic strategic initiatives for the growth of the organization. Nuka has extensive experience in non-profit fund development and operations, corporate giving, as well as mass and major fundraising. Nuka most recently led major gifts fundraising and development operations for United Way of Greater Los Angeles, focused on finding permanent solutions to poverty related issues in LA County. Previously she raised funds for The Vision Center of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and The Luminaires of Doheny Eye Institute, Pacific Palisades Woman's Club, and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  She graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in fine art.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Dr. Don Schoendorfer PhD Apr 2001 Feb 2017

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Angela Gomez National Development Director --
Mr. Mike Higa Director of Finance --
Ms. Vanessa Mendoza Director of Programs --
Dr. Don Schoendorfer President and Founder --
Ms. Nuka Solomon Executive Director
Ms. Solomon is a graduate of Dartmouth College with extensive nonprofit experience as Director of Shared Services and Development Operations at United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Founding Board Member and Board Secretary of Brighteyes an affiliate of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Vice President of Fundraising for The Luminaries, Fundraising Chair for the Le Lycee Francais De Los Angeles annual gala, and board member/fundraising chair for the Pacific Palisades Women's Club.
 
 
Mrs. Jennifer Walker Director of Marketing --
Ms. Jennifer Witucki Director of Development & Strategic Initiatives --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Platinum Ranking GuideStar 2017
Top Nonprofit of Orange County Coast Community Awards 2014
CLASSY Award for Health and Well Being StayClassy, Inc. 2012

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2014
Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2013

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
Charity Navigator 2017
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2017
Charity Navigator 2016

Collaborations

Free Wheelchair Mission works with a vast network of Distribution Partners across the globe who play a pivotal role in facilitating the efficient delivery of wheelchairs to those who need them most.  
 
Free Wheelchair Mission thoroughly screens and qualifies each distribution partner who must also adhere to our high ethical performance standards.  
 
After wheelchairs are ordered from our manufacturer in Shanghai, China, Distribution Partners are trusted with all the inbound logistics to ensure customs clearance, assembly, and distribution of the wheelchairs to the recipients.  These vital partnerships help Free Wheelchair Mission keep costs low so we can serve the greatest number of people possible with the transforming gift of mobility.
 
 

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 29
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 2,000
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 60%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 6
Caucasian: 16
Hispanic/Latino: 5
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Asian Indian
Gender Female: 28
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

Free Wheelchair Mission utilizes a matrix management organizational structure grouping people and resources by function. This system balances trust and control by empowering employees to become accountable for completing their own assignments through organizational boundaries.  It also improves access to shared resources, skills, and technologies while providing flexibility for faster decisions.

Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Mr. Stuart Rattray
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired Shipping Executive
Board Chair Term July 2017 - June 2020
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Steve Adkinson No Affiliation --
Ms. Deborah Anderson No Affiliation Voting
Mr. Dan Hanson LoanDepot Voting
Mr. David Hummelberg -- Voting
Mr. Dennis Kromer No Affiliation Voting
Mr. Stuart Rattray No Affiliation Voting
Mr. Connie Salios No Affiliation --
Dr. Don W. Schoendorfer No Affiliation Voting
Rev. Bob Shank No Affiliation --
Mrs. Marjorie Terner Retired Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 11
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 1
Male: 10
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

Term limits for Board Members are three years, with a number of two terms available in succession. After the second term, a one year leave of absence goes into effect unless it would place a severe hardship on the organization, then the board can pass a vote with an 80% ruling in favor of the board member to serve again. Our current board chairman is Stuart Rattray who started his term of service in July 2017. 

In addition to board meetings, the Board of Directors and Executive Director meet once annually in February for a full-day planning retreat.

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Executive

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2013
Total Revenue $9,681,877 $10,093,003 $6,085,592
Total Expenses $9,938,820 $9,206,114 $6,010,564

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$8,120,915 $8,568,908 $4,234,239
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $0 $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $9,073 $7,831 $6,897
Earned Revenue $244 $78 $330
Investment Income, Net of Losses $0 $0 $0
Membership Dues $0 $0 $0
Special Events $1,551,645 $1,516,186 $1,088,151
Revenue In-Kind $3,116,094 $3,222,754 $755,975
Other $256,745 $193,885 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2013
Program Expense $8,083,580 $7,389,729 $4,527,170
Administration Expense $552,252 $506,806 $448,048
Fundraising Expense $1,302,988 $1,309,579 $1,035,346
Payments to Affiliates $0 $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.97 1.10 1.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses 81% 80% 75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 13% 13% 19%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2013
Total Assets $2,091,443 $2,484,903 $1,535,383
Current Assets $1,595,954 $1,719,902 $1,184,070
Long-Term Liabilities $157,429 $145,459 $65,923
Current Liabilities $120,161 $208,591 $243,489
Total Net Assets $1,813,853 $2,130,853 $1,225,971

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 13.28 8.25 4.86

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 8% 6% 4%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments

 In 2013, Free Wheelchair Mission changed the fiscal year to July 1 to June 30th. Please note that Fiscal Year 2013 was 15 months long and has a three-month supplemental report to reflect the changes.

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

Documents


Other Documents

Annual Report (2016)

Annual Report (2015)

Annual Report (2013)

Annual Report (2014)

No Other Documents currently available.