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Animals for Armed Forces Foundation

 1370 N Brea Blvd., Suite #220
 Fullerton, CA 92835
[P] (714) 509-5823
[F] (877) 343-8732
www.animalsforarmedforces.org
[email protected]
Matt MacFarland
FOUNDED: 2011
INCORPORATED: 2012
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Organization DBA --
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Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 45-4968654 --

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

Animals for Armed Forces ® Foundation provides Free Pet Adoption events that help our shelter animals find loving homes with the Heroes of our Armed Forces.

Our Mission is to save our abandoned shelter animals by finding them safe and loving homes and  to thank the Heroes of the US Armed Forces and their families with free pet adoptions.

We achieve our goal by providing free pet adoptions to current and former members of the US Armed Forces; and to foster, encourage and engage in, certain charitable and similar causes for the public welfare.

Mission Statement

Animals for Armed Forces ® Foundation provides Free Pet Adoption events that help our shelter animals find loving homes with the Heroes of our Armed Forces.

Our Mission is to save our abandoned shelter animals by finding them safe and loving homes and  to thank the Heroes of the US Armed Forces and their families with free pet adoptions.

We achieve our goal by providing free pet adoptions to current and former members of the US Armed Forces; and to foster, encourage and engage in, certain charitable and similar causes for the public welfare.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $75,000.00
Projected Revenue $75,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Animals for Armed ForcesĀ®

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

Animals for Armed Forces ® Foundation provides Free Pet Adoption events that help our shelter animals find loving homes with the Heroes of our Armed Forces.

Our Mission is to save our abandoned shelter animals by finding them safe and loving homes and  to thank the Heroes of the US Armed Forces and their families with free pet adoptions.

We achieve our goal by providing free pet adoptions to current and former members of the US Armed Forces; and to foster, encourage and engage in, certain charitable and similar causes for the public welfare.

Background Statement

Animals for Armed Forces Foundation provides Free Pet Adoption events, twice a year, that help our shelter animals find loving homes with the Heroes of our Armed Forces.

We partner with local animal shelters to host these special adoption events where current/former military members and their immediate families can adopt an animal for free or at a substantially discounted rate. The discount applies to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard.
 
The shelters will waive the adoption fees, and our Foundation will reimburse the shelters for these fees.
 

Our organization started from an idea that was hatched while our President was driving by the local animal shelter that he volunteered for, over Veterans Day Weekend back in 2010. He approached the shelter staff about the idea of providing adoption discounts for military members and their families, and they loved it!

So in 2011, our first "Animals for Armed Forces" adoption event was born. The President's business donated the money to cover the adoption fees that first year, and in February 2012, the Animals for Armed Forces Foundation was officially incorporated.

Since that first event in May 2011, 4,102 animals have been adopted at our events, with 1,323 of those being adopted by military families.


Impact Statement

Our biggest 3 accomplishments in 2016 centered around our adoption numbers, our participating shelters, and our life to date donations:

 

1. For our first 9 adoption events that covered 5 years (2011-2015), the total adoptions by military families was 506. But in 2016 alone, between our Memorial Day Weekend, our Red, White & Adopt, & our Veterans Day Weekend events, we broke our yearly adoption record and our life-to-date adoption records, by adopting out 478 pets to Military Families!

 

2. We sponsored both our Memorial Day and Veterans Day Weekend Adoption Events at 25 and 29 different shelter locations, respectively. Previously, the most locations for one of our events was 16, but thanks to a concerted fundraising effort, we were able to receive enough donations to work with many more locations for both Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

 

3. As a result of our 2016 adoption events, life to date, we have now donated close to $142,000 to local animal shelters to help them find loving homes with our military families!

Needs Statement

Our biggest needs center around funding for our programs and marketing/promoting our organization and events.

1. Funding & Fundraising: Since our organization does not foster or house any animals, our funding is used to pay the adoption fees for animals adopted at our special events. The average cost of an adoption is ~$150, and our ultimate goal is to be able to sponsor our event at every shelter in Southern CA. But we can only commit to working with shelters once we know we have the money to do so. So the more money we are able to raise and collect, the more shelters we can work with and more adoptions we can sponsor.

2. Marketing/Promoting - We need help from volunteers to market & promote our organization and our events. This could include outreach to military related organizations, creating flyers/marketing materials, distributing flyers, etc.

CEO Statement

Donations received from our Board of Directors and/or their businesses cover any annual operating or marketing expenses of the Foundation.

Therefore, 100% of all funds donated from the public and/or corporate sponsors are used to pay for the adoption fees for animals that are adopted at our events by Armed Forces Members. 


Board Chair Statement

I volunteered for a lot of different organizations throughout my life, starting back in high school, through college, and again after college with Habitat for Humanity and CASA.

I've also always grown up with animals and both of my parents have always been animal lovers.

But not until after my wife and I adopted our dog from one of our local animal shelters and I saw a flyer that talked about volunteering at an animal shelter, was my passion rekindled for helping our shelter pets.
 
Three of my family members were also in the Armed Forces, so its always touched a special nerve when thinking about their sacrifices.
 
So that's why, on that Veteran's Day Weekend in 2010, when my wife and I were driving by our local shelter, the idea for sponsoring a special adoption event for our military members  became something very important that we wanted to pursue.
 
We approached the Committee Outreach Committee at OC Animal Care (where I had been volunteering and still do) about the idea, and they loved it! They helped us think of a name for the event and create a flyer and some marketing materials, and our first "Animals for Armed Forces" event was born!
 
My CPA business donated the money to cover the adoption fees in May 2011 for that first event, and the event was a huge success! 37 animals were adopted by military families during that first event, and we haven't looked back.
 
We all know that pet overpopulation in our shelters is a huge epidemic, and euthanasia rates are still too high.
 
So this is our way of taking small steps to help solve this problem in Southern California and a way for us to say thanks to our military families.

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations can be made online (http://animalsforarmedforces.org/donate/), by mailing a check, or by calling the office. At this time, we can only accept monetary donations. 

Volunteer Opportunities - We are always looking for volunteers to help spread the word about our organization and to promote upcoming events. If you are interested in volunteering, please send us an email and we will get in touch with you! 

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County

Our organization has sponsored our special adoption event 11 times in the past 6 years with OC Animal Care and 3 times with Irvine Animal Care.

It is not a requirement, however, for a person to live in Orange County or to live in the city of Irvine to adopt an animal from these organizations.
 
In addition to working with OC Animal Care and Irvine Animal Care, we have also sponsored our adoption events at shelters in LA County, San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Kern County, and Ventura County, as well as Salt Lake County in Utah.

Organization Categories

  1. Animal Related - Animal-Related NEC
  2. Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations - Philanthropy/Charity/ Voluntarism Promotion (General)
  3. Public & Societal Benefit - Military/Veterans' Organizations

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Programs


Animals for Armed ForcesĀ®

Animals for Armed Forces® is a Semi-Annual Pet Adoption Event that we sponsor at local animal shelters on Memorial Day Weekend and Veterans Day Weekend each year.  

At our special pet adoption events, Active Duty, Reserve, and Veterans of the US Armed Forces, and their immediate families, can adopt a pet for free or at a substantially discounted rate.   Free pet adoptions during these special adoption events apply to current, former/retired and/or immediate family members of the: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard.

 
Budget  $60,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal-Related, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified US
Program Short-Term Success 

Short-term success for our organization would equate to being able to sponsor our adoption event at every animal shelter in Southern California. Based on the number of shelters in Southern CA and our average adoption results, we would need to raise ~$650,000 each year to pay for these adoptions.
 

Program Long-Term Success  Ultimate Long-Term Success for our organization is to sponsor 1,000,000 pets adopted out to military families. Our long-term goal is also to be able to sponsor our adoption event in every state in the United States.
Program Success Monitored By 

Each participating shelter provides a report/summary to us after each event notifying us of the number of adoptions by military families at the event and the total amount of adoption fees waived to such family. We then use those figures to reimburse the shelters for those adoption fees.

We keep track and tally the number of adoptions and amounts donated to the shelters in excel and keep life-to-date figures that we can always refer back to.  

Examples of Program Success 

A married couple, who are both Vietnam Vets and one of whom was exposed to Agent Orange, shared the following testimonial with us: "What a blessing you have given us! This miniature poodle is adorable and has so many tricks that we don't even know about! She sleeps between us, and sits on my husbands lap all day! We were going to train her as an emotional PTSD, but someone already trained her for that job! This dog is the only thing that relaxes my husband. God bless you, Matt!"

Since our 1st event back in 2011, we have helped 1,323 shelter pets find a new loving home with the Heroes of our Armed Forces!


Management


CEO/Executive Director Matt MacFarland
CEO Term Start Feb 2012
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Practicing Certified Public Accountant for 19 years and owner of Keystone CPA, Inc.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 5
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development --

Staff Demographics

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Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
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Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No

Reporting and Evaluations

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

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Matt MacFarland
Board Chair Company Affiliation Keystone CPA
Board Chair Term 2012 -
Board Co-Chair Amanda Han
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Keystone CPA
Board Co-Chair Term 2012 -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Amanda Han Keystone CPA --
Matt MacFarland Keystone CPA --

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Youth Board Members

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Board Demographics

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

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $75,000.00
Projected Expenses $75,000.00
Form 990s

2015 2015 Form 990-EZ

2014 2014 Form 990-EZ

2013 2013 Form 990-N

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $54,905 $12,232 $22,234
Total Expenses $20,057 $30,671 $10,801

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$52,567 $5,600 $3,650
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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Individual Contributions $2,338 $6,632 $3,583
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- $15,001

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $17,099 $27,206 $9,833
Administration Expense $2,958 $3,465 $968
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 2.74 0.40 2.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses 85% 89% 91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $37,005 $2,157 $20,596
Current Assets $37,005 $2,157 $20,596
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Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $37,005 $2,157 $20,596

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
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Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
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Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data for 2014 is per the Form 990. Due to its size, this organization filed a 990N for 2012 and 2013. Summary financial data is per the financials provided by the organization and consultation with the organization.

 

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