GALLANTFEW INC

America's Veteran Team

aka GallantFew, Darby Project   |   Roanoke, TX   |  www.gallantfew.org

Mission

GallantFew’s mission is to aid in veteran transition by providing one-on-one mentorship, thereby facilitating a peaceful, successful transition from military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose. We hope to motivate communities all over the nation to take responsibility for veterans returning; welcoming, connecting, and including.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Karl Monger

Main address

PO Box 1157

Roanoke, TX 76262 USA

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EIN

27-1779772

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Picture being thrust into a place you’ve never been, having to immediately provide for your family. How will your family weather these changes? How will you succeed during this critical time? These are questions our veterans & their families face during transition. According to the DOD, approximately 1,300 veterans and their families begin their transition out of military service each day. The transition for these families brings many unique challenges & GallantFew is here to make it a success.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

GallantFew Rangers

To facilitate a successful transition for Army Ranger veterans from active military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose. RLTW!

Our mission is accomplished through our Ranger Functional Fitness programs and events; connecting them to fellow Rangers, educating them about resources available to Rangers & their families from various businesses and organizations, and ultimately empowering them to lead the way in their communities.

The Ranger’s return on investment to the U.S. Army is leadership. Soldiers deserve the best-trained leaders our Army has to offer. Those leaders are Rangers. GFR is the veteran-led extension of the Army’s investment. GFR sets the example for others to follow by building Rangers for Life.

Population(s) Served

Our mission is to empower our military community to live a life filled with hope and purpose. Group recreation develops this culture by building teamwork, trust, and encouragement with fellow veterans

Population(s) Served

Brigade V, a coalition of Veteran Resource Group Leaders and Advocates. We help organizations leverage veteran and military-connected employee talent.

The mission of Brigade V is to create an environment where veteran-focused Business Resource Groups (BRGs) can prosper through the creation of a community where members share best practices, gain education, have access to professional development resources, and make a positive philanthropic impact on the veteran community. The Brigade V was established out of a collaboration between GallantFew, Leidos, American Airlines, and Charles Schwab and prospered into what is now the Brigade V with dozens of members. Membership in the Brigade V is open to all ERG’s or ERG members who want to join in the Association’s mission.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel
Veterans
Military personnel
Veterans
Military personnel
Veterans
Military personnel

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Metroport Chamber Member 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of services provided and documented in one of GallantFew's five functional fitness areas: Social, Professional, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Military personnel

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Military personnel

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We provide 1:1 assistance & support to any service member or veteran seeking guidance in their transition from the military.

We know transition is more than a change of jobs and zip code. It’s a new family dynamic, new employers, new healthcare, new schedule, new priorities…the list goes on. All of these new aspects of life can be overwhelming when occurring all at once. There is no battle plan that fits each individual’s transition – but that’s where GallantFew comes in. Our entire team is comprised of military-affiliated people – either veterans, military spouses, or active duty volunteers, providing one-on-one mentorship tailored to YOU. The only piece of the journey that’s the same for each person we serve – the objective: establishing a life of hope and purpose.

If GallantFew assists active service members by guiding them in their transition, supports veterans reintegrating into our civilian communities, and enhances existing government transition programs…

Then more servicemembers and veterans will effectively integrate, continuing to serve and lead in our communities. A veteran with a purpose strengthens our nation.

The GallantFew STAR (Self Training And Response-ability) Program is the method of providing one-on-one mentorship to veterans. It encompasses mentorship in the main fitness areas of transition from military service to civilian life: emotional (personal growth mindset with a sound emotional state), physical (healthy & fit lifestyle), professional (fulfilling career, education, financial growth, social integration & leadership in communities), and spiritual (a life of purpose & direction).

GallantFew focuses on active service member transition and veteran reintegration. Through one-on-one support, GallantFew provides solutions to veterans at any point in their journey. Supporting active service members enables us to be proactive in preventing future issues that stem from a lack of transition support from the military as they leave. Supporting veterans who left the military long ago conveys that no matter how long ago their transition was it can still have an impact on their daily lives. GallantFew has mission support partners, that provide numerous additional resources. GallantFew understands that we, as an organization, cannot do it ALL, but we can connect a veteran with experts and resources in nearly any area that they may require support.

GallantFew has been serving veterans for more than 10 years. Year-over-year GallantFew is awarded the Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency and demonstrates less than 5% of funding going towards overhead administrative costs.

The GallantFew team is made up primarily of veterans and military spouses who understand the importance of our mission and relate to the population served.

GallantFew has 25 Mission Support Partners that we work with to serve veterans. These are mutual relationships in which we refer veterans to each other to find the best fit for support. GallantFew knows that we cannot be experts in every area so we partner with specialty organizations such as The Honor Foundation, Stop Soldier Suicide, Global SOF Foundation, and Merging Vets & Players. GallantFew connects veterans to the organization(s) that best match their needs.

Each year GallantFew increases the number of services provided to veterans. Despite the global pandemic and decrease in large, in-person, based events GallantFew has continued to increase the number of veterans served as well as the number of services provided to veterans.

In 2020 593 new veterans joined the GallantFew community to take control of their transition from military life to a civilian life filled with hope & purpose. In 2021 GallantFew has had 826 new veterans join our community. The significance of new

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    GallantFew provides services to all veterans and active duty service members regardless of branch of service, the era of service, discharge status, race, religion, sex, or any other demographics.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email, surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, make improvements & track data, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    GallantFew is in the process of developing a new resource that all veterans and service members we serve will have access to. This will help those we serve to own their journey, provide a more streamlined way of accessing resources & tools we provide and expand their ability to utilize these tools.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners, In grant & award proposals,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback from those we serve has enabled GallantFew to focus on avenues that veterans and service members identify as most beneficial to them. For example, in the Fort Benning area, we provide in-person transition seminars that have been molded by the needs we hear from those who have transitioned already, military leadership, and professional career advisors.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GALLANTFEW INC

Board of directors
as of 3/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Frank Campanaro

Karl Monger

DriPowder LLC

Gerry Dinkel

Renaissance Strategic Advisors

Chris Hardy

CSM (Ret)

Frank Campanaro

TrillaMed, LLC

Michael Hall

CSM (Ret)

Tim Abell

Actor

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/03/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/10/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.