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Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

aka FFCAS or Friends   |   Centreville, VA   |  www.ffcas.org

Mission

The Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (Friends) is an all-volunteer organization which was founded in 2006 to support the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and to help improve the quality of life of companion animals in our community. By supporting Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, you allow us to provide funding for lifesaving medical care, dental care, parasite prevention and more for the Shelter pets in need. Programs such as these promote the adoption of homeless dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and reptiles in Fairfax County. Your support also allows us to fund other important programs such as the TNR Program for community cats, which provides spay and neuter surgeries for free-roaming cats in Fairfax County.

Notes from the nonprofit

Thank you to our generous partners including individuals, businesses and civic groups! You continue to make it possible for Friends to improve the lives of and help find forever homes for deserving shelter pets in Fairfax County.

Ruling year info

2007

President, Director

Mrs. Evelyn Grieve

Main address

PO Box 2321

Centreville, VA 20122 USA

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EIN

20-5009244

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Medical Expense Program

Provides funding for professional veterinary care of shelter animals suffering from injury, illness or abuse. Includes many life-saving surgeries, and procedures to improve the adoptability of shelter animals such as removal of growths, correction of eye problems, grooming and dental care. Emphasis is placed on emergency, life-saving care.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provides dental care for senior pets with grade 3 or higher out of 5 with periodontal disease.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provides collars and personalized I.D. tags for all adopted cats and dogs. Additionally, all dogs receive a brand new 6 foot leash.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provides spay and neuter surgeries for free-roaming cats, helping to reduce the problem of pet overpopulation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provides all dogs, cats, and rabbits with a comprehensive parasite prevention protocol upon admission to the shelter. This includes preventatives that protect against fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

How we listen

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

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Board of directors
as of 04/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Evelyn Grieve

Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Term: 2006 -

Rita Altman

Retired, Friends Vice President

Jill Westeyn

United States Mint

Michael Frey

Retired, Board of Supervisors Sully District, Fairfax County

Nancy H. Abbott

TD Bank

Albert Wu

Raymond James

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 1/5/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/05/2022

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Policies and processes
  • 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 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.