OSD

Making Fun Where There is None

aka Operation Supply Drop, OSD, Games to Grunts, 76 Operators   |   Austin, TX   |  www.weareosd.org

Mission

Since 2010, OSD has been "Making Fun Where There is None" primarily through the flag-ship programs: Games to Grunts (the World's First and Only Verified Video Game Dispensary for Veterans) and Operation Supply Drop (the Original Gaming Care Package™). Through these programs and the 76 Operators community, over 3 million veterans and family members have been positively served. We believe strongly in a mindset that, "Veteran mental health is a serious issue, all solutions are not." This mindset sits on top of our values that include personal responsibility, accountability and awareness as well as being service-minded. OSD is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization EIN 27-3842517. Learn more at: WeAreOSD.org and join our community at 76Operators.gg

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Mr. Glenn D Banton, Sr.

Main address

7500 Rialto Blvd Suite 1-250

Austin, TX 78735 USA

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EIN

27-3842517

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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Our programs

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

Games to Grunts

The World's First and Only Verified Video Game Dispensary for Veterans and Active Military Members. Verification provided via ID.me for approved members of the United States and Canadian Armed Forces.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans

"Making Fun Where There is None" for active deployed members of the United States, Canadian, NATO-allied and ANZAC allied military forces. Operation Supply Drop, started in 2010, is the World's first Video Gaming Care package sent at the unit level. These care packages include video game console hardware, software, high end coffee, tabletop games and other goodies for our troops to get a taste of home while connecting with their brothers and sisters in arms.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

76 Operators is the community arm of the award winning veteran nonprofit, OSD.

We emphasize personal responsibility, community involvement and play as the most valuable activations for positive mental health. We have created a clear distinction between what community involvement can provide and what situations require professional clinical support which should happen independently.

We believe strongly in a mindset that, "Veteran mental health is a serious issue, all solutions are not." This mindset sits on top of our values that include personal responsibility, accountability and awareness as well as being service-minded.

When we game, we do so because it's fun and because it facilitates relationship building. Gaming is the catalyst for improvement mental health and wellness. We can and do talk about serious issues, but we don't want gaming or any play to turn into a chore as it has for many.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Military personnel, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Monthly Average of military community members impacted through our programs

Hours of volunteer service

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

Families, Military personnel, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of facilities improved

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

Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

Operation Supply Drop

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of MWRs, MFRCs, Rec Rooms, Day Rooms & Military Hospitals Improved through our Programs.

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.

Our major goals include:
- Growing Games to Grunts to sustain a membership base of 250,000 with 50,000 new members each year.
- Develop training program for volunteer leadership and key staff and encourage culture of mentorship.
- Increasing new unique interactions in social connectivity programs to over 250,000 annually.

Our strategy for accomplishing our goals rests in relationship building with key military personnel and corporate partners. Further, we successfully recognize the regional and local differences as well as demographic areas.

While our hyper growing demand for programs and services poses a challenge, our partner base continues increase to meet needs.

OSD and its members have seen tremendous progress since 2010

- 3,000,000+ served
- 2,000,000+ games delivered
- 7,500+ Supply Drops shipped
- 2,500+ units supported
- 150,000+ volunteer hours
- 200,000+ members

Financials

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Operations

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

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OSD

Board of directors
as of 05/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Glenn Banton

Colin Osburn

Mike McKim

Janna Clement

Jim Hejl

Tom Amenta

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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/11/2022

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Race & ethnicity

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/28/2019

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Data
  • 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.
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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.