INDEPENDENCE CORPS

Empowering Veterans and First Responders to Restore Independence

aka Spartan Alliance   |   Dallas, TX   |  https://independencecorps.org/

Mission

Helping to restore injured American Veterans and First Responders their Independence, freedom and dignity that comes with greater Mobility.

Notes from the nonprofit

Starting in 2020 we have added First Responders, Police Officers and Fire Fighters who have been injured and disabled as a result of a line of duty incident as potential recipients of high-tech mobility devices.

Ruling year info

2008

Founder/President

Gary Lawson

Co-President

Mr Steven Danyluk

Main address

13770 Noel Rd. #803524

Dallas, TX 75380 USA

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Formerly known as

Hueys 091 Foundation

EIN

36-4605639

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Independence-• Providing the tools, therapies and guidance that severely injured veterans are otherwise not receiving. Camaraderie-• Championing the value of physical activity no matter what the level of disability.
• Promoting the use of art as a tool of healing. The mission of providing America's disabled veterans with the tools and assistance that they otherwise are not receiving, and to fund and promote physical and leisure/athletic activities that enhance the veteran's physical and emotional well-being.
• Breaking down the barriers between the disabled and able bodied communities through community based events like the Spartan Cycling Rides.
events like Spartan Weekend are important steps in bringing both the physical and emotional healing that is lacking in many of these veterans lives.

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?

Mobility Devices for Veterans and First Responders

The Independence Corps, 501(c)(3) mission is simply, we help restore real independence to severely wounded and ill veterans and ill or injured first responders by providing them iBOT Mobility Devices (wheelchairs that can climb stairs by themselves and by balancing on 2 wheels seat the person at eye level with standing adults) or Track Chairs if that what best meets their needs.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Caregivers
Emergency responders
Military personnel

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

bring 50 injured Veterans and their Caregivers together for a very special 4 days/3nights.

Offering a cycling event, fitness challenges, group art therapy and other fun activities
Spartan Weekend is a support event where veterans, firefighters, and other First Responders are able to enjoy life and build camaraderie outside the military, as they had inside the military.
Spartan Alliance encourages and promotes the establishment of permanent “Battle Buddy" networks based on the unique experience and bond, being a proud member of the military and first responder community holds

Promoting the use of art and physical activity as a tool of healing. The mission of providing America's disabled veterans with the tools and assistance that they otherwise are not receiving, and to fund and promote physical and leisure/athletic activities that enhance the veteran's physical and emotional well-being.

Spartan Weekends…. 1. Learn about community services and local businesses, who support Veterans.
2. Engage in demonstrations and learn about resources readily available to them.
3. Acquire useful knowledge for their journey from Active Duty through early Civilian life. Provide tools, therapies, etc. build camaraderie among the Veterans and Caregivers

In 1.5 years of incorporating Spartan Weekends and Mobility assistance during a 3 day all inclusive weekend. Veterans and Caregivers, have been able to build new relationships. Having that relationship outside the military, as they did inside the military is imperative to their healing and transition into civilian life.

Financials

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Operations

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INDEPENDENCE CORPS

Board of directors
as of 02/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Gary Lawson

Independence Corps

Term: 2008 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Steven Danyluk

www.independencecorps.org

Term: 2015 -

Larry Shatto

Independence Corps

Charles Bogle

Independence Corps

Chad Colley

Independence Corps

James Gigrich

Independence Corps

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