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PROJECT PAWS ALIVE INC

We Protect the K9s that Protect You

aka PPAK9   |   Braselton, GA   |  http://ppak9.org

Mission

Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity. Our mission is to provide vital K9 equipment such as stab & bullet protective vests and first aid field trauma kits to underfunded law enforcement, fire, search & rescue, and military K9s throughout the United States.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Cheryl Allen

Main address

2095 Hwy 211 NW Suite 2F-273

Braselton, GA 30517 USA

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EIN

46-0874586

NTEE code info

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Project Paws Alive provides protective K9 equipment to underfunded Law Enforcement, Fire, Search & Rescue, and Military K9 units who cannot otherwise afford it. Due to budget cuts and other economic issues, 92% of agencies do have funding for this protective equipment.

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?

K9 Equipment Fund

Provides vital protective K9 equipment to underfunded K9 units throughout the united states. Equipment includes but is not limited to: bullet/stab protective vests, first aid trauma kits, protective boots, vehicle heat alarms, oxygen mask kits, and cooling vests.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Number of overall donors

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

Adults

Related Program

K9 Equipment Fund

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 mission is to provide vital K9 equipment such as stab & bullet protective vests and first aid field trauma kits to law enforcement, fire, search & rescue, and military K-9s throughout the United States. Our goal is to provide every K9 unit with a minimum standard set of protective equipment for on-duty use.

Our strategies include multiple funding sources from corporations, the public, donor advised funding, third party funding from sites like AmazonSmile and online donations from social media.

Our organization's capabilities to meet our goals are 100%. By only taking on a volume of requests equal to what our volunteer staffing is we ensure we can accommodate and provide grants to all approved applications.

We have not completed/accomplished our desire to have a volunteer lead in each state. We are about at 50% currently and are striving to complete this goal by 2025.

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

    To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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

Financials

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Operations

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

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PROJECT PAWS ALIVE INC

Board of directors
as of 09/25/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Cheryl Allen

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 2/17/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/14/2021

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 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 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.