Charter for Charity Inc

Flying for Hope

DALLAS, TX   |  www.flyc4c.org

Mission

To provide charitable flight hours that will be utilized by deserving 501c3 organizations in need of air transportation to further their program services or primary mission.

Ruling year info

2014

Chief Executive Officer

Alex Rankin

Main address

PO BOX 542451

DALLAS, TX 75354 USA

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EIN

46-2552575

NTEE code info

Public Transportation Systems and Services (W40)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Transportation (Free or Subsidized) (P52)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Charter for Charity is dedicated to solving the issue of finding reliable, professional, charitable air transportation services. There are currently over 100,000 requested flights a year by individuals in critical need of air transportation who are unable to pay. Current statistics show that only 42% receive the services necessary. Charter for Charity was created to solve the pressing social issue of access to healthcare for patients and persons who cannot afford to reach critical care. In 2017, over 78,200 patients requested the services of volunteer pilots to be transported to healthcare (Air Care Alliance, 2017). Combined with 15,000 other requests from family members and the over 6,800 requests from veterans and the need for charitable transportation services are clear. Statistics show that over 46,000 patients had to find another way, or go without the healthcare services they need (Air Care Alliance, 2017).

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?

Charitable Air Services

C4C provides charter cards in increments of 25 hours to approved recognized organizations on a quarterly basis.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
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 organizations applying for grants

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

Adults

Related Program

Charitable Air Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our model distributes charitable flight hours as they are accumulated. The more organizations awarded hours equa better outcomes. This metric is measured in combination with total flight hours.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Charitable Air Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since hours of charitable flights are a key metric to measure our success, the number of non-profits receiving benefit directly relates to our mission.

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.

Charter for Charity will revolutionize the charitable aviation industry by owning and operating a charter aircraft fleet comprised of fourteen aircraft to serve pre-purchased charter broker flight hour demand. Through a social enterprise business model, proceeds from this operation will create charitable flight hours that will be provided to those in need of air transportation for specialized medical treatment. The ultimate goal is to create 4,200 hours of charitable flight time offered to deserving exempt organizations.

The entry opportunity has already occurred through a pre-negotiated sale of flight hours to charter broker customers. Negotiations for this contract are already underway and a charter broker has initiated a letter of intent included as Appendix 14.1 (C4C Businesss Plan, 2014). This entry method has ensured a guaranteed revenue stream reflected in profroma calculations. The existing contract ensures Charter for Charity will enter the market as one of only a handful of the largest charter fleets in the United States. With pre-sold hours already committed by the customer, the organization is already assured breakeven operations.

Charter for Charity is led by an expert aviation management team with an appropriate blend of strategic, operational, financial, and result oriented experience. The team assembled has been developing key concepts of Charter for Charity for over three years and are focused on delivering the business model. Each has demonstrated advanced skills in resilience, critical problem solving, and proactive thinking. Every member of the management team has rallied around the mission of creating a self-sustaining charitable organization that serves those in need and will avail every opportunity to grow the organization. Charter for Charity will not only have the deepest management bench in the aviation service industry, but also lead with a servant heart united by their commitment to the organization. In addition to the existing Charter for Charity Board of Directors, the organization has assembled an impressive cadre of advisory board members with vast business expertise and history of expert guidance.

In total, 94 different organizations have received flight cards in the four years of operations totoaling more than 8,200 charitable flight hours.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Charter for Charity Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Stephen Birch

Air Caritas Corporation

Term: 2013 - 2023

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 04/18/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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 without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/18/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.