Medical Research

Paws To People Organization

Bridges To Cures

aka Paws To People Bridges To Cures   |   ALBUQUERQUE, NM   |  https://bridgestocures.org

Mission

Generate awareness and funds to support Translational Study research to benefit better health and longer lives in both people and pets.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Ms. Susan S Sehi-Smith

Co-Founder

Mr. Stephen F Smith

Main address

204 HERMOSA DR NE

ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87108 USA

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EIN

46-2713415

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (H12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Saving the Lives of People, Pets, and the Planet

Human health (including mental health through the human-animal bond experience), animal health, and ecosystem health are intricately linked. With the rates of many diseases on the rise, an incredible need for new, creative thought processes that are unimpeded by orthodox or conventional constraints has arisen.

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?

Translational Studies Awareness

The similarities and resemblances of many diseases that occur in both animals and humans are so numerous that the diseases are virtually identical. With the advent of modern technology like MRIs and the complete mapping of both the human and canine genome, it is apparent that the disease processes are the same. In other words, cancer is cancer…not human cancer or dog cancer or ferret cancer…cancer is simply, cancer.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Where we work

Our results

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

Median grant amount

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related Program

Translational Studies Awareness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Translational Studies Awareness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of research studies funded

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Charting impact

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Paws To People is committed to achieving lasting change that transforms the lives of humans and pets suffering from catastrophic disease. Through our grant making, we support innovative thinkers, researchers, and organizations that are working to find causes, preventions, and cures for catastrophic diseases (especially those focused on the nearly 400 shared by people and animals).

We fund studies that create and maintain collaborations between physicians, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines to find preventions and cures for catastrophic diseases.

We reach out to the scientific, medical, veterinary, and environmental communities across the country to find studies that would not otherwise be funded, especially seed studies whose thresholds are below the normal grant minimums.

Every study helps to progress the cause of eliminating catastrophic diseases that affect people, pets and the planet.

In 2015, our organization awarded a $10,000 grant to Dr. Jenna Mendell of Bridgewater State University to find a better way to diagnose Lyme disease in dogs. In 2016, we awarded $6,500 to Dr. Roschelle Heuberger of Central Michigan University to collect and analyze data about end of life decision-making in animals and humans, a subject that hasn't been addressed in the past. In 2018, we funded a study that looks at water quality and possible correlations to autoimmune diseases in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Paws To People Organization

Board of directors
as of 12/3/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Susan Sehi-Smith

Paws To People

Term: 2017 - 2019

Shirley Hosler

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Karen Campbell

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Stephen Smith

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Sue Lunsford

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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? Yes

Keywords

Awareness, Research