Human Services

Tommy's Holiday Fund

Animal Care Assistance For Families in Need

aka THF

Powder Springs, GA

Mission

To assist families and their companion animals, in Metro Atlanta, who need emergency or specialty care. Our primary goal is to give families, in financial crisis an alternative to euthanasia when their pet has a treatable, yet life-threatening condition. We will work with their preferred vet or one of our partnering clinics to offset or, when qualifying, completely cover the costs of emergency and specialty care. Ultimately a frontline to preventing needless euthanasia and keeping animals out of shelters and rescues in the first place.

Ruling Year

2015

Co-Founder / Executive Director

Wes Allen

Co-Chair

Ms. Julie Allen

Main Address

P.O. Box 2587

Powder Springs, GA 30127 USA

Keywords

Nonprofit, Charity, Giving, Animals, Pets, Assistance, social Service

EIN

47-3489342

 Number

5917865509

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Prevent the euthanasia and sheltering of family pets when they have a life-threatening but treatable condition. Reduce the burden of overpopulation shelters face. Reduce family stress due to financial burdens choosing between saving a pet's life and paying for rent or groceries.

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Our programs

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

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Emergency and Specialty Veterinary Care

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of animals rehabilitated

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Emergency and Specialty Veterinary Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The higher the better. We use this based on the number of applicants versus those that we were able to provide financial assistance for emergency and specialty vet care and rehabilitate.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The goal of Tommy's Holiday Fund is to make companion animal medical care available to all who need it, but are unable to afford it and save their pets.

Providing direct financial assistance to families and animals in need; as well as, working with local veterinary practice to develop lower cost well visit programs, in order to increase early detection of severe medical problems, lower costs for emergency procedures, and educate the local community on proper pet care, needs and awareness.

Grass roots fund raising, direct negotiations with veterinary clinics, and community education.

Each life saved is a success and is progress.

As we save a new life and keep a companion animal together with the family they belong with we know we are what we set out to do. We strive to grow our programs so that we are able to impact more lives. The next step for us is to start up affordable well visit programs with our partnering clinics, in order to give under served Metro Atlanta Families access to affordable well pet care and keep them from needing our emergency and specialty services unnecessarily. After that disaster response and ultimately our own clinic one day, we hope.

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Financials

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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