Make a Vet Sweat

"BeatPTSD through Gym Therapy"

aka MAVS   |   Austin, TX   |  makeavetsweat.org

Mission

Make A Vet Sweat is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which funds gym memberships for veterans and their spouses to BEAT PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) using fitness to combat the mental stressors and to promote a healthy lifestyle

Ruling year info

2015

President

Justin Bohannon

Main address

PO Box 142812

Austin, TX 78714 USA

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EIN

47-5142025

NTEE code info

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

It is a well-known fact that our American Heroes are not receiving the help that is needed to combat PTSD. The current answer has led our nation's heroes to an alarming rate of 22 suicide deaths each day. We owe our heroes a better answer. By raising $250 you can help a veteran get into a group fitness gym for 3 months. Research supports the finding that exercise for 90 days is equivalent affect on the brain as anti-depressants. Help us combat veteran suicides by creating your own page, sharing your story of why this is important to you, and help in giving our veterans and their spouse the gift of gym therapy to "Beat PTSD" symptoms in a natural holistic manner.

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?

Gym Membership Application

Veterans and their spouses fill out an application and survey in order to recieve a 90 day gym membership to the gym they select. If the veteran and spouse are unsure where they would like to go, we assist by going over all the gyms in the area that suitable for them.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

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 clients placed

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

Veterans

Related Program

Gym Membership Application

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of Veterans and spouses placed with gym memberships each year. **Membership placements were paused from 3/2020 until 7/2021 due to COVID-19.**

Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts

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

Veterans

Related Program

Gym Membership Application

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Gross Annual Revenue

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.

To introduce a positive influence on the lives of veterans who struggle with PTSD, as well as their families helping them at home, by providing a healthy physical activity outlet in which they can use to relieve stress and become healthy.

Funding gym memberships for 90 days for veterans and their spouses to get them started on their journey.

We have formed relationships with gyms across Texas to get discounted membership rates that will also pass on to the veteran when their initial 90 day membership is over. This helps us be able to afford memberships for more veterans as well as helping them to be able to afford to continue their membership after the initial 90 days.

Since October of 2015, we have been able to provide memberships to over 500 veterans and spouses across Texas. Going forward we would like to see this number grow exponentially and eventually be able to offer memberships to veterans across the nation.

Financials

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Operations

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Make a Vet Sweat

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Roger Graham

Make A Vet Sweat

Term: 2021 - 2023

Mistin Meyer

Lisa Andrade

Justin Bohannon

Ashley Applewhite Amsel

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 6/22/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data