Health—General & Rehabilitative

HALO-Flight, Inc.

A Nonprofit Air Ambulance Service

Corpus Christi, TX

Mission

HALO-Flight's mission is to provide emergency medical transport for critically ill or injured persons requiring medical or trauma facilities within our south Texas service area. Emergency assistance is provided to all persons regardless of their ability to pay.

Ruling Year

1988

President and CEO

Mr Tom Klassen

Main Address

1843 FM 665 Road (Old Brownsville Road)

Corpus Christi, TX 78415 USA

Keywords

Critical Care, Life-Threatening Emergencies; Advanced Life Support; Ambulance; Ambulance Transport; Basic Life Support; Emergency Medical Air Transport; Emergency Medical Care; Emergency Medical Services; Emergency Medical Technicians; Emergency Medical Transport; Emergency Medical Vehicle; EMS; EMT; First Aid Squads; First Responders; Life Squad; Lifelines; Mercy Flights; Rescue Squads; Trauma Care; Trauma Systems; Nonprofit Air Ambulance

EIN

75-2235660

 Number

4542870915

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Ambulance/Emergency Transport (E62)

Blood Supply Related (E61)

Public Safety Benevolent Associations (M60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2017, 2016 and 2015.
Register now

Social Media

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

HALO-Flight, Inc. is a non-profit public charity organization under IRS code 501(c)(3) that provides air ambulance services within a 28,000 square mile (26 county) service area in South Texas. We provide cost-effective air medical services and critical care to trauma patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

1 3 5 9 10

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Critical Care Transport

Outreach Education

Professional Standards

EMS Training Academy

Landing Zone Safety

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Numbered of staff who are satisfied to be an employee of the institution

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Professional Standards

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of organization members

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Critical Care Transport

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Critical Care Transport

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of individuals applying skills learned through the organization's training

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Professional Standards

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people on the organization's email list

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Families

Related program

Critical Care Transport

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of health education trainings conducted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Emergency responders

Related program

Outreach Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of free registrants to classes

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Emergency responders

Related program

EMS Training Academy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of expertise provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Emergency responders

Related program

Outreach Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of public events held to further mission

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Families,

Emergency responders

Related program

Outreach Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of classes offered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Emergency responders

Related program

Outreach Education

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Outreach Education

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of donor-advised funds

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

Our goal is to continually advance the coordinated delivery of air medical services guided by a paramount respect for the individual needs of our patients thereby improving the health of our regional community. We are aiming to accomplish flight coverage as a self-sustaining organization able to provide flights to any family that may need the flight. By growing we will be able to provide medical transportations at little to no cost to the patient and/or family. HALO-Flight is a member of The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), Helicopter Alliance International (HAI), Texas Association of Air Medical Services (TAAMS), Air Medical Operators Association (AMOA), International Association of Medical Transport Communication Specialists (IAMTCS), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS).

To organize this goal it is our hope that HALO-Flight is able to touch multiple lives throughout our regional service area and gain supporters to ensure all strategies are mission-centered. We accomplish this by: • Being compassionate to those we serve; • Stewarding our resources wisely and with transparency; • Holding ourselves to the highest standards of critical care; • Maintaining a steadfast commitment to our moral and ethical compass; • Working hand-in-hand with other likeminded charities; and • Outreach, education and raising awareness in everything we do every day. Strategies Include: • Strategic Medical Collaborations • Outreach and Education to First Responders • Fundraising Efforts • Corporate Partnerships • Major Gifts and Bequests • Publicizing the Organization • Healthcare / Aviation Presence

HALO-Flight’s capabilities in doing this are steeped in a culture of safety—boasting a zero-accident record since its founding over three decades ago—and its strategic plan toward increased capacity and organizational growth.

HALO-Flight, Inc. tracks its progress through donor software and functionality sheets.

So far we have accomplished increased awareness of the organization through community engagement and outreach, business development strategies, and stewarding existing and potential donors in developing a strong fundraising strategy.

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

Source: Self-reported by organization

the feedback loop
check_box We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: paper surveys, focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), case management notes, constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, suggestion box/email.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, to identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, to make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, to inform the development of new programs/projects, to identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: our staff, our board, our funders, our community partners.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: it is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, the people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome.

External Reviews

Photos

Financials

HALO-Flight, Inc.

Need more info on this nonprofit?

Need more info on this nonprofit?

FREE: Gain immediate access to the following:

  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2017, 2016 and 2015
  • A Pro report is also available for this organization.

See what's included

Operations

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

Need more info?

FREE: Gain immediate access to the following:

  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2017, 2016 and 2015
  • A Pro report is also available for this organization.

See what's included

Board Leadership Practices

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

Yes

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?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/14/2020

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: 05/14/2020

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

done
We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
done
We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
done
We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
done
We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
done
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

done
We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
done
We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
done
We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
done
We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
done
We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
done
We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
done
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.