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Fidos4Heroes Inc

Saving the lives of Shelter Dogs and Veterans one Service Dog at a time

aka Freedom FIdos

COLUMBUS, GA

Mission

Freedom Fidos SAVES the lives of Shelter Dogs and Veterans by rescuing shelter dogs, training them to be Lifesaving, medical instrument, task performing, service dogs at no cost to the individual. Freedom Fidos is a Georgia Based IRS 501(C)(3) nonprofit. Freedom Fidos has placed 42 Service Dogs with their respective handlers. We are honored to constantly work on reducing our 200 plus waiting list. We are all volunteers with no salaries. 100% of your generous contributions go back to the Organization, the pups, and the populations we serve. We are honored to be a significance and impact,small organization led by phenomenal Board Members all dedicated to humanity, canines, and making a difference. We remain focused on being a you and they organization.

Ruling Year

2016

Ceo/Co-Founder/ Board Chair

Matt Burgess

Main Address

Freedom Fidos 6361 Talokas Ln C140 PMB, Suite 183

COLUMBUS, GA 31909 USA

Keywords

Humanity, Service Dogs, Veteran Empowerment, Saving lives, Community, Tribe,

EIN

81-3891401

 Number

5916169755

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Freedom Fidos is aware that Disabled Veterans, often disabled during time of war often face exponential physical and mental challenges. As demonstrated by the founders, Service Dog Brinks, we have real life examples that a service dog can be that resource which achieves and creates multi faceted results which no other resource can create. Service dogs save lives, heal, bring back lost humanity, and much like prescriptions, oxygen, and wheel chairs become a medical instrument.

Our programs

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

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Service Dogs for Disabled Veterans

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.

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Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of reintroduced populations

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with physical disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of reintroduced populations that persist

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with diseases and illnesses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of free performances given

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with diseases and illnesses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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

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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?

Save lives. Create an indescribable, powerful, beyond description life saving, healing, empowering resource which meets every need of the individual we place the Service Dog with while amazed that such Canine was rescued from a shelter. We live astonishment to know we are changing our world with a perfect trifecta of rescuing dogs, serving our populations, which is all created by amazing engagement from communities at an substantially growing rate.

We will keep doing what we have been doing. We will continue to grow as an organization including the incorporation of incredible Board Members, Advisors, Leadership councils, and being surrounded by individuals with expertise in their respective areas.

There is no limit. We are surrounded by high caliber, high expertise who empower us to reach our goals and keep saving lives.

Multi faceted; The daily success stories we hear from the populations we serve. The number of dogs which didn't get euthanized. A larger community all in to support Freedom Fidos because of indescribable fulfillment they receive from doing so.

Growth. Gone from unknown to household name. Saved numerous dogs from euthanasia. Saved Veterans lives. Placed 42 dogs.Purchased the location for our facility. Whats next: everything finish Facility Raise funds for Offices at facility. Place more dogs each year. Keep surrounding ourselves with more Advisors. Create more Business relationships including sponsors.

External Reviews

Financials

Fidos4Heroes Inc

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Operations

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

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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?

Not Applicable

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?

Not Applicable