Fidos4Heroes Inc

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

aka Freedom FIdos   |   COLUMBUS, GA   |  www.freedomfidos.org

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 info

2016

Ceo/Co-Founder/ Board Chair

Matt Burgess

Main address

Freedom Fidos 6361 Talokas Ln C140 PMB, Suite 183

COLUMBUS, GA 31909 USA

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EIN

81-3891401

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Service Dogs for Disabled Veterans

Freedom Fidos saves the lives of shelter dogs and Veterans, by rescuing dogs from shelters, training them to be lifesaving, task trained, medical instruments, and providing them at no cost to the Populations we serve.

Population(s) Served

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 animals with freedom from discomfort

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of reintroduced populations

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of reintroduced populations that persist

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of free performances given

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

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.

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.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Fidos4Heroes Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/28/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Matt Burgess

Freedom Fidos

Term: 2014 - 2025


Board co-chair

Michael Domingos

Freedom Fidos/ Prudential

Term: 2018 - 2025

Kristine Duncan

Rene Burgess

Cammie Burgess

Jenny Millkey

Ron Thornton

Yvonne Thornton

Heather Sellers

Kim Tharp

Derrick Kennington

Megan Lovette

Annemarie Agers

Gene Connick

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
  • 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