SILVER2024

Anglers of Honor

PROMOTING HEALING AND WELLNESS

Denver, CO   |  https://www.anglersofhonor.org

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Mission

Anglers of Honor is dedicated to sharing world-class, therapeutic fly fishing experiences with military veterans and other individuals with physical and psychological disabilities, along with their families and caregivers.

Notes from the nonprofit

As a member of the River Deep Alliance, we actively refer our program participants to other veteran-serving organizations. Alliance members include River Deep Foundation, Craig Hospital (one of the foremost rehabilitation centers for spinal cord and brain injuries in the U.S.), Operation TBI Freedom, Quality of Life Plus, the Veterans Administration, Ft. Carson Soldier Recovery Unit (SRU), the Denver Fencing Foundation, Anglers of Honor, Denver Adaptive Divers, Belleview Spine and Wellness's PainFreeMilitary.com, Comeback Yoga, Victory Service Dogs, and the Colorado School of Mines. All of these organizations work together to remove barriers and increase accessibility to activities and other resources for disabled veterans and their families.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Mr. Bob Adwar

Managing Director

J R LaPierre

Main address

2530 N Washington St Ste 100

Denver, CO 80205 USA

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EIN

81-4539676

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Some 28 percent of veterans living in Colorado where we work also live with some sort of service-related disability. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2021 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates.) For veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan, the most common issue is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), followed by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. And for those who have experienced severe physical injuries, adapting to a new way of life is stressful and depressing. Every day, a minimum of eight military veterans commit suicide in the U.S. In 2022, that number doubled to 17 deaths per day. In Colorado, there are a total of 365,440 veterans of the Iraq War and the war in Afghanistan alone. These vets are the most prone to having Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), PTSD, or to have experienced Military Sexual Abuse (MST).

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?

Therapeutic fly fishing

Anglers of Honor works directly with veterans with disabilities and their families to aid in their recovery and acclimation to life after active duty. We also work with individuals suffering from spinal cord and traumatic brain injury to provide accessible and therapeutic fishing opportunities. Through the program, participants and their families learn the basics of fly fishing which they get to put to immediate use on premier private fly fishing water, restored to allow access for individuals with disabilities.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with psychosocial disabilities
Military personnel
Veterans

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

*Conduct a minimum of six fly-fishing outings during 2024
*Serve a minimum of 125 people during 2024
*Continue our participation in the River Deep Alliance
*Continue collaborating with Alliance partners for various recreational outings, including fishing and archery.

Each veteran receives an AOH fly-rod and fly box as part of the outing. After each fly fishing outing, we provide an Outing Report discussing the number who participated.





After each fly-fishing outing, we distribute a survey to participants. On a scale of 1-5, 5 being best, our outings are ranked 4.92 on having more confidence, having positive interactions with family members and peers, enjoying engaging in physical activity, and having a reason and purpose to be outdoors.

As an all-volunteer organization, we rely on our partners such as Kast King, the generosity of many in-kind donors, and the tireless work of our board members to make these outings happen. And they have happened for the past 12 years.

Since our founding, Anglers of Honor has served more than 1,300 disabled military veterans and their families.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Anglers of Honor

Board of directors
as of 02/05/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Bob Adwar

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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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/5/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/05/2024

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.