Bray Foundation

Adventure Is Out There is an experiential program for first-time adoption families. We advance education and training by awarding experiences to encourage family bonding.

aka Adventure Is Out There   |   Dallas, TX   |  www.adventure.ngo

Mission

Adventure Is Out There (AIOT) is an experiential program of the Bray Foundation, an IRS approved 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to advance the education and training of new adoption families while focusing on increasing the welfare of family relationships through Disney and other nurturing experiences that encourage family bonding.

Ruling year info

2017

President/CEO

Josh Bray

Main address

2349 Oldbridge Drive

Dallas, TX 75228 USA

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EIN

82-1256408

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Adventure Is Out There

Adventure Is Out There experiences are designed to help first-time adoption families build closer relationships both together and with other adoptive families. They benefit parents who are receiving resources through the adoption process and provides an opportunity to use that knowledge in an enriching environment that builds on what they’ve learned. We also award these experiences to say “Thank You” to the wonderful parents who are providing children forever homes who otherwise would have uncertain futures.

AIOT's family trips are a fantastic opportunity to get the family out of their everyday normal, to allow the children to regain some of their childhood while also providing opportunities for the new families to create some of their very first memories together. These trips also serve to connect first-time adoption families so that the parents and kids can connect with others who are on a similar journey.

Finally, we understand the financial responsibility that these families face. The funds required to foster, then adopt and as is often the case provide medical/therapeutic resources can quickly add up. So AIOT will provide these experiences all-inclusive to make this incredible adventure a reality.

It is because of the generous donations of others we operate to serve these families. We are a grassroots organization with passionate staff willing to donate their time along with minimal operating costs. We are proud to share that more than 96% of all funds raised to date have been spent on the families themselves.

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    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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?

    The people we serve, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

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Bray Foundation

Board of directors
as of 6/19/2020
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Board co-chair

Josh Bray


Board co-chair

Carmen Bray

Sandi Dale