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The Flying Dog Foundation

Rescue knows no borders.

Piscataway, NJ   |  https://www.theflyingdogfoundation.org/

Mission

The Flying Dog Foundation helps make profoundly positive, life-saving changes in the lives of dogs in dire situations by awarding grants to partner rescue organizations. The primary focus is on, though not limited to, dogs rescued from the meat trade and hunting dogs in Spain. The Foundation is an all-volunteer registered charity in the USA.

Ruling year info

2020

President & Co-founder

Ms. Jacqueline Howard

Main address

131 Buttonwood Drive

Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA

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EIN

84-3722623

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

Pay for meat trade survivor dog rescue transports.

We award restricted grants to our partner rescue organizations to help them offset transport expenses for dogs saved from the meat trade. Once under the protection of our partners, they are homed to pre-screened homes where they are loved, happy, and cared for.

Population(s) Served

We award grants directly to our shelter partners in Spain to offset or fully underwrite projects that benefit the rescued hunting dogs under their protection (galgos, podencos, and mastines). Projects include things like shelter repair, veterinary and dog food expenses, etc.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

Identify and take on special projects, about one per year. In 2021, we awarded a $5,400 grant to Kabul Small Animal Rescue in Kabul, Afghanistan to help facilitate evacuations for staff, dogs, and cats. In 2022, awarded a $5,170 grant to Shelter Ugolyok in Lviv, Ukraine to help offset necessity expenses for the shelter during wartime.

Population(s) Served

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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 funding dollars secured for demonstration projects or pilots

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total of grants awarded to our rescue partners to help save the lives of dogs in dire need.

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.

The Flying Dog Foundation's 2022 goals are to:

- Increase our supporter base

- Award grants to our shelter/rescue partners for meat trade survivor greyhounds and dogs; once under the protection of our partners, adoption homes are thoroughly screened; the dogs are adopted to approved homes where they will spend the rest of their lives loved, happy, and cared for

- Award grants to our shelter partners in Spain to partially and/or fully underwrite projects that allow the shelters to continue their vital rescue work (e.g., dog food, veterinary services, shelter repairs, etc.). The shelters specifically take into their protection hunting dogs that are discarded, and often times abused. These dogs include, but may not be limited to, galgos, podencos, and mastines

- Increase global awareness of the plight of meat trade dogs and Spanish hunting dogs; ancillary to that is driving monetary support to help dogs in dire situations

- Prolific social media presence across several platforms
- Fundraisers, most open worldwide
- Email communications that keep supporters abreast of accomplishments and fundraisers
- Speaking engagements, both in-person and virtual
- Good will in-person and virtual event hosting
- Provide feedback avenues to solicit ideas, new and for improvement
- Open communications with our grantees to keep apprised of their needs and what we can do to help

- Professionally written and designed digital marketing

- Metrics observation to determine any needed course correcting

- Keeping informed about native and worldwide events that can impact our organizations and our partners, pivoting as needed

- Open, 2-way communications with our supporters

- Full transparency with our supporters and the public at large

We have been successful in funding grants awarded to our rescue partners. Since our inception:

- 2019 total grants awarded: $30,000 (formerly known as Candy Cane Rescue USA Fundraising and not registered as a 501(c)(3)
- 2020 total grants awarded: $44,837.91
- 2021 total grants awarded: $64,259.18

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • 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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The Flying Dog Foundation

Board of directors
as of 03/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Jacqueline Howard

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 ? 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? Not applicable
  • 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 2/2/2024

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

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Disability