Brotallion Blue Skies Foundation

aka Blue Skies Foundation   |   Encino, CA   |  https://www.thebrotallionblueskiesfoundation.org/

Mission

The mission of The Brotallion Blue Skies Foundation is to support the next of kin of fallen Army Aircrew. As a matter of practice, we step in and aid the affected families of a Class A (fatal) Army Aviation mishap. The foundation is a veteran-founded nonprofit organization dedicated to providing post-mishap support for the Army Aviation community and their families. In addition to providing financial support to the next of kin, we ensure that their legacies are never forgotten.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Spencer Payne

CFO

Brett Kroll

Main address

15915 Ventura Blvd Ste 303

Encino, CA 91436 USA

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EIN

85-1893450

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Gold Star Financial Support

As a matter of practice, we step in and aid the affected families of a Class A (fatal) Army Aviation mishap.

In addition to immediately donating funds that have been raised through charitable donations and fundraising, the foundation’s sister company designs a t-shirt unique to each mishap that we support. 100% of the profits of these shirts are donated to the foundation and are then distributed to the Gold Star families. These funds provide assistance with family travel, lodging, and incidentals.

Our support does not end there. The shirts remain available with all profits being donated to the families each month, indefinitely. It is our hope that the shirts honor our fallen brothers and sisters, keep them present in our hearts, and serve as a reminder that what we do serves a higher cause.

Population(s) Served
Widows and widowers

In its 2020 report, Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid, the College Board reports that a moderate college budget for an in-state student attending a four-year public college in 2020-2021 averages $26,820 per year. The Blue Skies Foundation will provide financial assistance to the sons and daughters of fallen aircrew to help with the burden of tuition, room and board, and books and supplies.

Population(s) Served

The foundation provides financial support for memorials and monuments across the country which honor our fallen brethren.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Army Pilots, aircrew, and their families.

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

    Social Media,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have recently created a volunteer position for "Unit Ambassadors". As we continue to grow and experience the unfortunate dangers associated with Army Aviation, we have realized that our resources are spread thin. We need individuals in each unit who are boots on the ground and can act as a liaison between the affected unit and the foundation. Our ambassadors will play a critical role of being their unit’s point of contact for the foundation. As a unit member, they will be among the first to hear of news, will help the foundation in establishing contact with CAOs, and will share input with foundation leadership on how we can better assist the families.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    By continuing to be open and receive feedback, I believe that our bond with the community has become even tighter.

  • 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Brotallion Blue Skies Foundation

Board of directors
as of 7/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Spencer Payne

Spencer Payne

Brett Kroll

Kyle Kilroy

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? Not applicable
  • 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? No
  • 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 2/23/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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