Donovan and Bank Foundation

Embrace What Is Earned

Fayetteville, NC   |  www.donovanandbank.org

Mission

Our mission is to help United States Special Operators bring closure to their warrior story and transition to a life of peace, contentment and balance

Ruling year info

2022

Executive Director

Paul Toolan

Chief Operations Officer

Andrew Stamp

Main address

6380 Cliffdale Road #25576

Fayetteville, NC 28314 USA

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EIN

87-2789816

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In 1999 the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) had approximately 30,000 men and women serving in it’s ranks. Today, there are over 70,000, the majority of which are in Army Special Operations (ARSOF). In 2021 the first wave of post 9/11 Special Operators reached retirement age. Over the next twenty years, this population will steadily grow. The transition from military service is the most vulnerable time in a Special Operators career. In a survey of Donovan & Bank Foundation beneficiaries with five or more combat deployments, 100% said preparing to transition induced more anxiety than preparing for combat. In short, they would rather return to war than face the unknown of life after service. Existing institutional programs are not designed to assist a Special Operator who spent 20 years in service.

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?

The JANUS Program

The JANUS Program delivers transition assistance products and services including one-on-one counseling, transition workshops, leadership seminars and wellness innovation education.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

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 customers reporting satisfaction with program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Related Program

The JANUS Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on surveys and interviews before/during/after programs

Number of program graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

The JANUS Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Quantified as a candidate who completes all phases of our JANUS transition program (JANUS 101/201/301)

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

The JANUS Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of training workshops

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of counseling sessions performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

The JANUS Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Quantified by any/all individual counseling both formal and informal

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Our mission is to help Special Operators bring closure to their warrior story and transition to a life of peace, contentment and balance.

We accomplished this mission through three interrelated programs: The JANUS Program, the Special Operations Experience, and The Donovan & Bank Society.

We focus on the critical elements of transition: finding a new purpose, decoupling from military identity, and staying connected to a tribe/community. We collaborate with best-in-class partners to address the mechanics of transition (resumes, mock interviews, salary negotiation, etc).

We provide access and funding to innovative wellness resources (Stellate Ganglion Block, Ketamine Infusion, MeRT, Ibogaine and others) which are difficult or impossible to access through the Department of Defense medical system or the Veterans Administration to help Special Operators transition as whole as possible.

We are purpose built to help Special Operators focus on prioritizing fulfillment over employment. We are not a job placement organization, though our process and extensive network often leads to career opportunities and successful employment for those we serve.

We are designed to energize SOF warriors to begin the transition process early. Because our team is all former Special Forces, we have a unique level of credibility and access with our constituents that allows us to reach them in a way others cannot. Though we focus on Army Special Forces (Green Berets), we have developed a culture and reputation to help any and all SOF who find their way to the foundation.

The JANUS Program delivers transition assistance products and services including one-on-one counseling, transition workshops, leadership seminars and wellness innovation education.

The Donovan and Bank Society is an active community that provides Special Operators with a way to successfully reintegrate while staying connected to their tribe. It provides them with purpose by offering opportunities to give back and gives them access to a network of extraordinary people dedicated to supporting them and their reintegration journey.

The Special Operations Experience (SOE) is the foundations primary fundraising effort. It gives civilians the chance to experience Special Operations training firsthand and serves as a pathway for them to join the Donovan & Bank Society. It also provides networking and career opportunities for transitioning Special Operators.

Since we began we delivered transition assistance to approximately 10% of the population we hope to impact. To deliver transition assistance to 100% of our community, we need to raise approximately $1.1M annually. We helped six Special Operators get access to innovative wellness at a cost of approximately $10K each, which we achieved by accessing the funds of other organizations. We hope to raise at least $2M annually to provide access to innovative wellness resources to 200 Special Operators.

Financials

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Donovan and Bank Foundation

Board of directors
as of 05/12/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Miller

Stuart Farris

Michael McDermott

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/12/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

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