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CAST for Kids Foundation

At C.A.S.T. for Kids, everyone wins!

aka Take a Warrior Fishing   |   Salem, OR   |  www.castforkids.org

Mission

The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation enriches the lives of children with special needs, supports their families, and strengthens communities through the sport of fishing. We empower families and communities to celebrate children with special needs, making these children feel valued and loved.

Ruling year info

1994

Principal Officer

Jay Yelas

Main address

2755 Commercial St. SE, Suite 101

Salem, OR 97302 USA

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EIN

91-1582848

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

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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?

C.A.S.T. for Kids Program

Children with special needs (ages 6-18) and their caretakers come together with community volunteers for a fun day of fishing they may not otherwise experience. These events provide a refreshing break from their daily challenges. Spreading a positive message that kids with disabilities can accomplish anything, we include all children, despite their limitations. This is all made possible through national and local sponsors-people who want to make a big difference in the lives of kids with special needs thus strengthening their community.

Goals of the C.A.S.T. for Kids Program

+Expose children, who may not otherwise get the opportunity, to the sport of fishing and the enjoyment of the outdoors
+Encourage continued participation in fishing by developing skills in the children along with their parents
+We spread a positive message that all kids are capable despite disabilities. We include all children and give them the opportunity to feel like any other kid.
+Provide education and understanding to children about fish as a natural resource
+Strengthens local communities through a positive relational experience between local groups, parents and kids

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities

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 participants attending course/session/workshop

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

People with disabilities

Related Program

C.A.S.T. for Kids Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of public events held to further mission

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

People with disabilities

Related Program

C.A.S.T. for Kids Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

We want to share our passion for fishing and boating with children with special needs. We want them to have fun, learn new skills, and educate them about their natural resources. We help them overcome obstacles and honor them with an awards ceremony.

We recruit volunteer boaters and shore volunteers that work to provide a safe, fun environment for the kids.

We have a small staff dedicated to serving our volunteer event coordinators to host these special fishing events in their communities. We educate and equip our volunteers to recruit volunteers, participants, and donors in their communities to make our mission come alive in their community.

Since 1991, C.A.S.T. for Kids has held over 1,300 events and taken over 135,000 children. In 2023, we held 94 events, a record high, with the the help of over 3,800 volunteers.

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 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 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 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 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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CAST for Kids Foundation

Board of directors
as of 03/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Scott Laney

President, Eat Oregon First

Scot Laney

President, Eat Oregon First

Troy Moncrief

Fidelity National Title

Randy Hopper

President, Vexus Boats

Tom Hill

President of the Waco Blue Cats and Waco Sports and Entertainment

Bobby Forester

CEO, Forester Financial

Chase Anderson

CEO, BASS

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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/17/2024

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
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/17/2024

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.