Crash Foundation

Helping families and saving lives for over 30 years

aka Truck Safety Coalition   |   Washington, DC   |  www.trucksafety.org

Mission

The Truck Safety Coalition is a national nonprofit providing compassionate, immediate support to truck crash victims and their families. Supported by our incredible volunteer network, we highlight the need for better effective policy, rules and regulations that will reduce truck crash deaths and injuries.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Mr. Zach Cahalan

Main address

700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE Suite 200

Washington, DC 20003 USA

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EIN

94-3127294

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (M01)

Safety Education (M40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

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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?

First Response

The purpose of our First Response Program is to get information and resources to people affected by truck crashes in their time of greatest need. The Truck Safety Coalition seeks to provide support and community from those who have experienced the trauma of a crash firsthand and help new victims and survivors navigate their recovery. In a typical year, 500 victims, survivors, and families are served by our compassionate support services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Widows and widowers

Our bi-annual conference is designed specifically for truck crash victims and survivors to gather in a supportive environment, receive best in class training regarding current truck safety issues, and learn how to use the power of their voice to draw attention to need for improved
policymaking. The four-day conference includes classroom workshops and in-person meetings to get to know their elected representatives, congressional committees and federal departments and agencies that all play a role in making our roadways safer.

Population(s) Served

For over 30 years, the Truck Safety Coalition and its partner organizations have been at the forefront of truck safety reform. Our volunteers learned the hard way how dangerous the lack of accountability and commonsense safety regulations devastate families. We promote safety-oriented solutions that ensure everyone on the roadway can return home safely, including truck drivers. The powerful witness of our victim volunteers helps remind everyone the stakes involved with these important issues.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Widows and widowers
Adults
Families
Widows and widowers

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Any and all truck crash victims and members of the public.

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

    Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 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?

    The development of new resources to help the community we serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    It has built a collaborative environment where everyone knows their voice is valued.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

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Crash Foundation

Board of directors
as of 2/2/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joan Claybrook

Jackie Gillan

Jeff Burns

Joan Claybrook

Jennifer Tierney

Tami Trakh

Pam Biddle

Lee Jackson

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/26/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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