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Service Peace Warriors

Some Battles are still worth fighting

ELTOPIA, WA   |  www.servicepeacewarriors.org
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Service Peace Warriors

EIN: 81-1192452


Mission

After learning that twenty-two American Veterans kill themselves each day here on American soil, we made a goal of putting a minimum of 12 Teams {Veteran and a Service Dog} together each year. We are committed to doing our part to change the lives of American Veterans who have come home needing our support.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder/ President

Mary Mattox

Co Founder

Chance Mattox

Main address

1781 N BELLEVUE RD

ELTOPIA, WA 99330 USA

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EIN

81-1192452

Subject area info

Animal training

Population served info

Veterans

NTEE code info

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Show Forms 990

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

More than sixteen Veterans commit suicide every day in the United States. Service Peace Warriors is committed to reducing the suicide rate by helping honorably discharged American soldiers in coping with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) symptoms as a result of their service. Service Peace Warriors provides fully trained service dogs to Veterans at zero cost to the Veteran Due to the the number of suicides occurring among Veterans, Service Peace Warriors recognizes its role in the Veteran community is vital. Service Peace Warriors is dedicated to reducing the number of suicides being suffered by Veterans. Service Peace Warriors works with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other medical institutions To connect Veterans with the organization. Every Veteran deserves to live a fulfilled life after returning from combat. Service Peace Warriors is

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?

Service Peace Warriors

Keeping fully trained service dogs free of cost to veterans coming home with PTSD and other disabilities.

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 service dogs provided to veterans

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

Veterans, People with physical disabilities, People with other disabilities, People with hearing impairments, Military personnel

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Service Peace Warriors helps any honorably discharged American soldier cope with service-related PTSD symptoms, MST, and other disability by providing certified service dog at no cost to the Veteran

Number of service dogs trained and placed

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

Veterans, Military personnel, People with physical disabilities, People with hearing impairments, People with other disabilities

Related Program

Service Peace Warriors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Service Peace Warriors helps any honorably discharged American soldier cope with service-related PTSD symptoms, MST, and other disability by providing certified service dog at no cost to the Veteran

Number of applicants applying for service dogs

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

People with hearing impairments, People with other disabilities, People with physical disabilities, Veterans, Military personnel

Related Program

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Service Peace Warriors helps any honorably discharged American soldier cope with service-related PTSD symptoms, MST, and other disability by providing certified service dog at no cost to the Veteran

Number of people returning for successor service dogs

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

Veterans, Military personnel, People with other disabilities, People with physical disabilities, People with hearing impairments

Related Program

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Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Service Peace Warriors helps any honorably discharged American soldier cope with service-related PTSD symptoms, MST, and other disability by providing certified service dog at no cost to the Veteran

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 aim provide at least twelve Veterans in 2024 with a fully trained service dog that will allow these individuals to live a fulfilled life. With a focus on providing as many additional service dogs per year as funding allows.
We also work to increase the number of ADA Certified service dogs available to Veterans by at least 12 per year for the next 10 years. By 2034, Service Peace Warriors will have produced and paired a minimum of 120 or more Certified Service Dogs with Veterans for a combined total of 210 teams this is all to combat their PTSD and lower veteran suicide rates.

The organizations strategy is to reach as many Veterans struggling with PTSD as possible throughout the Pacific Northwest. The intent of all outreach efforts is to inform more veterans in the military community of a valuable resource and opportunity for those struggling with PTSD.

Service Peace Warriors mainly relies on public donations, sponsorships and grants. However only 5% of public donations made from fundraising events go back into advertising and outreach. We believe it's important to let the community and veterans know we are here but have a responsibility to ensure as much money as possible is allocated to raising training and providing certified service dogs cost free to veterans. SPW staff spend time attending events where they share the opportunities offered to Veterans by Service Peace Warriors.

Service Peace Warriors utilizes a variety of platforms to conduct outreach to the military/Veteran communities in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Platforms for outreach to the organizations service region includes:

Facebook
Instagram
Newspaper ads
News station reporting/TV ads
Radio Ads

Community Outreach Events:

Veteran Stand-Downs
City Parades
Chamber of Commerce events
Combat Veterans Association events
Community Resource Fairs

Service Peace Warriors relies on the generosity of the community in the form of donations and hosting of fundraising events along with grants and . The organization also applies for funding through various grants. This allows management to be given a salary, as well as increase the number of service dogs and veteran teams put out annually. These funding opportunities gives Service Peace Warriors the ability to fulfil its Mission. All finances are tracked to ensure a solid financial standing and good record keeping.



As of 2021, the Total Veteran Population in Washington state is: 520,226. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs,
Spokane, Benton and Franklin have large numbers of Veteran residents,
Spokane: 44,145, Benton: 13,082 Franklin: 3,872
Veterans are SPWs target population and its the only PTSD service dog provider in Eastern
Washington State.

Since July 2015 Service Peace Warriors has paired 90 fully trained service dogs with Veterans, As of January 2024. SPW also has 43 dogs in different stages of training. With 8 currently paired and waiting on a training start date with applications still being received from Veterans located throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our Location as well as the friendly on hands approach, we take with all our service dogs and Veterans provide an atmosphere where individuals can decompress and feel like they are part of a family. As well as knowing they can reach out anytime and will find someone to talk to support them.

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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • 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 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, 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, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

Service Peace Warriors
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

79.41

Average of 17.15 over 5 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.4

Average of 2.3 over 5 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9%

Average of 3% over 5 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Service Peace Warriors

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Service Peace Warriors’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $25,282 $62,838 $30,927
As % of expenses 31.8% 24.7% 6.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $25,282 $62,838 $30,927
As % of expenses 31.8% 24.7% 6.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $104,871 $316,761 $486,001
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 202.0% 53.4%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 49.7% 73.5%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 49.6% 22.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.8% 4.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $79,589 $253,923 $455,074
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 219.0% 79.2%
Personnel 0.0% 33.8% 42.0%
Professional fees 10.4% 1.2% 0.8%
Occupancy 0.6% 4.5% 3.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 89.0% 60.5% 53.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $79,589 $253,923 $455,074
One month of savings $6,632 $21,160 $37,923
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $31,585 $4,400
Total full costs (estimated) $86,221 $306,668 $497,397

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.3 3.7 2.4
Months of cash and investments 5.3 3.7 2.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.3 3.1 2.5
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021 2022
Cash $35,373 $79,138 $92,641
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $1,700
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $26,280 $57,865 $62,265
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 9.1% 0.8%
Unrestricted net assets $61,603 $124,441 $155,368
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $50 $50 $50
Total net assets $61,653 $124,491 $155,418

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder/ President

Mary Mattox

My name is Mary Mattox and i live in Tri Cities Washington. I am the founder and president of Service Peace Warriors, a Non-Profit Organization. Our mission is to train service dogs who will be paired with combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I was heart broken to find out that 22 American military veterans kill themselves every day due tp PTSD and the unimaginable stresses they have experienced while serving our country. I decided to start Service Peace Warriors because i feel a need to try and make a difference in their lives, even if it is only in a small way.

Co Founder

Chance Mattox

My name is Chance Mattox and I am the Co-Founder of Service Peace Warriors. My mom and I have started a local non-profit organization to help combat veterans suffering from PTSD. We do this by raising, training, and providing service dogs to these veterans. Our organization is just getting off the ground and we are seeking support from around the community to help us with our cause.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 04/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Steve Cooper

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Steve Cooper

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Tara Robertson

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Matt Wilson

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Avis Rodriguez

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Darcie Brightman

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Amelia Beadle

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Jordon Rees

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/20/2024

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
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/18/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.