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CHESAPEAKE REGION ACCESSIBLE BOATING INC

Bringing the thrill, freedom, and therapeutic value of sailing to people with disabilities, recovering warriors and kids from underserved communities.

aka CRAB   |   Annapolis, MD   |  www.crabsailing.org
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CHESAPEAKE REGION ACCESSIBLE BOATING INC

EIN: 35-2188410


Mission

To bring the therapeutic benefits of sailing on Chesapeake Bay and the freedom it provides to physically and/or developmentally-challenged individuals, recovering warriors, and youth from at-risk communities regardless of their financial situation.

Ruling year info

2003

President & CEO

Paul Bollinger

Main address

7040 Bembe Beach Road

Annapolis, MD 21403 USA

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EIN

35-2188410

Subject area info

Civic participation

Sports and recreation

Special population support

Community recreation

Population served info

Families

At-risk youth

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Citizen Participation (W24)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

People with disabilities, wounded warriors, and children from under-served communities have very limited access to boating on Chesapeake Bay. The thrill, freedom, and therapeutic value of sailing is well known and proven everyday that CRAB has its special guests on the water. CRAB's specially modified fleet of sailboats and boarding equipment allows for guests with any disability to learn how to sail with our expert, volunteer skippers and crew. Our guests would not be able to enjoy sailing on Chesapeake Bay without CRAB's incredible investment in boats, volunteers, and programs. CRAB has been providing access to the bay for over 30 years free of charge!

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?

Family Sail Sundays

Skilled volunteer skippers take persons with disabilities and their families sailing for an hour once a month from April through October.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Families

CRAB offers organizations representing the disabled and disadvantaged opportunities to go sailing as a group on weekdays.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

CRAB provides intensive, two-day sailing clinics for groups representing the disabled population. It takes sailors from basic sailing knowledge to being able to understand racing strategy and tactics.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

The CRAB Cup Regatta hosted by the Annapolis Yacht Club allows for persons with disabilities to sail competitively against other disabled sailors. The Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta benefiting CRAB allows for persons with disabilities to sail on CRAB sailboats against 85 other sailboats on Chesapeake Bay. The Recovering Warrior Sailing Regatta brings warriors and family members out to sail on CRAB sailboats and USNA Colgate 26's with Midshipmen in competitive races.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

This program provides disadvantaged or youth from at-risk neighborhoods with the opportunity to get hands-on sailing instruction and experience from qualified skippers.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Where we work

Awards

Non-Profit Volunteer Program of the Year 2019

Governor's Service Award

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 engaged in programs

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

Non-adult children, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities

Related Program

Family Sail Sundays

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our goal is to serve organizations representing people with disabilities, wounded warriors, and children from at-risk communities. Our programs become an extension of their therapeutic services.

Number of independent organizations served

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

Children and youth, At-risk youth, People with disabilities

Related Program

Group Sails

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We provide sailing instruction programs to a wide variety of groups including MD School for the Blind, Opportunity Builders Inc, Montgomery Co. Stroke Association and Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Number of volunteers

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

Children and youth, Families, People with disabilities

Related Program

Family Sail Sundays

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CRAB is only able to perform its programs with the assistance of volunteer skippers, crew, and support staff. They have extensive sailing experience and are trained to work with our disabled guests.

Number of sector award nominations earned by the organization

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

Health

Related Program

Family Sail Sundays

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2019 US Sailing Robie Pierce Award for the outstanding adaptive sailing program in the country. 2019 Governor's Service Award for the best Nonprofit Volunteer Program.

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.

CRAB is building the premier adaptive boating center in the country. This multi-million dollar project will allow CRAB to serve thousands more guests with disabilities and expand its fleet to larger and more diverse boats. In addition, educational instruction and recreation will be able to be conducted in the adaptive boating center learning centre. This facility will allow CRAB to increase the number and diversity of guests who have limited or no access to boating on Chesapeake Bay. The adaptive boating center will open in 2022.

CRAB is expanding its outreach to organizations interested in funding activities that support disabled persons, recovering warriors, and disadvantaged youth. We are meeting and talking with the leadership of these organizations and creating a relationship that will serve to create a collaborative effort to accomplish our respective goals for these individuals. In addition, we are meeting and talking with government leaders at the state, county and local level to ensure that they are aware of CRAB's vital role in providing access to Chesapeake Bay for persons with disabilities. The Bay is one of the greatest natural resources in the region and everyone should have the ability to be on it. This outreach has been positively received by the elected and appointed government officials and it has resulted in state, county, and city funds to acquire and build the premiere adaptive boating center in the country.

CRAB is fully capable of accomplishing this outreach to other non-profits and government officials, as well as organizations representing disabled persons. We have a professional staff and Board of Directors that has experience successfully accomplishing this work in business and non-profits. The funding to support this outreach is a little more challenging, but taking these measured steps and building on our success, will definitely lead to a successful mission.

We have initiated the planning and permitting process for the adaptive boating center. Th ABC is expected to open in 2022.

2021 was an incredible year for CRAB and it resulted in the signing of a 40-year lease with the City of Annapolis for an adaptive boating center (ABC). CRAB was able to get funding support from the state, county, and city to facilitate the acquisition of the property and for its development. In addition, CRAB has raised near $2M for the construction of the premier ADA facility in the country that will be 100% solar powered.

It is our goal to complete construction of the adaptive boating center in 2021.

Financials

CHESAPEAKE REGION ACCESSIBLE BOATING INC
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

22.04

Average of 35.70 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

26.3

Average of 6.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

13%

Average of 11% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

CHESAPEAKE REGION ACCESSIBLE BOATING INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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CHESAPEAKE REGION ACCESSIBLE BOATING INC

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 CHESAPEAKE REGION ACCESSIBLE BOATING INC’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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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $64,646 $61,759 $293,014 $381,220 $1,679,179
As % of expenses 24.4% 17.0% 67.1% 75.7% 288.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $44,775 $45,217 $281,064 $370,327 $1,667,299
As % of expenses 15.7% 11.9% 62.7% 71.9% 280.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $329,230 $424,056 $784,202 $2,696,356 $1,462,574
Total revenue, % change over prior year -31.8% 28.8% 84.9% 243.8% -45.8%
Program services revenue 4.3% 5.0% 0.1% 0.4% 0.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.8% 3.2% 0.9% 0.1% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.3% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 95.6% 91.8% 84.8% 88.2% 86.7%
Other revenue -0.7% 0.0% 14.2% 2.0% 12.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $264,584 $362,297 $436,365 $503,917 $582,779
Total expenses, % change over prior year 7.5% 36.9% 20.4% 15.5% 15.6%
Personnel 65.4% 61.8% 71.3% 65.2% 69.2%
Professional fees 9.9% 18.3% 6.0% 7.5% 2.6%
Occupancy 7.3% 5.3% 5.3% 9.9% 8.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 17.4% 14.6% 17.4% 17.5% 20.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $284,455 $378,839 $448,315 $514,810 $594,659
One month of savings $22,049 $30,191 $36,364 $41,993 $48,565
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $481,968 $1,709,103
Total full costs (estimated) $306,504 $409,030 $484,679 $1,038,771 $2,352,327

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.8 1.4 1.6 1.6 26.3
Months of cash and investments 10.5 9.6 16.3 46.9 26.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 10.6 9.4 15.7 11.2 9.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $104,762 $41,510 $58,333 $68,779 $1,278,800
Investments $126,379 $248,454 $533,009 $1,901,892 $0
Receivables $0 $9,441 $74,600 $425,200 $146,700
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $209,396 $220,496 $225,576 $707,544 $2,416,647
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 58.2% 62.8% 66.7% 22.8% 7.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.4% 4.1% 2.6% 0.8% 1.6%
Unrestricted net assets $320,702 $365,919 $646,985 $1,017,312 $2,684,611
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $74,600 $1,901,160 $979,693
Total net assets $320,702 $365,919 $721,585 $2,918,472 $3,664,304

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Paul Bollinger

Paul Bollinger has over 20 years of association management experience and a USCG Master in Sail/Power 50gt. He served on the Board of Directors of CRAB before being asked to serve as Executive Director. Bollinger is the founder of the Greater Washington Aviation Open, served in the Pentagon as a political appointee in the George W. Bush Administration, and worked for numerous aviation and energy companies and associations. Initially he was a Special Assistant in the Air Force responsible for standing up the alternative fuels program. Later, he was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy & Partnerships where he created the Army's energy strategy and programs. Working for CRAB has provided a perfect blend of association management experience and love of boating that is now being shared with persons with disabilities and recovering warriors.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

CHESAPEAKE REGION ACCESSIBLE BOATING INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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CHESAPEAKE REGION ACCESSIBLE BOATING INC

Board of directors
as of 01/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. James Nolan

Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan

Term: 2023 - 2024

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Gohn, Hankey & Berlange LLP

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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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/12/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/13/2020

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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.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.