Adapted to the Injury...Customized to the Soul

Temecula, CA   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 46-2582060


Warfighter Made is committed to improving the mental health of military service members, veterans, and their families, by providing recreational therapy, camaraderie therapy, S.T.E.M. educational youth programs, and family based events that promote connection and healing.

Ruling year info



Robert Blanton

Executive Director

Kristyn Novoa Mrs.

Main address

42225 Remington Ave, Suite A14

Temecula, CA 92590 USA

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Subject area info



Sports and recreation

Special population support

Population served info


People with disabilities


Military personnel


NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Warfighter Made, we are addressing the need for our veterans to have means of connecting, healing, and thriving, post service, with injuries seen and unseen, that have forever altered their lives. We will continue to provide recreational therapy, camaraderie therapy, and adapt vehicles for our veterans, free of charge. We will continue to assist our catastrophically wounded veterans to maintain a sense of identity and independence despite the complications caused by their injuries. We will add 3 additional camaraderie therapy trips in 2022. We have currently provided recreational therapy for approximately 248 veterans. With an increase in awareness, networking, and outreach, we aim to increase our impact by 55 veterans , exceeding 300 by the end of 2021. In addition to the Adrenaline Therapy events, we will add 3 additional recreational events to expand our impact. These additional 3 events will be off site, providing recreation in Utah and Colorado.

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?

Adrenaline Therapy Saturdays

Events are held multiple times per year. We provide recreational therapy at a local off road park. Our fleet of Polaris RZR's are provided to our military families to use on a short course. These events provide connection, camaraderie, networking, and most importantly, PTSD management. The adrenalized atmosphere releases dopamine, allowing the participants to enjoy the recreation with their fellow comrades. We invite all branches, from all eras, bridging the gaps between the generations. Professional driver also volunteer their time to provide rides to any participants who do not wish to drive the vehicles themselves.

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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 public events held to further mission

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

Adrenaline Therapy Saturdays

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Number of attendees present at rallies/events

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Related Program

Adrenaline Therapy Saturdays

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Adrenaline Therapy events

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.

Our goal at Warfighter Made is to provide the best experience possible for ill, injured, and combat wounded veterans. PTSD and veteran suicide is a serious concern in this country, with 22 veterans a day committing suicide. Our recreational therapy programs are aimed to provide the environment, resources, support and camaraderie that has been shown to give a veteran hope and assist in managing the impact of PTSD. With the use of a fleet of Polaris RZR's, we hold 6 events per year where all veterans, from all branches, and all eras, can come drive the vehicle on a secure course. The adrenaline released while experiencing the thrill of the ride, releases dopamine, the 'feel good' chemical in the brain. This allows the veteran, along with their family, to enjoy off road recreation together. This alleviates the impact of PTSD and creates a supportive environment along side other veterans and their families. These events are extremely impactful to spouses and children of veterans as well, allowing them to enjoy and connect as a family in a fun environment. We have to date, prevented 12 known suicidal veterans from taking their lives, and helped hundreds more find purpose and excitement again. Our community presence and recreational therapy is providing a place to belong for veterans that struggle to acclimate to life after their military service ends. Our camaraderie therapy provides opportunities for veterans to join other veterans and volunteer on projects within our organization. Veteran learn various skills related to the mechanics and maintenance of the off road machines. This type of focus driven work takes their mind off of their stressors, and creates a sense of accomplishment and teamwork. Both teamwork and camaraderie are fundamental values we emphasize in our organization. Additionally, we are finding solutions for catastrophically wounded veterans who desire the ability to maintain aspects of life before their injuries occurred. We are adapting vehicles with the appropriate customization so that that veteran can resume their independence in a way that demonstrates their unique personality and passion. By adapting a motorcycle for an amputee, or adapting a vehicle for a triple amputee, we are providing freedom and independence that a catastrophically wounded veteran has lost. The impact on a veteran is immense. We not only find a physical way for them to thrive, but drastically effect them psychologically. Giving an identity, freedom, and independence back to a veteran is giving them a sense of self back that they feared would be lost forever. The impact this creates not only effects the veterans mental health, but positively impacts relationships with spouses, children, family, and society.

Our strategy involves the expansion of programs and events, as well as expand and grow the relationships with our community and sponsors. We will expand our impact and awareness through social media platforms, community events, and networking within our community. Additionally, we are collaborating with others veteran non profits to provide support to one another and ensure veterans are given the best experience possible. We have implemented new systems and organization that will catapult our outreach and impact within the community. Sponsor and donor relationships will be nurtured and grown together through the shared interest of creating solutions for the veteran community, more specifically, combat wounded and those suffering with PTSD. We will expand our impact as leaders by partaking in leadership development, organizational growth, communication and public speaking.

In addition to our current programs, we decided to add a youth program to our organization. The program is called B.O.L.T (Building Offroad Leaders of Tomorrow). It is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) based program for the children of military service members and veterans from ages 6-11. The program teaches the importance of preserving and protecting ecosystems, respectful and responsible recreation, drivers safety, and proper maintenance of the offroad machine. Additionally, students are taught a new character development trait each week and how it pertains to being a good citizen and leader in the world. This program has made a tremendous impact on the families involved in the program. Students are involved in hands on learning modules, using various tools and metrics, learning public speaking skills, and improving over all self esteem and confidence. Additionally, the program involves the parents of the students, which provides a common interest and platform for connection and healing for both the child and parent.

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 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

  • 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 get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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


Average of 0.00 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11.8 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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 WARFIGHTER MADE’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 $96,949 -$12,236 $129,096 $17,750 $232,083
As % of expenses 46.4% -5.7% 76.0% 6.5% 54.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $61,983 -$38,394 $85,531 -$27,015 $195,018
As % of expenses 25.4% -16.0% 40.1% -8.5% 42.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $306,047 $204,295 $252,351 $377,122 $481,473
Total revenue, % change over prior year -27.9% -33.2% 23.5% 49.4% 27.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 16.2% 16.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 99.7% 99.2% 83.6% 75.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $209,098 $214,073 $169,783 $273,107 $427,186
Total expenses, % change over prior year -30.6% 2.4% -20.7% 60.9% 56.4%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.3% 12.8%
Professional fees 0.0% 11.3% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Occupancy 24.7% 25.5% 33.8% 21.1% 15.8%
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 75.3% 63.2% 66.2% 75.5% 71.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $244,064 $240,231 $213,348 $317,872 $464,251
One month of savings $17,425 $17,839 $14,149 $22,759 $35,599
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $121,541 $0 $120,300
Total full costs (estimated) $261,489 $258,070 $349,038 $340,631 $620,150

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 18.1 16.8 21.7 14.3 10.6
Months of cash and investments 18.1 16.8 21.7 14.3 12.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 18.1 16.8 21.7 14.3 12.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $314,953 $299,290 $306,844 $324,593 $378,882
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $57,495
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $174,995 $178,422 $247,825 $247,825 $321,725
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 62.1% 75.6% 38.7% 56.7% 40.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $381,265 $342,871 $458,804 $431,789 $626,807

Key data checks

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


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

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Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Robert Blanton

I served 21 years in the USMC as a Recon Marine. My wife also served as a Marine for 22 years. It has been my passion to continue to serve our military community, more specifically, our catastrophically wounded veterans. After multiple deployments, a traumatic brain injury, and ongoing PTSD, I found myself struggling to function day to day. I decided that I needed a platform that would help me manage my PTSD and provide an outlet to heal. This was the birth of Warfighter Made. The focus required to design adaptations and modifications provides relief from PTSD. The recreational therapy provided the camaraderie and connection I lost once I left the service. Warfighter Made provides our veterans a place to heal and connect.

Executive Director

Kristyn Novoa

I have been a real estate broker for 20 years, as well as a professional speaker and personal development coach. My passion to help others grow and thrive has always been at the forefront of my work. I was introduced to Warfighter Made in 2018. My husband is a combat wounded Marine who was severely injured by an IED in Afghanistan in 2008 while on his fourth deployment. His injuries, both seen and unseen, have left him coping with seizures, migraines, blindness, deafness, and PTSD. When he found Warfighter Made in 2016, his life was forever changed. He found the support, camaraderie and purpose to fight another day. He is now a full time volunteer. From witnessing the impact this organization had on my husband, I decided to join the organization as the Executive Director. It is an honor to work with these veterans, and serve along side them in bringing healing and hope to our military community.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 06/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mike Shatynski

US Navy Rear Admiral(retired)

Term: 2021 - 2023

Aaron Wedeking

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Gary Haugley

Auto Appraiser

Harold Phillips


Robert Blanton

retired USMC

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? Not applicable
  • 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 8/17/2022

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/04/2021

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  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.