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Silent War Foundation

Healing the warrior's soul

Lawton, OK   |  http://silentwarfoundation.org/
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Silent War Foundation

EIN: 46-0905444


Mission

Healing the Warrior's Soul & Helping to Prevent Veteran Suicide by Connecting Veterans and Their Family Members with Counselors, Pastoral Care Specialists, and Mental Health Professionals in Order to Provide Care and Treatment for PTSD, Emotional, Mental and Psychological Injuries. To Find Out More Check Out Our Website... silentwarfoundation.org

Ruling year info

2014

Acting Director

Mr Shane Mason II

Main address

1316 NW Sheridan RD PMB 287

Lawton, OK 73505 USA

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EIN

46-0905444

Subject area info

Mental health care

Population served info

Veterans

NTEE code info

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Who We Are The Silent War Foundation began in Lawton-Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in September 2012. We are dedicated to helping Veterans and their families overcome the unseen emotional, mental and psychological injuries resulting from military service during a time of war. As Veterans ourselves, we know the unseen and unspoken wounds that other Veterans carry and how difficult it can be to deal with the pain associated with combat and wartime service. Our goal is to create a solution to these issues that plague Veterans and their families daily. Rampant Inadequacy The systems put in place designed to help injured veterans once they have separated from the military are inadequate at the entry level. The Veteran’s Administration (VA) has an immense amount of disability claims that are backlogged, waiting on a decisions. With thousands of Veterans submitting new claims monthly, that situation is unlikely to change. We are not willing to wait. The Silent War Foundation was created to offer a so

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?

Fund Raising For Mental Health Treatments

Healing the Warriors soul

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 veterans with PTSD served

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

Fund Raising For Mental Health Treatments

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Incressed # of not only Veterians But Also Family Members seen this FY

Number of veterans who report a decrease in depression

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

Fund Raising For Mental Health Treatments

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This a Contining fluctuatining Metrics

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.

The Silent War Foundation began in Lawton-Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in September 2012. We are dedicated to helping Veterans and their families overcome the unseen emotional, mental and psychological injuries resulting from military service during a time of war. As Veterans ourselves, we know the unseen and unspoken wounds that other Veterans carry and how difficult it can be to deal with the pain associated with combat and wartime service. Our goal is to create a solution to these issues that plague Veterans and their families daily.

Board Members are Veterans with combat service. They also deal with the scars that accompany it. We have seen first-hand the inadequacy of the mental health resources provided by the DoD and the VA. Facing an epidemic of suicide, unemployment, homelessness and the unseen injuries of war, we are no longer willing to wait for the politicians and bureaucrats to get it right. We are working for the needs of our Veterans and their families now, finding new ways to help Veterans overcome their unseen wounds, all across the nation

By Continually raising funds to cover the out of pocket expense for Mental Health Treatments.

since we started we have helpped over 250 Veterans and 300 family members.

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 inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • 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 find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

Silent War Foundation

Assets info

BMF Data: IRS Business Master File

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Silent War Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $15,000
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $18,000
Expenses
Program Services $8,000
Administration $500
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $2,802

Silent War Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $1,500
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $2,700
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $18,746

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

Acting Director

Mr Shane Mason II

The purpose of this role is to support the executive director in the development and implementation of the Foundation’s strategic plans and policies, and to provide leadership and direction to the CTO and other technical staff. RESPONSIBILITIES Full delegated authority to act on behalf of the Executive Director in her absence; Responsible for the development and execution of the Foundation's technical strategy; Provides leadership and direction for technical staff, setting an effective agenda and ensuring performance goals are met and set; Serves as a mentor, coach and guide to senior staff, Represents the organization to the public, key stakeholders and business partners; Provides guidance, as requested by the Executive Director, for fundraising and donor management, business development and partnership activities; Provides guidance, as requested by the Executive Director, for program activities including outreach, volunteer coordination and partnerships development, as well as marke

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Silent War Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

MR Shane Mason

Silent War Foundation

Raymon M Russell

Eric Hendrickson

Alex Fabian

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 1/20/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/03/2022

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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 a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.