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EIN: 85-2992874


Our mission is to train and deploy specialized teams to bring leadership, humanitarian aid and hope to war zones natural disasters and high-risk areas.

Ruling year info


Board Chairman

Dan Lapp

Main address

31 Amy Dr

Gap, PA 17527 USA

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Subject area info

Undergraduate education

Basic and emergency aid

Human services

Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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

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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?

Chazak Academy

Chazak Academy is currently a two year program that trains and certifies young men and women through a combination of classroom instruction and on-the-field training. Chazak Academy focuses on body, soul, and spirit, putting emphasis on Bible, spiritual life, cross culture, written and verbal communication skills, leadership and team, security, wilderness living skills, and physical fitness.

First responder areas of focus include wilderness first responder, search and rescue, technical ropes rescue, swift water rescue and more. Graduates from the first two years of Chazak Academy receive an associates degree in emergency management with the opportunity for pursuing further education in year's three and four or are eligible for hire by Chazak Rescue.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Older adults

Where we work

How we listen

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Fiscal year: Aug 01 - Jul 31
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 33.73 over 2 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.6 over 2 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 2 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: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 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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Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Chazak’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 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $114,824 $259,437
As % of expenses 85.1% 32.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $114,824 $258,339
As % of expenses 85.1% 32.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $249,700 $1,062,564
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 325.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $134,876 $796,127
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 490.3%
Personnel 33.6% 23.3%
Professional fees 4.2% 0.8%
Occupancy 2.4% 4.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 59.8% 71.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $134,876 $797,225
One month of savings $11,240 $66,344
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $986,127
Total full costs (estimated) $146,116 $1,849,696

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021 2022
Months of cash 10.4 0.9
Months of cash and investments 10.4 0.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 10.2 0.6
Balance sheet composition info 2021 2022
Cash $116,554 $59,555
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $986,127
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.5% 63.6%
Unrestricted net assets $114,824 $373,163
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $7,000
Total net assets $114,824 $380,163

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021 2022
Material data errors No No


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

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Board Chairman

Dan Lapp

While he currently calls Pennsylvania home, Dan has lived in a variety of states and countries. He has served as program director of a summer camp, he's worked in EMS and emergency services, he's acted as both youth pastor and life coach, and he has led wilderness adventure trips all over the US and Canada. As chairman of Chazak Rescue, Dan brings inspiration and guidance while staying true to the Chazak vision. He's a real dreamer and entrepreneur at heart and is passionate about discipleship and leadership development in young people today.

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 04/05/2024
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Board chair

Dan Lapp

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 ? No
  • 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