Mountain Seed Foundation

With the faith the size of a mustard seed, one can move mountains.

Centreville, VA   |
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Mountain Seed Foundation

EIN: 87-1017090


A direct and longterm response to the growing number of young people affected by war and conflicts in their home countries

Ruling year info


CEO and Founder

Nathan Schmidt

Main address

14737 Pickets Post Rd

Centreville, VA 20121 USA

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Subject area info

Community and economic development

Sports and recreation

Victim aid

Youth development

Population served info

Children and youth



Foster and adoptive children

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

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

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mountain-based healing program

Our foundation aims to provide longterm healing to children and their families that have been affected by war in their home countries. Starting with 2-3 week long retreats, our team of therapists and mountaineers have created a program to treat the emotional wounds of war, as well as teach confidence and resilience through mountain climbing skills.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of therapy hours provided to clients

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Mountain-based healing program

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Hours of support group services offered

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Mountain-based healing program

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Number of agencies serving displaced families

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission can be boiled down to the very simple: to help heal the deep wounds of war of the most innocent of victims – children and families. We will embody and re-instill the hope that this war has stolen and help ensure a strong and resilient population emerges once the war is won.

- OBJECTIVE 1 - Increase Assistance through expanded Therapy Programs.
- OBJECTIVE 2 - Increase Follower/Donor Base.
- OBJECTIVE 3 - Lay the Groundwork for Bigger Team/Future Location.

Partnerships in the region. Team with passion and knowlegde of Ukraine and it's people. Experts in mental health.

Art and therapy programs throughout Europe for refugee families. Art and therapy programs inside Ukraine for internally displaced persons. Healing Base Camp in Austria for families in 2022, to double in size for summer 2023.


Mountain Seed Foundation
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 19.28 over 1 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.4 over 1 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 1 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Mountain Seed Foundation

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 Mountain Seed Foundation’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 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $114,288
As % of expenses 19.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $114,288
As % of expenses 19.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $704,151
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.1%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 90.5%
Other revenue 9.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $581,806
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 23.9%
Professional fees 15.3%
Occupancy 0.0%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 60.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $581,806
One month of savings $48,484
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $1,881
Total full costs (estimated) $632,171

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022
Months of cash 2.4
Months of cash and investments 2.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.3
Balance sheet composition info 2022
Cash $114,107
Investments $0
Receivables $4,450
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,881
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.1%
Unrestricted net assets $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $114,288

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022
Material data errors No


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

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CEO and Founder

Nathan Schmidt

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 11/28/2023
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Board chair

Nathan Schmidt

Shannon French

Case Western University

Victor Saunders

Alpine Club UK

John F. Beary


Vlad Kondratiuk

The Blackstone Group

Amit Oren

PhD, Yale School of Medicine

Cristina Pogăcean

Professional Mountain Guide

Doug Davis


Dan Cnossen


Trevor Traina

Ambassador Ret.

Katie Ross


Andreas Gassner

Professional Mountain Guide

Jeff Furgal

FHI Insights LLC

Emory Capps

former Executive Director for Bold Earth

Scott Smiley

Army Maj. Ret.

Vasu Sojitra

Professional skier and a Disability Access Strategist

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/30/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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

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