aka 1B4C   |   MORRISTON, FL   |
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EIN: 20-3955394


Our mission at Boy 4 Change is to be an agent and catalyst of change - change in the way we see ourselves, our community, and our world - by paying it forward, raising awareness, and providing assistance and hope for individuals and families with disabilities.

Notes from the nonprofit

Is there anything you see in your community, in your school, in your church, in your life, in the world that you like to change? Of course there is! That's why its time for kids to speak up. Kids aren't afraid to think about how to make life in our world better and kids STILL BELIEVE that they can make a difference. Does one person make a difference? Let me ask you, did Christ? God so loved the world that He did something. He didn't select a committee. He didn't theorize how great it would be for someone to come to our rescue. He didn't simply grieve over our waywardness and wring His hands in sorrow. He did something! And, in turn, the Son of God said to God the Father, will go. He did something about it. Have you noticed how suffering brings people together? Have you watched how people respond to disasters? Suffering pushes us out of our homes. It puts us in touch

Ruling year info


Founder and President

Mr. Chris Carswell


Mrs. Janet Carswell

Main address

12251 SE 58th Lane


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Subject area info

Animal training


Patients' rights


Adaptive sports

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Population served info


People with physical disabilities

Military personnel


NTEE code info

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Other Services (D60)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms



Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We would like to be part of the force behind eliminating "fake service dogs" in the United States. There needs to be better laws in each state addressing the "crime" of using a "fake service dog" in public. Each state needs a licensing program to register legit service dogs - North Carolina has a wonderful program already in place. We would like to see every US Military Veteran that needs a service dog receive a well-trained service dog to enhance their quality of life. We have to get politicians to listen - too many fake service dogs are damaging the environment and making it dangerous for people with real service dogs. We need to do better!

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?


The primary focus of para-driving sport is to provide educational and competitive opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities. Many disabled athletes compete, and even excel, in sports designed for the able-bodied, but para-driving in particular opens a world of competition to drivers with even severe disabilities that might preclude them from other forms of sport, and does so while providing a structured, focused, and highly competitive environment.

Population(s) Served

Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

This definition does not affect or limit the broader definition of “assistance animal” under the Fair Housing Act or the broader definition of “service animal” under the Air Carrier Access Act.

Some State and local laws also define service animal more broadly than the ADA does. The law that gives the MOST protection to the service dog team is the law that takes precedence. Information about such laws can be obtained from the State Attorney General’s office.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Emergency responders
Military personnel
Emergency responders

Where we work


Daily Point of Light Award 2015

1000 Points of Light - President H.W. Bush program

Affiliations & memberships

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners 2021

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 service dogs provided to veterans

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

Service Dogs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Number of veterans with PTSD served

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

Service Dogs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

1Boy4Change would like to:
1. Ensure that US Military Veterans are provided well-trained service dogs to enhance their quality of life.
2. US Para-drivers have financial support to pursue their dreams to compete on the world stage.

Get US Military Veterans groups to advocate for change with their local politicians.
Get state lawmakers to pass "fake service dog" laws and enforce the law.
Get states to pass service dog licensing programs like North Carolina.

We need to be the voice.

We, as a little non-profit, can get larger groups to help us be heard within the state and on a national stage.

We continue to put out some of the best trained service dogs for veterans.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve US Military Veterans, first responders and people/families with disabilities.

  • 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 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

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 2014 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.00 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2014 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.4 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2014 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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

This snapshot of 1Boy4Change’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 2012 2013 2014
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $2,012 $1,460 -$3,572
As % of expenses 7.1% 1.5% -5.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $2,012 $1,460 -$3,572
As % of expenses 7.1% 1.5% -5.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $30,536 $102,105 $57,019
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 234.4% -44.2%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $28,524 $100,645 $60,159
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 252.8% -40.2%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 1.8% 1.2% 2.1%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 98.2% 98.8% 97.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2012 2013 2014
Total expenses (after depreciation) $28,524 $100,645 $60,159
One month of savings $2,377 $8,387 $5,013
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $30,901 $109,032 $65,172

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2012 2013 2014
Months of cash 0.9 0.4 0.0
Months of cash and investments 0.9 0.4 0.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.9 0.4 0.0
Balance sheet composition info 2012 2013 2014
Cash $2,112 $3,572 $0
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $2,112 $3,572 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $2,112 $3,572 $0

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2012 2013 2014
Material data errors No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder and President

Mr. Chris Carswell

I am Chris Carswell and I am 24 years old. January 2011, I started 1Boy4Change to focus on doing good things for others in spite of all my medical challenges. I needed to find the silver lining in all of the bad news I was receiving - what better way than to focus on helping others?! March 2015, I was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, Loeys-Dietz Syndrome #4. This diagnosis not only explains my challenging medical past, but it will also rule the rest of my life. My life will continue to be filled with medical specialist to ensure I have the best quality of life possible. I have grown stronger and wiser through all of my challenges. I have seen the kindness of a stranger, a random act of kindness, a kind word, a prayer and I know first hand how good it can make you feel. 1Boy4Change is my website for change. Change in the way we see ourselves, our community and our world.


Janet Carswell

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.


Board of directors
as of 04/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mrs. Janet Carswell


Term: 2017 -

Janet Carswell


Peg Hickey


Chris A. Carswell


Reid Rudolph


Bob Giles


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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/17/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/14/2021

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

  • 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 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.