Brady's K9 Fund

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Strongsville, OH   |
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Brady's K9 Fund

EIN: 83-3277164


Our goal is to provide mission ready ballistic/stab proof vests to police K9's across America. We provide a vest the K9 can wear during their entire shift, not just when they know they are walking into an emergency situation.

Notes from the nonprofit

We would just like to thank each and every person who chooses to help Brady's K9 Fund by donating. This is an organization that I can assure to you that the funds are truly appreciated. Each and everyone of our handlers are very moved and grateful when they receive a life saving ballistic vest for their partner. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

Ruling year info



Brady Snakovsky

Main address

8988 W 130th St

Strongsville, OH 44136 USA

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Subject area info

Domesticated animals

Animal welfare

Law enforcement

Population served info

Emergency responders

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Law Enforcement Agencies (Police Departments) (I60)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our nation is at a war with crime and our police - Men, Women and K9's are on the front lines. Not all police K9's are protected with ballistic vests. We are here to help vest as many police K9's with a mission ready, full shift ballistic vest.

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?

Provide police K9's ballistic vests throughout the United States

We provide a mission ready ballistic/stab proof vest that the K9 can wear during their entire shift. We donate the StreetFighter vest by LOF. This life saving body armour protects major vital organs, helps prevent heat exhaustion and allows your K9 to retain full agility and work drive.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders

Where we work


Citizen of Mission 2019

Homeland Security Today

Affiliations & memberships

ASPCA Kid Of The Year 2019

Citizen of Mission Homeland Security Mag 2020

Cleveland's Most Interesting Person 2020

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

To provide a ballistic and stab proof vest topolice K9's across the United States.

We have teamed up with a manufacturer that provides K9's with life saving body armour that protects major vital organs, helps prevent heat exhaustion and allows your K9 to retain full agility and work drive.

We collect donations in order to provide these vests to police K9's across the US

The more that people hear about Brady's K9 Fund and donate the more police K9's will be protected. We try to notify people by word of mouth, our website, social media and a lot of hours trying to raise funds through donation letters.

We begin our organization in 2018 when Brady Snakovsky at the age of 8 learned that police K9s do not automatically receive ballistic vests. As of April 2022, Brady's K9 Fund has donated over 585 police K9s across the United States of America.

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.

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  • 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 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Brady's K9 Fund
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 4 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.3 over 4 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 4 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Brady's K9 Fund

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Brady's K9 Fund

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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Brady's K9 Fund

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Brady's K9 Fund’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$17,329
As % of expenses -7.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$17,329
As % of expenses -7.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $230,418
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $247,747
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 11.8%
Professional fees 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 88.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $247,747
One month of savings $20,646
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $268,393

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022
Months of cash 1.4
Months of cash and investments 1.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.4
Balance sheet composition info 2022
Cash $28,447
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $28,613

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022
Material data errors No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Brady Snakovsky

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Brady's K9 Fund

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.

Brady's K9 Fund

Board of directors
as of 06/28/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

MIke Sofka

Kathy Rall

Jeff Shields

Jillian Burns

Joelle Cooke

MOnica Zwipf

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/24/2023

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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 without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/24/2023

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.