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WARFIGHTER SCUBA

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Prescott Valley, AZ   |  www.warfighterscuba.org
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WARFIGHTER SCUBA

EIN: 81-5098164


Mission

Warfighter Scuba is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing combat-wounded veteran service members from NATO countries a new life experience. Our mission is to teach and certify wounded veterans Scuba by offering custom-tailored training and worldwide recognized certifications as a means of providing our war heroes an alternate outlet for their burdens of war. No one forgotten, no one left behind.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Nick Powers

Main address

11096 N Scalli Way

Prescott Valley, AZ 86315 USA

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EIN

81-5098164

Subject area info

Special population support

Population served info

Military personnel

Veterans

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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

Communication

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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?

Warfighter Diver SCUBA Therapy

7 Day therapy in the Caribbean teaching combat wounded veterans SCUBA as therapy for their physical and/or mental wounds.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Scuba Schools International 2022

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 lessons taught

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Military personnel

Related Program

Warfighter Diver SCUBA Therapy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of total training certifications given. Due to Coronavirus lock downs no lessons were taught in 2020.

Number of 100% paid trips given to combat wounded veterans.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Related Program

Warfighter Diver SCUBA Therapy

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to Coronavirus lock downs no trips were possible in 2020. Limited trips available in 2021 due to COVID restrictions opening up.

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.

Warfighter Scuba is aiming to eliminate the veteran suicides due to PTSD and/or wounds from combat by teaching the veterans Scuba diving as a form of therapy.

We have partnered with SSI to instruct the veterans with ISO Certified training that is recognized worldwide.

We are located on the island of Roatan in the Caribbean. Our location gives us the ability to provide training in the best possible conditions year round. We are also partnered with numerous dive centers on the island giving the veteran his/her choice of which location they would like to train.

We have not accomplished our fundraising goal. We have everything else needed in-line, we are just lacking the funding to bring as many veterans as we had hoped.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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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Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Nick Powers

Corporal Nick Powers joined the United States Marine Corps in July of 2003 and departed for boot camp in September. Nick served four years on active duty. Nick served in a Marine Security Force detachment in 2004 and 2005 followed by attaching to 3d Battalion 3d Marines for workup and a deployment to Haditha, Iraq. Nick was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Upon separating from the Marine Corps in 2007 Nick has provided security services for the Department of Defense and Department of State protecting VIP's in extremely high threat areas throughout Iraq until 2012 holding his last position of Tactical Commander.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 03/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Nick Powers

Shawn Mack

Connie Johnson

Kevin Sheard

Ryan Newell

Justin Barbour

Nicholas Powers

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 ? 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? 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 3/19/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

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Disability

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