Mission: To help individuals maintain long-term recovery from drug and alcohol misuse through physical fitness, creative endeavors, nutritional awareness and service in a saf ... (More)

Fit to Recover Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2014, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information


  789 W 1390 S
Salt Lake Cty UT 84104-1640

 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Fit to Recover Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator

Overall Score


out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 85% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 5% Culture & Community

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...   Finance & Accountability

This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

Finance & Accountability Score


out of 100

The score earned by Fit to Recover Inc. is a passing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.

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Finance & Accountability Report


of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio


Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.

Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

8/8 Independent

Higher effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).

The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.

Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

No review needed due to small charity size

No effect on score

An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio


Lower effect on score

The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990



Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.

Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.

Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy


Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.

This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes


Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.

An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.

Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction


Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.

This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.

Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy


Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.

This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.

Source: IRS Form 990

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting











Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activity data not reported from the IRS

Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.

Fit to Recover Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Grants Received

  • Balance Sheet

How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

In many ways, some counter intuitive. As expected, our membership revenue fell, but we did provide scholarships so that members could continue to be part of our community. We suspended monthly income received from the treatment center we served since they were hurting financially as much as we were. However, once the pandemic had passed its most damaging phase, our treatment centers again paid and by year's end our income from treatment centers actually increased. We had similar outcomes with some of those organizations that awarded us grants. Because of COVID, we were unable to meet some of our grant commitments (e.g. to hold live concerts for our creative arts pillar). However, when we offered to return the funding we couldn't expend, none of our sponsors requested a return. Finally, we were able to pay all of our staff because we received a PPP grant, for which all of our community was thankful. In essence, the recovery community showed up for us and we tried to reciprocate.

How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Like all gyms, COVID shut down our gym for almost 3 months in 2020 and for an additional 2 weeks in 2021. During our closed periods, we pivoted to offering "Virtual FTR," a series of classes offered via ZOOM. We did so because isolation is one of the worst things that can afflict those in recovery. When permitted to open, we temperature-tested both staff and participants before each class, maintained social distancing and masking indoors, and moved as many gatherings as possible outdoors (weather permitting) because it offered another shared experience for community building. Unfortunately, our in-person quarterly concert series for our Creative Arts pillar was twice cancelled. We offered them virtually, but without the response from a live audience, the outcomes were less desirable. Our support groups (women, men, family) were compromised by limited in-person live gatherings, but were important for those who attended virtually. Our meal prep program grew to meet community needs.

How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

Our primary goal during the pandemic was to maintain and strengthen our community and the connection among our staff and community members. We felt it important to offer avenues to avoid social isolation, a significant threat to those in recovery if supportive community interactions and sense of accountability are lacking. As indicated in earlier responses, we used remote connections to the extent possible, and returned as soon as possible to in-person gatherings. The sense of touch is so critical to human connection and impossible to replicate in virtual communities, but we adapted our service offerings and opportunities to connect as best as we were able.

Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We developed some approaches to maintaining the strength of our community when we were unable to meet in-person. Some of these virtual techniques (making sure everyone felt "present", ways to encourage interaction) will help us in the interpersonal environment. And, if we are again required to connect virtually, we are better experienced in both the technical and interpersonal requirements to accomplish our mission: to provide a safe environment in which physical exercise, proper nutrition, creative expression and community service support those in recovery.

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...   Impact & Results

This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Fit to Recover Inc. cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

Learn more about Impact & Results.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs

Fit to Recover Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


Spent in most recent FY


Percent of program expenses

Provide facilities and physical fitness, nutrition, creative arts and community programs designed to help individuals maintain recovery from long term substance misuse. During 2019 various individuals ... (More)

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...   Leadership & Adaptability

This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.

Leadership & Adaptability Score


out of 100

The score earned by Fit to Recover Inc. is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.

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Leadership & Adaptability Report


of 100 points


The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission

Fit To Recover's mission is to help individuals maintain long-term recovery from drug and alcohol misuse through physical fitness, creative endeavors, nutritional awareness and service in a safe, supportive and positive community.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses


The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.

To give our community members the self-confidence, resilience, healthy habits and self-knowledge to enjoy great future success as they maintain their recovery.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.

Goal One: We are opening a second FTR in Provo to expand our community along the Wasatch Front Range. Our goal is to grow rapidly in 2022 and become self-sustaining by 2023.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.

Goal Two: We have initiated a certification and affiliation program to share our approach to recovery with other organizations. Our pilot program has succeeded. Our goal is to add 6 new program members in 2020

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.

Goal Three: The state of Utah has awarded us a 4-year contract to answer this question: Does exercise help people extend their recovery? Our goal is to answer in the affirmative with reliable and valid data.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development

Describe an investment in leadership

Our CEO has completed a workshop on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in the last three months.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.

This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

FTR works with over 20 Treatment Centers in Salt Lake and Provo to bring our services to their members. We have instituted two youth prevention programs with at-risk youth and will expand this focus in the coming year. Our CEO serves on The Sobriety Foundation Board and FTR is exhibiting at the Utah Valley Conference this year. We are a supporter and a member of USARA, Utah's state advocacy organization for those in recovery. Our Service Pillar provides community service on a quarterly basis that benefits those without housing, environmental clean-up activities, and we sponsor a 5K run/walk event in the Spring. In social media we offer a YouTube channel, Instagram postings, a bilingual web page and work with Latino Behavioral Health to reflect the diversity in the Salt Lake City area.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.

Like all gyms in Utah, COVID shut our gym down twice in 2020-2021. We first pivoted to providing exercise and community building activities on ZOOM until we could again meet in person. We obtained a PPP grant and are proud to say we paid all of our staff throughout the pandemic. We celebrated our re-opening with our first 5K Run/Walk which drew 250 run/walkers!

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community

This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.

Culture & Community Score


out of 100

Fit to Recover Inc. has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (100% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Not Scored

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Culture & Community Report


of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.

Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

100/100 points

100% of beacon score

This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.

View this organization's Constituent Feedback Practices


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.

Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research

Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.

Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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