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Human Services : Social Services

Operation Healing Forces

Creating Bonds That Cure.

four stars

96.11

380 Park Place Blvd, Suite 175 Clearwater, FL 33759
tel: (727) 221-5071   Web Site
EIN: 45-3798803

Board Leadership
Gary L. Markel
Chair

CEO
Jeff Hudson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.11 four stars
  Financial 96.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Operation Healing Forces (OHF) is to serve the needs of our active-duty and recent-veteran wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Forces (SOF) and their spouses by starting or continuing the process of mentally, physically and emotionally healing in preparation to return to the fight or transition successfully into civilian life. Through therapeutic retreats, our purpose is to enable these war-torn men and women to break through the silence to openly discuss their battlefield and personal hardships. A safe, protected environment allows our participants to let their guard down and share. Realizing they are not alone, participants discover it is appropriate — and not a stigma — to seek help, support, and guidance when needed from fellow SOF professionals and their families.

The mission of Operation Healing Forces (OHF) is to serve the needs of our active-duty and recent-veteran wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Forces (SOF) and their spouses by starting or continuing the process of mentally, physically and emotionally healing in preparation to return to the fight or transition successfully into civilian life. Through therapeutic retreats, our purpose is to enable these war-torn men and women to break through the silence to openly discuss their battlefield and personal hardships. A safe, protected environment allows our participants to let their guard down and share. Realizing they are not alone, participants discover it is appropriate — and not a stigma — to seek help, support, and guidance when needed from fellow SOF professionals and their families.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Percentage of Special Operation Forces couples who report improved/greatly improved communication with their support group (medical, social, familly)
80
Percentage of SOF couples reporting that the Operation Healing Forces Retreat and their relationship with their retreat lead aided in their personal recovery.
97
Percentage of SOF couples reporting their relationship with their partner improved following the retreat.
98
Percent of SOF couples reporting that Operation Healing Forces continues to have a positive impact on their relationships, mental health, confidence and continued recovery.
95
Percentage of SOF couples reporting they would be more likely to engage in similar recreational activities with their partner following the retreat.
95
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 29.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Operation Healing Forces on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Operation Healing Forces on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,102,379
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $468,347
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,570,726
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,570,726
   Other Revenue $-244,137
TOTAL REVENUE $2,326,589
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,718,823
   Administrative Expenses $154,542
   Fundraising Expenses $295,181
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,168,546
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $158,043
   
Net Assets $1,687,971

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Therapeutic Retreats $1,718,823 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 96.11 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 45-3798803
Name in IRS Master File OPERATION HEALING FORCES INC
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 2012
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,279 7.20% Jeff Hudson Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$166,731 7.68% James Zuba Director of Development

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Charity Contact Info

Operation Healing Forces
380 Park Place Blvd, Suite 175
Clearwater, FL 33759
tel: (727) 221-5071
EIN: 45-3798803

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Board Leadership

Gary L. Markel
Chair

CEO

Jeff Hudson
Executive Director

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