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Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

Healing those who serve

four stars

95.17

P.O. Box 695 LaPlata, MD 20646
tel: (301) 830-6450   Web Site
EIN: 61-1518154

Board Leadership
Robert Fitch
Chairman

CEO
Todd Desgrosseilliers
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.17 four stars
  Financial 94.48 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. We bring a high-quality, full-spectrum fly fishing program to an ever-expanding number of disabled active military service personnel across the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, in Military Hospitals and the Warrior Transition Command. We focus our resources wherever the need is greatest and expand our partner base in the process. PHWFF has become recognized as an innovative leader and model in the field of therapeutic outdoor recreation for the disabled, through its successful application of the sport of fly fishing as a rehabilitation tool.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. We bring a high-quality, full-spectrum fly fishing program to an ever-expanding number of disabled active military service personnel across the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, in Military Hospitals and the Warrior Transition Command. We focus our resources wherever the need is greatest and expand our partner base in the process. PHWFF has become recognized as an innovative leader and model in the field of therapeutic outdoor recreation for the disabled, through its successful application of the sport of fly fishing as a rehabilitation tool.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of stories successfully placed in the media
123
Number of volunteers
3,751
Number of disabled veterans served
8,593
Number of programs
230
This impact information is current as of August 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

94.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 19.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
How is the organization using feedback?
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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We've improved out local program reports
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (MD) 95.17 four stars
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (MO) 86.43 three stars
USA Cares, Inc. (KY) 88.98 three stars
Move America Forward (CA) 87.25 three stars
Lone Survivor Foundation (TX) 90.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,905,907
   Federated Campaigns $11,878
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $918,501
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,836,286
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,836,286
   Other Revenue $156,034
TOTAL REVENUE $4,992,320
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,492,190
   Administrative Expenses $438,338
   Fundraising Expenses $418,366
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,348,894
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-356,574
   
Net Assets $2,282,880

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 95.17 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 61-1518154
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT HEALING WATERS FLY FISHING INC
NTEE Code E50
NTEE Classification Rehabilitative Medical Services
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(349) Other youth organization or 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 June, 2009
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$181,957 3.40% Todd Desgrosseilliers President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (MD) 95.17 four stars
DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust (KY) 100.00 four stars
Gary Sinise Foundation (CA) 98.23 four stars
Operation First Response (VA) 91.16 four stars
Building Homes for Heroes (NY) 93.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
P.O. Box 695
LaPlata, MD 20646
tel: (301) 830-6450
fax: (301) 430-7344
EIN: 61-1518154

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Board Leadership

Robert Fitch
Chairman

CEO

Todd Desgrosseilliers
President, CEO

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