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Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.

Healing those who serve

four stars

92.04

101 E CHARLES ST STE 104 LaPlata, MD 20646
tel: (301) 830-6450   Web Site
EIN: 61-1518154

Board Leadership
Ken Asbury
Board Chair

CEO
Todd Scott Desgrosseilliers
President & Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.04 four stars
  Financial 89.48 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 is recognized as an innovative leader and model in the field of therapeutic outdoor recreation for the disabled, through its successful application fly fishing to promote physical and emotional healing.

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 is recognized as an innovative leader and model in the field of therapeutic outdoor recreation for the disabled, through its successful application fly fishing to promote physical and emotional healing.

Financial

three stars

89.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 19.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
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, Inc. (MD) 92.04 four stars
Yellow Ribbon Fund (MD) 90.45 four stars
Give an Hour (MD) 89.46 three stars
Operation Homefront (TX) 87.44 three stars
Building Homes for Heroes (NY) 96.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,329,029
   Federated Campaigns $7,948
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $746,708
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,083,685
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,083,685
   Other Revenue $319,559
TOTAL REVENUE $5,403,244
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,139,318
   Administrative Expenses $594,164
   Fundraising Expenses $407,024
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,140,506
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-737,262
   
Net Assets $1,545,684

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
Regional Programs $3,369,497 65.6%
National Programs $1,769,821 34.4%

Ratings History
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 92.04 four stars
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
$198,622 3.23% Todd Desgrosseilliers President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (MD) 92.04 four stars
Hire Heroes USA (GA) 91.16 four stars
Building Homes for Heroes (NY) 96.32 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.
101 E CHARLES ST STE 104
LaPlata, MD 20646
tel: (301) 830-6450
fax: (301) 430-7344
EIN: 61-1518154

Mail donations to:
P.O Box 695
LaPlata, MD 20664

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Board Leadership

Ken Asbury
Board Chair

CEO

Todd Scott Desgrosseilliers
President & Chief Executive Officer

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