One hundred percent of all donations go back to the organization, facility, service dogs, and the population we serve. NO member of Freedom Fidos receives a salary. If this ever changes, for example to provide a salary to a full time dog trainer Freedom Fidos will continue to operate from a core value of compete transparency and provide this information.
Freedom Fidos 2017 IRS form 990 will be published as soon as the IRS releases it January to February 2018. YTD Freedom Fidos has received $12,000 generous contributions. Due to his passion and commitment to Freedom Fidos, for the last four years, one of our Board Members has donated 80% of his personal income to Freedom Fidos until the organization becomes self-sustaining. Freedom Fidos Fiscal year ends December 31, 2017.
Freedom Fidos phenomenal Board Members personally cover their organizational expenses due to their commitment to humanity and compliance with the Organizational Bylaws.
While Freedom Fidos Board of Directors and our accountant have us on a trajectory to receive a Guidestar or Charity Navigator rating in the future the most important rating to our Board Members is our internal value driven rating. The rating Freedom Fidos operates from on a daily basis doesn’t stem from someone else watching us,: external locus of control.
Our actions stem from deeply held internal core values and belief systems. Our organization, is managed by people who operate from an authentic value system in their role as a Freedom Fidos team member in the same manner they live their personal life. We operate from an authentic sense of being not because we are concerned about a potential outcome or to avoid a potential outcome.
Each member of the Freedom Fidos team not only believes the organization must be transparent and give utmost due diligence to be great stewards of incredible kindness and fiscal contributions ,but also, we would personally find it despicable and self-diminishing to participate in even the hint of financial misuse. With great awareness to nonprofit best practices our Board is committed to maintain them.
Swag Gear, such as clothing, stickers, etc, do not come from contributions. If they are not donated by the vendor one of our Board Members uses his personal income to purchase them while donating the proceeds back to Freedom Fidos.