Donations and Impact

In today’s environment, we believe people who support nonprofits want us to efficiently use our resources to provide measurable impact.  Transparency is critical in this environment, and we want to help people evaluate our progress. I am fairly certain that we are one of only a handful of nonprofits our size that posts its check register online, but we think that’s the right thing to do.  Using the economic impact formula developed by Team Rubicon, we have calculated that, for every $1.00 we have received, we’ve created $3.90 worth of impactful labor for the cause.  Considering our size, I’m happy with that.  As our advocacy efforts kick-off and grow, I hope to increase that ratio event more.

One administrative note:  Like every other business entity, nonprofits have to submit a tax return to the IRS each year.  Because StandWatch’s revenue did not exceed $50,000 in 2017, we are only required to file the abbreviated 990N, which does not provide the details of the full 990.  That said, much of the information that’s included on the full 990 is available on this website.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly at zac@standwatch.org.

Revenue 2017
$0

Expenses 2017
$0

Donations in 2015
$0

2016 Donations
$0
Category Amount Percentage of Revenue
Management Meetings $58.91 .001%
Meals & Entertainment $359.24 .008%
Fees & Registrations $182.68 .004%
Promotional & Outreach $647.48 2%
Contract Payments $14,161.00 33%
Software Expense $3255.24 8%
Supplies $1863.75 4%
Operations $20,770.35 49%
Misc. $648.00 2%
Total Expenses $41,298.75 99.03%

Major Supporters 2017
AEP
EQT
WV American Water
Pinnacle Solutions
BB&T
City National
J.P. Morgan Chase
E. Tarr Family Businesses

Expenditures & Donations By Date, Amount, Type, and Category

1/1/17 – 12/31/17

Posted Date Category Amount CR/DR
1/3/2017 Software Expense 15.00 DR
1/4/2017 Donations 10.00 CR
1/4/2017 Donations 100.00 CR
1/9/2017 Software Expense 52.99 DR
1/10/2017 Software Expense 50.00 DR
1/10/2017 Donations 5,000.00 CR
1/11/2017 Software Expense 24.99 DR
1/12/2017 Software Expense 20.00 DR
1/13/2017 Software Expense 14.84 DR
1/17/2017 Operations 2,500.00 DR
1/17/2017 Misc. 25.00 DR
1/18/2017 Contract Payment 850.00 DR
1/20/2017 Contract Payment 200.00 DR
1/20/2017 Donations 1,000.00 CR
1/23/2017 Software Expense 69.00 DR
1/23/2017 Software Expense 165.27 DR
1/23/2017 Operations 1,500.00 DR
1/23/2017 Misc. 25.00 DR
1/23/2017 Software Expense 99.00 DR
1/24/2017 Donations 50.00 CR
1/26/2017 Software Expense 31.80 DR
1/30/2017 Software Expense 31.79 DR
1/31/2017 Donations 528.88 CR
2/2/2017 Software Expense 13.54 DR
2/3/2017 Software Expense 9.99 DR
2/7/2017 Donations 100.00 CR
2/8/2017 Software Expense 52.99 DR
2/8/2017 Contract Payment 500.00 DR
2/9/2017 Supplies & Equipment 338.00 DR
2/9/2017 Promotional & Outreach 26.96 DR
2/10/2017 Software Expense 50.00 DR
2/13/2017 Software Expense 24.99 DR
2/13/2017 Software Expense 20.00 DR
2/13/2017 Software Expense 14.84 DR
2/23/2017 Donations 50.00 CR
2/27/2017 Software Expense 31.80 DR
2/28/2017 Software Expense 31.79 DR
3/3/2017 Software Expense 9.99 DR
3/3/2017 Software Expense 8.57 DR
3/3/2017 Software Expense 10.00 DR
3/3/2017 Promotional & Outreach 33.17 DR
3/6/2017 Donations 100.00 CR
3/7/2017 Donations 227.55 CR
3/8/2017 Software Expense 52.99 DR
3/9/2017 Contract Payment 200.00 DR
3/10/2017 Software Expense 50.00 DR
3/13/2017 Software Expense 23.99 DR
3/13/2017 Software Expense 20.00 DR
3/14/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
3/14/2017 Software Expense 14.84 DR
3/15/2017 Donations 100.00 CR
3/23/2017 Donations 50.00 CR
3/28/2017 Software Expense 31.79 DR
3/31/2017 Donations 125.00 CR
4/3/2017 Donations 1,000.00 CR
4/3/2017 Software Expense 9.99 DR
4/3/2017 Software Expense 10.00 DR
4/3/2017 Software Expense 11.44 DR
4/4/2017 Contract Payment 500.00 DR
4/4/2017 Donations 100.00 CR
4/5/2017 Donations 23.15 CR
4/6/2017 Donations 46.60 CR
4/6/2017 Promotional & Outreach 40.91 DR
4/7/2017 Donations 100.00 CR
4/10/2017 Software Expense 52.99 DR
4/10/2017 Contract Payment 400.00 DR
4/10/2017 Donations 27.34 CR
4/11/2017 Software Expense 23.99 DR
4/11/2017 Software Expense 50.00 DR
4/11/2017 Donations 148.15 CR
4/11/2017 Donations 187.30 CR
4/11/2017 Supplies & Equipment 30.24 DR
4/11/2017 Operations 46.74 DR
4/12/2017 Meals & Entertainment 145.22 DR
4/12/2017 Software Expense 20.00 DR
4/13/2017 Donations 85.00 CR
4/13/2017 Software Expense 14.84 DR
4/19/2017 Donations 27.84 CR
4/26/2017 Promotional & Outreach 102.59 DR
4/27/2017 Donations 70.05 CR
4/28/2017 Software Expense 31.79 DR
5/2/2017 Software Expense 10.00 DR
5/2/2017 Software Expense 19.33 DR
5/3/2017 Donations 170.05 CR
5/3/2017 Software Expense 9.99 DR
5/3/2017 Promotional & Outreach 123.61 DR
5/4/2017 Donations 170.05 CR
5/4/2017 Software Expense 375.00 DR
5/5/2017 Donations 20.00 CR
5/5/2017 Operations 26.61 DR
5/5/2017 Management Meetings 6.56 DR
5/8/2017 Software Expense 52.99 DR
5/8/2017 Donations 50.00 CR
5/9/2017 Management Meetings 4.54 DR
5/9/2017 Operations 284.48 DR
5/10/2017 Donations 0.50 CR
5/10/2017 Donations 1,000.00 CR
5/10/2017 Software Expense 14.28 DR
5/10/2017 Software Expense 0.50 DR
5/11/2017 Software Expense 23.99 DR
5/11/2017 Contract Payment 500.00 DR
5/12/2017 Donations 8.14 CR
5/12/2017 Software Expense 20.00 DR
5/12/2017 Software Expense 10.00 DR
5/15/2017 Software Expense 14.84 DR
5/23/2017 Donations 500.00 CR
5/23/2017 Contract Payment 500.00 DR
5/26/2017 Donations 350.00 CR
5/26/2017 Contract Payment 450.00 DR
5/30/2017 Software Expense 31.79 DR
5/30/2017 Donations 5.00 CR
6/2/2017 Contract Payment 250.00 DR
6/2/2017 Contract Payment 225.00 DR
6/2/2017 Software Expense 10.00 DR
6/2/2017 Software Expense 25.00 DR
6/2/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
6/5/2017 Software Expense 9.99 DR
6/5/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
6/6/2017 Donations 155.00 CR
6/8/2017 Software Expense 52.99 DR
6/8/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
6/9/2017 Donations 230.00 CR
6/9/2017 Software Expense 14.28 DR
6/12/2017 Software Expense 20.00 DR
6/12/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
6/14/2017 Donations 500.00 CR
6/16/2017 Contract Payment 400.00 DR
6/19/2017 Software Expense 23.99 DR
6/21/2017 Donations 285.00 CR
6/22/2017 Software Expense 21.19 DR
6/22/2017 Contract Payment 250.00 DR
6/22/2017 Donations 27.41 CR
6/26/2017 Donations 47.16 CR
6/27/2017 Donations 1,000.00 CR
6/30/2017 Contract Payment 900.00 DR
6/30/2017 Contract Payment 250.00 DR
6/30/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
7/3/2017 Software Expense 9.99 DR
7/3/2017 Software Expense 6.33 DR
7/3/2017 Software Expense 25.00 DR
7/3/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
7/3/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
7/3/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
7/5/2017 Donations 100.00 CR
7/5/2017 Donations 125.00 CR
7/10/2017 Donations 30.00 CR
7/10/2017 Software Expense 14.28 DR
7/11/2017 Software Expense 23.99 DR
7/11/2017 Donations 20.00 CR
7/14/2017 Contract Payment 800.00 DR
7/14/2017 Donations 747.00 CR
7/14/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
7/17/2017 Operations 875.00 DR
7/17/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
7/18/2017 Software Expense 18.99 DR
7/18/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
7/21/2017 Donations 500.00 CR
7/21/2017 Donations 500.00 CR
7/24/2017 Donations 1,000.00 CR
7/25/2017 Contract Payment 350.00 DR
7/26/2017 Contract Payment 300.00 DR
7/28/2017 Contract Payment 500.00 DR
7/28/2017 Contract Payment 275.00 DR
7/28/2017 Donations 1,000.00 CR
7/31/2017 Contract Payment 300.00 DR
8/2/2017 Contract Payment 200.00 DR
8/2/2017 Software Expense 12.41 DR
8/3/2017 Donations 100.00 CR
8/3/2017 Software Expense 9.99 DR
8/7/2017 Contract Payment 96.00 DR
8/9/2017 Donations 1,000.00 CR
8/9/2017 Operations 800.00 DR
8/14/2017 Operations 1,600.00 DR
8/14/2017 Donations 1,500.00 CR
8/16/2017 Software Expense 23.99 DR
8/16/2017 Contract Payment 70.00 DR
8/21/2017 Donations 30.00 CR
8/24/2017 Contract Payment 95.00 DR
8/24/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
8/25/2017 Donations 50.00 CR
8/25/2017 Donations 36.00 CR
8/28/2017 Software Expense 31.79 DR
8/28/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
9/1/2017 Software Expense 15.99 DR
9/1/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
9/5/2017 Donations 250.00 CR
9/5/2017 Software Expense 9.99 DR
9/5/2017 Software Expense 10.00 DR
9/5/2017 Operations 100.00 DR
9/6/2017 Donations 100.00 CR
9/6/2017 Operations 100.00 DR
9/11/2017 Software Expense 23.99 DR
9/11/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
9/20/2017 Software Expense 1.41 DR
9/20/2017 Misc 36.00 DR
9/21/2017 Donations 500.00 CR
9/21/2017 Operations 350.00 DR
9/22/2017 Software Expense 21.19 DR
9/27/2017 Software Expense 15.89 DR
9/28/2017 Software Expense 31.79 DR
9/28/2017 Contract Payment 400.00 DR
9/28/2017 Donations 500.00 CR
10/2/2017 Contract Payment 200.00 DR
10/2/2017 Donations 500.00 CR
10/2/2017 Software Expense 9.66 DR
10/3/2017 Contract Payment 300.00 DR
10/3/2017 Donations 1,000.00 CR
10/3/2017 Donations 5,053.30 CR
10/3/2017 Software Expense 9.99 DR
10/3/2017 IRS & State 52.00 DR
10/4/2017 Donations 100.00 CR
10/4/2017 Meals & Entertainment 16.61 DR
10/4/2017 Operations 2,750.00 DR
10/4/2017 Operations 32.39 DR
10/5/2017 Operations 291.39 DR
10/6/2017 IRS & State 50.00 DR
10/10/2017 Donations 290.97 CR
10/10/2017 Software Expense 119.16 DR
10/10/2017 Operations 290.97 DR
10/10/2017 Contract Payment 750.00 DR
10/10/2017 Operations 433.33 DR
10/10/2017 Donations 500.00 CR
10/10/2017 Software Expense 29.00 DR
10/10/2017 Software Expense 29.00 DR
10/10/2017 Operations 48.95 DR
10/10/2017 Supplies & Equipment 481.01 DR
10/11/2017 Fees & Registrations 50.00 DR
10/11/2017 Software Expense 59.85 DR
10/11/2017 Software Expense 61.00 DR
10/11/2017 Operations 382.06 DR
10/13/2017 IRS & State 0.68 DR
10/13/2017 IRS & State 30.00 DR
10/16/2017 Software Expense 23.99 DR
10/16/2017 Operations 3,500.00 DR
10/16/2017 Donations 5,000.00 CR
10/17/2017 Contract Payment 500.00 DR
10/18/2017 Operations 150.00 DR
10/18/2017 Operations 32.80 DR
10/19/2017 Operations 113.04 DR
10/19/2017 Contract Payment 525.00 DR
10/19/2017 Promotional & Outreach 288.00 DR
10/20/2017 Operations 450.00 DR
10/23/2017 Software Expense 21.19 DR
10/26/2017 Management Meetings 22.11 DR
10/26/2017 Operations 28.95 DR
10/30/2017 Software Expense 15.89 DR
10/30/2017 Software Expense 31.79 DR
10/30/2017 Operations 102.00 DR
10/30/2017 Donations 500.00 CR
10/30/2017 Operations 400.00 DR
10/30/2017 Supplies & Equipment 2.00 DR
10/31/2017 Operations 21.20 DR
10/31/2017 Operations 24.99 DR
11/1/2017 Meals & Entertainment 7.09 DR
11/2/2017 Software Expense 5.00 DR
11/2/2017 Operations 275.00 DR
11/3/2017 Software Expense 9.99 DR
11/6/2017 Donations 100.00 CR
11/7/2017 Donations 2,500.00 CR
11/8/2017 Operations 3.39 DR
11/8/2017 Operations 33.10 DR
11/8/2017 Promotional & Outreach 32.34 DR
11/8/2017 Supplies & Equipment 481.15 DR
11/9/2017 Meals & Entertainment 7.56 DR
11/9/2017 Operations 39.68 DR
11/10/2017 Operations 1,000.00 DR
11/13/2017 Operations 100.00 DR
11/13/2017 Donations 2,500.00 CR
11/13/2017 Contract Payment 1,000.00 DR
11/13/2017 Misc. 25.00 DR
11/13/2017 Operations 34.91 DR
11/15/2017 Contract Payment 500.00 DR
11/15/2017 Software Expense 23.99 DR
11/15/2017 Donations 9.15 CR
11/16/2017 Software Expense 5.99 DR
11/16/2017 Software Expense 180.19 DR
11/16/2017 Operations 1,250.00 DR
11/17/2017 Software Expense 13.99 DR
11/20/2017 Software Expense 14.99 DR
11/20/2017 Supplies & Equipment 84.79 DR
11/20/2017 Operations 41.02 DR
11/22/2017 Software Expense 21.19 DR
11/22/2017 Management Meetings 25.70 DR
11/24/2017 Operations 41.72 DR
11/27/2017 Operations 25.62 DR
11/27/2017 Operations 19.01 DR
11/28/2017 Software Expense 15.89 DR
11/28/2017 Software Expense 31.79 DR
11/28/2017 Operations 22.00 DR
11/29/2017 Meals & Entertainment 10.54 DR
11/30/2017 Contract Payment 350.00 DR
11/30/2017 Donations 1,000.00 CR
11/30/2017 Donations 22.90 CR
11/30/2017 Supplies & Equipment 36.23 DR
12/1/2017 Contract Payment 275.00 DR
12/1/2017 Donations 500.00 CR
12/1/2017 Donations 500.00 CR
12/4/2017 Meals & Entertainment 142.40 DR
12/4/2017 Software Expense 9.99 DR
12/4/2017 Software Expense 5.30 DR
12/4/2017 Meals & Entertainment 29.82 DR
12/6/2017 Operations 650.00 DR
12/11/2017 Supplies & Equipment 410.33 DR
12/15/2017 Software Expense 23.99 DR
12/22/2017 Software Expense 21.19 DR
12/27/2017 Software Expense 15.89 DR
12/28/2017 Software Expense 31.79 DR
12/28/2017 Misc 36.00 DR

Financial Information and Frequently Asked Questions

What is StandWatch.org?

StandWatch.org is a 501c3 non-profit corporation, established in September 2015, that helps veterans, young people, and community leaders develop projects that make communities better.

Where Did The Idea Come From?

As a veteran and someone who worked in the defense sector for close to 17 years, our CEO, Zac Northup, is keenly aware of the issues that affect men and women in uniform.  After the 2015 Veterans Administration IG report was made public, he felt moved to do something, but a specific plan was elusive.  Later that week, Zac was watching a YouTube video series called Expedition Overland.  In episode seven, a group of veteran doctors and medics used modified four-wheel drive vehicles to travel to a remote village in Central America to provide free medical services to villagers.  This particular village was often overlooked by other aid organizations due to its remoteness. That’s where the idea for StandWatch came from.  Zac texted Dr. Melin Moses that night, and the two sat down the next morning to lay out a plan.  When the scale of the concept became more apparent, they asked another friend, Al Conaway, to come on board as Chief Operating Officer.  As a three man team, Zac focuses on strategic direction, messaging, and overall operations.  Melin is the exclusive decision-maker on all things medical including equipment needs, volunteer staffing for the clinic, and patient care.  Al was responsible for turning Zac’s crazy ideas into reality which basically involves nearly every aspect of the operational side of StandWatch. In June 2017, he stepped aside to focus his energies on building his business and preparing for the next stage of his life.

Over the years, the three founders learned that approximately 20% of veterans across the country need, or want, assistance with the problems they are experiencing.  That means that 80% of veterans live their lives free of any significant troubles, and often like to get involved in their communities.  This led StandWatch to begin developing programs and initiatives where we provide logistical, organizational, and financial support to any veteran-led project that makes communities better. Simultaneously, we began experimenting with our own expeditions where we team veterans up with students to do physical outdoor challenges, hoping that both groups will learn from the experience. These experiments led us to create StandWatch Academy.

What’s StandWatch’s Goal? Do We Have a Political Agenda?

When we first started, our only goal was to provide medical care and family support services to veterans on the ground in their communities. In particular, we wanted to fill the gap between VA facilities and veterans in rural areas. As we have grown, however, we have discovered that our experience provides us with insight into a broad range of public policy issues.  Looking for a way to utilize this capability, we found an article from Stanford University’s Social Innovation Review, which stated:

“High-impact organizations may start out providing great programs, but they eventually realize that they cannot achieve large-scale social change through service delivery alone. So they add policy advocacy to acquire government resources and to change legislation. Other nonprofits start out by doing advocacy and later add grassroots programs to supercharge their strategy.”

“Ultimately, all high-impact organizations bridge the divide between service and advocacy.”

To that end, we created a separate 501c4 social welfare political organization called StandWatch America.  Each organization is entirely separate from the other, including different boards, EINs, bank accounts, and management policies.  StandWatch.org will focus exclusively on charitable work.  Our advocacy will be done through StandWatch America.

Where Are You Getting Funding?

StandWatch.org will never accept one dime of government money. Frankly, given the amount of effort and time it takes to work through governmental processes and regulations, it’s a lot easier to rely on commercial sector donations.

Is StandWatch.org a 501(c)3 Organization?

We received our 501(c)3 certification letter on January 15, 2016, with an effective date of September 26, 2015.  See here.

StandWatch.org is a West Virginia non-profit corporation established in September 2015. We submitted IRS Form 1023 on October 16, 2015. Similar paperwork was filed with the state. According to IRS regulations, we could have delayed submitting Form 1023 for up to 27 months after incorporation, but we wanted to do it immediately. We were thrilled that the IRS only took 90 days to approve and return our application.

As part of our 1023 application, we had to include notes for specific questions.  Here is a link to those notes.   Additionally, we were required to include a copy of our bylaws.  If you really want to see it, email us and I’ll provide you with a signed copy.

If you would like to see a copy of our 2015 990, you can view it here.  Because we only raised slightly more than $3000 between September 2015 and year-end ($850 of which was sent to the IRS for our 501(c)3 application), we were only required to file the 990-N form.  It was simple and painless.  Hopefully, we’ll break $50,000 in revenue in 2018 and our future tax returns be more detailed.  It’s a good problem to have. Until then, we will go the extra mile to post our financial information here.

NOTE: You can view our 2017 990N here.

How Much Must StandWatch Raise?

We have spent a great deal of time and money establishing our 501(c)3 status, accounting procedures, and internal policies so we can have the infrastructure to grow into a self-sustaining nonprofit. We are now in a position to scale operations and meet the need.  The only limiting factor is financial resources.  It’s really very simple:  The more money we have, the more people we can help.

We will be adding more information to this page as more questions come up.