Mighty Oaks Foundation

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Summary

Mighty Oaks provides peer-to-peer resiliency and recovery programs that serve as the catalyst to assist our Nation's Warriors dealing with challenges related to the struggles of daily military life, combat deployments and the symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) offered at no cost to our Nation's Warriors, including travel at beautiful ranches across the US.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Mighty Oaks Foundation Donor Relations Office
1414 11th Street
Huntsville, TX 77340

Website: mightyoaksprograms.org

Phone:

Email: info@mightyoaksprograms.org


Organization details

EIN: 453159170

CEO/President: Chad M. Robichaux

Chairman: Steve Toth

Board size: 6

Founder: Chad and Kathy Robichaux

Year founded: 2012

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

The Mighty Oaks Foundation is committed to serving the brokenhearted by providing intensive peer-based discipleship through a series of programs, outpost meetings, and speaking events. Our Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs hosts such Men, Women, and Marriage Advance Programs at multiple locations nationwide. The Warriors who attend are fully sponsored for training, meals, and lodging needs to ensure that upon arrival to the ranch, each Warrior is focused solely on his or her recovery and identifying purpose moving forward.


Mission statement

The Mighty Oaks Foundation is a faith-based Veteran service organization that teaches combat Veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress how to get beyond combat trauma and live their lives in the manner God intended. Many combat vets are unable to reintegrate back into civilian life, leaving their families to deal with the aftermath of broken homes and suicide at times. By aligning their lives to Biblical principles, these Warriors are able to lead their families, their communities and our nation. Our mission is to serve and restore our nation's Warriors and families, who have endured hardship through their service to America, and to help them find a new life purpose through hope in Christ and our resiliency and peer-to-peer recovery programs.


Statement of faith

The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that the Bible is sufficient for all matters pertaining to a life of righteousness and Godliness. It is our primary source for teaching, reproof, correcting, and training.

God

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return to power and glory.

Salvation

We believe that salvation is a gift of grace to be received and not something that can be earned by the works of man.

We believe that salvation (the forgiveness of sins) and new life comes to a person who acknowledges that:

They are sinful before a Holy God.
They cannot do anything to earn, merit or deserve salvation.
Jesus Christ is fully God.
He paid the price for sin in His sacrificial death on the cross.
He rose again victorious.
And that believing these things put their faith in Him alone.


We believe that a regenerate person will bear spiritual fruit in his life as a result of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of the saved unto the resurrection of life.

Holy Spirit

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly victorious life.

Unity of Believers

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating661 of 93843 of 59
Fund acquisition rating785 of 94051 of 59
Resource allocation rating599 of 94039 of 59
Asset utilization rating333 of 93825 of 59

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%15%24%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%13%21%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
78%90%90%89%98%103%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%16%23%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
22%10%10%11%2%-3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%78%72%78%78%56%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%85%92%124%66%78%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%66%66%97%51%43%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%15%8%-24%34%22%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%23%14%-43%60%57%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%6%5%22%22%44%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.961.181.532.201.151.95
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.721.101.171.311.011.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.751.291.782.881.161.97
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.23265.5142.3329.10108.8066.25
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.130.000.020.030.010.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.829.276.574.0210.236.01
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
14%8%2%3%1%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
3%8%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
81%78%64%44%86%51%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$1,463,879$873,359$689,477$1,275,051$503,283
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$599,918$607,140$61,214$66,932$29,073
Short-term investments$103,798$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,167,595$1,480,499$750,691$1,341,983$532,356
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$206,605$244,361$233,618$14,170$4,685
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$206,605$244,361$233,618$14,170$4,685
Total assets$2,374,200$1,724,860$984,309$1,356,153$537,041
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$8,164$34,975$25,801$12,334$8,036
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$8,164$34,975$25,801$12,334$8,036
Debt$181,800$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$181,800$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$189,964$34,975$25,801$12,334$8,036
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,684,236$1,189,885$958,508$1,343,819$529,005
With donor restrictions$500,000$500,000$0$0$0
Net assets$2,184,236$1,689,885$958,508$1,343,819$529,005
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$2,964,541$2,593,061$1,554,779$2,328,094$1,391,480
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$484$3,869$12,328$19,980$116
Other revenue$324,466$274,398$180,753$20,255($44,746)
Total other revenue$324,950$278,267$193,081$40,235($44,630)
Total revenue$3,289,491$2,871,328$1,747,860$2,368,329$1,346,850
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$2,179,329$1,902,605$1,697,506$1,210,966$584,824
Management and general$181,363$126,156$465,094$346,357$456,838
Fundraising$434,448$610,940$0$2,009$4,939
Total expenses$2,795,140$2,639,701$2,162,600$1,559,332$1,046,601
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$494,351$231,627($414,740)$808,997$300,249
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$494,351$231,627($414,740)$808,997$300,249

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Chad RobichauxPresident$214,350
Jeremy StalneckerCEO$181,642

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/8/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

When Chad Robichaux realized that countless other combat veterans face the same psychological, emotional, and spiritual challenges he did after his service in Afghanistan (challenges causing some twenty-plus suicides a day and staggering divorce rates among military families), Chad wondered to himself, Why doesn't someone do something about this? He eventually realized that the answer was Why not me? and so began Mighty Oaks.

It is a story of God's transformational power to turn tragedy into triumph. It is a journey starting with one man's brokenness from war, one woman's willingness to fight for her... family, and their faith in God's promise from Isaiah 61:3 that we can rise from the ashes and become mighty oaks of righteousness.

Many great men stepped in to mentor Chad and Kathy past their struggles, but none more than Steve Toth and Pastor Jeff Wells of WoodsEdge Community Church. It was through this church that Chad and Kathy were later ordained and commissioned as ministers and sent to begin the Mighty Oaks ministry to America's military warriors and families.

The first programs for men were launched in Westcliffe, Colorado, with non-active duty veterans. Chad and Kathy served alongside the Dave Roever Foundation for more than a year while developing the methodology that would become Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs (MOWP).

MOWP uses a grassroots approach, empowering veterans to begin their healing and then be a positive impact on those around them. Those warriors, challenged by this peer-to-peer model, rose to meet the challenge and found hope and purpose beyond their military service, grabbing hold of a future worth living again. As they left the programs, they sent their brothers, which made the program grow rapidly, especially with warriors coming from US Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Battalion West, which housed a large population of Marine Corps combat veterans.

During this time of growth and increasing demand, Dave Roever introduced Chad to Wayne Hughes Jr. to explore the possibility of taking Mighty Oaks to El Paso de Robles, Calif. (Interestingly, El Paso de Robles translates to "The Path of the Oaks." We at Mighty Oaks say this was definitely a God wink!) Wayne, a very successful businessman, had previously launched Serving USA (formerly Serving California), a nonprofit philanthropy arm for his many companies.

It was in Wayne's heart to see the Lord's hand over our returning American warriors, and he wanted to run a veterans' program at his ranch. He allowed MOWP to do so on the condition that if he liked the program, he'd build a lodge there to host it. He did like it, especially its results.

A partnership between Mighty Oaks and Serving California took root, and SkyRose Lodge was built. This became the primary home of Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs. However, the rapidly increasing influx of warriors and military families has resulted (so far) in three other regional locations: Blaylock Ranch in Junction, Tex.; Warrior Retreat at Bull Run in Haymarket, Va.; and The Wilds in Columbus, Ohio.

As our work continues with veterans and spouses, we receive active-duty warriors on official orders from the various branches. We also have become a top resource for the US military, having trained and equipped more than one hundred thousand warriors in combat readiness through Resiliency Conferences at bases across the country. This included Chad and Jeremy authoring The Path to Resiliency, a spiritual-resiliency book used as a resource for the US military.

Even though Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs has expanded in both numbers and geographic locations, our vision remains the same: to assist our nation's warriors and families by challenging, equipping, and empowering them to take the help they receive and spread it to those in their own circles of influence. We now have more than three-thousand Mighty Oaks alumni, and we take great pride in having one of the highest success rates of any recovery program in preventing. Beyond each warrior's healing he is challenged, equipped, and empowered to care for his brothers, bringing both a solution to the problem and a purpose for those willing to share that solution with others.

Together, we can all strive toward the common goal of ending the war at home by finding a hope and a future, and aligning with the purpose for which God created us. We will continue to lead others to fulfill the promise of Isaiah 61:3: to rise from the ashes and become mighty oaks!

Fully paid scholarships are available for all MOWP for active-duty or veteran military personnel, as well as their spouses, by applying online.


Program accomplishments

250,000 resiliency event attendees

30 annual legacy programs

4,000 program graduates

72 Mighty Oaks events per year

150,000 books distributed

22 Mighty Oaks Outposts


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