Circle of Change, Inc. (Rockton, IL)


  • Name:Lynn McCain

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Circle of Change, Inc.
  • Address:P.O. Box9
    Rockton, IL 61072
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:815-262-1491

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Home phone:734-439-7314

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Circle of Change seeks to provide veterans suffering from the effects of traumatic events dog training and handling experiences that develop confidence, respect and trust, thereby improving their quality of life, self esteem and social skills.

  • History:
  • The Circle of Change, Inc. began their history working with foster children from the northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin stateline area. By using specially chosen rescue dogs, these children were able to learn self-respect, communication skills, leadership skills and more. Unfortunately, the funding for this program was cut in the foster-care system. We were approached by the VA system as the program with the foster children was applicable to the veterans with PTSD. For the next several months, a program was developed in conjunction with the mental health professionals of the VA in Rockford. The first group of veterans began our program in 2007. Since it's inception, the veterans have improved remarkably, showing progress at, or better than, traditional therapies.

  • Year established:2005
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:10
  • Staff size:3

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Susan Thurlow - President
    Charles Randy Williams - VP
    Jennifer Wiedow - Treasurer
    Lynn McCain - Development
    Pending - Treasurer
    Pending - Member at Large (2)

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Capn. Lou Matjasko, US Navy, Retired
    Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Patricia Muller, Training Director
    Karen Matjasko, Program Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:20-2316300

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:202316300
  • Organization Name:CIRCLE OF CHANGE
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% JENNIFER WIEDON
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 9
  • Organization City:ROCKTON
  • Organization State:IL
  • Organization Zip:61072-0009
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 2007
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P20
  • Asset Amount:$138,711
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$109,860
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$109,860
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 4:00:49 am

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