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Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, Inc.

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aka Windrush Farm   |   North Andover, MA   |  www.windrushfarm.org

Mission

At Windrush Farm, our mission is to promote confidence, independence and well-being in children and adults with physical, cognitive or emotional challenges through therapeutic riding and horse related programs.

Notes from the nonprofit

Windrush Farm is one of the oldest, largest and leading providers of Equine-assisted Services in the United States. A Premier Accredited Center, Windrush is renowned for its innovative programs, experienced, licensed instructors and specially trained horses. Our facilities include a large indoor and outdoor arena, a sensory garden, a challenge trail and miles of surrounding trails through fields and woods.

Ruling year info

1979

CEO

Mrs. Janet Nittmann

Main address

479 Lacy Street

North Andover, MA 01845 USA

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Formerly known as

WFTE, Inc.

EIN

04-2476717

NTEE code info

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

Equestrian, Riding (N69)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Windrush Farm

Windrush Farm provides therapeutic horseback riding and horse-related programs on a bucolic New England farm in North Andover, MA. We serve children and adults facing a wide variety of physical, developmental and emotional challenges. We serve groups who ride together to improve communication and socialization skills while building muscle tone, balance, coordination and most importantly confidence, self-esteem and independence. Windrush works with Spaulding rehab, Lahey Behavioral Health, residential and memory care homes and local schools. Programs run throughout the school year and in the summer, we provide weekly programs called Giddy Up and Grow for underserved children from Greater Lawrence. Windrush Farm has improved the lives of thousands of children and adults since opening its gates in 1964.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alison Vaill

Lexington Public Schools, retiredNo Affilliation

Cornelius J. Murray

Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Charles J. Kittredge

Crane & Co

Robert Gore

Towers Perrin Boston Consulting, retired

Benjamin Nutter

Benjamin Nutter Architects

Janet Schickling

GE Aviation US, retired

John Adams

Barrett Real Estate

Brad Hildt

Essex Consulting Group

Lucy Vaill

Lexington Public Schools, retired

Amanda Hogan

Windrush Farm, retired

Dave Dishaw

NxStage Medical, Retired

Robin Bostic

CASA Child Advocate

Mary Rimmer

Rimmer Environmental Consulting

Jennifer Mahoney-Goland

Serval Dressage

Camilla Rich

community volunteer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/1/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/01/2024

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.