RAINBOW MEADOWS EQUINE RESCUE AND RETIREMENT INC

Rescue Done Right

Junction City, KS   |  www.rainbowmeadowsranch.com

Mission

Rainbow Meadow Equine Rescue & Retirement Inc. is dedicated to serve the equine companions who have so loyally served us by offering a safe and peaceful refuge for abused, neglected, abandoned and slaughter-bound horses, which it actively rehabilitates and adopts out to caring forever homes.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Karen Everhart

Co Principal Officer

David Everhart

Main address

P.O. Box 1452

Junction City, KS 66441 USA

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EIN

01-0844944

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Thrive Feed

Rainbow Meadows is a distributor of Thrive Feed, a top-of-the-line extruded equine superfeed that offers the best of nutrition available on the market. The rescue continues to expand its volunteer-based distribution sites throughout Kansas and into Oklahoma in order to make this superior quality feed available to horse owners throughout the region.

Thrive is appropriate for all classes of horses, and is a particularly superb product for hard keepers or horses needing to gain weight. Thrive aids in rapidly building strong, powerful, useful muscle. It nurtures a calm disposition, and supports all the energy requirements a horse demands. Whether it’s building a champion race horse, growing a foal, feeding a senior horse, or re-building a starved rescue horse, Thrive delivers on a promise of excellence.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In addition to its rescue services, Rainbow Meadows also offers a retirement program to those individuals interesting in retiring their equine friends to the relaxing pastures of the Kansas Osage Hills.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Standards of Excellence 2011

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Guardian 2019

EQUUS Foundation

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Rainbow Meadows aspires to continue to offer safe refuge for abused, abandoned and/or neglected horses. It also hopes to expand its retirement program to offer a safe haven to senior horses. In addition, Rainbow Meadows intends to increase the number of distribution sites for Thrive Feed to make this nutritional product available to as many horses as possible.

Rainbow Meadows has an updated and active website, email contact list, Facebook page, and numerous volunteers that spread the word about the horses that are at the rescue. Rainbow Meadows has a leadership role regionally, among horse rescues. In addition it works collaboratively with the HSUS at a state wide and nation wide level.

Rainbow Meadows has garnered its success utilizing committed and dedicated volunteers. Rainbow Meadows will continue to identify volunteers which are passionate about the efforts of the organization.

Rainbow Meadows has succeeded in providing successful intervention in the lives of hundreds of horses over the course of its history. That is our goal. Our goal continues to be achieved on a daily basis. We have been unsuccessful in attracting a donor base large enough to allow us to hire the staff necessary for our organization to grow and achieve even greater success.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Personal Conversations via email, text, calls,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    A change to our adoption agreement which resulted directly from confusion on part of the client.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

  • 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, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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RAINBOW MEADOWS EQUINE RESCUE AND RETIREMENT INC

Board of directors
as of 7/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mark Courtney

Mark Courtney

Tammy Hane

Kaylynn Johnson

Denise Nelson

Nancy Kutter

Sherry Alquest

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/08/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/03/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.