ILLINOIS EQUINE HUMANE CENTER NFP

Every Horse has an Owner. Every Owner has a Responsibility

aka ILEHC   |   Maple Park, IL   |  www.ilehc.org

Mission

To provide humane treatment and shelter while working as a clearinghouse to seek adoptive homes for all of Illinois' unwanted equines regardless of breed. To educate the public and raise awareness for responsible equine ownership so that fewer horses end up in crisis.

Notes from the nonprofit

Thank you Guidestar for performing this service for not for profits, getting the word out about the good work done by many.

Ruling year info

2009

President

Ms. Gail Vacca

Secretary/Treasurer

Ms. Justine Dover

Main address

47W635 Beith Road

Maple Park, IL 60151 USA

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EIN

26-3120493

NTEE code info

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Keeping equine rescue in front of those who are already interested and have knowledge of the ILEHC is important but also growing the interest both in terms of financial support, volunteerism and community interest.

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?

Horse Adoption

The Illinois Equine Humane Center rescues and rehabilitates horses in peril. The next step is to locate a good home for the horse where it will be well cared for and loved.

Population(s) Served
Adults

To seek and rescue horses in an abusive or neglect situation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

When a new horse is rescued, after proper time to focus on health, we may start the retraining program.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) 2020

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Horse Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

ILEHC events are intended fundraisers. In 2020, we celebrated 12 years of horse rescue. We had to get creative and although several events were cancelled, we were able to host 2 more virtual events.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Our goal is to save a horse or horses lives, so that they can live peacefully without the anxiety of a next meal or slaughter. Our goals are to take in as many horses as our donation and grant proceeds will allow. We work within the community and are all volunteers. Horses enjoy grazing on green grass and drinking cool fresh water (summer months). The Illinois Equine Humane Center horses appreciate their human volunteers; and the volunteers love the horses.

Fundraising, grant solicitations and adoption needs are the Illinois Equine Humane Center's focus for the next many years. Our strategic initiatives of rescuing and rehabilitating starving or abused horses can only continue with donations from those who care enough to make a contribution. Although one does not like to mention fundraising as a strategic initiative, it is imperative to this not for profit's survival. With the right amount of donations and grants, we can make a difference in an equine's life. Thank you.

Our capability strength is the volunteer and the donor. Without these two sets of individuals, we cannot survive and continue the good work of horse rescue and rehabilitation. Our volunteer numbers remain constant with a solid core of volunteers and others who help when time allows. Our donor base has increased slightly, given a difficult calendar year 2020. We are focused on community integration; clinics and events for children so that the local community knows we are present and ready to help a horse in need.

Calendar year 2020 was a difficult year; individuals were not interested in adopting a horse when they were struggling to make financial ends meet. However, the ILEHC was able to help another local horse rescue take in two stallions and ILEHC paid to have them gelded; a wonderful collaboration between two local not-for-profit horse rescues.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ILLINOIS EQUINE HUMANE CENTER NFP

Board of directors
as of 3/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Gail Vacca


Board co-chair

Ms. Justine Dover

Gail Vacca

Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP

Charles Deveaux

Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP

Justine Dover

Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP

Jessica Otto

Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP

Sarah Mowat

Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP

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 ? Yes
  • 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 03/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

The organization's co-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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data