AMAZING GRACE EQUINE SANCTUARY INC

aka AGES   |   Elkhart Lake, WI   |  www.rescuehorses.org

Mission

AGES is committed to saving as many horses as we are capable of, from a variety of situations. When possible, the horse will be placed for adoption to an approved home. Horses not suitable for placement will remain at AGES permanently.

Notes from the nonprofit

We have grown and expanded our facility consistently since 2009, both in the number of horses we've helped and rehomed, and in making improvements on our property to ensure our future.

Ruling year info

2009

executive director

Ms. Erin Kelley-Groth

Main address

W4985 County Rd. FF

Elkhart Lake, WI 53020 USA

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EIN

26-3776085

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (K01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We want to address the problems associated with unwanted horses that are consequently at risk of neglect, abuse, or being sold to slaughter.

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 rescue/rehoming

Accept or purchase unwanted horses and rehab as needed to secure new home, or stay at AGES permanently

Population(s) Served
Families
Adolescents

Families and adults may volunteer to learn how to care for animals and treat them respectfully.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Accreditations

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries 2017

ACCREDITATION 2019

Awards

ACCREDITATION 2019

GLOBAL FEDERATION OF ANIMAL SANCTUARIES

Accreditation 2020

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

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 animals rehomed

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

Age groups

Related Program

Horse rescue/rehoming

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Horse rescue/rehoming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Horse rescue/rehoming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 be a resource in the community for as many unwanted horses as we can accommodate, space and budget permitting. We also want to educate the public about the need for animal rescue facilities.

As we continue to grow and become a trusted and respected equine rescue, so has our volunteer base and personnel and board members. This adds more flavor, ideas, outreach, and strengthens our rescue giving it an even firmer foundation now and for the future.

We have been successful in receiving and caring for over 150 horses since 2009. We have a very strong base of donors who trust our work and our mission. Through the years we have worked endlessly to save the most dire equines in peril and bring about a change in their health and spirit. Our founder/CEO owns the facility we utilize and have a plan for future generations to continue our work here at AGES.

The items needing our most attention are: Adding a separate circuit breaker panel and electric to all our outbuildings.....that is a costly venture we need to address. More importantly is getting the business of the rescue into its own building and not our personal home. We need a building we can actually run a business in adequately and also serve as a visitors center and have a meeting room etc.

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?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    WE FOLLOW UP AFTER VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION. IF THE VOLUNTEER DOES NOT RETURN TO WORK WE EMAIL AND OR CALL TO FIND OUT WHY SO WE CAN RETAIN MORE OF THEM.

  • 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?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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AMAZING GRACE EQUINE SANCTUARY INC

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Erin Kelley-Groth

Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary

Term: 2008 - 2022

Erin Kelley-Groth

Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary

John Groth

Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary

Shannon Madden

Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary

Lex Dennis

Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary

Tina Rautmann

Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary

Brenda Davies

Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary

Pat Zimmerman

Amaziing Grace Equine Sanctuary

Holly Hovanec

Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 10/25/2020

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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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data