Scatter Joy Acres

"A Place of Rescue" and "A Journey to Peace."

Omaha, NE   |  www.scatterjoyacres.org

Mission

The Mission Statement of Scatter Joy Acres is assisting men, women, children, and animals by providing

“A Place of Rescue" and “A Journey to Peace."

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Ms. Joy Bartling

Main address

4966 Newport Ave

Omaha, NE 68152 USA

Show more addresses

Formerly known as

Soby Ranch

EIN

27-0458877

NTEE code info

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

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Animal-assisted therapy takes place in a variety of settings, including prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, therapeutic boarding schools for teens and mental health facilities. This form of treatment can take place individually or in groups, and is led by a qualified therapist or professional with specialized expertise.

Much more than simply spending time with an animal, animal-assisted therapy involves specific therapeutic goals, strategies and outcomes measures. Therapeutic experiences can include walking, brushing, petting and caring for an animal, as well as processing the experience of trying to achieve a given task.

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?

Animal-Assisted Therapy

We provide AAT for persons at greatest need in society: at-risk children, seniors, homeless, veterans, the developmentally disabled, those in hospice and hospitals, the mentally ill, and those re-entering society. We are open to the public as a petting zoo, when we are not in therapy.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Seniors

With a wide variety of animals available, Scatter Joy Acres is also open as a petting zoo, allowing people to experience animals close up.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

There is a strong bond between animals and people. Animals are accepting, non-threatening and non-judgmental, making it easier for people to open up. Some of the benefits of animal-assisted therapy include:

Improved fine motor skills
Improved balance
Increased focus and attention
Increased self-esteem and ability to care for oneself
Reduced anxiety, grief and isolation
Reduced blood pressure, depression, and risk of heart attack or stroke
Improved willingness to be involved in a therapeutic program or group activity
Increased trust, empathy and teamwork
Greater self-control
Enhanced problem-solving skills
Reduced need for medication
Improved social skills

In addition to providing AAT to those in need, Scatter Joy Acres is an active advocate for AAT in the community for AAT.

We frequently speak in the media, at events and conferences on the benefits of AAT.

We presently house and transport over 100 animals and maintain a Veterinary Tech and Certified Animal-Assisted Therapist on staff.

We have rescued and fostered hundreds of animals over the course of the past 12 years and provided tens of thousands of hours to those in need.

We hope to purchase the acreage we presently occupy and improve the property to allow us to better serve the community needs.

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, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Added signage to improve safety

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

Scatter Joy Acres
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Scatter Joy Acres

Board of directors
as of 4/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mike Carlson

MSC Goal Achievement Services

Term: 2019 - 2023


Board co-chair

Tim Heller

AAA Life Insurance

Term: 2019 - 2023

Timothy Heller

AAA Life Insurance

Angie Nixon

Omega Interior Design

MIchael Carlson

Wealth Management LLC

Scott Lautenbaugh

Lautenbaugh Law Offices

Jack Archer

Brookside Church

John Hrivnak

Hrivnak Associates

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/28/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data