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CENTRAL VIRGINIA HORSE RESCUE

A 501c3 Non Profit Horse Rescue serving Virginia and surrounding states

aka CVHR, Horse Adoption Central   |   Fredericksburg, VA   |  https://www.centralvahorserescue.org

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Mission

Central Virginia Horse Rescue, Inc (CVHR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the compassionate care of equines.  Our mission is to save, protect, and rehabilitate equines in need.  We rescue unwanted, abused, neglected, or abandoned equines; provide them with care and rehabilitation; and finally find them a compatible, loving home.  We believe that education is the long-term solution to improving the lives of equines.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Mrs. Stacy Franklin

Main address

31262 Eagle Hill Trl

Fredericksburg, VA 22407 USA

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EIN

27-2967793

NTEE code info

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

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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?

Equine Rescue

Our primary goal is to rescue abused, neglected, starving  and unwanted horses, whether those horses come in from owner surrenders, animal control cases or auctions.   These horses will receive the food, training and veterinary care needed to facilitate their recovery.  Once the horses have regained their health they are evaluated and made available for adoption to approved homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Many horses are unwanted simply because they are a stallion.  At best, a well trained stallion has to be kept separate from the general horse population. At worst, they are unruly and hard to handle.  They need experienced handlers and trainers.
Currently an untrained mare or gelding, sells for an average of under $200 and gelding a stallion costs between $200 – $300.  Simple economics tell you that if you are in the market for a horse, you are going to look for a mare or gelding before you even consider a stallion.
Many people are faced with euthanizing their horse simply because they cannot afford to have it gelded and no one will take it (even free) because it is a stallion.  Many others will just turn the stallion out with their mares and the result will be more unwanted horses.
CVHR will work with stallion owners to have the stallion gelded and then to find it a compatible home.  If necessary, CVHR will accept the stallion for gelding, evaluation, training and re-homing.

Population(s) Served
Adults

CVHR will be working with youth through local 4-H clubs and scout programs, as well as the Barn Kids Club. The Barn Kids Club is for our younger visitors and volunteers ages 5-16. The Club promotes responsible horsemanship through hands-on education to potential future horse owners and supporters.

The Club is an educational membership based group for children between the ages of 5-16. Children can become Hands-On members and join us for monthly Hands-On activities at our Fredericksburg location and to participate in horse activities that relate to the monthly topics. Most of our hands on meetings will not include riding but there will be several opportunities to ride over the year.

We have 5 horses and ponies that are a part of our Barn Kids Club. These horses are considered residents and are trained to teach young volunteers about horse handling and horsemanship.

We also hope to work with animal control on educating owners of at risk horses on proper care and feeding.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

This fund assists horse owners in temporary crisis whether from job loss, emergency or disaster.  The fund provides temporary funding for hay, feed or shelter for horses enabling owners to recover without having to rehome their horses.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Equus Foundation Guardian Status 2021

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce 2022

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 animal adoptions

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

Equine Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metrics are lower in 2020 as the first half of the year we focused on moving to a new location and not our adoptions and intakes.

Number of animals rescued

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

Equine Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars of operating costs per animal per day

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

Equine Rescue

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Numbers are based off of total budget, number of horses served and average length of stay. This number has increased with the purchase of our rescue farm.

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

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

Equine Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of animals provided with long term care

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

Equine Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We consider horses that have been with CVHR for longer than 365 years as well as our Community Outreach residents in this metric.

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

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

Youth Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of volunteers

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

Equine Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals surrendered by their owner

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

Equine Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Number of owner surrenders down in 2022 due to the number of Animal Control intakes increasing substantially.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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Operations

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CENTRAL VIRGINIA HORSE RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 02/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Amalea Van Kampen

Greenshades, Inc

Term: 2021 -

Amalea Van Kampen

Greenshades, Inc.

Lauren Dwyer

Gartner, Inc

Shannon Adams

Robert Hyland

Jenna Calcaterra

LoMa Farm LLC

Stacy Franklin

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? No
  • 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? 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/26/2024

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: 11/19/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.