Harleys Hope Foundation

Keeping Pets and People Together

Colorado Springs, CO   |  www.harleys-hopefoundation.org

Mission

Our purpose is to ensure low income pet parents and their companion or service animals may remain together when issues arise. The goal in doing so is to prevent at-risk animals from being surrendered or falling victim to euthanasia for treatable conditions and behaviors.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director and Founder

Ms. Cynthia Bullock CFRE

Main address

PO Box 88146

Colorado Springs, CO 80908 USA

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EIN

27-3127204

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Every year, 6.5 million domesticated animals are surrendered to shelters and rescues. Of those, 1.5 million are euthanized. And, 1 million that are surrendered are there because of their person's financial constraints, not that they aren't wanted. Our aim is to reduce the number of animals surrendered out of financial necessity and, in doing so, increase the odds of more animals finding homes; reducing the euthanasia rate in the process.

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?

Pet Assistance Fund

Financial assistance is given to qualified, low-income pet guardians who are in danger of losing their pets because they cannot afford major veterinary care. Payment is made directly to the service provider, not the client.  Pet food assistance is also available.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Clients with needs other than financial assistance are referred to a specially compiled pet resource manual the website.  The executive director works with the client to identify and contact providers for required services.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Seniors

The Service Animal Aid Fund was created in 2012 to provide major and emergency veterinary care to medical service/assistance animals living with qualified disabled civilians, veterans, and active military.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

We provide major/emergency veterinary services, temporary foster care/boarding of pets whose people are hospitalized, pet food assistance and hands-on help with post-operative care for pets living with the older Coloradans.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Harley's Hope Foundation offers emergency foster care or boarding for animals living with people temporarily unable to care for them due to hospitalization.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

Where we work

Awards

Spirit of the Season 2012

Festival of Lights Parade

Adult Group Service Award 2012

Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Toyota 100 Cars for Good Winner 2013

Toyota Corporation

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 with freedom from pain

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Pet Assistance Fund

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Major and emergency veterinary care is the #1 service requested from our charity. Our intent in taking these cases is to relieve suffering for animals in need and increase their odds of surviving.

Number of released animals

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emergency Foster Care

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Our emergency foster care program assists people who are temporary incapacitated and can't care for their pets. This program helps prevent those animals from losing their homes and families.

Number of animals monitored post release

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Pet Assistance Fund

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We monitor our clients for 12 months post-assistance. Our goal is to see 92% retention, meaning the animal is still well and in the original home with our client. We have consistently met this goal.

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 primary goal is to prevent at-risk animals from being surrendered or falling victim to euthanasia for treatable conditions and behaviors. We do this through a variety of services including financial assistance with major or emergency veterinary care, behavioral training, short-term, emergency foster care for pets living with people temporarily incapacitated due to illness, domestic violence, and temporary homelessness.

Our strategies to reach our goal is to provide services not previously available on a large-scale. Other programs/clinics exist in Colorado, but either pay out a much smaller amount to assist with care, limit their services based on the owner's geographic location, or limit their assistance to veterinary care only.

We believe in reviewing our programs, policies, and procedures on an annual basis, making adjustments and changes as necessary in order to meet public demand and ensure that we continue to have a positive impact on our clientele.

We employ a diversified development plan that includes foundation and corporate grants, individual giving, events, earned income, and corporate support. We work with community partners who provide their services at discounted rates and support us financially, via in-kind donations, and provide volunteer help.

The HHF Board of Directors is committed to helping when/where needed and to serve as ambassadors in the community, positively representing our mission and programs.

Since our founding in late 2010, more than 2,500 animals and the people who love them have received services. Of those, more than 1,000 pet lives have been saved and the remainder received major, non-emergency care or preventative services offered through periodic community clinics.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Harleys Hope Foundation

Board of directors
as of 03/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Monica Campos, DVM

Ridgewood Animal Hospital

Term: 2016 - 2022

Cara Thomas

Bethesda Gardens Monument

Eva Richardson

U.S. Air Force

Anna Boeche

Self-Employed

Pam Lewers

U.S. Air Force

Robynne Kapatkin

Retired

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 5/3/2021

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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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/03/2019

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.