Friends of The Animal Center Foundation

Supporting the Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center, one life at a time

aka FACF   |   Iowa City, IA   |  http://www.facf.org

Mission

Our purpose is to raise funds to expand animal care services at the Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center. We seek health, comfort, freedom from fear, and a loving guardian for our companion animals.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Ms. Stephanie Koehler

Board President

Mr. Chris Moen

Main address

PO Box 1345

Iowa City, IA 52244 USA

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Formerly known as

Friends of the Animal Shelter Foundation

EIN

42-1484935

NTEE code info

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Friends of the Animal Center Foundation fills the funding gaps for the Iowa City Animal Center.

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?

Paws to Train

This program brings dog training to the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. The Paws to Train Volunteer Training is offered to all Green Dog Volunteers. These volunteers learn to use positive reinforcement training to teach dogs such skills as "sit", "down", "stay", and "come".

Population(s) Served
Adults

Thanks to our medical fund, animals that might otherwise be euthanized in another facility are able to receive needed treatment and are adopted into loving forever homes. We help many animals every year by providing funds for diagnostic testing, X rays, amputations, treatments, medications, and surgeries.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In conjunction with Iowa City Animal Center, humane education seminars and workshops are free to the public at various venues around the community. We provide area classrooms with "KIND News", a newsletter published by the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education. KIND News teaches children to treat people, animals and the environment with kindness and respect.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We support this program to help find homes for cats who may have difficulty living life as a companion animal. Funding includes spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccination.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We assist in funding coordination, training and educational materials for foster parents as well as medications and supplies a foster parent needs to care for an animal.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Life Enhancements are the extra comforts the animals get while they are waiting to be adopted: toys, comfy beds, etc.

Population(s) Served
Intersex people

Where we work

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
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Less animals were surrendered during COVID

Number of sheltered animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

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

Paws to Train

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

During COVID we could not send in dog trainers to assess dogs. We hope to greatly increase this number next year.

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 increase donations each year to support and expand the animal care services at the Iowa City Animal Center. We strive to decrease the euthanasia rate at the shelter, increase community awareness and increase the adoption rate.

We have a Giving Circles Program to give the donor specialized perks for giving at certain levels. We have updated our website and social media platforms to make donations the focus of the organization. We have increased our fundraising events to include more community members' interests.

We see increased community involvement and donations through our social media platforms and monthly eNewsletter.

We paid off a $1 million pledge towards the construction of the new Iowa City Animal Center one year early. We approved the increased ask from $50,000 to $65,000 towards ICAC programs for FY18; we did successfully fund the $65,000 in FY18. We approved an increase from $65,000 to $70,000 towards the Iowa City Animal Center to allow for professional development funding for FY19. We approved an increase from $70,000 to $75,000 towards the Iowa City Animal Center to allow for additional medical funding to treat ringworm and other diseases for FY20. We approved the previous amount of $75,000 FY21, however we are expecting to go over that amount this year.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Friends of The Animal Center Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Chris Moen


Board co-chair

Amelia DeRynck

Kelly Ruggles

Retired

Christa Payne

Country Financial

Nina Metzner

Retired

Chris Moen

Hills Bank

Zack Miller

Hills Bank

Chris Carlson

F&M Bank

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 ? 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 12/28/2021

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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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data