Animal related

HOSE2HABITAT INC

N Bethesda, MD

Mission

Hose2Habitat, headquartered in Maryland, is the only organization in the world whose mission is to improve the physical and psychological well-being of wild animals in human care by providing and enhancing enrichment for animals in zoos, sanctuaries, and other facilities through the donation of recycled and other materials and workshops, seminars, programs, and other services. We are proud to be an American Association of Zoo Keepers Conservation Partner, a sponsor of the International Rhino Keeper Association, and to extend our services to non-invasive research, education, and conservation projects. We are 100% volunteer and our enrichment materials, workshops, seminars, programs, and other enrichment services are free so that cost to a facility does not prevent benefit to the animals.

Ruling Year

2014

Principal Officer

Lisa Daly

Main Address

11409 Commonwealth Dr Apt 301

N Bethesda, MD 20852 USA

Keywords

animals, enrichment, recycling, zoos, sanctuaries

EIN

47-1034480

 Number

7065454023

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Social Media

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Wild animals in human care (at zoos, sanctuaries, wildlife rehabilitation centers. etc.) need enrichment to be physically and psychologically well. There are many items sent to landfills that are safe and durable and could be used for animal enrichment. We bring these together by diverting safe, durable materials from the waste stream to facilities for use as animal enrichment. We teach animal care providers and others to make these enrichment items for use with the animals.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Habitat Enrichment Programs

Recycling

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Habitat Enrichment Programs

Context notes

Number of participants who attended our workshops.

Number of training workshops

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Habitat Enrichment Programs

Context notes

Enrichment workshops held in a year.

Number of competition entrants

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Habitat Enrichment Programs

Context notes

Entries in our annual enrichment contest.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goals are many. Three overarching goals are:
To improve the well-being of wild animals in human care by providing enrichment and supporting noninvasive enrichment research.
To divert materials from landfills.
To teach animal care professionals how to make and use enrichment for animals in their care from materials otherwise destined for landfills.

To meet our goals we have strategies such as partnering with large corporations, government agencies, and others to facilitate the donation of materials that can be used for animal enrichment and are otherwise destined for landfills. We also hold workshops and provide materials and instructions to teach animal care professionals how to use the materials for animal enrichment. In addition, we hold contests and provide other incentives for animal care professionals to develop and share ways to use diverted, donated materials for animal enrichment.

Hose2Habitat has a on its Board of Directors people who have successfully operated nonprofits and have experience creating partnerships with corporations, government entities, and other organizations. Hose2Habitat founders have worked with over 150 zoos and sanctuaries and continue to develop relationships with animal care professionals. In addition, founders have engineering capabilities and experience as instructors and leaders.

Hose2Habitat tracks donated and diverted materials, facilities served, and participants at workshops. In this way, the organization can track the amount of materials diverted, animal care providers educated, and animals whose lives have been improved through the Hose2Habitat programs.

We have not diverted all usable materials from landfills or improved the life of all wild animals in human care. There is much more to do!

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Financials

HOSE2HABITAT INC

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No