HOSE2HABITAT INC

N Bethesda, MD   |  www.hose2habitat.org

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 info

2014

Principal Officer

Lisa Daly

Main address

11409 Commonwealth Dr Apt 301

N Bethesda, MD 20852 USA

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EIN

47-1034480

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Habitat Enrichment Programs

Workshops for animal enrichment focusing on building enrichment, creating goal-oriented enrichment, and other aspects of enrichment.

Population(s) Served

Diverting items from the waste stream for use as animal enrichment.

Population(s) Served

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 participants attending course/session/workshop

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Habitat Enrichment Programs

Context Notes

Number of participants who attended our workshops.

Number of training workshops

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Habitat Enrichment Programs

Context Notes

Enrichment workshops held in a year.

Number of competition entrants

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Habitat Enrichment Programs

Context Notes

Entries in our annual enrichment contest.

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 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.

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!

Financials

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Operations

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

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HOSE2HABITAT INC

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lisa Daly

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 ? 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? 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