Gaitway of Salmon

Humans and Horses...Let the Magic Begin!

aka Gaitway Therapeutic Riding   |   Salmon, ID   |  www.gaitwayofsalmon.org

Mission

To provide animal-assisted therapeutic opportunities to the residents of
Lemhi and Custer Counties, Idaho. The participants will benefit through positive relationships with animals in a professional, safe and fun environment. Participants will benefit physically, socially, cognitively
and emotionally. Through our programs, Gaitway of Salmon will teach skills designed to advance the partnership and communication between the participants and the animals. Gaitway programs are designed to meet the needs and goals of the participants.

Ruling year info

2015

Vice President

Mr Chuck bradley

Main address

dba Gaitway Therapeutic Riding 516 Main St PMB 320

Salmon, ID 83467 USA

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Formerly known as

Gaitway of Salmon, Inc

Gaitway of Salmon, Inc

EIN

47-3466895

NTEE code info

Equestrian, Riding (N69)

Equestrian, Riding (N69)

Equestrian, Riding (N69)

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

Gaitway Therapeutic Riding is located in an extremely remote portion of Central Idaho with a little over 3000 person census within our county. Due to our location and lack of jobs, most of our participants are from low-income families that are not able to afford our $25/mo instruction fees. It is our goal to raise enough funds to offer scholarships to all participants requiring equine-assisted therapy and instruction within our arena.

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?

Teaching equine riding skills

Provide equine riding lessons to children and adults - most of whom have some type of physical and/l or mental disability.

Population(s) Served

Providing a safe environment for teaching equine riding skills to special needs individual while offering movement to enhance motor skills and neurological imbalances.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International 2015

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
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In order to keep our PATH certification, our instructor(s) must attend 12 hours of continuing education courses per year. As of 2017, we encourage all of our organization volunteers to attend as well.

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Teaching equine riding skills

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As we grow our organization, we constantly keep in mind the need for our own forever-home. Because we are a new 501c3, we use our town's fairgrounds horse arena for class. This limits operation size.

Number of participants who would recommend program to others

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

It is with no doubt that social media and parents with participating children have been our biggest asset to our growth!

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteer hours had not been tracked for 2015 or 2016. A reorganization of the nonprofit occurred as of 1/1/17 which includes collecting volunteer hours as important documentation.

Number of volunteers

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2017, Gaitway opened its doors to more volunteers. We saw this as an important part of growing financially and business-wise.

Number of donors lending

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Unfortunately, records were not tracked in Gaitway's first 2 years. As of 2017, the new Board of Directors have installed the importance of this task.

Number of donors retained

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are familiar with 11 local donors that have been giving to our organization since last year. This amount is anticipated to grow as we grow.

Number of grants received

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

Teaching equine riding skills

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2016 grant awarded for our ADA toilet so that we would comply with legal standards. In 2017, one grant was awarded for our horse trailer project. Another for scholarships for low income participants.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of classes offered

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

Equine Riding Skills

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of classes were not tracked in 2015 and 2016. We have one instructor that conducts all of our classes.

Number of free registrants to classes

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

Equine Riding Skills

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of free registrants were not tracked for 2015 and 2016. In 2017, Gaitway implemented a scholarship program for low-income families with children needing or wanting to participate.

Number of volunteers who become donors

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our donors range from walk-ups to online and include of all social classes of individuals.

Total dollars received in contributions

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new grants received

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of print, radio, or online ads developed

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2017, we had a goal of informing the community we were our own organization, not affiliated with any others and were ready for business. We also flooded social media.

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.

We want to be able to offer equine assisted horsemanship to all that require it. If families are not able to afford our instruction, we will seek ways to fund their tuitions. If we are not able to do so, we allow people needing equine-assistance to ride free of charge.

Due to our remote location and mostly low-income environment, Gaitway Therapeutic Riding is forced to look for ways to survive financially outside of our geographical area. With the internet, we have found that raising funds via GoFundMe pages, grants, donation buttons on website and Facebook are the most advantageous. We've also communicated with another nonprofit (a thrift store) in a neighboring town who gives Gaitway all of their unsold items to us to sell on eBay for our scholarship program and more.

We are currently flourishing through the decisions we have been making. With the help from more volunteers, we are looking forward to meeting or exceeding our financial goals in our future.

Gaitway has increased its financial within the last year tenfold. We've also managed to offer scholarships to all of our participants thus far and are working hard by fundraising and achieving grants to keep this program alive and well.

Financials

Gaitway of Salmon
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Operations

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

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Gaitway of Salmon

Board of directors
as of 4/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr chuck bradley

Gaitway of Salmon

Term: 2017 - 2021

Barb Tolman

Chuck Bradley

Frank Guzman

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