Equine Outreach, Inc.

People Helping Horses - Horses Helping People

aka Equine Outreach Horse Rescue   |   Bend, OR   |  www.equineoutreach.com

Mission

Equine Outreach is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life of equines. We create a second chance for a good life and second career for abused and neglected equines. We raise the standing of equines in our community through education and an introduction to the transformative power of horses. We model compassion, speak out against animal abuse, and promote responsible equine guardianship.

Ruling year info

2004

President, Board of Directors

Ms. Dianne Scott

Main address

2660 NE Hwy 20 Ste. 610-548

Bend, OR 97701 USA

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EIN

51-0484049

NTEE code info

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

Citizen Participation (W24)

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

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Equines continue to be abandoned, neglected and/or abuses, or surrendered by owners who can no longer afford them, who no longer have any use for them, or who have lost interest in them. While there is no shortage of animals needing loving care and permanent, safe homes, there is always a shortage of the funding to meet the ever-increasing need.

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?

Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation

Equine Outreach is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life of equines. We create a second chance for a good life and second career for abused and neglected equines, providing a safe sanctuary for as long as they need. We raise the standing of equines in our community through education and an introduction to the transformative power of horses. We model compassion, speak out against animal abuse, and promote responsible equine guardianship.

Equine Outreach not only serves horses in need, we provide enrichment for memory care patients by providing a hands-on experience with horses. We also provide opportunities to at risk youth through collaboration with Oregon Youth Challenge.

Although the rescue is physically located in Bend, Oregon we closely serve the greater Central Oregon area, which is reflected both in our equines and our volunteers. In some cases, Equine Outreach has also become home to horses from throughout other Oregon locations.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adolescents

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Equine Outreach is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life of equines. We create a second chance for a good life and second career for abused and neglected equines, providing a safe sanctuary for as long as they need. We raise the standing of equines in our community through education and an introduction to the transformative power of horses. We strive to make our facilities more accessible to the disabled.

We model compassion, speak out against animal abuse, and promote responsible equine guardianship. Equine Outreach not only serves horses in need, we provide enrichment for memory care patients by providing a hands-on experience with horses. We also provide opportunities to at risk youth through collaboration with Oregon Youth Challenge.

Equine Outreach, Inc. was formed in 2004. To date, Equine Outreach has provided sanctuary for and rehomed over 750 equines. In 2017 a new Board of Directors assumed control and separated from the founder in order to improve financial management and refocus on rehoming, education, and community involvement. Groups from all over Central Orgon rallied to assist Equine Outreach with the move to a new location, building all the necessary facilities and moving horses. Equine Outreach is managed and staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers and has been since its inception.

With the restructure, the organization has become financially stable and much more strategic.
Our facilities continue to be improved and updated.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We touch the lives of our community by providing a safe place for community groups and individuals to interact with, learn about and receive the healing benefits of being around horses. We are dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life of equines. We create a second chance for a good life and second career for abused and neglected equines. We raise the standing of equines in our community through education and an introduction to the transformative power of horses. We model compassion, speak out against animal abuse, and promote responsible equine guardianship.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Bi-weekly ZOOM meetings with volunteers to interact with each other and provide feedback and news of the rescue. Restructuring rescue property to make life better for equines and easier for volunteers to provide best care for the horses. Providing training for volunteers/public to be able to provide expanded care of horses in a safe way.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Surveys and suggestion box as well as focus group.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Equine Outreach, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Dianne Scott

Equine Outreach Inc

Term: 2020 - 2021

Carol Kenion

Retired Operations Mgr

Linda Goolsbee

Retired Veterinarian

Shannon Findley

Veterinarian

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 02/14/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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: 02/13/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.