EQUINE RESCUE AND ADOPTION FOUNDATION, INC

We save horses!

aka ERAF   |   Palm City, FL   |  www.ERAF.org

Mission

MISSION STATEMENT The Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Inc. (ERAF) is a Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of at-risk horses.   VISION STATEMENT We envision ERAF as a community resource, with a network infrastructure in place to support the needs of our Equine Community.   CORE VALUES To rescue equines neglectful and abusive situations. To provide comprehensive educational opportunities. To maximize the mental, emotional, and physical health of all equines.  To provide compatible, permanent homes for all equines. To assist equine owners in times of natural or personal disaster.  To manage the ERAF organization in a fiscally responsible manner with sound business practices.

Ruling year info

2000

President

Ms. Denise LeClair-Robbins

Board Member/Treasurer

Mrs. Marilynn Vannucci

Main address

P.O. Box 1199

Palm City, FL 34991 USA

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EIN

65-1037400

NTEE code info

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

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our biggest problem is developing our property so that we can continue to provide a service here in South Florida for the horses in need. Our Intakes continue to increase significantly every year, as do our adoptions and this growth in taking a toll on our pastures and our property. Our overall plan is nearly complete and we will be aggressively looking for support to complete this project. This will also enable us to expand our equine therapy programs for disadvantaged and autistic children, abused women and veterans.

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?

Education Programs

We sponsor educational workshops for beginning owners and the public about proper handling and feeding as well as responsible ownership of horses.

Population(s) Served
Adults

ERAF has a volunteer training program. Volunteers complete a basic handling course. Basic Handling introduces beginning retraining methods along with safety procedures so that both the volunteer and the horse can have a happy and safe experience.

Population(s) Served
Adults

ERAF has a re-training program for our horses. We also offer programs for volunteers and future owners to insure the health and well-being of our horses when they leave ERAF.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We placed 57 horses in adoptive homes last year which was up from 44 adoptions the previous year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance 2020

ASPCA/The Right Horse - Adoption Partner 2020

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) 2020

EQUUS Guardian 2020

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.

ERAF's goal is to continue serving the local counties by rescuing, rehabilitating, placing for adoption, those equines it receives from stressful situations, It also will continue to educate the public about horse care, training, feeding and breeding responsibilities. Our goal this year is to establish therapeutic riding programs for both veterans and disabled children. We are also in the planning stages to develop 8.5 adjoining acres to be used for additional pastures, fundraising events and equine therapy for children and adults.

By working in concert with the Martin County Sheriff's Department and local Animal Control and Care departments, ERAF will continue to receive those equines in distress. Funding will continue to be sought from donors, grants, and special events. A strong core of volunteers currently drives ERAF, and in its newly purchased location, the volunteer list is growing every month to help with the care, grooming, and feeding of the equines on ERAFs property.

We have increased the number of Volunteer Orientations from Monthly to Weekly so that we have a continuous stream of capable and loyal Volunteers in order to expand the services that we offer.

Our organization has a strong, all volunteer Board of Directors, an Advisory Board, an extremely capable and professional Barn Manager, a loyal barn staff and the most amazing volunteers that any organization would dream for. We provide continuos training and communication sessions so that everyone understands our mission and our goals and work as a TEAM to do what we do for the horses here in South Florida.

ERAF has made amazing progress, and purchasing its own property is a good indicator. The biggest hurdle, as with a lot of non-profits, it that of fund raising for general operating expenses. We have wonderful "Angel Donors" that help us with our annual Wish List but each and every year our expenses go up due to the increased need for our services.

Financials

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Operations

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EQUINE RESCUE AND ADOPTION FOUNDATION, INC

Board of directors
as of 9/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Elaine Hines

Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation INC

Term: 2021 - 2023

Marilynn Vannucci

ERAF (Director Emeritus)

Elaine HInes

ERAF (interim President)

Karen Goodberlet

ERAF (Director)

Dr. Carolyn Todd

ERAF (Director)

Robin Doniger

ERAF (Board Advisor, IT & Media)

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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/29/2021

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
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Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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