CHARLIE FIVE INC

Horses for Human Healing

Edgewood, NM   |  charliefive.org

Mission

Charlie Five Inc. is a federally registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides sound, quiet, and gentle equines and equine training to Veterans and equine assisted therapy programs at no cost. Our mission is to provide horses with purpose, perpetuate growth of equine-assisted therapy programs, and raise awareness for organizations that challenge and inspire our nations combat veterans.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Jeremy Svejcar

Co-Founder

Rose Garcia

Main address

PO Box 992

Edgewood, NM 87015 USA

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EIN

81-4483541

NTEE code info

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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At Charlie Five, we believe in the power of horsemanship to challenge our nation's heroes to become leaders again. Charlie Five Inc. is a federally registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides sound, quiet, and gentle equines and equine training to Veterans and equine assisted therapy programs at no cost.

Our programs

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

Charlie Five Inc.

- Provide horses with purpose and perpetuate growth of equine assisted therapy programs.

- Provide horses at no cost to equine oriented therapy programs

- Provide training, initial boarding facilities, and equipment for training to most equines.

- Raise awareness for programs that challenge and inspire Veterans to overcome obstacles​

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.

Charlie Five's Objective:

- Provide horses with purpose and perpetuate growth of equine assisted therapy programs.

- Provide horses at no cost to equine oriented therapy programs

- Provide training, initial boarding facilities, and equipment for training to most equines.

- Raise awareness for programs that challenge and inspire Veterans to overcome obstacles​

Increase program awareness
-Increase social media followers
-Develop key relationships with horse community
-Increase media coverage opportunities


Retain and grow volunteer base
-Increase volunteer opportunities
-Develop a volunteer program orientation


Increase program success
-Develop and secure veteran organization partnerships
-Maintain pipeline of organizations and horses
-Develop relationship with other trainers to expand

Develop and maintain invested board
-Define expectations of the board members
-Maintain current level of members for program size
-Increase networking to meet fundraising and marketing goals

By increasing our board membership, Charlie Five is capable of meeting these goals with a determined and committed support team. This team has the industry knowledge and desire to meet these goals to allow the program to succeed and help as many people as we can reach.

The organization's highlights from our first year of operation are listed below: - Received incorporation status from the State of New Mexico
-IRS granted 501(c)(3) status within two weeks of forming incorporation
-Business Plan developed
-Graphic design of logo and print collateral developed
-Website developed
-Established social media accounts (Facebook—235 followers and Instagram—240 followers)
-Formation of a board of directors
-Organization's bylaws established
-Tentpole fundraising events established: golf tournament and Cowboy Gala
-Cash funding raised exceeds $37,000 in revenue (from golf tournament, GoFund Me and online donations, Cowboy Gala)
-Partnerships established: Dream Horse Arizona, Horses for Heroes, Special Olympics of NM
-Built structures and corals
-Boy Scout Troop 166 building round pen for training (and funding project)
-Received horse trailer donation
-Established possible donation of sand for round pen
-Began promotion of 10 Bucks for Chuck to promote ongoing monthly donations
-Purchased trailer to haul feed or manure
-Received donation to purchase flatbed trailer and 1,000-gallon water tank
-Received donation for a two-year lease on a 3-acre plot of land was paid in full
- Two successful donations of equines to veterans Melissa and Eric in Texas and Colorado.
- 5 Star Equine Products dedicated their 30-minute episode of the Chris Cox Show to showcase Charlie Five and our mission.
- The Journey Home Project has continued to be of incredible support to Charlie Five. The organization, founded by Charlie Daniels, provided a grant for $20,000 to enable us to purchase a horse trailer.
- Jeremy graduated from the Semper Fi Fund Apprenticeship Program that provided funding, mentoring, and other resources to Charlie Five.
- Charlie Five was represented at The Reynolds & Reynolds Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) at Texas A&M University through the support of the Semper Fi Fund Apprenticeship Program. Seen as the capstone to the apprenticeship program, EBV tied together lessons learned, increased knowledge and extended our network.
- We recorded a couple podcasts with some pretty amazing hosts, Jason Swick of Let Freedom Rein Podcast, and Paige Landau of Deviation Podcast.
- We had a round pen delivered to a Veteran in Montana. He will be someone that will help us train horses in the future.
- Increased our veteran volunteer opportunities and have secured two veterans (one local) that will help the organization.
- Increased Facebook following from 291 followers to 1,705 and increased Instagram following from 331 to 760 followers.

Financials

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Operations

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

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CHARLIE FIVE INC

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kelsey Cook

Dream Horse Arizona

Term: 2017 -

Kyle Linker

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department

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? 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