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Mustangs Mend

Mindfulness Empathy Nurturing Dignity

Newhall, CA   |  https://mustangsmend.org

Mission

Mustangs MEND is an organization that supports mustangs and survivors of trauma healing together through the principles of Mindfulness, Empathy, Nurturing and Dignity (MEND).

Ruling year info

2017

Founder/Director

Tami Fawcett

Main address

22146 Placeritos Blvd

Newhall, CA 91321 USA

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EIN

82-1787849

NTEE code info

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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

Mustangs MEND works toward being a resource for our local communities by providing at risk horses a safe place to land and networking with other rescues and training foster homes. Additionally, we work toward helping our community heal from trauma and cope with the more difficult periods of our lives through the amazing connections provided by our horses.

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?

Survivors of Trauma (SoT) Healing Program

Survivors of trauma will learn to gentle and handle wild mustangs as an act of healing and gaining self efficacy skills.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Saving at risk mustangs from slaughter.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 animals rehomed

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

Save the Mustangs Network Rescue Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rescued

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

Save the Mustangs Network Rescue Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This includes animals rescued or matched with homes from our local community and from livestock auctions.

Total dollars of operating costs per animal per day

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

Save the Mustangs Network Rescue Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is an estimated cost that we spend on each horse per day and includes board, hay, feed, and supplements, as well as farrier needs.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 aim to minimize the amount of horses sent to slaughter and/or neglected in our local community. We also aim to utilize our rescued horses to provide leadership, healing, and healthy coping skills to members of our community in need.

1. We (staff and volunteers) scan local horse ads on social media and Craigslist. We reach out to help owners in need of rehoming their horses by providing free rehoming services (screening potential homes, sale contracts, etc.).
2. We attend our local livestock auctions.
3. As a last resort, we will rescue horses from the local slaughter pipeline (killpens in WA).
4. We offer equine assisted learning experiences with our rescued horses.

While we are a new organization as a registered nonprofit, we have been offering these services to our local region for nearly 4 years. At this time, we have a significant donor base, as well as other revenue streams to be able to enact many of our programs successfully. We are currently working on securing a larger facility for our operations that would enable to expand significantly.

In 2017, we managed to rescue or assist in rescuing over 50 horses. We had to euthanize only one very senior mare. In 2018, we are developing our current curriculum for our equine assisted learning programs and have already adopted out 7 horses (from Jan-March). We are on track with donations to double our numbers from last year. We have also secured a few business sponsorships, such as Cody James Tools. Additionally, we are receiving matched donations up to $2500 from the private J & S Rescue Fund.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Mustangs Mend

Board of directors
as of 12/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Yazmin Spiteri


Board co-chair

Helen Dewey

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/22/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/22/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.