Fancy Feathers Therapy Horses

"Let Us Be The Reason You Smile Today"

aka F.F.T.H.   |   SIDNEY, IA   |  www.fancyfeatherstherapyhorses.org

Mission

Our whole goal is to give back to those who need the love and compassion of horse therapy. First and only post traumatic development program in Southwest Iowa. We're bringing together humans and animals to reestablish trust, understanding and caring to make up for dramatic situations that have had negatively impact so many. Our clientele will be focused on Veteran, First Responders, Abuse Victims and their families who suffer from physical and social disorders/issues. The serenity of the location is very attractive to the targeted clientele as it offers a neutral and inviting environment, where personal growth/healing and goal accomplishment can be achieved and succeeded.

Ruling year info

2018

Owner/Operator

Christi Marie Leidel

Main address

2817 248TH ST

SIDNEY, IA 51652 USA

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EIN

82-1819144

NTEE code info

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

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

Funding and Development.

We need to provide a ADA compliant facility, which cost's more for building adjustments, handicap restrooms, pavilion, walkways,roads and equipment.

We have been trying to do fundraisers, mass mailings for donations to local community and advertisement.

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?

Fancy Feathers Therapy Horses

We're bringing together humans and animals to assist with post traumatic situations. Giving them the learning tools to thrive in the world today by working with our horses and helping them build confidence, trust and ability to smile from the inside out again.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Military personnel
Family relationships
Caregivers
Veterans

We offer the services of horses, both Gypsy Vanners and Class A miniature horses, to others suffering from PTSD, as well as to youth and adults who suffer from mental, physical, and psychological disabilities to enhance the quality and productivity of their lives. Therapy includes one-on-one interaction with the client and is focused on establishing trust and healing, to promote emotional growth. At Fancy Feathers, we work with individuals, counselors and their patients, visiting groups, and others with special needs.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
People with disabilities

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 grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Veterans, People with disabilities, Caregivers, Military personnel

Related Program

Therapy With Horses

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are applying for Grants every month. We may be small but mighty!

Number of volunteer management professionals trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Caregivers, Families, Veterans, Military personnel, People with disabilities

Related Program

Therapy With Horses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have several individuals waiting for us to call and train as volunteers as we grow.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Veterans, People with disabilities, Caregivers, Military personnel

Related Program

Therapy With Horses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As we grow, more are waiting to start volunteering.

Number of clients still working after 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Veterans, People with disabilities, Caregivers, Military personnel

Related Program

Therapy With Horses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have 2 sets of group home visits and 3 one on one weekly appointments. Also have some caregivers clients working twice a week helping with the grooming of horses.

Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities, Veterans, Family relationships, Caregivers, Military personnel

Related Program

Therapy With Horses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total includes Donations and Grants received in 2019.

Number of stories successfully placed in the media

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

Therapy With Horses

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have had 1 radio interview and 1 story ran in local papers in the year of 2019.

Number of students who demonstrate the desire to succeed in the academic setting

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, People with disabilities, Family relationships, Military personnel, Caregivers

Related Program

Therapy With Horses

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Worked closely with individual students and now working with local school classes.

Number of clients placed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Veterans, People with disabilities, Caregivers, Military personnel

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have a steady group from 2 care center homes for disabled that come . Visitation to long care facilities with minis.

Number of clients who self-report increased skills/knowledge after educational program/intervention

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Veterans, People with disabilities, Caregivers, Military personnel

Related Program

Therapy With Horses

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Every client after a session tell me that they are so happy when they know they are coming to the ranch. I have also a one on one young lady who has autism, and is now handling horse activities .

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.

Our goal for the end of 2018 will be to have hypo allergenic sand in our round pin for the horses to work with clients.

Fencing thru out property for safety of horses and clients. Wash stations, Grooming Stations, Larger (ADA) accessible barn with attached arena (hypo allergenic sand) ramps and safety factors including camera's and build a cart for wheelchair access for clients to learn to drive a horse on.

Books and educational information for clients

We have done the following so far:

Small Loan
Mass Mailings to possible donors
Fundraising Event in Works
Grant Writers
Facebook donation requests

We are start up and small at this time. We are striving to add more volunteers and possible employees. I am the only full time employee. I spend 6 hours a night researching and educating my self on funding and fundamental of doing so. I then spend most days outside with clients, visitors and maintenance for horses,equipment,housing. With that said I am also enrolled in College courses. Received my Bachelors in Human Resource Management; this will help me with the day to day business needs and requirements.

We have purchased my therapy horse and added 2 gypsy vanners. (36K)
Built a small one large stall barn for housing of horses. (40K)
Developed a small fenced in area for visitations (6K)
Completed dirt work for part of road, barn and arena (15K). Also completed dirt work for 80ft round pin
Purchased 80ft round pin (6K) and built

All done in the last year, mostly in the last 6 months.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email, Emails/Website,

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

    To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Having a separate area for clients to work with horses. We built a divided stall for clients and mini's. They can work with horses in a quiet and secured area.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We usually get direct feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Fancy Feathers Therapy Horses

Board of directors
as of 11/16/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Christi Leidel


Board co-chair

Nelson Leidel

Taylor Wells

Bellevue Vet Clinic

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/16/2020

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Data
  • 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 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.