Daisy Chain LTD

A sanctuary for people, horses, and our planet.

aka Daisy Chain Sanctuary   |   Brighton, CO   |  www.daisychainsanctuary.org

Mission

Daisy Chain provides a loving sanctuary that empowers people to grow in compassion and confidence through connection with horses, the earth and each other.

Ruling year info

2017

Founder

Susan M Parker

Main address

891 East Egbert St

Brighton, CO 80601 USA

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EIN

82-1907269

NTEE code info

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

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Daisy Chain Sanctuary aims to solve the problem of inhumane treatment of horses and humans alike by adopting horses that can no longer do the job they were trained or born to do and give them a new job helping people to heal, love and grow in an open, creative, and regenerative environment. Horses are some of the best teachers and healers because they are peaceful, nonjudgmental, sensitive, and live in the moment. Working with a horse helps develop skills in listening, communication, self-confidence, and responsibility while also building a connection that is unforgettable. We sponsor foster children’s attendance to our programs because like our horses, these children are put into foster care by no fault of their own, as well as our undervalued 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?

Daisy's Perfectly Imperfect Connections

Daisy Chain, Ltd believes we are all perfectly imperfect links in the Daisy Chain of life. The camps and programs serve children from low income families, foster families and families in homeless shelters. We do this to facilitate healing while educating them in equine husbandry, regenerative practices, and creativity through art and music. Our camps center around our three pillars of empowerment; Connection, Compassion and Confidence. The kids spend their time experiencing a relationship with a horse and learning the basic principles of gardening and living sustainably in a community driven by love and connection.

Population(s) Served
Foster and adoptive children
Economically disadvantaged people
Families
Veterans
Seniors

One of the major issues for children in the foster care system is their separation from their siblings. We offer a program where the children can come together and share time, connection and love in a safe environment with a horse.

This program is in a direct partnership with Fostering Great Ideas program- Siblink.

Population(s) Served
Foster and adoptive children
Foster and adoptive parents
Transitioning children
Families

First and foremost, we are a sanctuary for horses. The horses are our teachers, and are an integral part of the healing and love that we share with our participants. We adopt retired and hancicapped horses and give them a new job helping people to heal, love and grow. We work closely with local horse rescues to adopt the horses that they are struggling to rehome due to age and handicap.

Population(s) Served
Foster and adoptive children
Economically disadvantaged people
Families
Veterans

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 free participants on field trips

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

Children and youth, Social and economic status, Veterans, Families, Foster and adoptive children

Related Program

Daisy's Perfectly Imperfect Connections

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020 we were not able to conduct camps or large field trips. We brought out families and individuals to have an experience with the horses together.

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

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

Children and youth, Families, Foster and adoptive children, Veterans, Young adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of paid participants on field trips

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

Children and youth, Young adults, Families, Foster and adoptive children, Veterans

Related Program

Daisy's Perfectly Imperfect Connections

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

There were nine children in our pilot programs, seven of them paid $100 for the six day camp, two of them were sponsored by Daisy Chain.

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.

Our overall goal is to adopt handicapped and retired horses and give them a job helping people heal, love and grow in an open, creative and regenerative environment. We aim to build a sanctuary that will not only positively influence the lives of horses that are deemed useless by no fault of their own, but the lives of children and adults who in turn can make positive changes in their influence on our planet.

We are all connected... horses, people and Earth... so our mission at large is to help blur those lines of separation and build an undeniable sense of connection through our offerings. Daisy Chain Sanctuary is a registered 501(c)3 and has the determination to establish balance between underprivileged horses and humans with compassionate programs available to all.

ADOPT
We adopt handicapped and retired horses, or horses unable to continue carrying out their intended jobs, and give them a chance to act as the true teachers and healers that they are by connecting them with those in need through a wide variety of intimate programs that we offer.

PARTNER
We aim to partner with horse rescues, foster care organizations, veterans programs and sustainably focused organizations to make long-lasting connections that induce healing and growth for everyone. Our existing partnerships are blossoming, and our sights are set on developing even more meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships indefinitely.

CULTIVATE
Through these relationships we aim to build our very own sustainable farm and retreat where we can further expand the Daisy Chain family to more than horses, while having hands on learning available at our fingertips.

CONNECT
In today's society, we all struggle to some degree in establishing a sense of belonging, and feeling heard. Through our reconnection to Earth, horses and each other we can ease that sense and provide a supportive community to all. We offer our programs to all demographics on a sliding scale to further support our initiatives and each other.






Financials

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Operations

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

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Daisy Chain LTD

Board of directors
as of 7/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Susan Parker

Daisy Chain, LTD

Term: 2017 -

Jim Chimes

Daisy Chain, LTD

Amber Tarver

Daisy Chain, LTD

Susan Parker

Daisy Chain, LTD

Richard Mosko

Daisy Chain, LTD

Ashley Dellinger

Daisy Chain, LTD

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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 07/26/2021

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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