Hercules Haven

connect and restore

Springville, IA   |  herculeshaven.org

Mission

We are a forever Haven for farm animals that provides opportunities for people to connect and restore while nurturing respect for all creatures.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Alison Stone

Co-founder

Daniel Stone

Main address

3043 Springville Rd

Springville, IA 52336 USA

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EIN

82-2367818

NTEE code info

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

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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

We champion the humane treatment of farm animals and offer a forever home to the abused, neglected and unwanted. We cannot save them all but know we make all the difference to the ones we offer safe refuge. The Haven is home to "production" pigs, mini and potbellied pigs, horses, cows, goats, chickens, sheep, barn cats. We work with individuals, groups and families to help raise awareness and build empathy. Visitors learn that animals are more than a commodity. They are living beings with feelings and a soul. Our programs support a plant based diet which has tremendous health and environmental benefits.

Our programs

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

Open Barn Days & Group Visits

Community members are invited to tour the farm and meet the animals and learn about their stories.

Our small group experiences provide restorative and educational animal interaction lead by the Haven's team.
Learn the stories of each animal, grow in empathy and compassion, let go of stress and feel the joy of caring relationships.

We build an experience tailored to needs of visitors. Guests can have meaningful one-on-one interactions
with the animals, connect with nature, lend a helping hand around the farm or just relax.

Population(s) Served

Losing an animal is an incredibly difficult experience... and one of the best ways to heal from that loss is by finding support in others.

This support group is for anyone who is grieving the loss of a beloved animal.

We will meet every other Friday evening from 6pm - 7:30pm, at Hercules' Haven where you will be surrounded by animals and animal lovers.

There is no fee for this group; Donations to the Haven will be accepted.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Hercules' Haven will rescue and give forever haven to abused, neglected and unwanted farm animals.

Hercules' Haven will help move Iowa and this world to more compassionately see animals for who they are.

Hercules' Haven will help heal the minds, souls and bodies of all that visit.

Hercules' Haven is a forever home to animals in need. They receive medical care, balanced meals, have excellent shelter and wide open spaces, develop enriching relationships with other animals and trained volunteers, and act as ambassadors our guests.

Visitors and participants in externa programs grow in knowledge and empathy. Our curriculum illustrates the intelligence, emotional depth and social complexity of farm animals. Gentle emphasis on a plant based diet raises awareness of animal rights and the environmental benefits of reducing meat consumption.

Hercules' Haven has a 40 acre property, with four barns, pasture land, hay field, pond, 7 acre prairie restoration field, and meeting space for guests. Our volunteer teams maintain the property, care for the animals and raise funds to support the initiative.

As fundraising and volunteer support grow, we welcome more animals and offer more programming. The Haven has grown from 4 acres to 40 in two years.

Our Board of Directors actively serves to grow and lead. Teams focus on Animal Care, Property, Marketing, Fundraising and Event Hosting.

2015 -- Purchased and began renovations of original farm property. We began researching founding a nonprofit organization

2016 -- Continued renovations and welcomed our first animals -- goats, horses, mini pigs.

2017 -- Hosted first public events, filed/received nonprofit status, published web page and grew a social media following, welcomed more horses, and rescued first commercial pigs.

2018 -- Reached capacity of original location and began search for new property. We welcomed a retired racehorse and completed pre-sale renovations. Guests visited for Open Barn Days, and our team hosted educational programming.

2019 -- Purchased a new property and organized the monumental task to move 45 animals. The Haven team completed $60,000 of renovations with ADA compliant access, offered bimonthly Open Barn Days, grew their educational programming, and welcomed more animals in need. In 2019, rescued more animals-- two cows, four potbellied pigs, one large pig, a duck, and four barn cats.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Hercules Haven

Board of directors
as of 3/3/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Daniel Stone

Faith Lutheran Church

Term: 2020 - 2020

Daniel Stone

Faith Lutheran Church

Barb Kerr

retired

Karen Davis

East Wind

Kristina Banks

Unity Point

Marva Becker

Mary Burns

retired

Meg Norris

Steven Burns

retired

Sarah Krambeck

Above & Beyond Home Health Care and Hospice Care

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/11/2020

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Gender identity
Male
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Person without a disability

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