Red Feather Ranch

A Place for Women Veterans

Philomath, OR   |  http://www.redfeatherranch.org

Mission

Red Feather Ranch reconnects women veterans to their authentic selves through earth-based practices and a supportive community of sister veterans.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder, Executive Director

Paige Jenkins

Main address

PO Box 815

Philomath, OR 97370 USA

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EIN

82-4076139

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (F19)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (P19)

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

Today, 1.4% of all women in the U.S. have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Women veterans are the fastest growing veteran group in the United States, currently comprising 10.5% of the veteran population, and this number is expected to rise to 15.9% by the year 2040. There are currently around 2 million women veterans in the United States. Despite the integration of women into the U.S. Armed Forces, servicewomen still face disproportionate challenges while on active duty and as veterans. Women veterans are more likely than their male counterparts to experience homelessness, combat-related PTSD, military sexual trauma, chronic mental and physical health issues, and social isolation. Women veterans are also less likely to utilize VA mental health services and find themselves without care or a support system upon leaving the military.

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?

Harvesting Wisdom Cohort

a six month online wellness and leadership program including one monthly group call, weekly partner calls, and daily mindfulness activities.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Veterans

A weekly online healing room for women veterans that includes songs from Native American women elders and talking circle.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Women and girls

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.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Veterans, Women and girls, Victims and oppressed people, Indigenous peoples, Multiracial people

Related Program

Healing Room

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Red Feather Ranch aims to reduce social isolation in the women veteran population. We do not discriminate based on type of military discharge or with a focus on minority women veterans, especially Native American women veterans. By reducing social isolation through peer support groups women veterans may also reduce their risk of suicide and find resources that connect them with benefits that may prevent homelessness. They may also find resources for discharge upgrades that allow them access to veterans benefits, including physical and mental healthcare that they may not currently be eligible for.

Peer support groups and communities equal and circular structure provide women the opportunity to be

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve all women veterans regardless of age, racial identity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or socioeconomic status.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Red Feather Ranch

Board of directors
as of 10/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paige Jenkins

Red Feather Ranch

Term: 2020 - 2020

Carol McClelland Fields

Melissa Bird

Katharine Harris

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 ? 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 03/17/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/11/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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.