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Iowa Bird Rehabilitation

Creating a future for our feathered friends.

DES MOINES, IA   |  https://www.iowabirdrehab.org/

Mission

Iowa Bird Rehabilitation’s purpose is to recover, rehabilitate and release wild birds in Iowa. We have a two-fold mission. First, we will address the immediate needs of sick, injured, or orphaned wild birds with the goal to return them to the wild. Second, we will help educate and bring awareness to a global issue, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate.

Notes from the nonprofit

​IBR is the only rehabilitation center in the state to specialize in all types of wild birds, including songbirds, waterfowl, game birds, shore birds, and small raptors. In 2023, IBR cared for almost 2,000 wild birds and over 108 different species. We have already admitted over 1000 by the end of May 2024! The need is real. We are all in to build the first dedicated wild bird rehabilitation facility in Iowa. The birds need it and Iowans need it. We need your support to take IBR to the next level and expand our abilities to provide exceptional care for a variety of birds - ranging from our smallest hummingbirds to our largest North American bird, the Trumpeter swan. ​ “We are setting out to be leaders in wild bird conservation in Iowa, guiding Iowans on ways to help and support the wild bird population we all love and depend on.” Be the voice for birds, help us in our mission!

Ruling year info

2018

Founder/CEO

Dr. Jenni Boonjakuakul

Main address

3108 49TH ST

DES MOINES, IA 50310 USA

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EIN

82-5080219

NTEE code info

Bird Sanctuary/Preserve (D32)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Iowa Bird Rehabilitation (IBR) is a wildlife rehabilitation center. Currently, there is no other organization in central Iowa that provides the same unique benefits we offer to both the community and nature. We have taken in over 11,000 birds to date, with an average yearly increase of 25%, admitting almost 2000 birds in 2023 alone. ​Strategic Expansion Plan: 2024: Launch capital campaign to build a permanent in town home for IBR An in-town facility for admissions, medical, rehabilitation, and education $500,000 Raise $250,000 for 1 full time and 2 part time employees and cover basic operation cost 2025-2026: Raise $250,000 each year to cover all operation costs and begin to save for a Phase 2 acreage facility 2027-2029: An off-site acreage for pre-release flight cages, rehabilitation space for large birds, and long-term facilities for education birds

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?

Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education

Iowa Bird Rehabilitation is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization whose goal is to recover, rehabilitate and release orphaned and injured wild birds in the state of Iowa. We are licensed through the Iowa DNR and have a federal permit through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Our main goal is to rescue and rehabilitate wild birds admitted to our facility for medical care, with the ultimate goal of returning them to the wild. We have taken in over 11,000 birds to date, with an average yearly increase of 25%, admitting almost 2000 birds in 2023 alone. We serve central Iowa and are one of only a small number of facilities in the entire state to have the proper permits to care for songbirds, waterfowl, shore birds, game birds, and small raptors.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

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 released animals

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

Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of wild birds released after rehabilitation back into the wild or transferred to another rehabilitator.

Total dollars of operating costs per animal per day

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

Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the average cost per bird per day.

Number of animals rescued

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

Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of admitted wildlife to Iowa Bird Rehabilitation.

Number of volunteers

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

Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Regular and seasonal volunteers.

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.

With the consistent growing need for our organization, our immediate goal is to grow the awareness of Iowa Bird Rehabilitation and the need we address as well as increase our volunteer membership. Our long-term goal is to expand our rehabilitation facilities and build our education programs.

We are strengthening our data metrics to show how we impact the community and wildlife, creating a strategic plan for a capital campaign and increasing our social engagement.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Iowa Bird Rehabilitation

Board of directors
as of 06/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jennifer Heins

Heins Design LLC

Term: 2022 -

Jennie Bailey

Carole Villeneuve

Jeff Ewoldt

Ron Feiner

Debra Hollister-Johnson

Alicia Kimball

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? 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/5/2024

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
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/17/2022

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 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 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.