Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity Inc

Inclusion Equals Lifesaving

aka CARE   |   Baltimore, MD   |  www.careawo.org

Mission

To address organizational and personal biases within Animal Welfare. To bring diverse voices to Animal Welfare through workforce development, evidence-based tools, narratives and research. CARE helps to inspire organizations to be more inclusive and less biased. All in an effort to save more companion animal lives.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder and CEO

James Evans

Co-Founder and COO

Jennifer Evans

Main address

420 Dunkirk Rd

Baltimore, MD 21212 USA

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EIN

85-0557068

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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

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Implicit Bias Research

CARE will work with Harvard's Project Implicit to measure implicit bias in the Animal Welfare field. The respondents will consist of all professions inside an animal shelter or rescue or foundation that donates to a shelter or rescue. All positions will be studied, including Board Members, Volunteers and Staff.

Population(s) Served

Community Wisdom, Community Solutions.
CARE Centers are ‘centered’ in the community and led by community members. Proximate Leaders are SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS on the challenges facing their communities. Their solutions are often structured around insights only found through lived experiences. When given the opportunity to lead, Proximate Leaders are far more capable of finding sustainable solutions for their community of friends, love ones, and neighbors than any outreach effort from an outside organization. CARE is assisting these community leaders with the long awaited support they need through grants, legal assistance and augmentation of skills. Because of the generosity of donors like you, CARE is helping to start several New 501c3 Organizations or support existing ones. We know there is community wisdom and rather than work from the shelter down, CARE is working from the community Up. This methodology is Preventative and Sustainable.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Multiracial people
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
Social and economic status

CARE's Research and Development Team, in partnership with The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK) College of Social Work, will be conducting a groundbreaking study to assess racial disparities in animal welfare organizations across the United States. The will result in a comprehensive report about how different policies and practices within the animal welfare industry in 4 communities contribute to disparate impacts felt by pet owners of different racial and ethnic groups. This report will help toinform discussions within the industryin their efforts to reduce disparities across racial and ethnic groups.

Population(s) Served

CARE seeks to analyze the economic impact of both the Animal Welfare and Pet Industry with the intention of measuring the field’s impact on BIPOC Americans. CARE is also interested in solutions like economic pathways into these industries for BIPOC Americans and their organizations.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
Social and economic status
Indigenous peoples
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
Social and economic status
Indigenous peoples
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
Social and economic status

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Michael Blackwell

Center for Behavioral Health Research at University of Tennessee

Term: 2020 - 2022

Kara Beverly

Johns Hopkins University

Amy Mills

Emancipet

Shafonda Davis

Animal Protection Society of Durham/Durham County Animal Shelter

Zach Skow

Marley's Mutts

Clare Callison

American Pets Alive

Ivy Collier

Animals and Society Institute

Janet Elsbach

Author and Professor

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/13/2022

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Gender identity
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Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/03/2021

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.