CRYSTAL PEAKS YOUTH RANCH CO

Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch exists to Rescue the Equine, Mentor the Child, offer Hope for the Family and Empower the Ministry.

Bend, OR   |  www.crystalpeaksyouthranch.org

Mission

CRYSTAL PEAKS YOUTH RANCH COMPANY'S PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE A POSITIVE, SAFE AND STRUCTURED EQUESTRIAN ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL CHILDREN, INCLUDING AT-RISK, DISABLED AND DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN.

Ruling year info

1997

CEO

Mr. Troy Meeder

CCO

Kim Meeder

Main address

19344 Innes Market Rd

Bend, OR 97703 USA

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EIN

91-1821187

NTEE code info

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

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

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Children and families, in the Central Oregon area, are at emotional, physical and psychological risk. CPYR seeks to address these risks through our equine based ministry model.

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?

Mentor the Child

Much of what the ranch does and is designed for is centered upon this goal. Under the mission of mentoring children we have placed our Session Program. The heart of our Session Program is to provide a safe place for children and families to experience hope, healing and encouragement. Individual sessions create an opportunity for a child to connect in a one-on-one setting with a leader and a horse. Each session is designed to be flexible, meeting each child’s distinctive needs while fostering intentional and long-term relationship. Through both the horse and the leaders at the ranch a child is able to learn structural values such as trust, personal worth and relational communication.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Currently, the ranch supports between twenty-five and thirty horses. Some of our horses came from wonderful homes, and others were rescued from severe neglect, starvation and/or abuse. Because the ranch was founded, in part, as an equine rescue and rehabilitation facility, we aquire our horses in nearly every imaginable way. Since CPYR has no law enforcement abilities, we cannot confiscate horses in need. Consequently, the ranch purchases nearly all the horses it rescues. Their freedom is not free. To date, the ranch has assisted in over three hundred horse rescue operations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

One facet of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch is to provide aid and support to other organizations that are similar to the ranch program. Crystal Peaks holds two clinics every spring to teach others who are interested in developing a similar non-profit that pairs children with horses. The ranch also values building and maintaining relationships with these seedling organizations so that they may find assistance during their own development.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Crystal Peaks is dedicated to the endeavor of bringing families together. Throughout the year, there are numerous, fun events for parents and kids to partake in. In addition, the ranch typically hosts families one night every month in the barn. This time is dedicated to sharing a meal, worshipping, and hearing a teaching from one of our staff members. Through this time we hope to create an environment where families can come together and find both a respite and empowerment.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Awards

Safety Award 2009

North American Horseman Association

Best of Bend-Social Services Category 2008

US Local Business Assocation

Best of Bend-Social Services Category` 2009

US Local Busines Association

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 patient visits

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

Adults

Related Program

Mentor the Child

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

These are not patients in the classic sense. They are what we deem as measurable visits to the ministry. Both children, parents and visitors are accounted for.

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.

Foster an environment for health within the family

Refuge Gatherings, Refuge Real Social Media Ministry, Equine assisted Ministry

25 years of support to and from the Central Oregon community. Staff of highly trained Equine and Ministry professionals, 80 years combined experience in leadership, Industry leader in Equine Assisted Ministry

Refuge Gatherings attendance from 35 to 400. Ranch attendance 3000-4000 per year, Refuge Real 400k views/visits per video production, Similar Ministry expansion to 200+ ranches world wide, Authorship of 7 critically acclaimed books

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?

    Children from the ages of 6 through 18 in the surrounding area Central Oregon.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We upgraded our scheduling program to better serve our communities needs.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    They appreciate the streamline system, which mitigates unnecessary frustration.

  • 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,

  • 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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CRYSTAL PEAKS YOUTH RANCH CO

Board of directors
as of 04/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Shawn Clark

Senior Partner of Redmond Veterinary Clinic

Eric Close

Actor

Shawn Clarke

Senior Partner at Redmond Veterinary Clinic

Kim Meeder

Co-founder of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch and Author

Troy Meeder

Co-founder and CEO of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, and author

Greg Hawley

President/CFO of OSG Marketplace, LLC

Clarence Becker

Retired

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • 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 4/28/2022

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:

Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/27/2022

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Data
  • 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 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.
  • 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.