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Saving Grace Animals for Adoption Inc

Wake Forest, NC   |  https://savinggracenc.org/

Mission

Saving Grace Animals for Adoption, a non-profit organization dedicated to lowering euthanasia rates and promoting adoption in North Carolina, aspires to foster lifelong connections between well-deserving dogs and families, placing them in successful, nurturing homes. Through support, guidance, education, and service our compassionate volunteer-powered group commits to create a positive, sustainable impact within the community.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Ms Molly Goldston

Main address

13400 Old Creedmoor Rd

Wake Forest, NC 27587 USA

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EIN

92-0186555

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

North Carolina has one of the highest animal euthanasia rates in the U.S. Saving Grace is committed to reducing euthanasia in N.C. through its efforts to rehabilitate and rehome companion animals.

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?

Dog Adoption

In most cases, Saving Grace dogs come from the most rural, under served, and impoverished areas, across North Carolina. Our care includes vaccinations,, spay/neuter, parasite prevention/treatment and more. We do our best to identify any abnormalities or behavior concerns and address and treat those concerns prior to adoption to help ensure that dogs adopted from Saving Grace have the potential to become great family companions.

Population(s) Served

Provide shelter and medical care for animals transferred from rural shelters in order to rehab and rehome animals in crisis.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

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 animal adoptions

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

Dog Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

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

Animal Shelter and Medical Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average adoption fee (in dollars) per dog adopted

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

Dog Adoption

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of pets microchipped

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

Animal Shelter and Medical Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Animal Shelter and Medical Clinic

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of volunteers

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

Animal Shelter and Medical Clinic

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

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

Dog Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Saving Grace is committed reducing euthanasia rates in North Carolina by rehoming dogs from underserved communities and matching them with families who want a new companion animal.

Saving Grace partners with regional animal shelters to rescue adoptable dogs regardless of their medical needs. Each animal transferred to Saving Grace from a partner shelter is assessed and provided necessary treatment and then matched with a fur-ever home.

Saving Grace achieves these goals by:

• Enhancing community awareness through social media and a presence at community events/venues.

• Partnering with shelters across NC to educate local organizations and communities on animal welfare.

• Consistent and on-going recruitment of volunteers, fosters, and community networks to support shelter care, foster care, adoption processes, fundraising, social media, and veterinary clinic needs. Saving Grace has over 740 volunteers and over 280 active foster homes.

As the pandemic persisted (2020-2021), Saving Grace adapted its programs, processes, people, and technologies to align with the need for new ways of supporting its constituents (adopters, donors, and volunteers). During this time Saving Grace experienced its greatest demand for adoptions and completed over 4,000 adoptions during 2021. Saving Grace remains committed to its mission and adapted operations in the following ways:

• Opened an onsite Vet clinic. While the NCSU Vet Clinic was closed, students were able to volunteer at the Saving Grace clinic to gain valuable experience.
• Partnered with shelters that closed adoption operations to transfer dogs to Saving Grace and continued to offer adoptions.
• Initiated a temporary overnight program where a family member was allowed onsite to select a dog for host/adoption. This program transitioned to a permanent Host Sleepover program that continues today.
• Improved processes and installed new technologies to create online forms for adoptions, donations, volunteer scheduling, etc.

Saving Grace strives for continuous improvements by seeking feedback from constituents, including volunteers, adopters, and sponsors.

During 2022, we initiated consistent help from volunteers willing to come back on site. Grew the current adoptions team to over 50 members to accommodate onsite visitors again. Implemented new and improved recruiting and volunteer orientation processes including a mentorship program. Initiated the use of a new database system, ShelterLuv, to move towards less paper and a more efficient recordkeeping system.

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.
  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 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, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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Saving Grace Animals for Adoption Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Molly Goldston

Karen Sprague

Tracy Borst

Molly Goldston

James Goldston

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? No
  • 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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/2/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/02/2023

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.