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TriCord Ranch Foundation

Where sacrifice and community lead to resilience and hope.

aka TriCord Ranch   |   Warr Acres, OK   |  tricordranchfoundation.org

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Mission

TriCord Ranch Foundation strives to be a sanctuary where people can reclaim their lives after trauma, learn essential life skills, and contribute to their community and the world.

Ruling year info

2023

Executive Director

Genie Funk

President, Board of Director

Terry Davis

Main address

4504 N Grove Ave

Warr Acres, OK 73122 USA

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EIN

93-3902902

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

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

Statistics from the ODMHSA state that Oklahoma ranks 5th in the nation for rates of mental illness, with many residents never receiving services. Between 1,029,069 adults and 952,692 children in Oklahoma need mental health services as of December 2023. Oklahoma's population is one of the unhealthiest, physically, and mentally, in the United States according to the CDC, ranking third in the nation in obesity and overweight adults and children. The decline in family unity and community structure can be attributed to the profound impact of advanced technology and the prevailing societal emphasis on self-importance and financial success. This divide can lead to feelings of inadequacy, polarization, and division in society. Trauma is any disturbing experience that results in significant fear, helplessness, dissociation, confusion, or other disruptive feelings intense enough to have a long-lasting negative effect on a person's attitudes, behavior, and other aspects of functioning

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?

Cord One Program

Cord One Program is a three-week intensive program that focuses on embedding discipline into the individual through physical and mental challenges while learning how to process emotional issues that arise during the program. The participants will work with our partner providers for mental health services during the program, with the possibility of continuing services after they graduate. The Urban Cord One is outpatient, utilizing local community centers and parks as the training ground. The Core One Program contributes to this initiative by promoting individual discipline and resilience, which are essential for preventing and responding to public health threats. As a participant in One Health Initiative, Cord One focuses on the participants working within the local community to improve public spaces, provide minor clean-up and repairs, and ensuring the areas are safe for local wildlife.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Veterans
Military personnel
People with disabilities
Victims and oppressed people

TriCord Athletics is a unique fitness program that combines three core elements: Functional fitness, Mental Resilience, and Nutrition. Functional fitness provides high-intensity workouts that build endurance, power, and agility, helping to improve flexibility, posture, and core strength. Mental Resilience allows one to harness the inner strength that needed to rebound from a setback or everyday challenges. Nutrition outlines ways to fuel the body with the foods needed to support a healthy immune system, improve systems function, and sustain a healthy body weight. Together, these three elements form a holistic approach to fitness that will help achieve personal goals and unleash one's best self. Whether a beginner or an expert, TriCord Athletics has something for everyone. We are the fitness arm of TriCord Ranch Foundation and a Mayhem Affiliate.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans
Economically disadvantaged people
Ex-offenders
Military personnel
Retired people

The TriCord Humans and Hounds program, initiated by the TriCord Ranch Foundation, is a remarkable endeavor that brings together compassion, community, and canine companionship. This program aims to pair individuals in need with rescue or donated dogs, which are then meticulously trained to serve as service dogs. These specially trained dogs offer invaluable support to people facing various challenges, including, but not limited to PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Anxiety, Autism, Narcolepsy, Diabetes, Seizures, and Mobility Issues. TriCord Humans and Hounds is more than a training program; it’s a lifeline. By fostering the bond between humans and their canine partners, this initiative enhances lives, promotes independence, and creates a sense of purpose. Whether it’s a rescued dog finding a new purpose or an individual gaining a loyal companion, this program exemplifies the transformative power of compassion and collaboration.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
At-risk youth
Incarcerated people
Veterans

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

One Health 2023

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.

TriCord Ranch Foundation's organizational goals encompass a multifaceted approach toward fostering holistic well-being and societal betterment. At our core, we aim to achieve the following:

Holistic Healing: Our primary goal is to facilitate holistic healing for individuals affected by trauma, nurturing their mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Through tailored programs and services, we seek to guide individuals on a transformative journey toward healing and personal growth.

Community Empowerment: We aspire to empower communities by actively engaging in initiatives that address their needs. This involves fostering a sense of communal responsibility, providing essential life skills, and supporting local endeavors that enhance the well-being of the areas we serve.

Environmental Stewardship: Central to our mission is a commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability. We strive to preserve and protect the natural resources essential for life, integrating eco-conscious practices into our programs and promoting an ethos of environmental stewardship.

Education and Mentorship: A key goal involves offering comprehensive education, mentorship, and skill-building opportunities. By providing learning experiences that range from financial literacy to wilderness survival, we aim to equip individuals with the tools needed for personal and professional growth.

Partnerships and Outreach: We are dedicated to establishing meaningful partnerships and expanding our outreach efforts. Collaborating with diverse organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, and mental health providers allows us to extend our services to those who can benefit the most.

Advocacy and Awareness: Advocacy forms a fundamental aspect of our goals. We seek to raise awareness about mental health, trauma recovery, environmental conservation, and community well-being through active participation in events, health fairs, and community initiatives.

By pursuing these interconnected goals, TriCord Ranch Foundation aims to create a ripple effect of positive changenurturing individuals, supporting communities, preserving the environment, and advocating for a more compassionate and sustainable world.

TriCord Ranch Foundation's initiatives and programs are intricately woven into the fabric of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), contributing significantly to various key areas:

Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3): Through our holistic approach to healing trauma and promoting mental, physical, and emotional well-being, we actively support SDG 3. Our programs aim to empower individuals to navigate and overcome traumatic experiences, fostering a healthier community. We act as an advocate for our clients to ensure that their needs are met.

Quality Education (SDG 4): TriCord Ranch Foundation prioritizes education by providing diverse learning opportunities. From financial literacy to wilderness survival, our programs equip individuals with practical skills, aligning with SDG 4's mission to ensure inclusive and equitable education for all.

Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6): While not directly focused on water-related initiatives, our commitment to environmental stewardship involves responsible land and water usage practices within our ranch environment, supporting the conservation aspect of SDG 6.

Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7): While not directly involved in energy production, our emphasis on sustainable practices and eco-conscious living contributes indirectly to promoting responsible energy consumption and conservation, aligning with SDG 7.

Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11): Our focus on community empowerment and skill-building initiatives contributes to building resilient and inclusive communities. By nurturing a sense of responsibility and sustainability, we support the objectives of SDG 11.

Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12): TriCord Ranch Foundation advocates responsible living and mindful consumption. By educating individuals about environmental impact and fostering sustainable practices, we align with SDG 12's goals.

Climate Action (SDG 13): Our commitment to environmental conservation and eco-conscious living actively supports SDG 13. Through educational programs and initiatives, we promote actions that mitigate climate change and preserve natural resources.

Life Below Water (SDG 14) and Life on Land (SDG 15): While our focus primarily centers on terrestrial environments, our commitment to ecological awareness and conservation efforts indirectly supports the conservation of marine and terrestrial ecosystems, aligning with SDGs 14 and 15.

Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (SDG 16): By offering mentorship, support, and guidance to vulnerable demographics and fostering a sense of community, our initiatives contribute to building stronger, more inclusive institutions aligned with SDG 16.

TriCord Ranch Foundation's commitment to holistic healing, environmental stewardship, community empowerment, and education aligns with multiple SDGs, collectively working toward creating a more sustainable and inclusive future for all.

TriCord Ranch Foundation is committed to embracing sustainability not as an option but as an ethical responsibility essential for the survival of our planet and future generations. Recognizing that achieving sustainability requires collective effort, we are proactive in our approach by:

Expert Collaboration: Engaging experts in diverse fields to help craft and implement sustainability goals, practices, and measurable metrics. This ensures a comprehensive approach informed by specialized knowledge.

Partnerships with Educational Institutions: Leveraging the expertise of local universities and vocational education institutions to operationalize sustainable practices. Collaborating with academic institutions fosters innovative solutions and practical application.

Grant Funding for Sustainability: Actively pursuing available grant funding dedicated to supporting sustainability initiatives. Our fundraising team continuously seeks and secures grants to enhance sustainability practices across all TriCord Ranch Foundation properties.

Inclusive Engagement: Involving stakeholdersdonors, clients, staff, and volunteersin our sustainability efforts. This inclusive approach ensures that diverse perspectives contribute to the development and implementation of sustainable practices.

By embracing collaboration, seeking expert guidance, utilizing available resources, and engaging stakeholders, TriCord Ranch Foundation demonstrates a proactive stance toward sustainability. This collective effort underscores our commitment to responsible stewardship of resources and a dedication to securing a sustainable future for all.

As a newly established nonprofit operating from borrowed spaces, TriCord Ranch Foundation is laying the foundation for sustainable practices, despite not owning properties or offices. While physical assets are limited, our commitment to sustainability is evident through conscientious actions:

Resource Consciousness: Despite temporary spaces, we prioritize resource efficiency by instilling habits of recycling among employees and volunteers. We emphasize mindful water and electricity usage, promoting conservation efforts even within borrowed spaces.

Environmental Awareness: While not having owned properties limits our direct impact, our focus on environmental awareness remains strong. We strive to educate and encourage responsible behavior, fostering an ethos of sustainability among our team.

Foundational Values: Sustainability is ingrained in our organizational culture, serving as a guiding principle despite our current limitations. It sets the stage for future growth and informs our approach as we aim to expand and establish our own properties.

While our current operational setup constrains direct actions toward sustainability, our commitment to conscientious resource management and environmental awareness lays the groundwork. These early efforts align with TriCord Ranch Foundation's ethos, setting the stage for future endeavors when properties and offices become part of our infrastructure.

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 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

  • 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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TriCord Ranch Foundation

Board of directors
as of 06/10/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gigi Kirschenbaum

Cru Military

Term: 2024 - 2023

Gigi Kirschenbaum

Cru Military

William Funk

WildCare

Terry Davis

TriCord Ranch Foundation

Johnathan Dean

Innervate Chiropractic

Lance Doherty

Yukon National Bank

Rhett Ables

Cox Communication

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? 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? 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/14/2024

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/09/2023

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.