Freedom Equine Connection

Horses and Humans Helping People

Dixon, CA   |
GuideStar Charity Check

Freedom Equine Connection

EIN: 87-2023907


Freedom Equine Connection’s mission is to provides healing and growth opportunities through the mutually successful interactions with horses and humans by using ground-based interaction with these experiences leading to greater inner-peace, compassion, confidence, patience, tolerance, focus, self-esteem, communication, leadership, and partnerships in learning to provide emotional healing & experiential learning incorporating horses.

Ruling year info



Denise Wilson

Main address

460 E A St

Dixon, CA 95620 USA

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Subject area info

STEM education

Out-of-school learning


Animal therapy

Play therapy

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Population served info

Children and youth


Women and girls


Foster and adoptive children

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NTEE code info

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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


Programs and results

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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?

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy incorporates a licensed Mental Health Professional and a qualified Equine Specialist working together with horses and clients as equal partners in an experiential process that empowers life-changing outcomes.Horses are the variable, the unpredictable in the equation. Sitting across a desk from someone, thrashing out issues and solutions, it may be weeks, months or years before you get to try out an approach, if you even remember what course of action you thought best at the time to try. With the horse, they are the variable, they give instant feedback as to whether something is working or not, giving people a chance to adjust or revise the plan and so repeating the process and discovering what works for them, This can then be taken outside the arena and applied to life.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Emergency responders
Children and youth

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Freedom Equine Connection

Financial data

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Freedom Equine Connection

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $6,287
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $10,519
Program Services $8,745
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $8,745

Freedom Equine Connection

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $10,000
Total Liabilities $13,140
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $7,096


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

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Denise Wilson

A lifelong horsewoman, Denise has always instinctively shared her horses with people, especially during times of distress, understanding that time with the horses was healing. This understanding led her to research and attend intensive, accredited trainings to continue and expand her knowledge along the journey she started, and fulfill her heart’s desire to care of both humans and horses. Denise has dedicated her life work to helping people through the power of the natural connection horses have with people by facilitating the opportunities for healing that horses offer with honest feedback.

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Freedom Equine Connection

Board of directors
as of 11/02/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Denise Wilson

Freedom Equine Connection

Term: 2030 - 2021

Sarah Jones

Kaiser Permanente

Michelle Gaborko

Torri Cooper

Cooper Real Estate

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/26/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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