Tyler Achievement Center for Kids

Horses. Hope. Healing.

aka Starbrite Therapeutic Equestrian Center   |   Whitehouse, TX   |
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Tyler Achievement Center for Kids

EIN: 84-3326319


The mission of Starbrite Therpeutic Equestrian Center is to serve youth, adults and veterans with physical, mental, social and psychological disabilities and to be known as a place of empowerment for these individuals and their families.

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Board President

Mr. John Jones

Main address

15015 FM 848

Whitehouse, TX 75791 USA

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Subject area info



Population served info

People with disabilities

People with physical disabilities

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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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?

Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic Riding includes horseback riding and other activities with horses that can improve the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. For people with disabilities, experiencing the rhythmic motion of a horse can provide improved flexibility, balance and muscle strength. Furthermore, horseback riding also provides the natural benefits of outdoor recreation.

Learning about and riding horses can help people develop life skills. These skills include identifying and coping with feelings, developing communication and interpersonal skills, setting boundaries, overcoming fears and learning to trust. People, especially those with mental illness or addictions, can benefit greatly from riding horses.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Grow Volunteer Staff
Increase Income
Plan and Strategize the New Arena Bld.
Increase Qualified Program Staff
Develop Partnership Programs
Board Development

1. Recruit and Hire a Volunteer Coordinator
2. Orientation/Information Meetings
3. Volunteer Coordinator will Solicit and Reach out to Previous trainees
• General Volunteers
• Recruit
• Plan Training
• Conduct Training
• On Job Training
• Keep Records and Hours of Trainees
4. Part Time Staff
• Recruit
• Plan Training
• Conduct Training
• On Job Training
• Keep Records and Hours of Staff

1. EOY Contribution/ Donation Drive
2. Establish an AnnualChief Fundraiser & Establish a strong Committee
3. Plan all details of the Chief Fundraiser
4. Establish Enhancer Events (2-3 events) & Establish a strong Committee
5. Plan Enhancer Events and Create Smaller Committees
6. Grant Writing

Develop Arena Plans with Footprint, Specs,and Cost Estimates
2. Establish Campaign Goal
3. Recruit a Campaign Committee
4. Prepare Campaign Materials
5. Hold Campaign Events
6. Build Arena
7. Hold Grand Opening

1. Develop job description for a riding instructor
2. Answer Question RE: Certification Needs for Insurance Purposes
3. Hire a Full-Time Riding Instructor

1. Veteran’s Program with Collaboration of EGALA Group, Camp V, and the National Guard
• Develop Marketing Materials
• Advertise in Print and Digital Media
2. Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Hippotherapy Services in Collaboration with MVP (Pediatric Home Health)
• Develop Marketing Materials
• Advertise in Print and Digital Media

Increase BOD Membership by 2 Additional Members

Most of these are completed and a new set of goals will soon be underway.

All but GOAL(s) Two and Six are complete

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 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, 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


Tyler Achievement Center for Kids
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.78 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.1 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Tyler Achievement Center for Kids

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Tyler Achievement Center for Kids

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Tyler Achievement Center for Kids

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Tyler Achievement Center for Kids’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $303,379 $0 $146,916
As % of expenses 231.7% 0.0% 33.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $218,379 $0 $63,264
As % of expenses 101.1% 0.0% 12.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $434,290 $0 $588,619
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Program services revenue 4.0% 0.0% 6.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.9% 0.0% 15.0%
All other grants and contributions 95.1% 0.0% 77.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 1.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $130,911 $0 $441,703
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% -100.0% 0.0%
Personnel 64.9% 0.0% 53.7%
Professional fees 2.4% 0.0% 16.8%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 2.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 32.7% 0.0% 27.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $215,911 $0 $525,355
One month of savings $10,909 $0 $36,809
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $265,000 $0 $84,652
Total full costs (estimated) $491,820 $0 $646,816

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.8 0.0 4.6
Months of cash and investments 4.8 0.0 4.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.4 0.0 4.7
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021 2022
Cash $52,002 $0 $169,193
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $265,000 $0 $367,197
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 32.1% 0.0% 50.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.6% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $228,379 $0 $354,753

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021 2022
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Board President

Mr. John Jones

John Jones is CEO of the Jones Legacy Ventures, the parent company of Cassity Jones Lumber, Winn Tile Company, Allen Commercial and CJ Commercial company. These businesses serve the construction service industry in the East Texas, Dallas and Bossier City Louisiana areas. John grew up in Carthage and graduated from Carthage High School in 1971 and Texas A & M University in 1974. John married the love of his life, Lisa, while in college. They have two grown children and 5 grandchildren. John has been active for many years in the Lumberman’s Association of Texas. He is a former President of the association and was honored by the Association with the 2010 Texas Lumber Dealer of the Year award. In his community, John has served in many ways, is active at Green Acres Baptist Church and enjoys hunting and his family.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 11/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Tom Perkins

Don Hood

Eric Peterson

Bill Ward

Lauren Buford

Kelly Borah

Jacob Law

Heather Pickett

John Jones

Katie Butts

Chad Stanley

John Holmes

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? Not applicable
  • 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 6/9/2021

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/21/2021

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  • 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 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.
There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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