aka Lily Creek Farms Therapeutic Riding Center   |   Defiance, OH   |
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EIN: 46-2823261


Lily Creek Farms is a therapeutic riding center. Our Mission is to help individuals with special needs heal mind, body and spirit through equine assisted and other farm related activities. Our Core Values are:Faith, Hope, and Love. Faith to persevere, grow and lead by example. Give Hope to those who need it the most. The greatest of all of these is the Love we have for what we do, and the love shared between our participants and our animals. There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man" -Winston Churchill

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Jami Young

Main address

6031 Carpenter Rd

Defiance, OH 43512 USA

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Subject area info

Animal therapy

Physical therapy

Play therapy

Speech and hearing rehabilitation

Holistic medicine

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Population served info

Children and youth




Widows and widowers

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NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Equestrian, Riding (N69)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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

Lily Creek Farms is a therapeutic riding center. We have a professional team providing growth and learning opportunities through the use of equine-assisted therapy to improve the quality of our student’s lives.
What makes us different? Our typical student programs teach students about horses from the ground up. The first lessons focus on safety, then grooming, feeding, hoof care, and ground work, all while learning to ride! Our programs are customized for each individual’s abilities and therapeutic needs.
For children and adults with special needs, the equestrian experience is life changing. No other therapeutic recreational opportunity benefits so many areas in such a holistic way. Imagine the
sense of confidence and independence a
rider who uses a wheelchair feels on a horse. Think of a student’s muscles growing stronger as
he brushes his horse. Watch the emotional
connection a rider develops with her horse,
instructors, volunteers and fellow students.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 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 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 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 the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, 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, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people


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 0.03 over 5 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.1 over 5 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1% over 5 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of LILY CREEK FARMS’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 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $143,002
As % of expenses 105.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $133,328
As % of expenses 91.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $278,917
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 9.0%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.1%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 90.9%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $135,915
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 37.7%
Professional fees 3.3%
Occupancy 18.5%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.4%
All other expenses 40.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $145,589
One month of savings $11,326
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $631,569
Total full costs (estimated) $788,484

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022
Months of cash 5.7
Months of cash and investments 5.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.6
Balance sheet composition info 2022
Cash $64,739
Investments $0
Receivables $3,351
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $672,845
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 3.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 69.7%
Unrestricted net assets $217,493
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $217,493

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022
Material data errors No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Jami Young

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/19/2024
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Board chair

Dan Farrell

Tom Callan

Jacob Stork

Stacie Vandenburghe

Board leadership practices

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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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/19/2024

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/19/2024

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

  • 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 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.