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ANGEL K LOVE PROJECT

Empowering Kids In Need With With Natural Farm Healing

Hendersonville, NC   |  angelkloveproject.org

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ANGEL K LOVE PROJECT

EIN: 46-4095031


Mission

The AKLP is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization whose mission is to help provide love and healing to kids in need of holistic models of therapy. "Kids in need" include kids who are in need of getting outside and interacting with animals, plants, and nature to enhance their well-being, mental health, mood, and increase their physical activity. Our vision includes providing financial support through scholarships and sponsorships for a variety of natural healing & wellness programs and workshops at Hendo Care Farm such as: Equine Assisted Learning, animal-assisted activities, horticulture therapy, Farm Yoga, nature therapy, art therapy, Mindfulness, and more. The Angel K Love Project also sponsors the animals on the farm since they are the center of all the programs.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Michelle Cervantez

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyhawk?trk=people-guest_people_search-card

Cathy Hawk

Main address

224 Thompson St. #50

Hendersonville, NC 28792 USA

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Formerly known as

N/A

EIN

46-4095031

Subject area info

Education services

Animal therapy

Gardening

Camps

Equestrianism

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Population served info

Children and youth

LGBTQ people

Heterosexuals

Women and girls

Men and boys

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NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Homes for Children & Adolescents (P76)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Angel K Love Project Scholarship/Sponsorship Program

The AKLP is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization whose mission is to help provide love and healing to kids in need of holistic models of therapy. "Kids in need" include kids who are in need of getting outside and interacting with animals, plants, and nature to enhance their well-being, mental health, mood, and increase their physical activity.

Our vision includes providing financial support through scholarships and sponsorships for a variety of natural healing & wellness programs and workshops at Hendo Care Farm such as: Equine Assisted Learning, animal-assisted activities, horticulture therapy, Farm Yoga, nature therapy, art therapy, Mindfulness, and more. The Angel K Love Project also sponsors the animals on the farm since they are the center of all the programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people
Women and girls
Non-adult children

Where we work

Awards

ATHENA Nomination 2024

Michelle Cervantez

Affiliations & memberships

CoThink Grant 2023

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for 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

Financials

ANGEL K LOVE PROJECT

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ANGEL K LOVE PROJECT

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $11,000
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $30,000
Expenses
Program Services $3,000
Administration $2,000
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $5,000

ANGEL K LOVE PROJECT

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $10,000
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $10,000

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Michelle Cervantez

Experienced Teacher with Masters Degree in Education, ESL endorsement, TEFL certification, and history of working as an entrepreneur and in the philanthropy industry. Skilled in working with kids of all ages, Lesson Planning, Reading, Teaching English as a Second Language, teaching abroad, international travel, and Spiritual Teacher/coach. Strong holistic care services professional with a Level I,II,III, Master, Reiki Teacher and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training. Farmstead owner, married, foster parent licensed, identifies as LGBTQIA+ and hispanic.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyhawk?trk=people-guest_people_search-card

Cathy Hawk

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ANGEL K LOVE PROJECT

Board of directors
as of 03/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Cathy Hawk

Angel K Love Project

Term: 2017 -

Julene Noa

Treasurer

Cathy Hawk

Vice President

Amy Cervantez

President

Michelle Cervantez

Executive Director

Judy Peacock

Board Member

Elizabeth Tuck

Board Member

Hillary Goldrich

Board Member

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 ? 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? 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 3/19/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/09/2022

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 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 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.