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Loudoun Valley Raptor Center, INC.

Rescue. Rehabilitate. Release. Research. Educate.

Lovettsville, VA   |  https://www.loudounvalleyraptors.org

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Loudoun Valley Raptor Center, INC.

EIN: 82-1016488


Mission

Advancing raptor conservation and protection through rehabilitation, education, and research, with the goal of releasing native birds of prey back to their natural habitat, healthy and thriving.

Ruling year info

2017

President, CEO

Mark Jeweler

Vice President, Principal Rehabilitator

Heather Jeweler

Main address

38190 Morrisonville Rd

Lovettsville, VA 20180 USA

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EIN

82-1016488

Subject area info

Wildlife biodiversity

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Bird Sanctuary/Preserve (D32)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

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?

Building

We are currently readying to build out our facility within our residence, as well as our outdoor mews, and our flight cage.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of released animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

As a new organization, we have not yet opened for treating animals.

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As a new organization, we have not yet opened for treating animals.

Number of animals admitted to facility

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As a new organization, we have not yet opened for treating animals.

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.

A facility that is properly and adequately equipped to be able to treat all raptors, regardless of size.
A facility that is well organized, with appropriate and adequate, documented processes and procedures, to provide at-a-glance information for all volunteers and staff, including daily check-sheets so current status of all tasks are immediately clear and unambiguous.
A facility that is free from dangers or risks to staff, volunteers, and patients.
A facility that all staff and volunteers are comfortable in and is conducive to our mission, that does not require excessive kneeling, bending, climbing, etc.
A large flight cage capable of supporting flight reconditioning for up to 2 large raptors (such as bald eagles) simultaneously*
Multiple outdoor mews to provide great flexibility and improved recovery times for birds ready to begin that stage of reconditioning or needing larger quarters.
On-site veterinary-ready exam/treatment area, including xrays – we are aware that many veterinarians are personally willing to donate their time in support of our mission, but the facility they are employed by is not willing to donate access to their equipment/facilities. Having such facilities on-site at our facility could open the door to additional support and care on-site on a voluntary basis, as well as improve our response time and capabilities.
To produce educational materials – We have found that there is a great amount of institutional knowledge within the rehab community, and a willingness to share; indeed there are annual symposiums dedicated to sharing such knowledge. However we also observe that there is a lack of online training, videos, etc., that deal with many of the standard topics related to rehabilitation – especially of raptors. We desire, once we have advanced sufficiently in our own knowledge and experience, to meet that need and regularly produce high-quality training and information sharing videos for web-based distribution.
To become a recognized leader within the raptor rehabilitation community, providing research, sharing knowledge, following and establishing best practices, etc.
To develop solutions to common problems and make those solutions available to other rehabbers. This could include providing an online resource page, with links to providers of commonly needed equipment & supplies; this could also include suggestions for obtaining free or greatly reduced cost commonly needed resources, including sample request language for such resources.
To develop software to address unmet needs within the rehabbing community.

Develop solid ties to the community
Develop significant relationships with strategic partners
Develop substantial donor base
Prioritize transparency
Build appropriate facilities as needs and resources permit
Recognize our limitations and work within them
Never compromise our ethical promise
Never compromise our integrity

We have strategically redirected our efforts, abandoning our intention to open and operate from our previous location in suburban Anne Arundel County, Maryland, because we were being unnecessarily delayed due to zoning concerns. Rather than continue the fight, we felt it was more important to move forward with our goals, rather than cling to a principled position.
We have recently moved to a new, rural area, with over 4 acres, to facilitate our plans and goals.
We have obtained our state and federal permits, and are awaiting final approval from Loudoun County zoning authorities.
We have completed a full site-plan, identifying our perceived needs for the next 10 years, and planning the size and location of each construction project within our property.
We have created and announced a capital campaign for funding our first building on the new property, to provide biosecurity isolation, for treatment and housing of new patients.
We have established a mentorship relationship with an experienced leader of nonprofit charities, to assist us in learning and growing as a new organization.

Financials

Loudoun Valley Raptor Center, INC.

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President, CEO

Mark Jeweler

Vice President, Principal Rehabilitator

Heather Jeweler

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Loudoun Valley Raptor Center, INC.

Board of directors
as of 11/21/2023
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Board chair

Mark Jeweler

Mark Jeweler

Heather Jeweler

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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 1/9/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/09/2023

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Data
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.