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Health : Patient and Family Support

High Hopes

Teaching, learning, growing

three stars

87.18

36 Town Woods Road Old Lyme, CT 06371
tel: (860) 434-1974   Web Site
EIN: 06-0987749

Board Leadership
Barabra Earle Ballard
Chairman

CEO
Kitty Stalsburg
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.18 three stars
  Financial 89.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of High Hopes is to improve the lives of people with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities, while serving the therapeutic riding profession through training and education. We are a premier therapeutic riding center and international instructor training site, accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) since 1979. We have served people with physical, emotional and developmental disabilities for more than a quarter of a century. We offer year round programs in equine assisted activities, including therapeutic riding, carriage driving and equine learning program. We also offer experiential learning through outreach programs, an integrated summer camp program and a variety of volunteer opportunities.

The mission of High Hopes is to improve the lives of people with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities, while serving the therapeutic riding profession through training and education. We are a premier therapeutic riding center and international instructor training site, accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) since 1979. We have served people with physical, emotional and developmental disabilities for more than a quarter of a century. We offer year round programs in equine assisted activities, including therapeutic riding, carriage driving and equine learning program. We also offer experiential learning through outreach programs, an integrated summer camp program and a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Financial

three stars

89.83

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.54
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by High Hopes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by High Hopes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
High Hopes (CT) 87.18 three stars
Toby Keith Foundation (OK) 89.99 three stars
Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel (NY) 94.74 four stars
Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem (NC) 91.25 four stars
Main Stay Therapeutic Farm (IL) 98.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $835,989
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $307,130
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,143,119
   Program Service Revenue $421,111
Total Primary Revenue $1,564,230
   Other Revenue $35,459
TOTAL REVENUE $1,599,689
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,083,908
   Administrative Expenses $176,002
   Fundraising Expenses $209,927
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,469,837
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $129,852
   
Net Assets $5,138,421

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Therapeutic Horsemanship Lessons $1,083,908 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 07/01/2017 87.18 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 88.11 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.04 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 86.51 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 91.15 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 06-0987749
Name in IRS Master File HIGH HOPES THERAPEUTIC RIDING INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$89,964 6.12% Kitty Stalsburg Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
High Hopes (CT) 87.18 three stars
The Valerie Fund (NJ) 93.98 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington (OR) 86.81 three stars
National Women's Health Network (DC) 93.21 four stars
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth (TX) 93.88 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

High Hopes
36 Town Woods Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
tel: (860) 434-1974
fax: (860) 434-3723
EIN: 06-0987749

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Board Leadership

Barabra Earle Ballard
Chairman

CEO

Kitty Stalsburg
Executive Director

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