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Health : Patient and Family Support

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm

Inspiring Unbridled Joy.

98.23

6919 Keystone Road Richmond, IL 60071
tel: (815) 653-9374   Web Site
EIN: 36-3565747

Board Leadership
Donna Bird
President

CEO
Loriann Dowell
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Main Stay's mission is to enrich mind, body and spirit through powerful connections with horses, animals and nature.

Main Stay is a place where bodies are challenged, minds embrace possibilities, and spirits are renewed. Main Stay serves individuals from 3 to 90. Programs include therapeutic horsemanship and riding, equine and animal-assisted learning, and adaptive gardening. By partnering with horses, other farm animals, and nature, Main Stay's programs address a wide variety of needs including physical, cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral. Activities at the farm enrich lives in a caring, safe, and challenging environment that enables individuals to reach their full potential.

Program fees cover less than 15% of the actual cost. Main Stay relies on private foundation grants, fundraising events, and generous benefactors to keep fees affordable and attainable for those who need services most.

Main Stay's mission is to enrich mind, body and spirit through powerful connections with horses, animals and nature.

Main Stay is a place where bodies are challenged, minds embrace possibilities, and spirits are renewed. Main Stay serves individuals from 3 to 90. Programs include therapeutic horsemanship and riding, equine and animal-assisted learning, and adaptive gardening. By partnering with horses, other farm animals, and nature, Main Stay's programs address a wide variety of needs including physical, cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral. Activities at the farm enrich lives in a caring, safe, and challenging environment that enables individuals to reach their full potential.

Program fees cover less than 15% of the actual cost. Main Stay relies on private foundation grants, fundraising events, and generous benefactors to keep fees affordable and attainable for those who need services most.

Financial

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.62
  Program Expenses Growth 13.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Main Stay Therapeutic Farm on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Main Stay Therapeutic Farm on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Main Stay Therapeutic Farm (IL) 98.23
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis (TN) 86.40
Sharsheret (NJ) 97.56
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FL) 90.31
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks (MO) 87.20

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $479,778
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $19,378
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $499,156
   Program Service Revenue $121,316
Total Primary Revenue $620,472
   Other Revenue $147,479
TOTAL REVENUE $767,951
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $850,722
   Administrative Expenses $84,055
   Fundraising Expenses $85,379
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,020,156
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-252,205
   
Net Assets $6,587,351

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
Therapy Services $850,722 100.0%

Ratings History
Main Stay Therapeutic Farm has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-10 08/03/2021 98.23
2019-10 05/01/2021 94.74
2018-10 11/01/2019 100.00
2017-10 10/01/2019 100.00
2017-10 08/01/2018 95.05
2016-10 12/22/2017 98.16
2015-10 10/01/2017 93.14
2015-10 11/01/2016 89.62
2014-10 06/01/2016 91.82
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 03/01/2016 91.50

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

EIN 36-3565747
Name in IRS Master File MAIN STAY THERAPEUTIC FARM INC
NTEE Code P82
NTEE Classification Developmentally Disabled Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 July, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • October, 2017
  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,183 8.05% Loriann Dowell Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Main Stay Therapeutic Farm (IL) 98.23
Ronald McDonald House Houston (TX) 96.02
Clinics Can Help (FL) 100.00
Cancer Support Community (DC) 96.66
Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (GA) 96.57

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Charity Contact Info

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm
6919 Keystone Road
Richmond, IL 60071
tel: (815) 653-9374
fax: (815) 728-1224
EIN: 36-3565747

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Board Leadership

Donna Bird
President

CEO

Loriann Dowell
Executive Director

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