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Human Services : Social Services

Equest

Humans. Horses. Hope.

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three stars

85.71

811 Pemberton Hill Road Building 4
Dallas, TX 75217
tel: (972) 412-1099   Web Site
EIN: 75-1823701

Board Leadership
Lane Cates
Chairman

CEO
Lili Kellogg
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.71 three stars
  Financial 83.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Equest is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs using horses to bring hope and healing through equine assisted activities and therapies. Equest provides equine facilitated activities, therapies, and counseling to children and adults with physical, cognitive, sensory, coping, social, and learning disabilities and veterans with adjustment challenges. The services provided include physical and occupational therapy, equine facilitated counseling, therapeutic carriage driving, therapeutic horsemanship, and competition.

Equest is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs using horses to bring hope and healing through equine assisted activities and therapies. Equest provides equine facilitated activities, therapies, and counseling to children and adults with physical, cognitive, sensory, coping, social, and learning disabilities and veterans with adjustment challenges. The services provided include physical and occupational therapy, equine facilitated counseling, therapeutic carriage driving, therapeutic horsemanship, and competition.

Impact Information

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Program Name: Hooves for Heroes
Problem

It is estimated that there are over 400,000 veterans living in North Texas. As we approach the end of the longest period of sustained warfare in our nation’s history, we face a challenge: successfully reintegrating these warriors back into the community. The stakes are very high. An estimated 40% of Post 9/11 veterans suffer from PTSD, Depression, or the effects of traumatic brain injury. The impact is profound and results in higher incidence of divorce, drug abuse, unemployment or suicide.

Strategy

Equest is an industry leader in equine assisted therapies and activities. The results of this type of mental health program is indicating successful transition into civilian life, improved family relationships and ultimately becoming engaged in their community as volunteers, employees and leaders. The program is open to all U.S. Military veterans and their families and there is no fee for services. Equest provides these services year round. Monday – Sunday; Available hours: 9am-9pm.

IF:THEN

IF Equest can achieve funding to support the Hooves for Heroes Programs...

THEN Equest will be able to continue to offer equine assisted activities, therapies and counseling to veterans and their family members free of charge

IF Equest can share the programs within our community to engage new participants, supporters, collaborators, volunteers and donors...

THEN Equest will be able to increase the number served in our Hooves for Heroes program

IF Veterans and/or their family members will participate in our programs...

THEN Equest will be able to offer specific programming for their individual needs to improve family relationships, reduce anger and improve the quality of life of participants

IF participants successfully complete program components...

THEN they will begin to see improvements in their personal lives

IF After successful completion, participants find ways to give back to their community through volunteering and/or leadership roles...

THEN The North Texas community will be improved through the quality of servant leadership that is now engaged.
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by Classy. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

83.05

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.03
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Equest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Equest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Equest (TX) 85.71 three stars
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Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California (CA) 91.35 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $790,821
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $623,423
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $167,715
Total Contributions $1,581,959
   Program Service Revenue $216,828
Total Primary Revenue $1,798,787
   Other Revenue $1,238,993
TOTAL REVENUE $3,037,780
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,407,005
   Administrative Expenses $177,358
   Fundraising Expenses $200,222
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,784,585
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,253,195
   
Net Assets $3,142,604

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
Equine Therapy $1,407,005 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 85.71 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 85.37 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 86.27 three 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 75-1823701
Name in IRS Master File EQUEST
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 July, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$122,004 6.83% Lili Kellogg CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Equest (TX) 85.71 three stars
The Center for Enriched Living (IL) 92.20 four stars
Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults (IN) 92.63 four stars
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (MD) 90.97 four stars
Challenge Aspen (CO) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Equest
811 Pemberton Hill Road
Building 4
Dallas, TX 75217
tel: (972) 412-1099
EIN: 75-1823701

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 192747
Dallas, TX 75219

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Board Leadership

Lane Cates
Chairman

CEO

Lili Kellogg
Chief Executive Officer

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