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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

BraveHearts

Bringing hope, joy and unlimited possibilities through the healing power of the horse.

four stars

92.22

7319 Maxon Road Harvard, IL 60033
tel: (815) 943-8226   Web Site
EIN: 32-0034746

Board Leadership
Kenneth Boyd
Board Chair

CEO
Meggan Hill-McQueeney
President, COO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 99.97 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2002, BraveHearts envisions being the premier model for connecting horses with people as a catalyst for wellness. Everyone will have the opportunity to discover healing horsemanship through the BraveHearts' model. We offer equine-assisted services and therapies for veterans, as well as children and adults with various diagnoses. The most common recreational service provided at BraveHearts is therapeutic riding. BraveHearts also offers medical services including equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), physical, occupational and speech therapy using hippotherapy as a treatment strategy.

Founded in 2002, BraveHearts envisions being the premier model for connecting horses with people as a catalyst for wellness. Everyone will have the opportunity to discover healing horsemanship through the BraveHearts' model. We offer equine-assisted services and therapies for veterans, as well as children and adults with various diagnoses. The most common recreational service provided at BraveHearts is therapeutic riding. BraveHearts also offers medical services including equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), physical, occupational and speech therapy using hippotherapy as a treatment strategy.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of veterans served, at no cost, per year
834
Number of sessions provided per year to participants
28,238
Number of hours donated by volunteers per year
30,880
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

99.97

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.39
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by BraveHearts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by BraveHearts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
BraveHearts (IL) 92.22 four stars
Guide Dogs for the Blind (CA) 90.31 four stars
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 96.79 four stars
Paws With A Cause (MI) 93.33 four stars
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 89.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,330,028
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $58,713
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $29,521
Total Contributions $1,418,262
   Program Service Revenue $219,013
Total Primary Revenue $1,637,275
   Other Revenue $57,783
TOTAL REVENUE $1,695,058
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,397,032
   Administrative Expenses $180,037
   Fundraising Expenses $75,452
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,652,521
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $42,537
   
Net Assets $3,554,248

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 Riding Lessons $1,331,042 95.3%
Boarding Service $65,990 4.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 92.22 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 32-0034746
Name in IRS Master File BRAVEHEARTS THEAPEUTIC RIDING AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 April, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,999 5.74% Meggan Hill Mcqueeney President & Coo

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
BraveHearts (IL) 92.22 four stars
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 89.14 three stars
Canine Companions for Independence (CA) 90.34 four stars
Canine Partners For Life (PA) 87.90 three stars
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 94.67 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

BraveHearts
7319 Maxon Road
Harvard, IL 60033
tel: (815) 943-8226
fax: (815) 943-8426
EIN: 32-0034746

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Board Leadership

Kenneth Boyd
Board Chair

CEO

Meggan Hill-McQueeney
President, COO

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