It takes a big heart and big hands to run an equine organization. Whether you are focusing on running a rescue, rehabilitation center, or occupational therapy nonprofit, you might need a lot of land, food, and access to many other resources. Being a nonprofit can increase your access to grants and donor support. Our firm has worked with many animal welfare organizations and is familiar with the specific challenges new equine organizations must face.
The first thing to consider is, are you ready to start a new 501(c)(3)? Not only is starting a Horse Rescue or Equine Nonprofit Organization the same as operating any business, working with these horses can require a strong physical and emotional commitment by you and your future volunteers. It is a good idea to identify a specific purpose for the organization. You may want to save every animal, but choosing a more specific purpose can make the organization more successful in its goals and able to grow in the future.
Representatives from our firm will work with you through out the process from incorporation to obtaining tax exempt status. We will work together to create a fundraising plan and projected budget including salaries and other compensation, a narrative description of your programs and activities including meeting Internal Revenue Service requirements regarding real estate and leases.
Some of our previous Equine Organizations:Cover Kids Foundation
Sadie's Horse Haven
White Barn Project
We cover all areas of 501c nonprofit legal needs:
Three Easy Ways to Get Started