Animal related

Friends of Green Chimneys

  • Brewster, NY
  • www.greenchimneys.org

Mission Statement

The Friends of Green Chimneys raises money through direct solicitation of grants from foundations, corporations and individuals; fundraising events including a golf outing and a gala dinner; and an annual appeal.

 

Green Chimneys is a not-for-profit organization helping young people ages 3-21 to maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical and recreational services that create and nurture connections to the community and the natural world.

Founded in 1947 and headquartered on a the farm and wildlife center for more than 300 animals and birds in Brewster, NY, Green Chimneys has become nationally and internationally recognized as offering an extremely effective solution for healing and improving the life of some of the most troubled, traumatized and emotionally, socially, behaviorally and mentally challenged children and families.

Green Chimneys services include an accredited special education school, residential treatment center, animal-assisted and nature-based therapeutic programs, public education and recreation programs, community based support for underserved youth and families, and Clearpool Environmental Center. The Friends of Green Chimneys, incorporated as its own non-profit in 1996, was established exclusively to raise funds for Green Chimneys programs.

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

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Dr. Samuel B. Ross, Jr.

Keywords

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horticulture therapy, social service, abused animals, recreation, animal-assisted therapy, at-risk youth, residential treatment, therapeutic horseback riding, swimming, adventure programs, training programs, summer day camp, autism, Asperger's syndrome

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EIN

13-3897106

 Number

6133541471

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (F12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

The goal of the Friends of Green Chimneys is to ensure that Green Chimneys continues to operate at the same level of excellence that has been its watchword since 1948. The funds raised by Friends of Green Chimneys fill the gap between what it receives in federal, state and local funding and what it really costs to provide high quality, effective services. For example, the funds support the Farm and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on its Brewster campus, home to more than 200 rescued birds of prey and other animals. Friends of Green Chimneys receives no governmental funding for the Center but it is vital to the innovative animal-assisted therapy that helps residential and day school students achieve breakthroughs in responsibility and emotional attachment.

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THE FRIENDS OF GREEN CHIMNEYS
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Friends of Green Chimneys

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Principal Officer

Dr. Samuel B. Ross, Jr.

BIO

Dr. Samuel B. Ross, Jr. is the founder of Green Chimneys School for Little Folk and Green Chimneys Children's Services. In 1947 he purchased the farm and developed what is now the most extensive and widely respected mental health/social service program integrating animal assisted therapy, horticultural therapy and special education. In 1996, Dr. Ross stepped down as Executive Director and assumed the position of Managing Director for the Friends of Green Chimneys. His primary function is to raise funds to ensure the perpetuity of his dream.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Roderick MacCrae

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