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Faith N Friends

Helping Horses Help People

aka Faith N Friends Horse Rescue & Sanctuary   |   POWELL, TN   |  https://faithnfriends.org/

Mission

Faith-N-Friends is a non-profit 501(c) 3 horse rescue and sanctuary in Knoxville TN. We take owner surrenders, neglect cases, slaughter sale intercepts, and more as well as educate owners on the proper care for their horses, trim overgrown hoofs, use equines and other animals in a therapy program, and host pony parties. It is our goal to save horses and place them in their forever homes. With our low adoption fees we believe that we can find you that perfect unicorn you have been dreaming of! We are a volunteer based organization that thrives on donations and people like you who help us achieve our mission!

Ruling year info

2016

Founder & CEO

Faith Sadiku

Main address

PO Box 1526

POWELL, TN 37849 USA

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EIN

81-3676400

NTEE code info

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We address community outreach and need for animal wellbeing. We also address equine abuse and neglect cases along with education on how to properly care for equine. Breaking boundaries between stigmas of 'damaged equine are useless'. We rehab equine 100% and use them in our therapy programs for kids with special needs. If they are not suited for our therapy programs we find them forever, loving homes. Helping Horses Help People.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Horse Rescue

We take owner surrenders, neglect cases, slaughter sale intercepts. The mission of Faith N Friends is to rescue abused, abandoned, neglected, and/or slaughter-bound equines and rehabilitate and adopt them out into loving and forever homes, to provide free community education on proper horse care, and to offer free equine-assisted therapy to children with physical and/or mental developmental disabilities

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Where we work

Awards

PBS Be More Award 2019

PBS

Affiliations & memberships

ASPCA Warm-Up Ring 2021

EWDC 2021

ASPCA The Right Horse Initiative 2021

ASPCA Help a Horse Home 2021

ASPCA Equine Welfare 2021

ARIA 2023

ARIA 2024

United Horse Coalition 2024

Alliance for Better Non-Profits 2024

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Horse Rescue

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Horse Rescue

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Increase Surrender Intakes: In 2019, Faith N Friends initiated a waiting list for animal intakes. There remain a few owner surrenders waiting, with more requesting assistance.

Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Horse Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Increased donation platforms, community interaction, volunteer participation, and media coverage are creating growth for this metric.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of Faith N Friends is to rescue abused, abandoned, neglected, and/or slaughter-bound equines and rehabilitate and adopt them out into loving and forever homes, to provide free community education on proper horse care, and to offer free equine-assisted therapy to children with physical and/or mental developmental disabilities.

Helping community first.
Helping families keep their equine in their care through education and assistance programs
Offering free therapy to any disabled/special needs child or adult
Helping Horses Help People

We have an open day every Sunday, anyone is welcome to come to the farm to participate free of charge
Knowledge
Love
Money for support
Resources
Funding through Grants
Volunteers who are dedicated to providing love, compassion, and care for our equine
Yearly fundraisers
Monthly sponsors

We have rescued almost 40 horses, rehomed all
We have done numerous community outreach activities, one which serviced over 200 kids for free
We have open sundays which children and adult with special needs/disabilities can come to farm to learn and participate in therapy free of charge
Accomplished building a quarantine holding pen for our new slaughter or sick equine intakes
We have done multiple pony and unicorn parties for special needs children at free of charge
Programs: Mercy Trimmings (assistant program to help people trim their equine's hooves and/or education)

Growing and securing land
wheelchair accessible building for lessons and therapy programs

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Faith N Friends

Board of directors
as of 02/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Faith Sadiku

Faith N Friends

Term: 2016 -

Faith Sadiku

Michelle Pritchard

Diana Catley

Frank Handler, Jr

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/15/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/30/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.