Foundations and Granting Makers
Before we let you go any further we just want to say
Thank You for Changing Lives!
Peter and Andrea have grown up together at High Hopes. Their families met while watching their children ride for the first time, and have provided support to each other ever since. Their siblings have participated in summer camp, their parents’ employers have supported sponsored fundraising events, their co-workers have taken volunteering field trips, their school friends have been to watch them at Horse Show Days, and Andrea has done demonstrations for our Sponsors to see the impact of their donations.
This is the vibrant community that is High Hopes – This is Horses and Humans Improving Lives in ActionContact our Executive Director, Kitty Stalsburg
For over 45 years High Hopes has provided
life changing services to individuals with a wide range of disabilities and challenges.
- Over 1,000 children and adults served each year
- 46 different physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities
- 5,934 equine-assisted activities and therapies delivered in 2020-2021
- 96% of our workforce is made up of volunteers
We underwrite 65% of the cost of every lesson we provide
To keep fees affordable
Our participants and their families face many hardships, not the least of which are financial. To continue to provide services to all, regardless of their ability to pay, we must increase our small endowment fund.
- Children and adults
- Veterans living with PTSD
- Teens at risk
- Victims of domestic abuse
DESPITE THIS, APPROXIMATELY 50% OF OUR RIDERS NEED ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PARTICIPATE.
Each year, to close this gap and maintain a balanced operational budget, we must raise over $1 million in donated income. To continue to provide services to all, regardless of their ability to pay, we must increase our small endowment fund.
AN ENHANCED ENDOWMENT WILL PROVIDE STABILITY, HELP RETAIN STAFF, AND PROVIDE CRITICALLY NEEDED FINANCIAL AID TO OUR PARTICIPANTS.
With that goal in mind, High Hopes has launched an endowment campaign to raise $3 million by December 2019. A healthy endowment fund will not take away the need for annual giving but will allow High Hopes to draw on a small percentage of the income from the endowment.
BY SUPPORTING THIS ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN, YOU WILL ENABLE US TO SHARE HOPE LONG INTO THE FUTURE.
This increased source of revenue will provide a buffer between the variable nature of donated revenue and the inevitable annual increases in fixed costs, such as feed for the herd and liability insurance for the organization.