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Please review the eligibility requirements before completing the application. The application to join our network is a two-step process as outlined below. NOTE: Step One must be completed in its entirety before completing Step Two.


GuideStar Profile - Step One


The EQUUS Foundation expects that all charities that are accepted on our network, regardless of their size and scope, to be accountable and transparent to the public.

GuideStar is a free information service specializing in U.S. nonprofit companies. It provides information on more than 1.7 million IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations.

In order to be accepted on our network, your organization must provide the information required by GuideStar to be recognized by GuideStar as at least a Silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant. For information on GuideStar's levels of participation, please see this link, http://www2.guidestar.org/downloadable-files/guidestar-exchange-requirements-benefits.pdf. Organizations that are not so recognized will be considered ineligible to be listed on our network.

Please update your organization's GuideStar profile at https://www.guidestar.org/Login.aspx with the required information. If you have not done so already, you will need to create an account; otherwise sign in to update the report. Click the yellow tab, Update Nonprofit Report, and follow the online instructions.

Once your organization has been recognized by GuideStar as a Silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant, please proceed to Step Two of this application process.


Network Profile - Step Two


Please do NOT proceed to this Step Two until your organization has been recognized by GuideStar as at least a Silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant.


Complete the information below and click Submit Information.
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UPLOAD IRS TAX EXEMPTION LETTER

Only Acrobat (.pdf) files can be uploaded. Please avoid using special characters in the file name. Keep the file name short and simple.

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NOTE: If your IRS Tax Determination Letter does not reflect current information about your organization )(i.e. if there has been a name or address change, etc) you should request an "affirmation" letter from the IRS to confirm your good standing.

Contact IRS by phone: 877-829-5500
Contact IRS by fax: 513-263-4330
Contact IRS by mail:
Internal Revenue Service
Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division
Customer Service
P.O. Box 2508, Room 4024
Cincinnati, OH 45201


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Enter as XX-XXXXXXX

  • State/US Territory

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  • NOTE: If your organization is involved with programs other than those that are equine-related, please provide the direct link to your equine-related programs on your website above.

  • Enter as XXX-XXX-XXXX

  • Enter as yyyy


  • PURPOSE & PROGRAMS INFORMATION

  • *Select the PRIMARY mission type/focus of your organization.  

  • *Please provide your purpose or mission limited to 50 words.

  • *Please describe briefly in 100 words or less how your organization is involved with horses.

  • Please answer the following questions:

  •    *1-a.  Is your organization's mission and programs primarily involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement? Please select Yes or No.   
    NOTE: Answer "NO" if your organization is primarily involved with EAAT and use rescue horses.

  •    *1-b  If yes, select one answer below that describes the primary activity of your organization.
               

  •    *2.  Is your organization's mission and programs/services primarily involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies using certified instructors for individuals with special needs? Please select Yes or No.   
    NOTE: Answer "NO" unless your organization is primarily serving the special needs population.

  •    *3.  Please select one answer below that best describes your organization's responsibility for the care of horses:
    Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses.
    Our organization utilizes another organization or organization(s) with direct responsibility for the care of horses to provide its services.
    Our organization is not directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.



CONTACT INFORMATION


  • Enter as XXX-XXX-XXXX


*PETITION & CERTIFICATIONS


  • I hereby petition The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., to accept the organization named in this application as a charity on our network.

  • I certify that the organization named in this application is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as tax-exempt under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) to which contributions are tax deductible pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 170(c)(2) and that the organization is not a private foundation.

  • I certify that the organization named in this application provides or conducts real services, benefits, assistance, or program activities in the United States related to horse welfare, or involving horses to benefit the public.

  • I certify that the organization named in this application submits to the IRS a complete copy of the organization's IRS Form 990; IRS Form 990-EZ, or IRS Form 990-N annually.

  • I certify an active and responsible governing body, whose members have no material conflict of interest and a majority of which serve without compensation, directs the organization named in this application.

  • I certify that the organization named in this application effectively uses the funds contributed for its announced purposes.

  • I certify that the organization named in this application conducts publicity based upon its actual programs and operations, and that these activities are truthful and non-deceptive, include all material facts, and make no exaggerated or misleading claims.

  • I certify that the organization named in this application has been in existence as a 501(c)(3) charity for at least one full operating year.

  • I certify that the organization named in this application does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, disability, handicap, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

I certify that I have the authority to make this petition and that the representations made in this application are, to the best of my knowledge, truthful and accurate. I further certify that I will notify The EQUUS Foundation in writing if any of the statements affirmed in this application become untrue or inaccurate.

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Once submitted, the application will be reviewed. An email will be sent to the contact listed on the application with notification of your organization's acceptance, along with login instructions to update your organization's web page, or notification that your organization was not accepted.




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