Join The Board

Board of Directors Information Document


The recently formed HOPE Ranch Foundation is seeking members to join our board. If you have, a passion for horses and animals, and believe in their ability to help people, consider joining the HOPE Ranch Board.

The Board could benefit from people with legal skills, grant writing, business knowledge, marketing skills, accounting experience or organizational skills and more!

The mission of the Foundation is to promote and fund the use of animals (including but not limited to: equine, dogs, cats) for clients of all ages who could benefit from animal-assisted psychological services regardless of their ability to pay. The organization will fund programming provided by EAGALA certified practitioners. The organization will raise funds to pay for and/or supplement need-based scholarships for EAGALA model psychotherapy and learning services.


The HOPE RANCH FOUNDATION (HRF) board of directors will likely be charged with creating our final mission statement but to get us started:

The mission of the HOPE Ranch Board is to further assist HOPE Ranch with its mission to provide a unique psychotherapy experience through both traditional and equine assisted methods. Where mental health & horse professionals help you, or those you love, heal, grow, and learn.


This is a new board so a big part of your mission will be to help organize the board and its priorities. This could include:

  1. Defining the foundation’s mission
  2. Deciding on initial documents that need creating
  3. Setting year one priorities
  4. Logistic decisions such as how often to meet, where, etc
  5. Marketing goals


The plan is to meet once every month. This will be up to the board. We already have a strong communications/project manager on board who will keep us organized and set up methods for communication such as emails frequency, the document storing systems, agendas and even opportunities to virtual into meetings if need be.

Term length for board members: 3 years.


If you are reading this you very likely already possess the skills, a passion for horses and animals would enjoy this organization.

Here’s how you can take the next step:

Email any questions to:

Call us at: 507-281-3033

View the board application