Heroes and Horses
Founded in 2014, Heroes and Horses is a human services nonprofit focused on human services n.e.c.. It is a relatively small organization, with $1.2m in revenue and 6 employees. Heroes and Horses is headquartered in Manhattan, MT and its executive director is Micah Fink as of December, 2018.
In 2018 Heroes and Horses added a 360-degree approach to running its program. This approach took into account the whole ecosystem of the veteran - addressing the body (through active physical fitness, yoga and whole food eating), the mind (through a comprehensive and innovative leadership course), and the spirit (through the continued work with the horses and the high pressure medium of the mountain environment). In addition to the the 360-degree program, Heroes and Horses added a "ranch week" to introduce the veterans to the ranch lifestyle and all the components of running and operating a ranch. In 2018, we also scaled to run 3 classes of 8 veterans, for a total of 24, an increase from 16 veterans in 2017. From the operational-side of the program, the organization added 2 full time employees: a COO and an Administrative Manager. As a staff, we adopted and implemented new policies and procedures that furthered internal controls and staff management.