The Rising Stars program is an Idaho 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation with the federal tax ID # 27-1255281.We rely heavily on volunteers and donations to make the program accessible and affordable to those in need. We accept sponsorship and donations in a number of ways. The following list includes just a few of the options, but we will certainly consider all possibilties!
How You Can Help
In Kind Goods or Services Check out our wishlist There are lots of items we can use and you might just have what we need!
With the acquisition of our new property we are need of lots of man power and/or special skills at various times. This spring 2018 we will be building corrals, digging post holes, leveling dirt, hauling fill dirt and much more. If you have time and/or any special equipment (trucks, skid steers, heavy equipment for leveling etc.) we can put you and it to use.
Individual or Corporate Giving Make a donation of any amount, or choose to be a sponsor of one of our events.
Sponsor a Therapeutic Riding Participant ----$300 It costs about $360/rider to provide therapeutic riding for a 12-week session. Currently only about $60 of that amount is passed on to the rider, the remainder is covered through program donations, grants, and fundraising. Your donation of $300 will sponsor one rider for a 12-week session.
Sponsor a Hippotherapy Participant ----$800 It costs about $800 per client to provide equine assisted therapy for a 12-week session. This covers the cost of the therapist as well as the program associated fees. Because we are currently unable to get insurance to reimburse for hippotherapy sessions, the therapist related fees are being passed on to patinets. Your donation of $800 will sponsor one hippotherapy participant for a 12-week session, allowing them to pay only a small fee of $5/therapy session.
Sponsor a Horse ----$3600/year Food maintenance and vet care for our amazing horses are one of our biggest expenses. We have to take good care of these special partners because we can't do our jobs without them. Half year sponsorship: $1800 Quarter year sponsorship: $900
Planned Giving Create a gift in your estate plan. By leaving Rising Stars in your will, you will continue to support equine assisted activities in South Central Idaho for years to come.
Qualified Charitable Distribution If you're over the age of 70 1/2, you could qualify for a tax free charitable donation directly from your IRA account. This transaction is called a qualified charitable distribution. If you are interested in this type of giving strategy your financial representative or custodian of your IRA account can help you. For more information ask your financial representative.
Matching Corporate Giving Does your employer have a company match program? If so, you can increase your giving power by combining with your companies match program.
Tribute Make a donation in liew of flowers in honor or memory of somebody special.