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Mustard Seed Ranch, Inc.

 P.O. Box 956
 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
[P] (949) 466-4400
[F] (949) 388-4833
[email protected]
Jennifer Page
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 91-2145872 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

Mustard Seed Ranch's mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by providing equine-assisted life experience programs for abused and neglected foster youth. 

Mission Statement

Mustard Seed Ranch's mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by providing equine-assisted life experience programs for abused and neglected foster youth. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2015
Projected Expenses $394,724.00
Projected Revenue $438,625.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • L.E.A.P. (Life Experience Animal-assisted Program)

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Mission Statement

Mustard Seed Ranch's mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by providing equine-assisted life experience programs for abused and neglected foster youth. 

Background Statement

Mustard Seed Ranch was founded in 1999, with the aim to help break the cycle of child abuse. We serve foster youth in Southern California in four locations: Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County and San Diego County. We partner with foster programs in each county to provide the riders.
Mustard Seed Ranch fills a critical need for therapeutic programs that are often lacking in the foster system. We provide a safe and nurturing environment and caring treatment that is child centered, family focused and community based. 

Impact Statement

Since 1999, Mustard Seed Ranch has raised over $3 mil., served 3,000 foster youth, and opened 4 ranch locations in Southern California. Annually, we provide 720 sessions of equine-assited life experience programs. 
This year, we hired a fund developer, are collaborating with other foster youth services to assist the needs of the emancipated youth, opened a fourth location and began working with ChildHelp in Costa Mesa to serve their group home.

Needs Statement

1. 2 additional Ranch Directors - $75,000 each
2. New ranch location for San Juan Capistrano
3. Community financial partners
5. Prayer partners
6. Board members 

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement

Thank you for learning about Mustard Seed Ranch. We are passionate about being an advocate, a voice and a solution for abused children who feel damaged and worthless. We want them to know they have an extraordinary future, are treasured and loved.
Partnering with us ensures that foster youth throughout Southern California have an opportunity to experience horses and learn about themselves. With breakthrough comes change and we aim to STOP the vicious cycle of abuse, one precious soul at a time.
Appreciate your support,
Tom McCall
Founder, Mustard Seed Ranch

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Monetary and in-kind donations are always welcome. Donations can either be mailed or submitted through our website.
Time and talent are also needed. Volunteers on our ranches need to have horse experience and be willing to make a 6 month commitment of 4 hours per week.  
If you have a heart for foster youth, we are seeking other talented people to help network our non-profit in Orange County. 
Our main fundraiser is an annual golf tournament. Golfers, sponsors and volunteers are appreciated! 

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County

Southern California ranch locations:
Chino Hills, Pasadena, San Juan Capistrano, and Vista 

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Foster Care
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Mental Health Treatment



L.E.A.P. (Life Experience Animal-assisted Program)

The cornerstone of the miracles we work at Mustard Seed Ranch is L.E.A.P. (Life Experience Animal-assisted Program). L.E.A.P. was developed by leading professionals in the psychiatry, equestrian, and ministry fields as a faith based program to address more than twenty-five core relationship issues faced by children suffering from abuse and neglect. Each issue has been shaped into real life experience modules utilizing the gift of horses to teach the lesson. Although other animals are valuable in therapeutic settings, horses best replicate human relational behavior and are therefore more effective "teachers." Horses have the innate ability to understand and respond to people's emotions and energy. The kids in our program are asked to take responsibility of caring for their horses. In doing so, they begin to form a trusting relationship with the horses that respond to them with unconditional love. Connecting with the horses help the kids to explore and reconnect with their own feelings.

Budget  $400,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Foster Care
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Short-term success is determined by the feedback from Olivecrest therapists and the noticeable character change throughout the program. Therapists notice a dramatic difference in less anger, listening, compassion, and cooperation while the riders are at the ranch. They learn techniques they can turn to when they are back in the foster home setting to control outbursts and anger or ways to open up.
Program Long-Term Success 
Long-term success for our program is difficult to measure, because we are not allowed to maintain communication with our riders once they leave the program. We have had some reach out to us after they were emancipated and we are planning to add an alumni ranch day for continued support. 
We assist those in our program who are close to emancipation with finding housing and employment by collaborating with existing programs. Often times the youth are not aware of what help is available.
Program Success Monitored By  Currently, we rely on direct feedback from the foster program therapists. We are designing a short survey for riders to take before the program begins and again at the completion to gauge their feelings, apprehensions and what they are looking forward to. 
Examples of Program Success  --


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Kenneth McCall
CEO Term Start Jan 2000
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Olivecrest, Hillsides Education Center, Oakgrove, McKinnley School, and Childhelp.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 6
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 1
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Mr. Tom McCall
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. John-Paul Beeghly Interia Interactive Media Voting
Mr. Erik Davis RT Specialty Voting
Mr. Lenny Fodemski Lockton Insurance Voting
Mr. Justin Hodgdon Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Voting
Mr. Kenneth McCall Director, Mustard Seed Ranch Voting
Mr. Noah McMahon Anonymous, LLC Voting
Dr. John Townsend Clinical Psychologist and Author Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 100
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 0
Male: 100
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation No

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015
Projected Revenue $438,625.00
Projected Expenses $394,724.00
Form 990s

2014 MSR Form 990

2013 MSR Form 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents

2014 Mustard Seed Ranch Audit Doc

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $361,148 $304,108 $325,522
Total Expenses $287,196 $332,112 $282,287

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$44,620 $46,713 $163,796
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue -- $0 $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- $0 $0
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $316,528 $257,395 $161,726
Revenue In-Kind -- $0 $0
Other -- $0 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $122,608 $133,626 $158,508
Administration Expense $54,222 $47,627 $51,234
Fundraising Expense $110,366 $150,859 $72,545
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.26 0.92 1.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses 43% 40% 56%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 31% 50% 22%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $205,590 $129,407 $158,020
Current Assets $205,590 $129,407 $158,020
Long-Term Liabilities -- $0 $0
Current Liabilities $2,231 $0 $609
Total Net Assets $203,359 $129,407 $157,411

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 92.15 inf 259.47

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.