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Jefferson County Horse Council

Facilitate large animal evacuations in wildfire-prone Jefferson Co., CO

Rewrite bylaws for JCHC to enable application for federal nonprofit status

Posted July 21, 2022

Background & Context

JCHC is the organization providing trained volunteers for security and care of the equines and large animals rescued during disasters. Jeffco is one of the highest risk wildfire counties in the U.S. and drought looms over us, so the need is urgent. Our volunteers work under the Jeffco Sheriff's Animal Rescue Team, but we must be financially self-supporting.

Immediate Problem

We need to apply for grants and fundraise, and therefore we need nonprofit status. Updating our bylaws is the simple, but crucial first step.

Work & Deliverables

We need to be sure our bylaws will make us 501 (c) 3 ready.

Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • Receive and read the proposed new bylaws
  • Intro call to volunteer coordinator

Collaboration Phase

  • Go over the modifications and edits with JCHC coordinator.
  • Provide feedback to JCHC on their bylaws as related to intended 501 (c) 3 application..

Wrap Up

  • Re-read the bylaws as edited and give final approval to JCHC coordinator.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Required Legal Expertise: Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Signup Deadline: August 15, 2022
  • Deliverables Due: September 30, 2022
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
Jefferson County Horse Council

JCHC is an all-volunteer organization promoting and protecting all equine (horses, mules, burros, etc.)activities in Jefferson County, Colorado. We seek to educate members and the public on equine health and welfare, and we speak for equine owners and users on matters of trails, habitat, zoning, sports, equine assisted therapy, etc. Most urgently: our members are the volunteers who house equines (and other large animals) during emergencies, such as wildfires and floods. To further this effort we are seeking federal 501 c 3 status.

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