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Policies & Financials

Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization certified by the IRS. All 501c3 organizations are required to make their financial information available to the public. Anyone wishing additional information about the financial state of the organization may contact the BEHS treasurer.

501(c)3 Determination Letter

GSH was granted 501(c)3 status on August 7, 2014, with an effective date retroactive to May 15, 2013. Because the effective date was applied retroactively, our determination letter includes an Addendum. 501(c)3 non-profits can have their status automatically revoked if they fail to file taxes for 3 years. When the determination is retroactive, the Addendum automatically reinstates the non-profit in case it is automatically revoked. A non-profit for whom the Addendum applies, such as GSH, are given 501(c)3 status, have it revoked, and reinstated all within the same determination letter. GSH is a 501(c)3 organization in good standing and has been at all times since its determination.


Our official list of by-laws and policies, a comprehensive guide outlining the rules and guidelines that govern our operations. These carefully crafted policies ensure transparency, accountability, and ethical practices as we work towards our mission of making a positive impact in the community we serve.


Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue & Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID #27-4282458), as well as a Non-Profit Corporation registered in the State of South Dakota.  GSH seeks to be transparent in its financial operations by making the following information publicly available.  The Internal Revenue Code requires a charity to make its Form 1023 exemption application, Form 990, and Form 990-T, available for public inspection. 

Form 990s