2020 was a crazy year! We had been saving up to extend our current enclosures and add three more. Adding the extra enclosures meet we could add more ambassadors for you. Unfortunately, Covid hit and everything went on hold as we figured out what was best for our animals. Without programs we had no income so the building plans were put on hold.
Between April and August 2020 we sat down and really thought about the future of Ambassadors of Nature LLC. What did we want to contribute to our area? We decided that we wanted to reach more learners and help more animals in need. This was a big project and one we knew we wouldn’t be able to tackle alone. We were going to need help!
We decided that we would become a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. This would allow us to engage more with the community. As a nonprofit we can take volunteers, go to more community events and even create events of our own. 501(c)3 status also allows our amazing supporters to donate to a cause they care about.
We have worked very hard in 2021 to get our bank account back to a comfortable level. Having $5,000 in the account allows us to care for all our animals for one year and have a large amount leftover in case of an emergency. This means that the rest of the funds generated in 2021 will go towards building supplies to expand our animal housing! Stay tuned for more exciting news as Ambassadors of Nature Education Foundation continues to grow!