Mission: JAMESON ANIMAL RESCUE RANCH ("JAMESON") IS A NO-KILL SANCTUARY AND ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION BASED IN THE NAPA VALLEY. THE ORGANIZATION IMPROVES ANIMAL WELL-BEING  ... (More)

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2014, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://jamesonrescueranch.org/

  1199 Cuttings Wharf Road
Napa CA 94559


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

78

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 80% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% Culture & Community


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

74

out of 100

The score earned by Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch is a failing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

74

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

82.38%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

10/10 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

No Audit

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

22.95%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



SUSAN FICKINGER, DIRECTOR

$0


VANESSA GB ROOD DVM, DIRECTOR

$0


LARS JOHANSSON, DIRECTOR

$0


ASHLEY KASSIS, SECRETARY

$0


KENT KUHLMANN, DIRECTOR

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2) (BMF foundation code: 16)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Balance Sheet


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

The COVID-19 Pandemic brought both great challenges and great opportunities for Jameson Humane, as we worked to respond to the needs of our community and serve the Bay Area. COVID-19 limited overall donations by eliminating live fundraisers. However, Jameson Humane adapted by offering a digital fundraiser in June 2021. While our overall fundraising numbers were down by 20% from years when we were able to hold a live auction, we were proud to find a way to fundraise during this challenging time. We also obtained loans to purchase Personal Protective Equipment to support staff safety protocols. One of these loans has been forgiven and the other is pending forgiveness.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Even with a funding decrease, Jameson Humane found the pandemic created a huge need among pet owners out of work. These pet owners struggled financially and did not have the resources to feed or provide medical care for their pets. Surrendering their animals could lead to a huge influx of animals at shelters, euthanizations, and stress for humans and animals. So, Jameson Humane created a pet pantry to provide food and supplies for struggling pet owners. The program began in April 2020 and continues today. In short, while Jameson dealt with the same challenges that many nonprofits had during this pandemic, we worked hard to expand our programming rather than limit it.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

During the pandemic, safety was our number one concern. Jameson Humane also needed to ensure that our animals were taken care of, and this task required human caregivers to be present at our rescue ranch in order to help them. To keep everyone safe, we implemented safety measures such as distancing, masking, and sanitization. The nature of our organization (with many of the animals housed in outdoor enclosures) made implementing these measures relatively easy.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

The pet pantry, and other aspects of financial assistance for pet owners, is a program that we intend to keep at Jameson Humane. A huge concern for the rescue community as a whole is owner surrender of pets. Owners surrender pets for a variety of reasons. When it is possible to keep a pet with a loving owner, this option creates the least amount of trauma and strain on the shelter system and the individuals involved. So, offering pet food and vouchers for medical care to humans struggling financially allows humans and pets to stay together. This keeps space in our shelters for pets with no other options and also prevents euthanizations due to overcrowding at shelters. The pet pantry and other types of financial assistance for pet guardians has been a win for our community and its services are more in demand than when they program started. We are excited to keep this program in place permanently.


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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$708,686

Spent in most recent FY

48%

Percent of program expenses


DOMESTIC ANIMAL WELL BEING PROGRAM THROUGH OUR DOMESTIC ANIMAL WELL BEING PROGRAM, JAMESON RESCUES ALL DOMESTIC ANIMALS AND PROVIDES EITHER ADOPTION / FOREVER HOME SERVICES OR LIFETIME SANCTUARY FOR T ... (More)


$538,571

Spent in most recent FY

36%

Percent of program expenses


COMMUNITY ANIMAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WITH THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF KEEPING RESPONSIBLE ANIMAL GUARDIANS/FAMILIES AND THEIR PETS TOGETHER, JAMESON ADMINISTERS FUNDS (VIA AN APPLICATION/GRANT PROCESS) TO ASS ... (More)


$211,254

Spent in most recent FY

14%

Percent of program expenses


COMMUNITY EDUCATION, OUTREACH AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS RESPONSE JAMESON'S COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND OUTREACH OCCURS THROUGH ITS ENGAGEMENT WITH THE COMMUNITY. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE PROVIDING HELP TO SENIO ... (More)


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


Guided by the connection among animals, humans, and the environment, we seek to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


Back in 2014, Monica and David Stevens founded Jameson Humane (Jameson) as a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life. Guided by instincts, Jameson has not followed the traditional path of “animal rescue” but instead listened to the community and responded holistically to the needs of our animals and their human guardians. As an impact-driven nonprofit organization that collaborates and educates to inspire change in animal welfare, not only in local communities but around the world, Jameson’s program model includes various novel solutions and approaches driven by education, prevention, and intervention. Jameson’s work is guided by how animals, the environment, and the community are all inextricably connected.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Create a Regional Disaster Response Center to help animals and humans affected by disasters such as wildfires.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Goal Two: Continue to offer financial and tangible aid to animal guardians struggling to care for their animals (examples: pet food pantry, vouchers for medical care).

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: Become a model organization that demonstrates animal rescues and sanctuaries can be stewards of the environment by implementing green energy structures and systems.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


What has gotten in the way of your oganization pursuing this investment?

The addressing the pandemic and pursuing other core goals have taken priority within our organization at this time. However, we have a talented and varied Board of Directors and they offer significant leadership. We look forward to be able to implement more leadership development in the future.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

One of our core program goals at this time is the development of our Regional Disaster Response Center. This center organizes communication between the Community Animal Response Teams, the Community Emergency Response Teams, local law enforcement, and residents in order to help animals and their guardians in disasters such as wildfires. This program involves strategic partnerships with the organizations mentioned as well as raising awareness about disaster preparedness. Eventually, this center will be a training hub for organizations in the Bay Area. In addition, our organization is actively pursuing partnerships with other organizations such as the ASPCA. We are already part of the Petfinder network and we are a Best Friends Network Partner.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


The COVID-19 Pandemic brought both great challenges and great opportunities for Jameson Humane, as we worked to respond to the needs of our community and serve the Bay Area. Like many organizations, COVID-19 limited overall donations by eliminating the possibility of live fundraisers. However, Jameson Humane adapted by offering a digital fundraising event in June 2021. This event, Wineapawlooza, initiated the fundraising efforts for this project. While the overall fundraising numbers were down by 20% ($200,000) from the years when we were able to hold a live auction, we were proud to be able to find a way to fundraise during this challenging time. You can watch the inspiring broadcast here: https://watch.sommtv.com/videos/wineapawlooza-2021. Jameson also obtained loans to purchase Personal Protective Equipment to support safety protocols among our staff. Even with a decrease in funding, Jameson found the pandemic created a huge need among pet owners out of work. These pet owners were struggling financially. Surrendering their animals could lead to a huge influx of animals at area shelters, euthanizations, and stress for humans and animals dealing with this situation. So, Jameson Humane created a pet pantry program to provide food and supplies for struggling pet owners. The program began in April 2020 and continues today. In short, while Jameson dealt with the same challenges that many nonprofits had during this pandemic, we worked hard to expand our programming rather than limit it. The result has been the ability to support members of the Bay Area community in caring for their animal companions.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

88

out of 100

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) and its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (30% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 83/100 (70% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

88

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

83/100 points

70% of beacon score


This organization's score of 83 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 4 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


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Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

100/100 points

30% of beacon score


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.


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Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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