Charity Navigator - Rating for Big Cat Rescue
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    ...Is this your nonprofit?

    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible

    ...http://www.bigcatrescue.org/

    ...12802 EASY ST
    Tampa FL 33625-3702

    813-920-4130


    Tampa FL | IRS ruling year: 1996 | EIN: 59-3330495  

     

    Our Mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care, end abuse of big cats in captivity, and prevent extinction of big cats in the wild.

    Our Goal is for our donors to find their gifts to us to be among the most satisfying they make by accomplishing our mission in the most financially responsible manner possible. We consistently receive Charity Navigator's highest 4 star rating and are in the 1% of nonprofits who have received Charity Navigator's perfect numerical score of 100.

    Big Cat Rescue, founded in 1992, is an educational sanctuary devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic (i.e. wild, not domestic) cats who have been abused, abandoned, bred to be pets, retired from performing acts, or saved from being slaughtered for fur coats, and to educating the public about these animals and the issues facing them in captivity and in the wild.

     


    Rating Information

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    This charity's score is 98%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.


    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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     Important note on the timeliness of ratings

    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Big Cat Rescue is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability

     

    Accountability & Finance

     

    Big Cat Rescue has earned a 97% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2019, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
      
    ...Partial Credit
      
    ...No Credit
      
    ...Not Applicable
    Governance
    Policies
    Transparency

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
      
    ...Partial Credit
      
    ...No Credit
      
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 0.60% - 10/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 3.82 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.07 - 10/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 3.40% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 6.50% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 89.90% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 6.32% - 6.33/10 pts

    Unscored Information

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