Not Available

 URL not available
 |  PO BOX 394 Hamersville OH 45130-0394

Fighting Chance Rescue is headquartered in Hamersville, OH, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 81-2097619.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Animal Protection and Welfare within the Animal-Related category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2016.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)

Is this your nonprofit?

Request an Impact & Results score

...  ...  ...  ...  

Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator’s Encompass Rating System evolves on a quarterly basis as we add new measures and indicators, which we call Beacons. Check back often to see how this organization’s score changes.

Learn about the Encompass Rating System: Announcement | FAQ | Release Notes

Overall Score

Not Scored

Encompass Scores are calculated from one or more Beacon Scores. This organization is either not eligible for a Beacon (see below), or that Beacon is not yet available.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Finance & Accountability score. Find out why.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Impact & Results score. Find out why.

Looking for this charity in our old design?

Back to Top

...   Finance & Accountability

Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.

No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Finance & Accountability score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for the following reason:

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology because it files Form 990-N, as allowed by the IRS for charities with less than $50,000 annual revenue.

The lack of a rating for this reason simply means that the organization does not meet our rating criteria. It does not indicate a positive or negative assessment by Charity Navigator.

...   Impact & Results

Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

Learn more about how we rate nonprofits.

Do you work at Fighting Chance Rescue? Share your impact data to update your score.

Back to Top

Additional Information


This beta feature is currently viewable only on desktop or tablet screens. Check back later for updates.

Largest Programs

Largest Programs

No program data is available for this organization.

GuideStar Seal of Transparency


GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact. GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Gold Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly describing their goals, strategies, and accomplishments. Click here for more information.

Note: GuideStar Seals do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results Score.

What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

FCR focuses heavily on the rescue of unwanted horses that are slaughter bound. Our goal is to save these horses from sale to kill buyers, rehabilitate them and rehome them. We also often take in horses who have been seized by humane societies for neglect or starvation. Examples of humane seizure in 2020 include a January 5, 2020 seizure of 6 horses from a hoarding case. Those horses were brought to FCR, rehabilitated and re-homed. We have also rehabilitated and re-homed severely neglected cases that have related to charges of animal cruelty In Butler and Clermont Counties.

What are your strategies for making this happen?

FCR does the following to deliver our mission. FCR raises restricted funds for purchase of slaughter bound horses from its donors. This is done through education on the problem of horse slaughter, as well as direct rescue operations. In order to serve severely neglected / starved horse we have built a critical care area at the rescue.

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

FCR operated a rescue farm in southeast Ohio. This facility is used to restore the health of rescued horses and prepare them for rehoming. The size of FCR's facility is a major restricting factor preventing the organization from rescuing more horses. In 2020 FCR launched a capital campaign to expand the rescue's facility. This allows us to more safely rehabilitate fragile horses, and take in horses that other rescues cannot.

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

Every year FCR strives to rescue more horses. We also have stared an equine rescue badge with the Girl Scouts. This, we hope, will help grow the next generation of equine advocates and rescuers.

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

FCR was founded in May, 2016 and rescued 37 horses that year. Through March 2020 FCR has rescued nearly 300 horses.


GlobalGiving Badge not earned

GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country. For donors, GlobalGiving provides an additional layer of vetting and due diligence for each of its nonprofit partners every two years, which may include site visit verification. Learn more about GlobalGiving.

Note: GlobalGiving Badges do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results score.

...   Leadership & Adaptability

Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s leadership capacity, strategic planning, and the ability to readily innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization’s mission.

Back to Top

...   Culture & Community

Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s people operations, connectedness and engagement with the constituents and communities served, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion measures.

Back to Top