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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Equine Advocates

Promoting the humane and responsible treatment of horses

three stars

89.26

PO Box 354 Chatham, NY 12037
tel: (518) 245-1599   Web Site
EIN: 11-3313534

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Tucker
Chairman

CEO
Susan Wagner
President & Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.26 three stars
  Financial 85.36 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Equine Advocates mission is to rescue, protect and prevent the abuse of horses through education, investigation, rescue operations, the dissemination of information to the public and the operation of a horse sanctuary for slaughter-bound, abused and neglected equines. Since our founding in 1996, Equine Advocates has rescued countless horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Our Humane Education Programs are continually expanding. We offer tours and present lectures and classes on a variety of equine-related subjects. We organize and host the annual American Equine Summit where experts from across the country come to the sanctuary to speak on urgent issues facing America's wild and domestic horses. All presentations are recorded and available for viewing on our website. We have also conducted symposiums on Equine Cruelty for law enforcement where experts discussed how to recognize abuse/neglect cases and how to effectively enforce the cruelty laws.

Equine Advocates mission is to rescue, protect and prevent the abuse of horses through education, investigation, rescue operations, the dissemination of information to the public and the operation of a horse sanctuary for slaughter-bound, abused and neglected equines. Since our founding in 1996, Equine Advocates has rescued countless horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Our Humane Education Programs are continually expanding. We offer tours and present lectures and classes on a variety of equine-related subjects. We organize and host the annual American Equine Summit where experts from across the country come to the sanctuary to speak on urgent issues facing America's wild and domestic horses. All presentations are recorded and available for viewing on our website. We have also conducted symposiums on Equine Cruelty for law enforcement where experts discussed how to recognize abuse/neglect cases and how to effectively enforce the cruelty laws.

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Financial

three stars

85.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.58
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Equine Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Equine Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Equine Advocates (NY) 89.26 three stars
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center (NJ) 97.16 four stars
RedRover (CA) 96.93 four stars
Habitat for Horses (TX) 95.32 four stars
Petco Foundation (TX) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,148,522
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,148,522
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,148,522
   Other Revenue $234,924
TOTAL REVENUE $1,383,446
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,126,885
   Administrative Expenses $157,717
   Fundraising Expenses $192,090
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,476,692
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-93,246
   
Net Assets $3,646,588

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Rescue Operations to Save Equines $1,142,815 101.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 89.26 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 89.64 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.34 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 88.66 three stars
2013-12 12/04/2014 87.56 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 87.18 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 85.84 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 78.73 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 11-3313534
Name in IRS Master File EQUINE ADVOCATES INCORPORATED
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$59,800 4.04% Susan Wagner President
Other Salaries of Note
$59,800 4.04% Karen Wagner Development Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Equine Advocates (NY) 89.26 three stars
Front Range Equine Rescue (FL) 92.44 four stars
Animal Welfare Society (ME) 97.25 four stars
Petfinder Foundation (AZ) 92.92 four stars
Petco Foundation (TX) 96.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Equine Advocates
PO Box 354
Chatham, NY 12037
tel: (518) 245-1599
EIN: 11-3313534

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey Tucker
Chairman

CEO

Susan Wagner
President & Founder

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