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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

The Gentle Barn

Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

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four stars

94.42

15825 Sierra Highway Santa Clarita, CA 91390
tel: (661) 252-2440   Web Site
EIN: 95-4776451

Board Leadership
Donny Makower
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Ellie Laks
Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.42 four stars
  Financial 92.11 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Gentle Barn works to teach people reverence for life by rescuing, rehabilitating, and giving sanctuary to abused animals. At The Gentle Barn, we work with children from the inner-city, group homes, mental health care facilities, foster homes, and schools to teach them that even though we are all different on the outside, on the inside we are all the same and are deserving of the same rights, respects and freedom. The ultimate goal is to open Gentle Barns across the country so that every animal and child can have a place of healing and safety and where they can be seen for the perfect beings that they are. Since its inception, The Gentle Barn has been home to hundreds of animals and host to over 350,000 people.

The Gentle Barn works to teach people reverence for life by rescuing, rehabilitating, and giving sanctuary to abused animals. At The Gentle Barn, we work with children from the inner-city, group homes, mental health care facilities, foster homes, and schools to teach them that even though we are all different on the outside, on the inside we are all the same and are deserving of the same rights, respects and freedom. The ultimate goal is to open Gentle Barns across the country so that every animal and child can have a place of healing and safety and where they can be seen for the perfect beings that they are. Since its inception, The Gentle Barn has been home to hundreds of animals and host to over 350,000 people.

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Financial

four stars

92.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 22.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Gentle Barn on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Gentle Barn on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Gentle Barn (CA) 94.42 four stars
Canine Companions for Independence (CA) 88.43 three stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 96.93 four stars
NEADS Inc. (MA) 94.27 four stars
The Seeing Eye (NJ) 85.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,907,035
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,907,035
   Program Service Revenue $322,450
Total Primary Revenue $3,229,485
   Other Revenue $24,000
TOTAL REVENUE $3,253,485
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,894,011
   Administrative Expenses $417,379
   Fundraising Expenses $160,442
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,471,832
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $781,653
   
Net Assets $2,332,310

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
Educational Programs $1,894,011 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 94.42 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 87.89 three stars
2016-12 04/03/2018 86.93 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 82.32 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.27 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 81.22 three stars
2013-12 11/01/2015 70.84 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 68.41 one star
2013-12 04/01/2015 64.64 one star
2012-12 05/01/2014 46.76 zero star

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

EIN 95-4776451
Name in IRS Master File GENTLE BARN FOUNDATION
NTEE Code D60
NTEE Classification Other Services - Specialty Animals
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 March, 2000
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$111,094 4.49% Yael Laks Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$106,102 4.29% Jay Weiner Co-Founder

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Gentle Barn (CA) 94.42 four stars
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (PA) 98.44 four stars
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 94.67 four stars
Guide Dogs for the Blind (CA) 90.99 four stars
ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (CT) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Gentle Barn
15825 Sierra Highway
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
tel: (661) 252-2440
fax: (661) 251-2440
EIN: 95-4776451

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Board Leadership

Donny Makower
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Ellie Laks
Founder

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