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Special K Ranch

A Place to Call Home

four stars

91.37

34 Special K Lane Columbus, MT 59019
tel: (406) 322-5520   Web Site
EIN: 36-3378581

Board Leadership
Jon Doak
President

CEO
Mike Oberg
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.37 four stars
  Financial 90.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

90.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.18
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special K Ranch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Special K Ranch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special K Ranch (MT) 91.37 four stars
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (GA) 92.41 four stars
Goodwill Industries of South Florida (FL) 89.86 three stars
Kostopulos Dream Foundation (UT) 97.17 four stars
The Mustard Seed (MS) 86.56 three stars

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Special K Ranch provides family oriented Christian homes, on a working ranch for adults who have developmental disabilities. Although unaffiliated, the program has a strong Christian emphasis in philosophy and practice. Special K Ranch is a place where people who have developmental disabilities live, learn, and work with loving and caring advisers who are committed to sharing their lives in this very special way. Ranchers are learning independent living and vocational skills through participation in daily personal, household, and ranch responsibilities.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,178,938
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,178,938
   Program Service Revenue $390,483
Total Primary Revenue $1,569,421
   Other Revenue $433,136
TOTAL REVENUE $2,002,557
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,289,512
   Administrative Expenses $124,964
   Fundraising Expenses $233,149
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,647,625
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $354,932
   
Net Assets $3,816,578

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
Ranch Operations $1,020,297 79.1%
Horticultural Vocational Training $214,752 16.7%
Livestock and Farming Vocational Training $54,463 4.2%

Ratings History
Special K Ranch has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 04/01/2017 91.37 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.81 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 84.40 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 85.29 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2014 89.65 three stars
2012-09 05/01/2014 84.15 three 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 36-3378581
Name in IRS Master File SPECIAL K RANCH INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (568) Vocational counseling
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, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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
None reported -- Mike Oberg Executive Director

Special K Ranch provides family oriented Christian homes, on a working ranch for adults who have developmental disabilities. Although unaffiliated, the program has a strong Christian emphasis in philosophy and practice. Special K Ranch is a place where people who have developmental disabilities live, learn, and work with loving and caring advisers who are committed to sharing their lives in this very special way. Ranchers are learning independent living and vocational skills through participation in daily personal, household, and ranch responsibilities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special K Ranch (MT) 91.37 four stars
Pearl Buck Center, Inc. (OR) 93.22 four stars
Variety the Children's Charity of Iowa (IA) 87.25 three stars
Jewelers for Children (NY) 88.31 three stars
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (GA) 92.41 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Special K Ranch
34 Special K Lane
Columbus, MT 59019
tel: (406) 322-5520
EIN: 36-3378581

Mail donations to:
PO Box 479
Columbus, MT 59019

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Board Leadership

Jon Doak
President

CEO

Mike Oberg
Executive Director

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