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Special K Ranch

A Place to Call Home

four stars

91.75

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 91.75 four stars
  Financial 91.52 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

91.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.01
  Program Expenses Growth 9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
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) 91.75 four stars
Saddle Up! (TN) 89.41 three stars
Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults (IN) 92.63 four stars
Kostopulos Dream Foundation (UT) 100.00 four stars
The Center for Individuals With Physical Challenges (OK) 86.57 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,069,222
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,069,222
   Program Service Revenue $398,693
Total Primary Revenue $1,467,915
   Other Revenue $484,493
TOTAL REVENUE $1,952,408
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,605,539
   Administrative Expenses $145,120
   Fundraising Expenses $206,231
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,956,890
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,482
   
Net Assets $3,811,698

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
Horticultural Vocational Training $196,165 12.2%
Ranch Operations $1,353,440 84.3%
Livestock and Farming Vocational Training $55,934 3.5%

Ratings History
Special K Ranch has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 03/01/2018 91.75 four stars
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, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Special K Ranch (MT) 91.75 four stars
Challenge Aspen (CO) 100.00 four stars
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (GA) 92.27 four stars
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (PA) 94.09 four stars
Best Buddies International (FL) 89.09 three 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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