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Thistle Farms

Love Heals

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four stars

95.74

5122 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN 37209
tel: (615) 298-1140   Web Site
EIN: 58-2050089

Board Leadership
Sherry Stewart Deutschmann
Board President

CEO
Hal Cato
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.74 four stars
  Financial 95.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. We do this by providing a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support. . We believe that in the end, love is the most powerful force for change in the world.

Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. We do this by providing a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support. . We believe that in the end, love is the most powerful force for change in the world.

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Financial

four stars

95.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
78.0%
  Administrative Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 12.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thistle Farms on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thistle Farms on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thistle Farms (TN) 95.74 four stars
The Purple Door (TX) 98.53 four stars
Connections for Abused Women and their Children (IL) 93.84 four stars
Human Options (CA) 91.66 four stars
Jersey Battered Women's Service (NJ) 98.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,575,215
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $45,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,620,215
   Program Service Revenue $23,298
Total Primary Revenue $2,643,513
   Other Revenue $1,349,529
TOTAL REVENUE $3,993,042
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,104,939
   Administrative Expenses $814,153
   Fundraising Expenses $228,158
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,147,250
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-154,208
   
Net Assets $5,951,066

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
Thistle Farms $1,679,668 54.1%
Women's Sanctuary and Rehabilitation $1,028,169 33.1%
Thistle Stop Café $397,102 12.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 95.74 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 88.43 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 85.65 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 83.64 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2017 86.44 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 58-2050089
Name in IRS Master File THISTLE FARMS 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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(569) Referral service (social agencies)
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 June, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,500 1.98% Hal Cato CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thistle Farms (TN) 95.74 four stars
The Blue Bench (CO) 89.35 three stars
Human Options (CA) 91.66 four stars
Center for Women in Transition (MI) 91.33 four stars
Safe Connections (MO) 90.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Thistle Farms
5122 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209
tel: (615) 298-1140
EIN: 58-2050089

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Board Leadership

Sherry Stewart Deutschmann
Board President

CEO

Hal Cato
Chief Executive Officer

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