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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Farm Sanctuary

Rescue, education, advocacy

91.93

3100 Aikens Road Watkins Glen, NY 14891
tel: (607) 583-2225   Web Site
EIN: 51-0292919

Board Leadership
Megan Watkins
Board Chair

CEO
Harry P. Lynch
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.93
  Financial 89.00
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

89.00

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.57
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Farm Sanctuary on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Farm Sanctuary on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 91.93
The Humane Society of the United States (DC) 85.40
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (NC) 88.41
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 88.81
Animal Welfare Institute (DC) 92.92

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Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and to encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Through the years, we have rescued thousands of animals, and educated millions of people about their plight. People are shocked to learn about the intolerable conditions that are commonplace on today's industrialized farms. Our rescue and education work continues, as we advocate for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion. We are reaching out to legislators and businesses, and working to bring about institutional reforms. Farm Sanctuary remains solidly committed to our mission to end cruelty to farm animals and promote compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy efforts.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,009,240
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $383,625
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $19,392,865
   Program Service Revenue $276,982
Total Primary Revenue $19,669,847
   Other Revenue $408,562
TOTAL REVENUE $20,078,409
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,109,112
   Administrative Expenses $818,084
   Fundraising Expenses $1,361,432
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,288,628
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,789,781
   
Net Assets $23,245,438

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, Shelter and Adoption $3,659,319 51.5%
Education and Outreach $2,964,844 41.7%
Advocacy and Action $484,949 6.8%

Ratings History
Farm Sanctuary has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.93
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 95.18
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.43
2012-12 02/01/2014 92.89
2011-09 10/01/2013 86.99
2011-09 12/01/2012 84.59
2010-09 09/20/2011 82.18
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/22/2010 83.85
2008-09 11/01/2009 87.19
2007-09 11/01/2008 89.28
2006-09 08/01/2007 90.40
2005-09 09/01/2006 90.43
2004-09 08/01/2005 93.03
2003-09 09/01/2004 90.40
2002-09 08/01/2003 90.31
2001-09 10/15/2002 90.35

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

EIN 51-0292919
Name in IRS Master File FARM SANCTUARY INC
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 August, 1985
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • 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
$190,392 2.04% Harry Lynch Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$89,832 0.96% Gene Baur President

Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and to encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Through the years, we have rescued thousands of animals, and educated millions of people about their plight. People are shocked to learn about the intolerable conditions that are commonplace on today's industrialized farms. Our rescue and education work continues, as we advocate for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion. We are reaching out to legislators and businesses, and working to bring about institutional reforms. Farm Sanctuary remains solidly committed to our mission to end cruelty to farm animals and promote compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy efforts.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 91.93
Friends of Animals (CT) 86.86
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NY) 86.14
FACT (IL) 94.31
The Humane Society of the United States (DC) 85.40

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Charity Contact Info

Farm Sanctuary
3100 Aikens Road
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
tel: (607) 583-2225
fax: (607) 583-2041
EIN: 51-0292919

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 150
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

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Board Leadership

Megan Watkins
Board Chair

CEO

Harry P. Lynch
Executive Director, CEO

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