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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Farm Sanctuary

Rescue, education, advocacy

three stars

85.16

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

Board Leadership
Chris Allieri
Board Chair

CEO
Megan Watkins
CEO, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.16 three stars
  Financial 79.23 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Farm Sanctuary was established in 1986 as the nation's first rescue and refuge for farmed animals, becoming the organization responsible for bringing farm animal welfare into mainstream consciousness. Over the past three decades, Farm Sanctuary has
remained committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through our comprehensive rescue, education and advocacy efforts. We have urged passage of the first U.S. laws to protect animals on farms; initiated the first cruelty convictions at stockyards and slaughterhouses; and established the largest rescue and adoption network for farm
animals in North America. Farm Sanctuary has provided lifelong care to thousands of rescued farm animals at our Upstate New York and Southern California sanctuaries. People from all over the world have visited our shelters and engaged in our programs to learn about the plight of farm animals and the far-reaching impact of factory farming upon people and our planet.

Farm Sanctuary was established in 1986 as the nation's first rescue and refuge for farmed animals, becoming the organization responsible for bringing farm animal welfare into mainstream consciousness. Over the past three decades, Farm Sanctuary has
remained committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through our comprehensive rescue, education and advocacy efforts. We have urged passage of the first U.S. laws to protect animals on farms; initiated the first cruelty convictions at stockyards and slaughterhouses; and established the largest rescue and adoption network for farm
animals in North America. Farm Sanctuary has provided lifelong care to thousands of rescued farm animals at our Upstate New York and Southern California sanctuaries. People from all over the world have visited our shelters and engaged in our programs to learn about the plight of farm animals and the far-reaching impact of factory farming upon people and our planet.

Financial

two stars

79.23

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
68.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.60
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
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) 85.16 three stars
Friends of Animals (CT) 89.45 three stars
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 86.67 three stars
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 97.10 four stars
Born Free USA (MD) 86.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,508,115
   Federated Campaigns $33,569
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,541,684
   Program Service Revenue $397,652
Total Primary Revenue $12,939,336
   Other Revenue $1,249,637
TOTAL REVENUE $14,188,973
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,217,555
   Administrative Expenses $1,797,723
   Fundraising Expenses $2,287,480
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,302,758
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,886,215
   
Net Assets $31,768,308

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 $4,289,033 52.2%
Education and Outreach $3,002,759 36.5%
Advocacy and Action $925,763 11.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 85.16 three stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 86.41 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 88.58 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 88.41 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 89.95 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 85.66 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.93 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 95.18 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.43 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 92.89 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2013 86.99 three stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 84.59 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 82.18 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/22/2010 83.85 three stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 87.19 three stars
2007-09 11/01/2008 89.28 three stars
2006-09 08/01/2007 90.40 four stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 90.43 four stars
2004-09 08/01/2005 93.03 four stars
2003-09 09/01/2004 90.40 four 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 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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$219,000 1.78% Megan Watkins CEO, Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 85.16 three stars
American Anti-Vivisection Society (PA) 85.97 three stars
American Humane (DC) 90.09 four stars
Animal Legal Defense Fund (CA) 91.80 four stars
Kentucky Horse Park Foundation (KY) 89.30 three stars

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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

Chris Allieri
Board Chair

CEO

Megan Watkins
CEO, Executive Director

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