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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Farm Sanctuary

Rescue, education, advocacy

three stars

85.66

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

Board Leadership
Stavey Barsema
Board Chair

CEO
Harry P. Lynch
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.66 three stars
  Financial 79.95 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 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

two stars

79.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.48
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
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) 85.66 three stars
American Anti-Vivisection Society (PA) 90.15 four stars
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 94.34 four stars
National Anti-Vivisection Society (IL) 87.19 three stars
Morris Animal Foundation (CO) 89.50 three stars

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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 $9,229,471
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,317,388
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,546,859
   Program Service Revenue $336,627
Total Primary Revenue $10,883,486
   Other Revenue $270,085
TOTAL REVENUE $11,153,571
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $6,853,930
   Administrative Expenses $970,981
   Fundraising Expenses $2,105,313
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,930,224
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,223,347
   
Net Assets $23,543,153

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 $3,662,067 48.9%
Education and Outreach $3,039,172 40.6%
Advocacy and Action $786,892 10.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2002-09 08/01/2003 90.31 four stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 90.35 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)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$194,616 1.95% Harry Lynch Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$107,590 1.08% 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) 85.66 three stars
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 92.89 four stars
Humane Society International (DC) 89.02 three stars
The Fund for Animals (NY) 87.18 three stars
Humane Farming Association (CA) 89.28 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

Stavey Barsema
Board Chair

CEO

Harry P. Lynch
Executive Director, CEO

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