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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Farm Sanctuary

Rescue, education, advocacy

three stars

88.41

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 88.41 three stars
  Financial 83.89 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2016
Number of animals rescued
834
Number of sheltered animals
1,081
Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior
1,081
Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst
1,081
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Financial

three stars

83.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.77
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
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) 88.41 three stars
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 98.23 four stars
Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (DC) 87.54 three stars
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 94.34 four stars
Morris Animal Foundation (CO) 89.89 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,996,051
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $717,346
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,713,397
   Program Service Revenue $314,459
Total Primary Revenue $15,027,856
   Other Revenue $480,756
TOTAL REVENUE $15,508,612
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,883,995
   Administrative Expenses $1,130,839
   Fundraising Expenses $1,831,019
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,845,853
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,662,759
   
Net Assets $27,858,180

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 $3,961,484 50.2%
Education and Outreach $3,381,141 42.9%
Advocacy and Action $541,370 6.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$199,808 1.84% Harry Lynch Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$103,846 0.95% Gene Baur President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 88.41 three stars
PetSmart Charities (AZ) 93.79 four stars
Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (DC) 87.54 three stars
Animal Legal Defense Fund (CA) 96.56 four stars
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 98.23 four 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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