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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Humane Farming Association

Leading the campaign against factory farming and slaughterhouse abuses

four stars

91.28

36 Woodland Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901
tel: (415) 485-1495   Web Site
EIN: 68-0087989

Board Leadership
Bradley Miller
President

CEO
Bradley Miller
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.28 four stars
  Financial 88.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Humane Farming Association (HFA) is the nation's largest farm animal protection organization. Founded in 1985, HFA is leading the campaign against factory farming and slaughterhouse abuses. HFA is also home to the world's largest farm animal refuge, Suwanna Ranch. HFA's goals are to protect farm animals from cruelty, to protect the public from the dangerous misuse of antibiotics, hormones, and other chemicals used on factory farms, and to protect the environment from the impacts of industrialized animal factories. HFA's comprehensive programs include: anti-cruelty investigations and exposes, national media and ad campaigns, direct hands-on emergency care, and refuge for abused farm animals.

The Humane Farming Association (HFA) is the nation's largest farm animal protection organization. Founded in 1985, HFA is leading the campaign against factory farming and slaughterhouse abuses. HFA is also home to the world's largest farm animal refuge, Suwanna Ranch. HFA's goals are to protect farm animals from cruelty, to protect the public from the dangerous misuse of antibiotics, hormones, and other chemicals used on factory farms, and to protect the environment from the impacts of industrialized animal factories. HFA's comprehensive programs include: anti-cruelty investigations and exposes, national media and ad campaigns, direct hands-on emergency care, and refuge for abused farm animals.

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Financial

three stars

88.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.41
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Farming Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Farming Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Farming Association (CA) 91.28 four stars
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NY) 85.60 three stars
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 90.58 four stars
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 89.13 three stars
Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation (CA) 86.56 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,167,933
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,167,933
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,167,933
   Other Revenue $169,125
TOTAL REVENUE $3,337,058
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $2,649,120
   Administrative Expenses $71,864
   Fundraising Expenses $526,294
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,247,278
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $89,780
   
Net Assets $13,566,943

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
Farm Animal Safety $2,906,063 100.0%

Ratings History
Humane Farming Association has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 91.28 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 93.52 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.88 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 89.28 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.01 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 81.70 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 84.35 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 88.89 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 86.13 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 85.27 three stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 80.92 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-12 06/01/2011 92.82 four stars
2009-12 12/22/2010 78.44 two stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 86.89 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 89.73 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 97.46 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 93.08 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 86.56 three stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 82.94 three stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 93.91 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 68-0087989
Name in IRS Master File HUMANE FARMING ASSOCIATION
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 (249) Other farming and related activities
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, 1986
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$97,095 2.99% Bradley Miller President, Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Farming Association (CA) 91.28 four stars
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American Anti-Vivisection Society (PA) 85.00 three stars
Animal Legal Defense Fund (CA) 91.80 four stars
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 97.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Humane Farming Association
36 Woodland Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
tel: (415) 485-1495
fax: (415) 485-0106
EIN: 68-0087989

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 3577
San Rafael, CA 94912

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Board Leadership

Bradley Miller
President

CEO

Bradley Miller
President

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