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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Humane Farming Association

Leading the campaign against factory farming and slaughterhouse abuses

three stars

89.01

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 89.01 three stars
  Financial 84.99 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
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

three stars

84.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.60
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Farming Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Farming Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Farming Association (CA) 89.01 three stars
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 91.93 four stars
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (NC) 88.41 three stars
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 88.81 three stars
FACT (IL) 94.31 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,648,673
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,648,673
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,648,673
   Other Revenue $110,840
TOTAL REVENUE $2,759,513
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $2,158,388
   Administrative Expenses $66,943
   Fundraising Expenses $416,934
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,642,265
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $117,248
   
Net Assets $12,195,930

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-12 10/15/2002 79.72 two 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]
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
$74,913 2.83% Bradley Miller President, Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Farming Association (CA) 89.01 three stars
The Humane Society of the United States (DC) 85.40 three stars
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 94.69 four stars
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 91.93 four stars
Animal Legal Defense Fund (CA) 90.51 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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