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Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue

Saving wild horses and taming wild hearts

two stars

78.85

35700 Sand Canyon Road Caliente, CA 93518
tel: (661) 867-2661   Web Site
EIN: 95-4631906

Board Leadership
Shannon Strong
President

CEO
Jill Starr
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.85 two stars
  Financial 70.25 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1997, Lifesavers, Inc. otherwise known as Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue has provided refuge, training, and adoption placement for hundreds of horses in need. We are dedicated to saving abused, abandoned, neglected, and slaughter bound mustangs and domestic horses.

Our Lancaster ranch is home to our rehabilitation and rescue operation, where our dedicated staff work with our rescued horses to provide the training, socialization, and handling necessary to find them adoptive homes. Our sanctuary property provides a permanent natural habitat for some of our rescued horses. Our sanctuary allows many of our horses who are unadoptable to live out their lives in an environment that is close as possible to freedom on the range.

Since 1997, Lifesavers, Inc. otherwise known as Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue has provided refuge, training, and adoption placement for hundreds of horses in need. We are dedicated to saving abused, abandoned, neglected, and slaughter bound mustangs and domestic horses.

Our Lancaster ranch is home to our rehabilitation and rescue operation, where our dedicated staff work with our rescued horses to provide the training, socialization, and handling necessary to find them adoptive homes. Our sanctuary property provides a permanent natural habitat for some of our rescued horses. Our sanctuary allows many of our horses who are unadoptable to live out their lives in an environment that is close as possible to freedom on the range.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of animals rescued
25
Number of sheltered animals
274
Number of animal adoptions
10
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

70.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
68.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.51
  Program Expenses Growth -4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue (CA) 78.85 two stars
Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary (GA) 89.39 three stars
Keepers of the Wild (AZ) 87.25 three stars
The Elephant Sanctuary (TN) 98.47 four stars
American Eagle Foundation (TN) 97.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,254,090
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,254,090
   Program Service Revenue $19,550
Total Primary Revenue $2,273,640
   Other Revenue $19,536
TOTAL REVENUE $2,293,176
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,364,998
   Administrative Expenses $83,391
   Fundraising Expenses $568,171
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,016,560
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $276,616
   
Net Assets $3,195,176

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
Horse Rehabilitation, Education & Shelter Services $1,364,998 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 05/01/2019 78.85 two stars
2017-06 04/01/2019 81.48 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 75.39 two stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 75.72 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 73.59 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2017 83.36 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 82.66 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.77 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 90.57 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 90.73 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 81.05 three stars
2012-06 04/01/2013 75.06 two stars
2011-06 08/28/2012 77.69 two stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 69.71 one star
2010-06 02/01/2012 68.30 one star
2010-06 09/20/2011 58.88 one star
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 83.59 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 87.17 three stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 79.57 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 69.14 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-4631906
Name in IRS Master File LIFESAVERS 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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 November, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$70,765 3.50% Jill Starr Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue (CA) 78.85 two stars
American Eagle Foundation (TN) 97.03 four stars
Center for Great Apes (FL) 95.55 four stars
Keepers of the Wild (AZ) 87.25 three stars
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA) 88.29 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue
35700 Sand Canyon Road
Caliente, CA 93518
tel: (661) 867-2661
EIN: 95-4631906

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Board Leadership

Shannon Strong
President

CEO

Jill Starr
Executive Director

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