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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)

Supporting animal-based farming that creates healthier and more humane places to raise food animals.

three stars

82.97

3525 W. Peterson Ave. Suite 213
Chicago, IL 60659
tel: (773) 525-4952   Web Site
EIN: 36-3172605

Board Leadership
Robin Fitelson
Chair

CEO
Harry Rhodes
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.97 three stars
  Financial 76.97 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is a national non-profit organization founded in 1982 that promotes humane and healthy farms through science-based advocacy, consumer education, and support for humane farmers. FACT promotes the safe and humane production of meat, milk and eggs. FACT envisions that all food-producing animals will be raised in a healthy and humane manner so that everyone will have access to safe and humanely-produced food. Many welfare-oriented farmers want to reduce antibiotic usage, use safer and more natural feed, provide more space and better housing for their animals, and improve their ability to market their products. FACT listened to these concerns, and determined that the most effective response was through concerted efforts to expand humane farming and food safety-our two current focuses.

Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is a national non-profit organization founded in 1982 that promotes humane and healthy farms through science-based advocacy, consumer education, and support for humane farmers. FACT promotes the safe and humane production of meat, milk and eggs. FACT envisions that all food-producing animals will be raised in a healthy and humane manner so that everyone will have access to safe and humanely-produced food. Many welfare-oriented farmers want to reduce antibiotic usage, use safer and more natural feed, provide more space and better housing for their animals, and improve their ability to market their products. FACT listened to these concerns, and determined that the most effective response was through concerted efforts to expand humane farming and food safety-our two current focuses.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of advocacy contacts with government leaders
32
Number of top 25 chain restaurants that commit to reduce the amount of antibiotics in the meat they use. Report on use in annual Chairn Reaction Report.
18
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
94,500
Number of scholarships provided for conferences that promote humane animal farming practices.
61
Number of training events conducted
19
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

76.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
74.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.20
  Program Expenses Growth -11.8%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) (IL) 82.97 three stars
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 86.41 three stars
PetSmart Charities (AZ) 95.95 four stars
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 92.90 four stars
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 89.13 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $543,111
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $543,111
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $543,111
   Other Revenue $76,700
TOTAL REVENUE $619,811
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $494,327
   Administrative Expenses $53,397
   Fundraising Expenses $116,361
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $664,085
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-44,274
   
Net Assets $976,300

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
Humane Farming $220,556 44.6%
Food Safety Program $209,929 42.5%
Program Communication Goal $63,842 12.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 82.97 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 84.19 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 94.31 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.94 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 85.05 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 85.70 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 78.36 two stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 86.22 three stars
2010-06 05/01/2012 75.18 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 73.98 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 71.22 two stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 88.57 three stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 89.17 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 86.14 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 87.47 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 83.42 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 80.00 three stars
2003-06 12/01/2004 84.26 three 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 36-3172605
Name in IRS Master File FOOD ANIMAL CONCERNS TRUST
NTEE Code D01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1982
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
$94,739 14.26% Richard Wood Non-Voting Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) (IL) 82.97 three stars
Friends of Animals (CT) 89.45 three stars
National Anti-Vivisection Society (IL) 88.41 three stars
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 90.58 four stars
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 89.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)
3525 W. Peterson Ave.
Suite 213
Chicago, IL 60659
tel: (773) 525-4952
EIN: 36-3172605

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3525 W. Peterson Ave.
Suite 213
Chicago, IL 60659

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Board Leadership

Robin Fitelson
Chair

CEO

Harry Rhodes
Executive Director

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