Animals : Wildlife Conservation

The Elephant Sanctuary

The Elephant Sanctuary

four stars

98.88

27 East Main Street P.O. Box 393
Hohenwald, TN 38462
tel: (931) 796-6500   Web Site
EIN: 62-1587327

Board Leadership
Richard Rhoda
Chairperson

CEO
Janice Zeitlin
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.88 four stars
  Financial 98.43 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, founded in 1995, is the nation's largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants. The Sanctuary operates on 2,700 acres in Hohenwald, Tennessee-85 miles southwest of Nashville. The Elephant Sanctuary exists to provide captive elephants with individualized care, the companionship of a herd, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being; and to raise public awareness of the complex needs of elephants in captivity, and the crisis facing elephants in the wild. As a true sanctuary, The Elephant Sanctuary is not intended to provide entertainment, and it is therefore closed to the general public.

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, founded in 1995, is the nation's largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants. The Sanctuary operates on 2,700 acres in Hohenwald, Tennessee-85 miles southwest of Nashville. The Elephant Sanctuary exists to provide captive elephants with individualized care, the companionship of a herd, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being; and to raise public awareness of the complex needs of elephants in captivity, and the crisis facing elephants in the wild. As a true sanctuary, The Elephant Sanctuary is not intended to provide entertainment, and it is therefore closed to the general public.

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Financial

four stars

98.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.49
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Elephant Sanctuary on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Elephant Sanctuary on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,035,848
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,035,848
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,035,848
   Other Revenue $496,463
TOTAL REVENUE $7,532,311
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,259,048
   Administrative Expenses $339,038
   Fundraising Expenses $301,784
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,899,870
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,632,441
   
Net Assets $40,307,834

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,680 2.56% Janice Zeitlin Director

Mission

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, founded in 1995, is the nation's largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants. The Sanctuary operates on 2,700 acres in Hohenwald, Tennessee-85 miles southwest of Nashville. The Elephant Sanctuary exists to provide captive elephants with individualized care, the companionship of a herd, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being; and to raise public awareness of the complex needs of elephants in captivity, and the crisis facing elephants in the wild. As a true sanctuary, The Elephant Sanctuary is not intended to provide entertainment, and it is therefore closed to the general public.

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Charity Contact Info

The Elephant Sanctuary
27 East Main Street
P.O. Box 393
Hohenwald, TN 38462
tel: (931) 796-6500
fax: (931) 796-1360
EIN: 62-1587327

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Board Leadership

Richard Rhoda
Chairperson

CEO

Janice Zeitlin
CEO