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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Tiger Haven

A safe place for big cats

two stars

74.23

237 Harvey Road Kingston, TN 37763
tel: (865) 376-4100   Web Site
EIN: 62-1536897

CEO
Mary Lynn Haven
President & Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.23 two stars
  Financial 66.80 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1991, Tiger Haven is a sanctuary and rescue facility for big cats, much like an animal shelter for dogs and house cats - except that we are a no kill facility. And, the cats who come here for sanctuary are given a permanent home. They are not sold, transferred or given away. They are not used for breeders, and they don't work for a living. The cats here enjoy the good life, and they deserve it. Tiger Haven is situated on 75 acres of wooded property. Large enclosures fill up about 45 acres and house 278 big cats and 14 lesser cats . A perimeter fence surrounds all the enclosures and living quarters, and a roadway runs between enclosures and around the perimeter fence to facilitate feeding, maintenance and security checks. The enclosures are designed for the cats that will live in them.

Established in 1991, Tiger Haven is a sanctuary and rescue facility for big cats, much like an animal shelter for dogs and house cats - except that we are a no kill facility. And, the cats who come here for sanctuary are given a permanent home. They are not sold, transferred or given away. They are not used for breeders, and they don't work for a living. The cats here enjoy the good life, and they deserve it. Tiger Haven is situated on 75 acres of wooded property. Large enclosures fill up about 45 acres and house 278 big cats and 14 lesser cats . A perimeter fence surrounds all the enclosures and living quarters, and a roadway runs between enclosures and around the perimeter fence to facilitate feeding, maintenance and security checks. The enclosures are designed for the cats that will live in them.

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Financial

one star

66.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
56.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 38.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.32
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.91
  Program Expenses Growth -5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tiger Haven on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tiger Haven on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tiger Haven (TN) 74.23 two stars
The Wildcat Sanctuary (MN) 95.03 four stars
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (CO) 92.92 four stars
Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary (GA) 89.39 three stars
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA (CA) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,340,190
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,340,190
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,340,190
   Other Revenue $116,409
TOTAL REVENUE $4,456,599
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,178,109
   Administrative Expenses $140,097
   Fundraising Expenses $1,770,701
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,088,907
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,367,692
   
Net Assets $5,472,926

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
Exotic Animal Rescue $1,559,405 85.2%
Shelter Rescue $270,704 14.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-01 11/01/2019 74.23 two stars
2018-01 02/01/2019 81.78 three stars
2017-01 02/01/2018 81.30 three stars
2016-01 07/01/2017 75.41 two stars
2016-01 02/01/2017 61.21 one star
2015-01 06/01/2016 58.57 one star
 
CN 2.0
2015-01 12/01/2015 59.87 one star
2014-01 08/01/2015 61.74 one star
2013-01 02/01/2014 56.88 one star
2012-01 06/01/2013 63.07 one star
2011-01 05/01/2012 61.60 one star
2010-01 09/20/2011 58.40 one star
 
CN 1.0
2010-01 02/01/2011 67.45 one star
2008-01 12/17/2008 57.02 one star
2007-01 04/01/2008 63.97 one star
2006-01 05/01/2007 56.77 one star
2005-01 02/01/2006 61.65 one star
2004-01 03/01/2005 68.85 one star
2003-01 02/01/2005 71.34 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 62-1536897
Name in IRS Master File TIGER HAVEN
NTEE Code D34
NTEE Classification Wildlife Sanctuary, Refuge
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) 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 October, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End January
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • January, 2018
  • January, 2017
  • January, 2016
  • January, 2015
  • January, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$43,000 1.39% Mary Lynn Haven President & Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tiger Haven (TN) 74.23 two stars
Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary (GA) 89.39 three stars
Animals Asia Foundation Limited (CA) 85.07 three stars
The Elephant Sanctuary (TN) 98.47 four stars
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA (CA) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Tiger Haven
237 Harvey Road
Kingston, TN 37763
tel: (865) 376-4100
fax: (865) 376-0284
EIN: 62-1536897

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CEO

Mary Lynn Haven
President & Manager

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