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Farm Aid

Keep America growing

three stars

88.38

501 Cambridge Street 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02141
tel: (617) 354-2922   Web Site
EIN: 36-3383233

Board Leadership
Willie Nelson
President

CEO
Carolyn Muger
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.38 three stars
  Financial 87.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Farm Aid's mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to support Farm Aid's work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose food from family farms. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $48 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture, and promote food from family farms.

Farm Aid's mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to support Farm Aid's work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose food from family farms. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $48 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture, and promote food from family farms.

Financial

three stars

87.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Farm Aid on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Farm Aid on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Farm Aid (MA) 88.38 three stars
Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego (CA) 90.92 four stars
Sustainable Food Center (TX) 91.45 four stars
New York Common Pantry (NY) 100.00 four stars
MANNA (PA) 92.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $989,465
   Federated Campaigns $21,659
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $358,230
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,369,354
   Program Service Revenue $12,558
Total Primary Revenue $1,381,912
   Other Revenue $542,443
TOTAL REVENUE $1,924,355
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,573,693
   Administrative Expenses $280,890
   Fundraising Expenses $175,899
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,030,482
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-106,127
   
Net Assets $2,145,733

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
Helping Farmers Thrive $612,567 38.9%
Taking Action to Change the System $509,888 32.4%
Promoting Food from Family Farms $239,982 15.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.38 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.77 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.07 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 91.67 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 94.91 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 82.22 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 81.82 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 81.24 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 78.61 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 80.49 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 92.75 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 87.20 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 93.41 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 84.62 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 74.57 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 36-3383233
Name in IRS Master File FARM AID INC
NTEE Code K12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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, 1986
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$43,453 2.14% Carolyn G. Mugar Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$78,530 3.86% Glenda Yoder Associate Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Farm Aid (MA) 88.38 three stars
Blessings in A Backpack (KY) 94.33 four stars
God's Love We Deliver (NY) 93.36 four stars
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County (CA) 91.36 four stars
Food & Friends (DC) 88.01 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Farm Aid
501 Cambridge Street
3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02141
tel: (617) 354-2922
fax: (617) 354-6992
EIN: 36-3383233

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Board Leadership

Willie Nelson
President

CEO

Carolyn Muger
Executive Director

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