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Big Cat Rescue

Caring for Big Cats - Ending the Trade as Pets, Props & Parts

four stars

99.71

12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625
tel: (813) 920-4130   Web Site
EIN: 59-3330495

CEO
Carole Baskin
CEO, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.71 four stars
  Financial 99.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

99.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.17
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Cat Rescue on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Cat Rescue on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Cat Rescue (FL) 99.71 four stars
Animal Place (CA) 86.33 three stars
The Elephant Sanctuary (TN) 97.15 four stars
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (CO) 94.69 four stars
Keepers of the Wild (AZ) 90.94 four stars

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Big Cat Rescue, founded in 1992, is an educational sanctuary devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic (i.e. wild, not domestic) cats who have been abused, abandoned, bred to be pets, retired from performing acts, or saved from being slaughtered for fur coats, and to educating the public about these animals and the issues facing them in captivity and in the wild. The sanctuary houses the most diverse population of exotic cats in the world, with many species of wild cat represented among more than 80+ residents. Today the sanctuary is devoted to its vision of a world where animals are treated with respect, and its mission of providing the best possible home for the animals in our care.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,184,270
   Federated Campaigns $97,638
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,281,908
   Program Service Revenue $1,006,752
Total Primary Revenue $3,288,660
   Other Revenue $324,680
TOTAL REVENUE $3,613,340
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $2,523,328
   Administrative Expenses $189,343
   Fundraising Expenses $149,430
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,862,101
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $751,239
   
Net Assets $8,221,775

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Big Cat Rescue has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 99.71 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 99.55 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 98.72 four stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 96.89 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 95.17 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 99.10 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 95.08 four stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 98.79 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.94 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 95.60 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 97.81 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 98.59 four 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 59-3330495
Name in IRS Master File BIG CAT RESCUE CORP
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(355) Wildlife sanctuary or refuge
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$55,905 1.95% Carole Baskin CEO, Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$63,243 2.20% Howard Baskin Chief Financial Officer
$57,405 2.00% Jamie Veronica Murdock President

Big Cat Rescue, founded in 1992, is an educational sanctuary devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic (i.e. wild, not domestic) cats who have been abused, abandoned, bred to be pets, retired from performing acts, or saved from being slaughtered for fur coats, and to educating the public about these animals and the issues facing them in captivity and in the wild. The sanctuary houses the most diverse population of exotic cats in the world, with many species of wild cat represented among more than 80+ residents. Today the sanctuary is devoted to its vision of a world where animals are treated with respect, and its mission of providing the best possible home for the animals in our care.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Cat Rescue (FL) 99.71 four stars
Return to Freedom (CA) 91.22 four stars
The Elephant Sanctuary (TN) 97.15 four stars
Keepers of the Wild (AZ) 90.94 four stars
Center for Great Apes (FL) 94.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Cat Rescue
12802 Easy Street
Tampa, FL 33625
tel: (813) 920-4130
fax: (866) 571-4523
EIN: 59-3330495

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CEO

Carole Baskin
CEO, Founder

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