Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Big Cat Rescue

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

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four stars

100.00

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

Board Leadership
Jamie Murdock
President

CEO
Carole Baskin
CEO, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our Mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care, end abuse of big cats in captivity, and prevent extinction of big cats in the wild.

Our Goal is for our donors to find their gifts to us to be among the most satisfying they make by accomplishing our mission in the most financially responsible manner possible. We consistently receive Charity Navigator's highest 4 star rating and are in the 1% of nonprofits who have received Charity Navigator's perfect numerical score of 100.

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.

Our Mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care, end abuse of big cats in captivity, and prevent extinction of big cats in the wild.

Our Goal is for our donors to find their gifts to us to be among the most satisfying they make by accomplishing our mission in the most financially responsible manner possible. We consistently receive Charity Navigator's highest 4 star rating and are in the 1% of nonprofits who have received Charity Navigator's perfect numerical score of 100.

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of people influenced to undertake conservation action
31,038
Number of Facebook followers
2,206,760
Number of cumulative views of online videos
254,379,000
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2018 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)
87.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.23
  Program Expenses Growth 12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Cat Rescue on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Cat Rescue on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,413,916
   Federated Campaigns $83,662
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $785
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,498,363
   Program Service Revenue $1,126,499
Total Primary Revenue $3,624,862
   Other Revenue $490,219
TOTAL REVENUE $4,115,081
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $2,710,945
   Administrative Expenses $137,972
   Fundraising Expenses $220,892
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,069,809
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,045,272
   
Net Assets $10,221,862

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$55,316 1.80% Carole Baskin CEO, Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$62,671 2.04% Howard Baskin Chief Financial Officer
$55,316 1.80% Jamie Veronica Murdock President

Mission

Our Mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care, end abuse of big cats in captivity, and prevent extinction of big cats in the wild.

Our Goal is for our donors to find their gifts to us to be among the most satisfying they make by accomplishing our mission in the most financially responsible manner possible. We consistently receive Charity Navigator's highest 4 star rating and are in the 1% of nonprofits who have received Charity Navigator's perfect numerical score of 100.

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Cat Rescue (FL) 100.00 four stars
American Eagle Foundation (TN) 100.00 four stars
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (CO) 92.92 four stars
Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary (GA) 89.02 three stars
The Wildcat Sanctuary (MN) 92.60 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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Board Leadership

Jamie Murdock
President

CEO

Carole Baskin
CEO, Founder