Florida Rescue Farm Inc
39610 CARLTON RD
DUETTE FL 34219-6823
Mission
Providing safety, shelter, and dignity for farm animals in need.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Kelly McCormick
Board Chair Affiliation Volunteer
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2015
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt Nov 2018
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
 
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
IRS LETTER OF DETERMINATIONView
Impact Statement
Accomplishments
  • Provided a safe, secure and enriching environment for approximately 90 farm animals.
  • Coordinated several successful farm animal adoptions, and rehomed several animals from the sanctuary to great families.
  • Increased online presence through Facebook, Instagram and Google AdWords, which has increased our donor base and provided better networking with several new and aspiring farm sanctuaries.
  • Added several new enclosures as well as increased the grazing area.

Goals

  • Continue to house and adopt farm animals so they have the best life possible.
  • Increase educational outreach through farm tours.
  • Improve fencing/enclosures.
  • Cultivate a stronger volunteer base.
  • Increase and enhance relationships with other sanctuaries and individuals with cruelty-free farms.
Needs Statement
  1. Grain for feed - $250 feeds the farm for a week
  2. Hay for feed and bedding - $675 gives us hay for 3 months
  3. New goat enclosure - $4000 to house up to 20 goats
  4. Solar powered livestock well - $5,000 to provide fresh water for livestock. (Particularly if the electricity is out due to a hurricane or other natural disaster)
  5. Visitor’s Center - $15,000 to create an outside covered area for tours and volunteers where they can have refreshments and small classes on livestock care and management could be conducted. It would be ADA accessible and include an ADA accessible restroom.
Background Statement
Florida Rescue Farm is located in Duette, Florida. We have a small homestead and sanctuary on 5-acres of land in Southwest Florida. When we moved here our first farm animals were a flock of 5 chickens purchased as chicks from the local feed store. As our homestead grew we were often contacted by local animal rescue organizations and individuals who had farm animals that needed a good home. We learned from all of them and reaped the many lessons they offered. After several years of this, we obtained our 501(c)3 non-profit license so we could expand our reach to help more animals and educate people about the benefits and challenges involved in raising livestock.

Our philosophy is simple. Give animals the love and respect they deserve and you will be surprised at all they give back. We offer sanctuary to chickens, ducks, geese, goats, cattle and other livestock.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Florida Rescue Farm is a relatively new non-profit, but one that fills a great need in our area. Many wonderful people find themselves in a situation where they can no longer care for their livestock and it is extremely difficult to find a home for these animals where they will not end up on a dinner plate. I feel very fortunate to be part of an organization that provides long and short term homes for these deserving animals and also provides their former owners with a sense of security, knowing their pets have found a safe haven.
 
 
Programs
Description

A large part of changing people’s attitude towards farm animals lies in education.

Although 88% of Americans eat some kind of meat, very few have had the opportunity to interact with the animals they find on their dinner plates. This gives them a chance to connect with animals and build their empathy towards all creatures. Many of our guests are vegans or people who are considering a plant-based lifestyle. Interacting with the animals helps to reaffirm that choice.

The tour also helps to educate potential livestock owners on what commitment they should expect by encouraging them to volunteer with the type of animal they want to adopt.  The number of chickens from backyard flocks relinquished to Florida Rescue Farm has tripled over the past few years and most often it’s because the owners were unaware of the commitment needed. 

Budget $100
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Ownership
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success
After attending a farm tour a sure sign of success is that the person re-evaluates their food and lifestyle choices. They may try “Meatless Mondays” or perhaps a vegetarian will decide to give up dairy after meeting a retired dairy cow and her calf. A healthy lifestyle change and learning to empathize with animals translates to other aspects of the visitor's lives. 
 
Livestock owners will also have a better experience and more success raising their pets because they have been exposed to the animals. Educational tours will provide them with information on housing and basic care that will make their livestock experience easier and more fulfilling.
Long Term Success
Healthier plant-based lifestyles and a reduction in the amount of farm animal abandonment and cruelty. 
Program Success Monitoring Interviews with guests and gathering testimonials reflect how this has had an effect on habits and attitudes.  In the long term, we will compare the amount of  Educational Farm Tours to local animal welfare statistics.  As the program continues we expect an increase in visits and a decrease in abandoned farm animals and livestock cruelty cases.
Program Success Examples

We had a wonderful visit from some of the children at Everyday Blessings (located in Sarasota). They experienced the animals and continued to talk about the visit for some time afterward. Their Development Director said “We brought a group of children in foster care to the farm and they loved it! They got to pet a cow's belly, play with goats, chase chickens, and pet rabbits. They asked a ton of questions and Glenn was happy to answer every one. Any family or small group would enjoy this farm."

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % n/a
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 13
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations
None
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2016
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Kelly McCormick
Company Affiliation Volunteer
Board Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2025
Board Chair Email info@floridarescuefarm.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Cindy Addison Volunteer
Glenn Maresca Volunteer
Kelly McCormick Volunteer
Jody Theakos Volunteer
Beth Weir Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 4
Unspecified
Governance
Board Term Lengths 10
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $20,500.00
Projected Expenses $20,500.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$14,567$8,086--
Administration Expense$1,813$110--
Fundraising Expense$0$0--
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.17--
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%99%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,294$1,380--
Current Assets$1,294$1,380--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$1,294$1,380--
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $16,380Contributions, gifts, grants $9,577--
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0--
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0--
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the unaudited compilations as the organization files a Federal 990-N.
Nonprofit Florida Rescue Farm Inc
Address 39610 CARLTON RD
DUETTE, FL 34219 6823
Phone 941 209-9558

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