Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary Inc

aka Farmhouse Sanctuary   |   MYAKKA CITY, FL   |  https://farmhousesanctuary.org

Mission

Our mission at Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) non profit, is to care for, love and support the exotic and farm animals that live at the sanctuary, to the best of our ability, for the remainder of their lives and to educate the public on animal care and nature. We will be working towards programs geared to help at risk students and under privileged youth and young adults. The focus will be to teach them a way of life caring for animals and nature with the intent of peaking their interest in pursuing a career in animal care/vet services and/or horticultural and landscape services.

Ruling year info

2019

director/president

David Roy Burns II

director/vice president

Lisa Burns

Main address

2807 S. Duette Rd

MYAKKA CITY, FL 34251 USA

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EIN

82-3481291

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to care for & support the exotic & farm animals that live at the sanctuary, for the remainder of their lives & to educate the public on animal care & nature. We focus on excellence in physical & emotional care, advocating animal welfare through education. Our animals came to us for many reasons. While some of their stories may be sad, why & how they joined us isn’t as important as how they will spend the rest of their lives; safe, loved & protected. We fill a much-needed niche of farm & exotic animal sanctuary & education. In addition we serve as an education center. We offer volunteer opportunities & educational programs including tours, classes & workshops. Our Hand, Hooves & Paws program serves at risk and underserved students who respond better to a nontraditional classroom setting & for those who may not have an opportunity to work with animals. By allowing one-on-one, hands on learning the youth will learn every aspect of the animal’s care while bonding with them.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

One on One Animal & Nature Care

Our One on One Animal & Nature Care program is geared to help at risk students and under privileged youth and young adults. The focus will be to teach them a way of life caring for animals and nature with the intent of peaking their interest in pursuing a career in animal care/vet services and/or horticultural and landscape services. This program will benefit both the person and the animals with one on one attention and care

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

Where we work

Awards

2020 Giving Challenge: Best Overall Campaign 2020

Giving Partner

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollars of operating costs per animal per day

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

What it cost to feed all the animals at the sanctuary on a per day basis.

Number of animals provided with long term care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average number of animals that live out their lives at the sanctuary.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average number of weekly, monthly and occasional volunteers per year.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of volunteer hours contributed by our weekly, monthly and occasional volunteers through our feed and clean team, pasture management team, one-time projects and our teen volunteer club.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary extends compassion to all life with a special emphasis on farm and exotic animals. We hope to provide information to the public that will discourage exotic animal exploitation and encourage advocacy for animals and their future. This is executed by providing permanent sanctuary, education, and appropriate placement of needy animals. We will offer continued care of the animals that currently reside at the property. These animals will live out the remainder of their lives here with us.

Our main goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of the animals in our care as well as to show them love. We are working on programs geared to help at risk students and underserved youth and young adults. The focus will be to teach them a way of life caring for animals and nature with the intent of peaking their interest in pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine, Biology, Zoology, Veterinary Technician, Wildlife Management, Environmental Sciences, Small Animal Management, and Wildlife Rehabilitation and/or horticultural and landscape services. Our “Hand, Hooves and Paws” program will benefit both the person and the animal with one on one attention and hands on care, teaching the students compassion, empathy and patience as well as give them real life experience in animal care. In addition, we are in the process of implementing educational tours and classes to help raise public awareness and understanding of what it takes to care for the specific animals at the sanctuary.

Since many sanctuary animals are acquired from the private sector and entertainment industry, we have a strong focus on preventative measures through education. Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary promotes greater compassion, respect, and justice for animals through a variety of educational outreach methods including on-site tours, educational materials, social media sites, community outreach and partnership programs, our website and our hands on youth program.

The commitment of the Board of Directors and volunteers is a testament to the capability of Farmhouse Animal and Nature Sanctuary achieving positive outcomes. We have a history of steady growth and accomplishments. We have created a diverse and sustainable fundraising strategy that is flourishing and promises significant growth in the coming years. Our group of volunteers has steadily grown. We also have volunteer experiences for youth groups. This along with the staff keeps the Sanctuary up and running and reaching our short and long-term goals. We also have veterinarians that assist in the care of all of our animals.

We pride ourselves on the fact that when we do accept an animal, we are dedicated to providing a lifetime commitment. We are continuously looking for ways to improve the animal habitats and enrichment programs through research and continued education.

LONG-TERM ANIMAL CARE PROGRAM:
Our Animal Care Program includes all expenses associated with providing long-term care for our animals. Care expenses including food, supplies, veterinary care, enrichment, staff, habitat maintenance and new habitat construction.

Website:
Our website provides a variety of information including an online “Learning Center" as well as a variety of animal facts.

Educational Tours:
Our educational tours and presentations are designed to enhance an individual’s knowledge regarding the plight of farm, exotic and wild animals in captivity and in the wild. Our tours include a variety of topics including, species specific facts, endangered species, habitat conservation, how to co-exist with indigenous wildlife, why these animals should not be kept as pets and the abuse and exploitation of animals used in the entertainment industry.

Community outreach:
We have worked with the Humane Society summer program to bring animals for fun and education for the children.

Partnership program:
We have partnered with another local animal recue to help them with fostering and adopting dogs. Fostering allows us to save more animals and allows us to learn about them so we can place them in just the right forever home.

Educational programs:

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve our community by taking in animals they are no longer able to care for due to a variety of reasons.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

David Burns


Board co-chair

Lisa Burns

Carrie Brown

Sandra Krug

Garrett Krug

Georgia Keene

Sue Clapper

Lisa Burns

Dave Burns

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/23/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

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