Lilys Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary

A Haven for the Love and Care of Abandoned, Homeless, or Displaced Senior Large Breed Dogs

Petaluma, CA   |

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Lilys Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary

EIN: 26-4273729


To provide a safe and loving home for senior large breed dogs who have been displaced from their homes and/or abandoned for any reason, until they are adopted or to remain at the sanctuary until they pass on.

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Executive Director & Founder

Alice Mayn

Main address

PO Box 751002

Petaluma, CA 94975 USA

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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info

Children and youth



Ethnic and racial groups

Self-employed people

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NTEE code info

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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

Senior Large Breed Dog Adoption Program

We have an excellent reputation with shelters throughout California who will contact us if there is a stray or surrendered dog that needs to be rescued and placed. We have a rigorous adoption process which includes a detailed 7-page application, a home visit, vet reference checks and personal reference checks. The dogs who are not adopted remain at our sanctuary, in foster or hospice homes.

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How we listen

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

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  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Lilys Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.37 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Lilys Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Lilys Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Lilys Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Lilys Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $196,343 $207,887 $425,908 $178,630 $165,843
As % of expenses 74.1% 81.9% 119.7% 49.8% 41.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $156,522 $165,600 $383,621 $133,455 $117,090
As % of expenses 51.4% 55.9% 96.3% 33.0% 25.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $331,335 $424,184 $690,001 $744,924 $571,315
Total revenue, % change over prior year -0.8% 28.0% 62.7% 8.0% -23.3%
Program services revenue 5.4% 5.3% 17.1% 2.6% 12.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.3% 0.5% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 94.3% 92.1% 81.6% 97.4% 86.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 2.1% 1.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $264,835 $253,933 $355,868 $358,833 $404,057
Total expenses, % change over prior year 30.0% -4.1% 40.1% 0.8% 12.6%
Personnel 4.2% 9.7% 13.2% 18.9% 23.2%
Professional fees 7.4% 9.1% 1.1% 0.7% 0.6%
Occupancy 23.8% 0.0% 0.0% 6.5% 10.1%
Interest 14.0% 14.2% 16.6% 7.3% 6.2%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 50.6% 67.0% 69.1% 66.6% 60.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $304,656 $296,220 $398,155 $404,008 $452,810
One month of savings $22,070 $21,161 $29,656 $29,903 $33,671
Debt principal payment $25,601 $28,655 $111,315 $19,393 $279,593
Fixed asset additions $223,054 $57,243 $110,680 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $575,381 $403,279 $649,806 $453,304 $766,074

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.3 4.9 10.1 18.8 6.4
Months of cash and investments 5.2 11.1 14.8 24.8 17.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.2 9.1 13.4 24.6 17.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $72,626 $103,436 $299,470 $563,648 $216,730
Investments $41,536 $132,436 $140,906 $176,568 $382,378
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,472,932 $1,530,175 $1,556,281 $1,585,423 $1,613,016
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 2.8% 0.0% 16.1% 18.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 58.6% 52.3% 39.6% 35.3% 23.6%
Unrestricted net assets $657,892 $823,492 $1,207,113 $1,340,568 $1,457,658
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $657,892 $823,492 $1,207,113 $1,340,568 $1,457,658

Key data checks

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Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director & Founder

Alice Mayn

Alice Mayn, our Executive Director and Founder is mom to 4 wonderful grown kids and 3 senior dogs plus her Lily's Legacy charges. She has been a "dog Mom" since childhood and involved in rescue for the past 25 years. She was an entrepreneur and business owner in the real estate and retail sectors for 35 years until she "retired." Lily's Legacy is her fulltime passion and avocation.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Lilys Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 11/08/2023
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Board chair

Alice Mayn

Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary

Aaron Wentzell

Treasurer - Veterinarian/Clinic Owner/Fairfax Veterinary Clinic

Allison McLanahan

Retired Social Worker/Retail business owner

Jay Johnston

Wealth Management Morgan Stanley

Margaret Lip

Director, Family Tax/CPA/The Fremont Group

Jody Mengarelli

Financial Analyst/Senior Accountant/Code for America

Pris Ridgeway

Retired/RN Medical Practice Manager

Alice Mayn

President, Executive Director & Founder

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/7/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/08/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.