Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary and Education Center

Helping Animals, People, and Planet

Santa Rosa, CA   |
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Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary and Education Center

EIN: 81-5049840


- rescue farm animals and create a safe, loving home for them - inspire love and appreciation for animals by providing an opportunity for people to meet and interact with the animals - promote and inspire an eco-vegan lifestyle as a way to heal the planet, our bodies, our conscience and our communities - be a place for people to experience compassion, have fun and do cool things together

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Founder, Executive Director

Deborah Blum

Main address

2336 Olivet Ln

Santa Rosa, CA 95401 USA

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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info


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?

Farm Animal Rescue and Education

Through tours and events, we provide the public opportunities to learn about farm animal issues, such as abandonment and surrender, neglect, and factory farming. We offer alternative and compassionate lifestyle choices that lessen animal suffering and are beneficial to the planet.

Population(s) Served

For age groups 6 - 12, we offer Kids For Compassion summer camp in July. Each week-long day camp aims to instill in students an appreciation and respect for the world we live in, as well as kindness and compassion for the animals we share it with, ourselves, and each other. We are so excited to teach our students how our daily actions can help create a kinder, healthier, happier world.

The camp features different teaching topics and activities each day including farm animal anatomy and behavior, nutritious eating habits, environmental practices, gardening and healthy soil, diversity and inclusion in our community, compassion and empathy, and of course lots of fun arts and crafts projects. We also have guest speakers and presentations from our friends in the community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth

We offer educational events and opportunities to learn about plant-based eating. Through regular dinner fundraisers held on a quarterly basis, each event features a speaker offering insight on expertise on topics related to a sustainable, eco-minded, and/or plant-based lifestyle.

We are launching in 2023 the Goatlandia Kitchen, where we will launch the Lunch Takeover program, offering a plant-based meal to a group of 10 at businesses or companies to further share the joys of plant-based food.

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Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary and Education Center
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 4.30 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.2 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary and Education Center

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary and Education Center

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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Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary and Education Center

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary and Education Center’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 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $51,491 $94,851 $288,622 $564,383
As % of expenses 24.1% 33.2% 66.2% 89.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $48,764 $89,932 $283,148 $549,648
As % of expenses 22.6% 30.9% 64.1% 85.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $259,973 $381,032 $725,377 $1,192,992
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 46.6% 90.4% 64.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 2.1% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 78.5% 78.6% 83.7% 90.7%
Other revenue 21.4% 21.2% 14.1% 9.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $213,483 $285,980 $436,046 $629,692
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 34.0% 52.5% 44.4%
Personnel 14.3% 13.9% 26.3% 30.8%
Professional fees 4.2% 7.0% 4.1% 8.9%
Occupancy 13.5% 18.2% 13.5% 9.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.4% 0.1% 0.0%
All other expenses 68.1% 60.5% 56.1% 50.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $216,210 $290,899 $441,520 $644,427
One month of savings $17,790 $23,832 $36,337 $52,474
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $28,893 $0
Fixed asset additions $42,738 $7,100 $0 $220,277
Total full costs (estimated) $276,738 $321,831 $506,750 $917,178

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.0 7.8 12.3 14.2
Months of cash and investments 3.0 7.8 12.3 14.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.6 4.9 11.0 14.2
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $52,949 $185,283 $445,544 $746,849
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $67,863
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $62,487 $69,587 $73,587 $293,864
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 6.0% 12.5% 19.2% 9.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 21.4% 27.8% 8.7% 6.4%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $87,747 $177,679 $460,827 $1,010,475

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No


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

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Founder, Executive Director

Deborah Blum

Goatlandia started after its founder, Deborah Blum, moved from San Francisco to NW Santa Rosa. A former commercial pilot and restaurant owner, Deborah gave up the city life and has devoted herself to the belief that all beings deserve to be happy, and to live free of harm and fear. The newly acquired acreage enabled her to have space for a few chickens and a couple of goats. One thing led to another - her love of farm animals grew, as did her furry and feathered family. Almost all of animals were destined for slaughter, unwanted, sick or born with birth defects. They were rescued, healed, made to feel safe, and very loved (and a little spoiled). Today Goatlandia is home to 26 goats, 6 pigs, 47 chickens, 3 ducks, 2 sheep and 3 dogs and three happy and busy humans. We are a federally recognized 501(c)3 non profit, and are grateful to be a part of the community! We look forward to our future growth, and to expanding our property, our services and our family.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary and Education Center

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary and Education Center

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
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Board chair

Uta Lorenzen

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/23/2022

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