GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 82-0556436


Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected farmed animals. We are home to over 250 animals including pigs, cows, chickens, sheep, and goats. Through facilitating meaningful relationships between people and the animals we care for, we aim to help shine a light on the realities of animal agriculture and lead the way to a more compassionate world.

Ruling year info



Gwen Jakubisin

Main address

PO Box 451

Scio, OR 97374 USA

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Subject area info

Domesticated animals

Population served info

At-risk youth

Unemployed people

Self-employed people


NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary we believe that every individual has the right to freedom. Freedom from pain, freedom from fear, and freedom from oppression. We provide those with the most heartbreaking stories hope and the promise of the freedom to be themselves. A promise of companionship, of love, and of care. People who visit and volunteer at the sanctuary often comment on the unique sense of peace they feel when being here. All of our residents cohabitate peacefully and have strong friendships with one another. They know they are safe and loved. We like to call it a kind of magic created by love, trust, and understanding.

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?

Community Outreach and Education

We work to raise awareness through attending events, conferences, street outreach, and online education.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of animals provided with long term care

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Over 350 rescued farmed animals are currently in our care. We commit to every rescue for the entirety of their lives, providing long-term specialized care including physical therapy.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Our primary goal is to offer safe refuge to abandoned, abused, and neglected farmed animals. Lighthouse will be their forever home where they are offered care, love, and respect. Secondarily, through both written content (social media and blogs) as well as in-person visits, our goal is to provide supporters with a glimpse into what the world would look like if animals were given the space and freedom to be themselves.

After experiencing firsthand the devastating effects of climate change through wildfires, drought, and changes in weather in general, we are committed to making the sanctuary as sustainable as possible. This includes researching solar opportunities, installing rainwater catches, and researching and implementing ways to reduce the amount of waste produced (such as feed bags and bailing twine).

We are working on establishing relationships with key members of our community that can help us attain these goals.

In the last 20 years, Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary has rescued thousands of animals from abuse and neglect, created a thriving online and in-person community of support, and has gotten the story of animals at the front and center of traditional media. Our goal for the future is to continue to grow and create a community-run sanctuary that will exist for years to come, offering a safe respite to those who need it most.

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

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We don’t use any of these practices

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


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 0.14 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of LIGHTHOUSE FARM 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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2016 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $25,905 $65,415 $50,963 $6,672 $38,558
As % of expenses 14.6% 27.1% 18.2% 2.6% 12.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $12,188 $50,377 $34,140 -$13,280 $16,696
As % of expenses 6.4% 19.6% 11.5% -4.8% 5.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $203,847 $307,112 $330,701 $262,927 $336,461
Total revenue, % change over prior year 23.7% 0.0% 7.7% -20.5% 28.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 98.3% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.7% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $177,942 $241,697 $279,738 $256,255 $297,903
Total expenses, % change over prior year 33.6% 0.0% 15.7% -8.4% 16.3%
Personnel 16.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 2.2% 1.4% 0.1% 1.4% 0.1%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 10.0% 7.1% 4.9% 5.4% 4.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 71.3% 91.5% 95.0% 93.2% 95.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $191,659 $256,735 $296,561 $276,207 $319,765
One month of savings $14,829 $20,141 $23,312 $21,355 $24,825
Debt principal payment $0 $6,333 $6,873 $8,432 $7,013
Fixed asset additions $25,570 $23,777 $20,849 $0 $35,665
Total full costs (estimated) $232,058 $306,986 $347,595 $305,994 $387,268

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.4 2.9 3.5 3.3 2.7
Months of cash and investments 3.4 2.9 3.5 3.3 2.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.3 2.9 3.5 3.3 2.7
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $50,617 $58,647 $81,888 $70,728 $66,608
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $579,089 $603,366 $624,215 $633,615 $669,280
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 19.7% 26.5% 28.3% 31.0% 32.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 63.0% 60.8% 56.3% 57.1% 54.7%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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 $190,521 $196,972 $231,112 $217,832 $234,528

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Gwen Jakubisin

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.


Board of directors
as of 06/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Gwen Jakubisin

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary

Term: 2013 -

Gwen Jakubisin

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary

Peter Jakubisin

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary

Daniel Jones

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/26/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data


No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/06/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.