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Humane Farming Association

CharityWatch report issued
December 2022

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Humane Farming Association
36 Woodland Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Other Names


Tax Status




Stated Mission

Animal and consumer protection.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2021

Program Percentage: 78%

The percentage of Humane Farming Association's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $15

How many dollars Humane Farming Association spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Joint Costs

Humane Farming Association's rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

Program % Cost to Raise $100
87% $7
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating.

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Humane Farming Association IRS Form 990 68-0087989
Humane Farming Association Audited Financial Statements 68-0087989
Entity: Humane Farming Association
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 68-0087989
Entity: Humane Farming Association
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 68-0087989

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Humane Farming Association
meets governance benchmarks.
Humane Farming Association
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Bradley Miller President $115,823
Name: Bradley Miller
Title: President
Compensation: $115,823

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to the Humane Farming Association audit of December 31, 2021 (Note 8, Paycheck Protection Program):

"On May 6, 2020, the Organization received a loan for $200,175 from Wells Fargo Bank through the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program to cover payroll and utility costs. The loan bore interest at 1% and was to be paid in 17 monthly installments. However, per the loan agreement, the loan was forgiven in 2021 as the funds were used to cover payroll and utility costs. The proceeds of the loan have been recognized on the [audited] statement of activities as a contribution."

According to the Humane Farming Association audit of December 31, 2021 (Note 6, Affiliated organization):

"The Organization is affiliated with Humane Farming Action Fund, a separately incorporated legislative and political action organization which is funded partly by specific project grants from the Organization and partly by contributions from the public. The Humane Farming Action Fund's revenue is solicited in its own name and its activities are conducted and paid for separately from the Organization."

[Note: Humane Farming Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt, social welfare organization (tax ID #68-0237064). CharityWatch does not rate Humane Farming Action Fund at this time given its relatively small size.]