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Transparency & Accountability

We are dedicated to ensuring that every member of the public knows how we operate, and our goal is to be the best financial stewards of your contributions. Annual Activity Reports give us the opportunity to report to you — the people who support us and make our work possible — on our recent achievements. But the work we do far exceeds the capacity of these reports to tell our story.

2022 Annual Report
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report

Recognized By


Humane Farm Animal Care is a platinum CANDID member

For a combined 88 years, Foundation Center and GuideStar each helped change the world by giving people the information they needed to do good. Candid was born February 1, 2019, when Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces. We connect people who want to change the world with the resources they need to do it. Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. We find out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, we connect nonprofits, foundations, and individuals to the resources they need to do good, building on 88 years of dedicated experience. GuideStar Financial Report on Humane Farm Animal Care can be found here.

Animal Charities of America

Animal Charities of America (ACA) is a federation of America’s finest national organizations working to protect and enhance the lives of all animals whether farm, domesticated or wild. ACA is proud to offer donors a wide range of organizations dedicated to the sensibilities of animal lovers. Whether you are passionate about protecting farm animals and educating humans on alternative food choices, or protecting pets and endangered wildlife, or whether your zeal is in the arena of service animals, we have a charity that will appeal to you. Follow this link to learn more https://animalcharitiesofamerica.org/about/

America’s Best Charities

America’s Best Charities (ABC) is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of the nation’s finest charities. Our purpose is to represent charities that meet the highest standards of public accountability and program effectiveness and to facilitate gifts to those charities from contributors in fund drives conducted at work and on the web. ABC was founded in 1988 as Independent Charities of America by a group of volunteers led by James J. Casimir, then the National Director of Appeals for the Internal Revenue Service. ABC is substantially different from the United Way other “federated groups” in both its philosophy and operation. For example, it is inclusive in its membership policies and welcomes charities of all types, providing they meet ABC’s eligibility standards. It has the lowest operating overhead and member fees or assessments of any federated group, by far. It has a history of creating innovative giving mechanisms, and started one of the very first systems for online fundraising. See The ABC Story here https://www.best-charities.org/home/

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

We’re Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and we’ve been here been here, looking out for animals, since 1824. The RSPCA is the UK’s largest animal welfare charity and everything we do is based around our mission, our policies and our values. Our vision is to one day live in a world where all animals are respected and treated with compassion. And that is what we work towards every day. Every year we take in and care for thousands of animals, from pets to wildlife and everything in between. After the animals in our care have been full rehabilitated they’re either released back into the wild if that’s where they came from or are found new and loving homes. We work 365 days a year, 24 hours a day rescuing all animals from all types from abuse, neglect, and injury. But we never forget the most important word in our name: prevention. Learn more at https://www.rspca.org.uk/home

U.S. Department of Agriculture

We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management. We have a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation’s natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands. Read more about the U.S. Department of Agriculture here https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/about-usda

The Purpose Prize

When we began thinking about how to showcase exceptional social innovators over the age of 60, we knew we were looking for a few specific things. We wanted to find individuals who had discovered an innovative approach to an important social problem and whose best work was still ahead of them. “Don’t call it a lifetime achievement award. They’re just getting started,” was the headline in our first ad in “The New York Times.” We wanted to show that social entrepreneurship wasn’t limited to the rich or famous. While we believed that Jimmy Carter and Bill Gates exemplified what social innovation in an encore career could mean, we also believed that new solutions to challenging problems were being devised by everyday people in unexpected places. That was the undiscovered continent of social innovation we sought to explore. By Jim Emerman, Executive Vice President of Encore.org. Follow this link to read about Adele Douglass Jolley, recipient of the 2007 Purpose Prize.

Ashoka Fellowship

In a world defined by change, success comes from everyone leading. Social entrepreneurs define the new roadmaps that allow people to thrive in this new environment, while providing solutions and demonstrating the how-tos. Ashoka engages the world’s largest and most powerful network of social entrepreneurs by searching for and selecting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs: Ashoka Fellows. Ashoka pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship more than 35 years ago, and today it continues to build the largest global network of leading social entrepreneurs. Ashoka Fellows champion new ideas that transform society’s systems — providing benefits for everyone and improving the lives of millions of people. Ashoka Fellows are the ultimate role models in today’s world. Learn more about Adele Douglass Jolley elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.

In addition

LeeD Gold Certified

The Humane Farm Animal Care office building, headquartered in Middleburg, VA, is Leed Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council who writes on their website, “LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership.” Read more at https://www.usgbc.org/leed/why-leed


Meet our Staff, Board & Scientific Committee

The staff, board of directors, and Scientific Committee of Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) bring extensive experience in the natural foods industry, animal science, veterinary care, and animal welfare to their work on the Certified Humane Raised & Handled® program.

Reputable Reviews

Many consumer organizations, members of the media, humane organizations, businesses and people like you have confirmed that the Certified Humane® program is the best choice for meat, poultry egg and dairy products from animals raised humanely.

The following quotes are just a small sample of the enthusiastic reaction that the program has garnered. Please visit our News section to read more.

“What’s Truly Cruelty-Free: Look for These Labels and Skip the Rest… [Certified Humane®] standards for animal welfare are more extensive than those required for organics”

– Consumer Reports, Shop Smart

“In theory, a humanely raised animal has been allowed to engage in natural behaviors, has had sufficient space, shelter and gentle handling to limit stress, and eats a healthful diet without added antibiotics or hormones. But unless a third-party (such as Humane Farm Animal Care; certifiedhumane.org) has certified such treatment, you have to trust the producer”.

– NewsDay.com

“The [Los Angeles] Board of Animal Services Commissioners, at the recommendation of the Department, voted unanimously to endorse the work of the Humane Farm Animal Care organization in their on-going consumer certification program for food products.”

– http://laanimalservices.blogspot.com

“A label You can Really Trust”

– Good Housekeeping

“Concerned about treatment of farm animals? Then look for the new Certified Humane label in restaurants and supermarkets.”

– Time Magazine

Named “Most Reliable”

– by Vanity Fair