The Ark in Cherryfield, Maine (ME)

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The Ark
Employer Identification Number (EIN)010401717
Name of OrganizationThe Ark
AddressPO BOX 276, Cherryfield, ME 04622-0276
ActivitiesPrevention of cruelty to animals
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date12/1985
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2011
Assets$500,000 to $999,999
Income$100,000 to $499,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$813,291
Amount of Income$239,852
Form 990 Revenue Amount$232,618
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Animal-Related: Animal Protection and Welfare


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Amount of income in 2011: $239,852 (it was $339,309 in 2010)
This organization: 

 $239,852
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $250,353

Assets in 2011: $813,291 (it was $895,747 in 2010)
This organization: 

 $813,291
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $351,404

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2011

Functional expenses for 2011

Support schedule

Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$232,618
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$130,162
Program Service Revenue$86,341
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$1,186
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$0
Net income from fundraising events$12,508
Gross income from fundraising events$17,531
Less: direct expenses$5,023
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$2,421
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$4,632
Less: cost of goods sold$2,211
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$297,209
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0
Other salaries and wages$108,514
Payroll taxes$11,908
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$176,787
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$813,291
Total liabilities$1,769
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$1,769
Total net assets or fund balances$811,522
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total support$1,693,526
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$1,347,143
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$269,930
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources and Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$47,156
Other$29,297
Organizations performing similar types of work
IdNameAddressStateEstablishedTotal Income
1Animal Refuge League Of Greater PortlandPO BOX 336, Westbrook, ME 04098-0336ME1942-08$8,228,144
2P A W S Animal Adoption CenterPO BOX 707, Rockport, ME 04856-0707ME1975-01$402,931
3Santa Fe Animal Shelter Inc100 Caja Del Rio, Santa Fe, NM 87507-3537NM1941-11$18,034,215
4Washington Animal Rescue League71 Oglethorpe St Nw, Washington, DC 20011-2346DC1937-11$10,889,191
5Wayside Waifs Inc3901 Martha Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64137-2808MO1953-09$10,651,898
6The Animal Foundation655 N Mojave Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89101-2801NV1979-02$10,279,438
7Animal Welfare Society IncPO BOX 43, W Kennebunk, ME 04094-0043ME1969-04$2,533,210
8Maine State Society For The Protection Of Animals Room 1350 Gambo Road, South Windham, ME 04062ME1942-08$1,910,226
9Bangor Humane Society693 Mount Hope Ave, Bangor, ME 04401-5606ME1977-06$1,244,284
10Coastal Humane Society Inc30 Range Rd, Brunswick, ME 04011-2209ME1966-01$1,067,122
11Greater Androscoggin Humane Society55 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240-5962ME1973-02$890,529
12Boothbay Region Humane SocietyPO BOX 303, Boothbay Hbr, ME 04538-0303ME1961-04$539,274
13Pope Memorial Humane Society Of Knox CountyPO BOX 1294, Rockland, ME 04841-1294ME1991-04$528,201
14Harvest Hills Animal Shelter Inc1389 Bridgton Rd, Fryeburg, ME 04037-4018ME1994-03$518,521
15Kennebec Valley Humane Society10 Pethaven Ln, Augusta, ME 04330-6119ME1965-07$510,545
16Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Of Hancock Cty, Spca141 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton, ME 04605-5813ME1969-09$384,845
17Franklin County Animal Shelter550 Industry Rd, Farmington, ME 04938-5633ME1977-01$362,046
18Responsible Pet Care Of Oxford Hills132 Waterford Rd, Norway, ME 04268-4880ME1995-12$356,371
19Humane Society Waterville Area100 Webb Rd, Waterville, ME 04901-4203ME1970-12$327,274
20Maine Greyhound Placement Service505 E Main St, Yarmouth, ME 04096-7315ME1998-01$286,898
21The ArkPO BOX 276, Cherryfield, ME 04622-0276ME1985-12$239,852
22Protectors Of Animal Life Society188 Case Rd, Winthrop, ME 04364-3054ME1980-05$173,248
23Somerset Humane SocietyPO BOX 453, Skowhegan, ME 04976-0453ME1985-07$155,568
24Central Aroostook Humane Society24 Cross St, Presque Isle, ME 04769-2065ME1975-09$144,249
25Houlton Humane Society, Animal Refuge FarmPO BOX 548, Houlton, ME 04730-0548ME1978-05$133,673
26Another Chance Animal Rescue37 Market St, North Berwick, ME 03906ME1992-07$105,541
27Animal OrphanagePO BOX 565, Orono, ME 04473-0565ME1992-02$77,322
28Waldo County Humane SocietyPO BOX 479, Belfast, ME 04915-0479ME1981-04$32,310
29The New Hampshire Doberman Rescue League229 Bakers Grant Rd, Lebanon, ME 04027-3139ME1993-01$27,333
30Voice For Animals IncPO BOX 34, Harrison, ME 04040-0034ME1994-04$15,323
Number of organizations performing similar types of work
Alaska7
Alabama34
Arkansas23
Arizona40
California276
Colorado47
Connecticut38
District of Columbia6
Delaware3
Florida156
Georgia70
Hawaii4
Iowa27
Idaho20
Illinois92
Indiana71
Kansas28
Kentucky37
Louisiana18
Massachusetts72
Maryland52
Maine31
Michigan81
Minnesota49
Missouri49
Mississippi16
Montana12
North Carolina87
North Dakota7
Nebraska11
New Hampshire22
New Jersey71
New Mexico24
Nevada14
New York170
Ohio109
Oklahoma25
Oregon37
Pennsylvania104
Rhode Island13
South Carolina37
South Dakota6
Tennessee55
Texas147
Utah14
Virginia86
Vermont10
Washington55
Wisconsin64
West Virginia21
Wyoming7
International4
Total2,559

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