EIN 23-7400663

Animal Rescue Fundation of the Hamptons (ARF)

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The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons actively rescues cats and dogs, provides quality care and offers sanctuary until loving homes can be found.
Also known as...
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
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Program areas at ARF

In partnership with the Town of East Hampton, ARF has made East Hampton a no-kill community. Cats, dogs, puppies and kittens are cared for at ARFs adoption center in Wainscott, NY, until they find a loving home. Animals are also adopted from ARFs mobile adoption van which travels throughout the tri-state area. A total of 854 animals were rescued by or surrendered to ARF in 2019, and there were 886 live outcomes, including adoption and transfer to partner shelters for adoption. In 2019, ARF focused special attention on reducing the overall length-of-stay of animals in the shelter by investing increased staffing and training to ensure dogs and cats receive enrichment, socialization, and training to reduce stress of shelter-life and promote behavior that will lead to successful adoptions. Every animal at ARF receives comprehensive medical care, including specialty care necessary for an animal to be adopted successfully. The success of our adoption programs has allowed ARF to serve the needs of our local community and actively rescue and transport animals from parts of the country where euthanasia of cats and dogs in municipal shelters is still a common practice to relieve over-crowding.ARFs year-round training programs provide affordable enrichment for dogs and their owners. Additionally, ARF offers free puppy kindergarten to all puppies adopted from ARF in order to promote a successful transition from the shelter to the home and reduce the number of animals returned or surrendered by their owners.ARFs Operation Cat (OP CAT) program, founded in 1997, is a pioneering feral cat trap/neuter/return program. In its 23rd year, OP CAT is responsible for neutering over 29,000 feral cats from Montauk to the Town of Brookhaven in eastern Suffolk County. This volunteer-based program is managed by ARF staff with support from ARFs medical team for TNR and animal care staff to assist with trapping. A total of 1,253 spay/neuter surgeries were performed free-of-charge on feral cats and community animals in 2019. Additionally, provides free food to volunteers caring for over 400 cats in colonies across the east end.

Who funds Animal Rescue Fundation of the Hamptons (ARF)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Community Foundation for Greater AtlantaGeneral Support$325,000
Joseph and Sylvia Slifka FoundationUnrestricted Charitable Purposes$200,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$60,775
...and 33 more grants received totalling $849,525

Personnel at ARF

Scott HoweExecutive Director and Chief Executive Officer$185,950
Kristina Curatolo Ext.Chief Development Officer
Jamie Berger Ext.Marketing and Communications Director
Dr. Christine AsaroMedical Director$173,109
Melissa Tiska Ext.Adoptions Director
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for ARF

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,602,553
Program services$147,361
Investment income and dividends$27,522
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$328
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$38,459
Total revenues$3,816,223

Form 990s for ARF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-03-01990View PDF
2018-122020-01-23990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122018-03-14990View PDF
2015-122017-01-17990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from The Rachael Ray Foundation
February 17, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $325,000 from The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsAnimal organizationsAnimal sheltersCharities
Fundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 2616
East Hampton, NY 11937
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Suffolk County, NY
Website URL
(631) 537-0400
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D20: Animal Protection and Welfare
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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