Free to Live, Inc.
P. O. Box 5884
Edmond OK 73083-5884
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement Free To Live, Inc. is a no-kill animal sanctuary that houses approximately 150 dogs and 150 cats that previously were lost, abandoned or abused. Total care is provided for their health and well-being.  Adoptions are Saturdays at a local PetSmart or Petco store and 6 days a week directly from the facility. Free To Live encourages people to adopt pets from local animal shelters and promotes awareness about responsible pet ownership, spaying/neutering and the tragedy of pet overpopulation.
Free to Live
Contact Information
Contact Name Matt Goodwin
Contact email freetoliveok@gmail.com
Address P. O. Box 5884
Edmond, OK 73083 5884
Phone (405) 282-8617
Fax 405-282-3334
County Logan County
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/ftl/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Ways in which you can donate to the animals at Free To Live: Online at www.freetoliveok.org , personal check, business check, money order or phone donations using VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  Volunteer by helping our staff with the daily cleaning, feeding, grooming; come out for the Dog and Cat Fun Day, held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 1pm to 3 pm; help at the Petsmart or Petco Adoption Booth each Saturday; help at Free To Live Booth at special events; help with ground maintenance.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,470,000.00
Projected Expenses $830,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
N/A
Year Founded 1983
IRS Ruling Year 1984
Statements
Mission Free To Live, Inc. is a no-kill animal sanctuary that houses approximately 150 dogs and 150 cats that previously were lost, abandoned or abused. Total care is provided for their health and well-being.  Adoptions are Saturdays at a local PetSmart or Petco store and 6 days a week directly from the facility. Free To Live encourages people to adopt pets from local animal shelters and promotes awareness about responsible pet ownership, spaying/neutering and the tragedy of pet overpopulation.
Background Free To Live opened its doors to the public in August of 1984.  We are a true no-kill sanctuary. The only time euthanasia is ever practiced is when an animal is incurably ill and suffering.
Free To Live is situated on 20 acres and consists of several buildings for the animals, including an isolation unit for both dogs and cats, large kennels with spacious outdoor runs, senior areas and special needs facilities. All of our animal facilities have indoor and outdoor areas. All cat buildings and the senior building for the dogs are air conditioned, and the remaining dog kennels all have large fans to help keep the air circulating and the dogs cool in the summer.
All kennel and cattery areas are cleaned and sanitized each day and the animals are given nutritionally balanced food, with special diets supplied to those who need it. Excellent medical care is provided by two Edmond veterinary clinics. All animals at Free To Live are spayed or neutered, wormed and given vaccinations and health tests before being put up for adoption.
We have two homes on our grounds, one for the kennel coordinator and one for the cattery coordinator, so someone is on the grounds 24 hours a day. Someone is always available for emergencies or to care for animals that need special care or watched over.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
Central Oklahoma
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Animal Related/Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organizational Category Animal Related/Animal Protection & Welfare
Programs
Description Free To Live animal sanctuary operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides housing, food, and medical care for approximately 150 dogs and 150 cats. Care for the animals is always available, with 2 full-time employees living on the premises. Facility is open to the public from 10:00am to 5:00pm all days except Wednesdays and holidays.
Strategy
Population Served General/Unspecified
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Matthew Goodwin
Start Date Jan 2013
Email freetoliveok@gmail.com
Experience
Matthew served as pastor and director of a compassionate ministry center for the last six years in the most economically disadvantaged neighborhood in Topeka Kansas.  Significant community partnerships were established which led to his inclusion in  "Topeka's Top 20 under 40", an award given to 20  up and coming young professionals who were impacting their community for good. 
He created www.amealandatoy.org and www.looneylimerick.com as creative social good campaigns raising money for local and international charities.  His passion for connecting people and resources will now be focused on providing life and safety to animals of all ages, promoting healthy families and communities at the same time. 
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 13
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 300
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Board Chair
Name Kevin Putt
Company Affiliation No Affiliation
Term May 2012 to May 2015
Email k.putt@cox.net
Board of Directors
List Current as of Sept 01, 2014
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Harriet Adams No AffiliationVoting
Lori Baer Voting
Laurie Busker Voting
Amber Cole Voting
Dr. Terry Cotterel Voting
Mary Davis No AffiliationVoting
Karrin Ferguson No AffiliationVoting
Kellie Keefe Voting
Ann Kimbrell Voting
Marilyn Kraemer No AffiliationVoting
Kevin Putt No AffiliationVoting
Connie Reed Voting
Angela Roberts Voting
Stephani Sinclair-Coker Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 13
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2014-Dec 31, 2014
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,470,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $830,000
Financial Documents
Audit2015
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
Audit2010
Audit2009
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Contributions------
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
------
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$628,460$492,316$445,627
$33,876$33,838$54,691
$8,379$12,698$48,904
Investment Income, Net of Losses$46,801$58,838$26,141
Unrealized Gain/Loss($35,631)($14,313)$30,799
Membership Dues------
Special Events$70,616$72,703$65,596
Revenue In-Kind$42,997$61,327$85,162
Other$35,207$15,883$19,940
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$781,178$802,901$812,145
Administration Expense$11,933$12,924$12,935
Fundraising Expense$8,099$13,229$6,286
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.040.880.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%97%98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%2%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$3,040,725$2,995,489$3,104,061
Current Assets$2,682,677$2,321,694$2,407,058
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$37,226$21,485$34,294
Total Net Assets$3,003,499$2,974,004$3,069,767
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities72.06108.0670.19
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $628,460Individuals $492,316Individuals $445,627
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $70,616Special Events $72,703Revenue In-Kind $85,162
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $46,801Revenue In-Kind $61,327Special Events $65,596
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All financial information is from audited financial statements.
 
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
 
Address P. O. Box 5884
Edmond, OK 73083 5884
Primary Phone 405 282-8617
Contact Email freetoliveok@gmail.com
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/ftl/
CEO/Executive Director Matthew Goodwin
Board Chair Kevin Putt
Board Chair Company Affiliation No Affiliation