It all began on July 4th 2016. It was just a couple of goofballs enjoying each other’s company. Marie started talking about her dream of having a farm sanctuary some day but it wouldn’t be for many years down the road. Not soon after that, Aubry started talking about the same dream. The lightbulb turned on! And of course Marie started getting teary-eyed. Marie and Aubry’s dreams weren’t so far away.
We hit the ground running. It was only a few weeks later that the paperwork started getting completed and on September 1st, 2016 Herbivorous Acres was incorporated as a nonprofit in the State of MN! We started working on the IRS form 1023 in order to get our 501(c)(3) status. Many months after that, what seemed like the impossible was possible and Herbivorous Acres submitted their IRS application.
We were told to expect a wait anywhere between 3-18 months to get approved. Right before the holiday season was in full swing, a letter came in the mail. One month and 1 day after applying, Herbivorous Acres was approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit!
Now we hit the ground running even faster! In just about a month, Herbivorous Acres has pulled together the efforts of an amazing Board of Directors and other talented individuals to be able to announce the farm to the public and start down the road of opening to the public.
There isn’t enough thanks in the world that we can give to the people who have done nothing but support us. We have big goals. Some may say even too big. But we are ready. We are here. We are going to make a difference. Watch out world. Herbivorous Acres is here to stay and we are looking forward to changing the lives of both animals and people. We hope you will come with us on this adventure! Let’s save some animals!
Help us reach our $100k fundraising goal!
PLEDGED SO FAR: $65,936
DAYS TO GO: TBD
Only $4,064 needed to reach our next milestone of $70,000