More About The Nonprofit


Shining Hope Farms has received national recognition due to the positive measurable outcomes of its patients as well as its transparency of accounting practices. Shining Hope Farms is also a GuideStar Exchange Gold participant, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability among nonprofits that 0.5% have achieved. The services provided at all locations: the Mecklenburg, Gaston and Catawba County farms are the same. There are three farms as a strategic reach to impact the Greater Charlotte and Hickory Areas. Please click here to view our report.

Annual Report

In our most recent fiscal year, 88 cents of every dollar went to our programs. If you are interested in learning more about our past year’s financials please view our 2022 Annual Report.

Form 990 Exempt Income Tax Returns


Please review our most recent audit (fiscal year 2022) here. We voluntarily perform audits every three years.

Shining Hope Farms, a nonprofit organization was incorporated in the state of North Carolina in February 2002. The corporation is organized under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Charting Impact Report

We encourage you to view Shining Hope Farms’ Charting Impact Report. This report demonstrates to our vast support-base our commitment to making a greater difference in the world. By clearly articulating our plans for and progress toward impact, Shining Hope Farms is positioned to more effectively address our mission. To complete the Charting Impact Report, we had to answer five questions about our goals, strategies, capabilities, indicators of success, and accomplishments to date. Charting Impact is a nationwide initiative of BBB Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar USA, and Independent Sector, three organizations that have been leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector for decades.