Mission: Not Available

Animal-Kind International is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2009, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information


  PO BOX 300
Jemez Springs NM 87025-0300

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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator

Overall Score

Not Currently Scored

Encompass Scores are calculated from one or more Beacon Scores. Currently, we require either a Finance & Accountability Beacon, or an Impact & Results Beacon, to be eligible for an Encompass Score. See below to learn why this organization is not eligible.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Finance & Accountability score. Find out why.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Impact & Results score. Find out why.

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...   Finance & Accountability

This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

Finance & Accountability Score

Not currently scored

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology because it does not e-file IRS Form 990

To ensure year-to-year consistency, the Encompass Rating System's Finance & Accountability beacon analyzes the three-year average of some data provided through the IRS Form 990.
Charity Navigator does not currently have the data required from e-filed IRS Forms 990 for Animal-Kind International under the EIN: 74-3230332. 
This indicates that Animal-Kind International may still be filing paper Forms 990.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated this organization.

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

No Data Available

Revenue and expense data is not available for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.

Salary of Key Persons

No Data Available

Key Persons data is currently unavailable for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activity data not reported from the IRS

Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.

Animal-Kind International reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Because of the precarious economic situation that resulted from covid-19, our donations have decreased. With jobs lost and people laid off, several of our usual donors have stopped donating, others decreased the amount they would normally donate. Because of the many local needs during covid, some have switched from donating internationally to donating locally. For our supported organizations, they also felt the financial challenge, and they needed our support more than ever. For them, expatriates left the countries where our supported organizations work-a big source of donations; they ended up caring for more cats and dogs-many were dumped on the street or surrendered to our partner animal welfare organizations during covid; and local businesses, often a source of dog and cat food, were no longer able to donate. This was especially a problem in Africa and Latin America/Caribbean, where our supported animal welfare organizations work.

How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Normally, the Animal-Kind International Board and other supporters often travel for their paid work (non-AKI) and will visit our Partner Organizations and Grantees during these trips to assess their work, see how we can help further, and just to make connections. For over 1 1/2 years, no one traveled to our supported organizations and we used Zoom or whatsapp to make the connections and discuss issues instead--they helped, but they are not the same as being there in person.

How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

We started a new program, "Friendly Audits." We pair a volunteer with an animal welfare organization, usually in Africa, that needs help with fundraising, social media, grant writing, website design, etc. Due to COVID-19, we found there were more volunteers available, virtual international work was attractive to people in lock down, and we were able to fully match the animal welfare organizations in need of mentoring with a volunteer to provide support. However, since lock downs have been ending and people are going back to work, our volunteers have left and now we have many more organizations in need of a mentor and far fewer mentors to pair them with. We also held regular whatsapp and Zoom calls with our Partners and Grantees so we could stay in close contact.

Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We will continue our Friendly Audit program for which we provide a virtual mentor to an African animal welfare organization. The program starts with the organization completing a questionnaire about their status and needs and interests. Then someone on the AKI Board has a virtual meeting with the organization to discuss next steps. Then we identify a mentor to pair with the organization who can help them fulfill their key needs, such as website development, grant writing, financial management, fundraising, etc. We will also continue to have whatsapp and Zoom meetings with Partners and Grantees.

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...   Impact & Results

This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Animal-Kind International cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs

No 990 Program Data Found

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...   Leadership & Adaptability

This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.

Leadership & Adaptability Score


out of 100

The score earned by Animal-Kind International is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.

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Leadership & Adaptability Report


of 100 points


The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission

To raise much-needed funds for our supported Animal Welfare, Rescue, and Protection Organizations in low-income countries.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses


The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.

Stronger local animal rescue and protection organizations capable of making significant improvements for animals in their communities.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.

Goal One: Raise sufficient funds to continue to expand our support to animal welfare organizations in low income/poor countries.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.

Goal Two: Provide world-class technical and administrative support to animal welfare organizations, mainly in Africa.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.

Goal Three: Become a stronger, more visible organization that is widely seen as a key supporter of animal welfare organizations in Africa.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development

Describe an investment in leadership

We started the Friendly Audit program to identify new volunteers, and those who are most committed and interested are being brought in to the organization to expand upon their work with us, perhaps eventually becoming a board member.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.

This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Engage in strategic partnerships: We are working closely with a fresh dog food company with experience in Africa, with a digital scrapbook company, and building other partnerships as well to raise visibility of their products (in the US, with our donors) and of Animal-Kind Int'l through their clients. Thought Leadership: We present information about Animal-Kind Int'l several times a year at a workshop for staff retiring from US foreign service careers. We participate in radio discussions about supporting animal welfare beyond local communities, specifically in Africa. We write discussion pieces for blogs. We speak at Zoom library events about AKI. Raise awareness: We are active on social media (our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages/feeds) and on our youtube channel. Our supported organizations actively post about Animal-Kind Int'l on their social media pages (one of the requirements of being an AKI Partner and Grantee).

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.

Our Friendly Audit program is a direct response to the covid pandemic and its effects. We noticed that local needs were of course getting so much attention, while international-focused organizations were suffering (we support mainly African animal welfare organizations). To increase interest, get volunteers directly involved, and to provide a compelling opportunity for volunteers who were often in lock down and without a job, we started Friendly Audits. These take advantage of many of the strengths of the volunteers (mainly Americans) in social media, web design, financial management, NGO management, and fundraising, while providing much needed support for African animal welfare organizations in areas where they are most weak. The result has been tremendous with some volunteers even visiting-in person- the organizations they have helped. One volunteer ended up doing a masters research paper about the organization she was mentoring. Besides the obvious good work that was done (websites built, social media posting strengthened, financial management strengthened, fundraising/grant writing skills built), we increased our reach and mainly with younger people in the US. As far as financial resource challenges, we are spending more time on the committed donors we have right now and making sure we build those personal relationships to prevent the loss of any more donors. We're doing this through phone calls, letters, personal emails.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community

This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.

Culture & Community Score


out of 100

Animal-Kind International has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) and its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (30% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 90/100 (70% of beacon score)

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Culture & Community Report


of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

90/100 points

70% of beacon score

This organization's score of 90 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 7 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.

View this organization's DEI Strategies


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.

Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

100/100 points

30% of beacon score

This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.

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We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.

Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research

Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.

Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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