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    Dumb Friends League

    Dumb Friends League


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...2080 S QUEBEC ST
    Denver CO 80231-3204


    Denver CO | IRS ruling year: 1942 | EIN: 84-0405254  


    The Dumb Friends League mission is working with our compassionate community we will end pet homelessness and animal suffering.

    Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves and is a national leader in providing care to lost and abandoned pets, adopting pets to new homes, helping pets stay in homes, educating pet owners and the public, rescuing sick, injured and abused animals, providing free or low cost spay/neuter and veterinary services. The Harmony Equine Center receives abused and neglected horses that are removed from owners by law enforcement agencies, offering them rehabilitation, training and adoption opportunities. The largest independent, community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, it receives more than 21,000 animals a year.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 95%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Dumb Friends League is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

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    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
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    Accountability & Finance


    Dumb Friends League has earned a 95% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2020, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
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    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 6.30% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 5.84 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.09 - 10/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 8.40% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 12.70% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 78.80% - 8.22/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 11.40% - 10/10 pts

    Unscored Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
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