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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

CN Advisory: Low Concern

Alley Cat Allies

The cats' leading advocate

four stars


7920 Norfolk Avenue Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814
tel: (866) 309-6207   Web Site
EIN: 52-1742079

Board Leadership
Donna Wilcox
Board Chair

Becky Robinson

Ratings History
Alley Cat Allies has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
-- 11/27/2018 --Low Concern Advisory

On November 6, 2018, The Chronicle of Philanthropy investigated the operations of Alley Cat Allies in an article titled, "The Limits of Nonprofit Oversight." For this reason, we have issued a Low Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the investigation, please see The Chronicle of Philanthropy article.

Charity Response

A Statement from Alley Cat Allies: 

Nearly 30 years ago, our founder took a shortcut down an alleyway in Washington, D.C. in which she saw community cats coexisting with residents. This inspired her, leading to her vision which launched a global movement to protect and improve the lives of cats. Since then, we have worked tirelessly helping hundreds of thousands of individuals, communities and organizations save and improve the lives of millions of cats and kittens worldwide, while earning top ratings from charity evaluator groups.
Thanks to our incredible supporters, we are a global engine of change for cats. We create innovative, cutting-edge programs and are seen as a champion for the humane treatment of all cats. We work toward a world where every cat is valued and protected, and every community and shelter saves cats lives. This isn’t just something we talk about, we’re on the front lines. In November, when wildfires struck California, our president strapped on a breathing mask to bring emergency funding, lifesaving supplies, and critical expertise to help save animals in hard-hit areas, and when the next disaster strikes, we’ll be there again.
We do not know why a reporter has chosen to attack us with an article based on false, disparaging claims and baseless rumors, but we can promise you that it will not stop our mission.
There are cats who need our help and lifesaving work to be done. We remain focused on our mission to save cats lives.
CN 2.1
2017-07 09/01/2018 93.98 four stars
2016-07 12/01/2017 93.98 four stars
2015-07 10/01/2016 92.89 four stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 90.35 four stars
CN 2.0
2014-07 11/01/2015 96.57 four stars
2013-07 07/01/2014 93.14 four stars
2012-07 10/01/2013 82.44 three stars
2012-07 03/01/2013 78.41 two stars
2011-07 05/01/2012 81.60 three stars
2010-07 09/20/2011 76.37 two stars
CN 1.0
2010-07 06/01/2011 77.82 two stars
2009-07 08/01/2010 82.25 three stars
2008-07 06/01/2009 85.31 three stars
2007-07 03/01/2008 95.88 four stars
2006-07 03/01/2007 88.04 three stars
2005-07 05/01/2006 87.65 three stars
2004-07 04/01/2005 80.19 three stars
2003-07 04/01/2004 83.13 three stars
2002-07 04/15/2003 81.14 three stars
2001-07 04/15/2002 76.98 two stars

Charity Contact Info

Alley Cat Allies
7920 Norfolk Avenue
Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814
tel: (866) 309-6207
EIN: 52-1742079

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Board Leadership

Donna Wilcox
Board Chair


Becky Robinson

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