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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Animal Outlook

Changing the World for Animals

three stars

82.91

P.O. Box 9773 Washington, DC 20016
tel: (301) 891-2458   Web Site
EIN: 52-2034417

Board Leadership
Amy Trakinski
Board Chair

CEO
Erica Meier
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.91 three stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Animal Outlook (formerly Compassion Over Killing) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal advocacy organization. Our mission is clear: change the world for animals. By deploying an arsenal of strategies to challenge the status quo of animal agribusiness, we're exposing the truth, delivering justice, revolutionizing food systems, and empowering others to stand up for animals by leaving them off our plates.

Animal Outlook (formerly Compassion Over Killing) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal advocacy organization. Our mission is clear: change the world for animals. By deploying an arsenal of strategies to challenge the status quo of animal agribusiness, we're exposing the truth, delivering justice, revolutionizing food systems, and empowering others to stand up for animals by leaving them off our plates.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
90.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 41.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Outlook on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Outlook on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Outlook (DC) 82.91 three stars
Idaho Humane Society (ID) 93.66 four stars
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center (NJ) 98.23 four stars
Days End Farm Horse Rescue (MD) 89.33 three stars
Humane America Animal Foundation (Adopt-a-Pet.com) (CA) 89.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,994,252
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,673
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,998,925
   Program Service Revenue $47,757
Total Primary Revenue $2,046,682
   Other Revenue $19,018
TOTAL REVENUE $2,065,700
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,116,413
   Administrative Expenses $147,503
   Fundraising Expenses $44,861
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,308,777
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-243,077
   
Net Assets $697,311

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Vegetarian Outreach $1,455,469 68.8%
Investigations $551,418 26.1%
Legal Advocacy $105,220 5.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 82.91 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 78.49 two stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 78.78 two stars
2016-12 08/01/2018 71.00 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-2034417
Name in IRS Master File ANIMAL OUTLOOK INC
NTEE Code D01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$42,399 1.83% Erica Meier President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Outlook (DC) 82.91 three stars
Helen Woodward Animal Center (CA) 85.91 three stars
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center (NJ) 98.23 four stars
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation (TX) 96.19 four stars
Petfinder Foundation (AZ) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Animal Outlook
P.O. Box 9773
Washington, DC 20016
tel: (301) 891-2458
EIN: 52-2034417

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Board Leadership

Amy Trakinski
Board Chair

CEO

Erica Meier
President

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