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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Animal Outlook

Exposing Truth. Inspiring Change.

82.22

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

Board Leadership
Amy Trakinski
Chair

CEO
Cheryl Leahy
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.22
  Financial 87.83
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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: Working today to build a better tomorrow for all animals. We're strategically challenging the status quo of animal agribusiness through undercover investigations, legal advocacy, corporate and food system reform, and empowering everyone to choose vegan.

Animal Outlook (formerly Compassion Over Killing) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal advocacy organization. Our mission: Working today to build a better tomorrow for all animals. We're strategically challenging the status quo of animal agribusiness through undercover investigations, legal advocacy, corporate and food system reform, and empowering everyone to choose vegan.

Financial

87.83

Accountability & Transparency

78.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Outlook (DC) 82.22
Mercy For Animals (CA) 87.55
Soi Dog USA (TX) 92.92
RedRover (CA) 89.93
Habitat for Horses (TX) 90.29

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,180,816
   Federated Campaigns $810
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,181,626
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,181,626
   Other Revenue $14,422
TOTAL REVENUE $2,196,048
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,635,480
   Administrative Expenses $170,526
   Fundraising Expenses $94,295
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,900,301
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $295,747
   
Net Assets $1,014,389

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 $1,053,279 64.4%
Investigations $444,860 27.2%
Legal Advocacy $137,341 8.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 82.22
2018-12 06/01/2020 82.91
2017-12 06/01/2019 78.49
2016-12 12/01/2018 78.78
2016-12 08/01/2018 71.00

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
$62,822 3.30% Erica Meier President
Other Salaries of Note
$85,114 4.47% Cheryl Leahy Executive Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Outlook (DC) 82.22
Mercy For Animals (CA) 87.55
Doris Day Animal Foundation (CA) 85.99
Habitat for Horses (TX) 90.29
Animal Welfare League (IL) 90.58

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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
Chair

CEO

Cheryl Leahy
Executive Director

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