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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Mercy For Animals

Inspiring compassion.

three stars

85.19

8033 Sunset Boulevard Suite 864
Los Angeles, CA 90046
tel: (866) 632-6446   Web Site
EIN: 54-2076145

Board Leadership
Nathan Runkle
Founder

CEO
Leah Garcés
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.19 three stars
  Financial 89.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1999, MFA works to create a society where all animals are treated with the compassion and respect they so rightfully deserve. We serve as a voice for animals through proactive consumer education initiatives, cruelty investigations, corporate outreach, and legal advocacy.

Founded in 1999, MFA works to create a society where all animals are treated with the compassion and respect they so rightfully deserve. We serve as a voice for animals through proactive consumer education initiatives, cruelty investigations, corporate outreach, and legal advocacy.

Financial

three stars

89.30

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.17
  Program Expenses Growth 56.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mercy For Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mercy For Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mercy For Animals (CA) 85.19 three stars
Actors and Others for Animals (CA) 85.27 three stars
Helen Woodward Animal Center (CA) 85.77 three stars
Main Line Animal Rescue (PA) 86.15 three stars
Animal Welfare League (IL) 91.39 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,734,090
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,498,714
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,232,804
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,232,804
   Other Revenue $96,248
TOTAL REVENUE $11,329,052
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,605,647
   Administrative Expenses $901,573
   Fundraising Expenses $1,843,241
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,350,461
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $978,591
   
Net Assets $15,299,200

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
Education $1,916,767 25.2%
Cruelty Investigations $1,265,787 16.6%
Legal Advocacy $810,383 10.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 85.19 three stars
2016-12 12/21/2018 84.33 three stars
2016-12 08/01/2018 79.84 two stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 70.10 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2017 82.76 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 80.17 three stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 84.13 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 82.94 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.09 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 80.62 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 78.54 two stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 80.76 three 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 54-2076145
Name in IRS Master File MERCY FOR ANIMALS
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 March, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Nathan Runkle Chairman and President
Other Salaries of Note
$69,280 0.66% Matthew Allen Rice Secretary
$36,831 0.35% Nick Cooney Executive VP

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mercy For Animals (CA) 85.19 three stars
Best Friends Animal Society (UT) 87.00 three stars
Main Line Animal Rescue (PA) 86.15 three stars
Actors and Others for Animals (CA) 85.27 three stars
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (MD) 87.25 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mercy For Animals
8033 Sunset Boulevard
Suite 864
Los Angeles, CA 90046
tel: (866) 632-6446
EIN: 54-2076145

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Board Leadership

Nathan Runkle
Founder

CEO

Leah Garcés
President

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