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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Friends for Life

We save animals' lives

four stars

90.73

107 East 22nd Street Houston, TX 77008
tel: (713) 863-9835   Web Site
EIN: 26-0020294

Board Leadership
Christine McWilliams
President

CEO
Salise Shuttlesworth
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.73 four stars
  Financial 92.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Friends for Life saves animals' lives. We find creative ways to do it and are passionate about success at it. Animals are our primary clients and everything we do is based on what is in their best interest individually or as a group. We envision a community in which no animal will be killed for want of a loving home. Shelters accept their rightful responsibility as guardians and protectors of animals and we, as a society, accept no less from them. Shelters will lead by example to promote a larger and more compassionate vision of the way companion animals are valued beginning with refusing to kill them.

Friends for Life saves animals' lives. We find creative ways to do it and are passionate about success at it. Animals are our primary clients and everything we do is based on what is in their best interest individually or as a group. We envision a community in which no animal will be killed for want of a loving home. Shelters accept their rightful responsibility as guardians and protectors of animals and we, as a society, accept no less from them. Shelters will lead by example to promote a larger and more compassionate vision of the way companion animals are valued beginning with refusing to kill them.

Financial

four stars

92.88

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.12
  Program Expenses Growth 13.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends for Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends for Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends for Life (TX) 90.73 four stars
Elmbrook Humane Society (WI) 90.64 four stars
Kent Animal Shelter (NY) 90.32 four stars
Lange Foundation (CA) 95.05 four stars
Seattle Humane (WA) 89.34 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $792,538
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $211,890
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,004,428
   Program Service Revenue $47,974
Total Primary Revenue $1,052,402
   Other Revenue $221,197
TOTAL REVENUE $1,273,599
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $941,302
   Administrative Expenses $123,558
   Fundraising Expenses $139,751
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,204,611
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $68,988
   
Net Assets $5,660,849

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
Adoption Programs $869,669 92.4%
Fix Houston Program $70,127 7.4%
Thinking Outside the Shelter Program $1,506 0.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.73 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 80.88 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 26-0020294
Name in IRS Master File FYIMS INCORPORATED
NTEE Code O20
NTEE Classification Youth Centers, Clubs, Multipurpose
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 May, 2002
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, 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
$64,575 5.36% Salise Shuttlesworth Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends for Life (TX) 90.73 four stars
Austin Pets Alive (TX) 93.92 four stars
Tri County Humane Society (FL) 100.00 four stars
SPCA of Texas (TX) 93.79 four stars
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (NY) 90.48 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends for Life
107 East 22nd Street
Houston, TX 77008
tel: (713) 863-9835
fax: (713) 239-8127
EIN: 26-0020294

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Board Leadership

Christine McWilliams
President

CEO

Salise Shuttlesworth
Executive Director

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