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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Friends for Life

We save animals' lives

four stars

90.85

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 90.85 four stars
  Financial 93.19 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

93.19

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.04
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends for Life (TX) 90.85 four stars
Faithful Friends Animal Society (DE) 89.95 three stars
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (NY) 94.58 four stars
Northeast Animal Shelter (MA) 85.92 three stars
Austin Pets Alive (TX) 99.10 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,388,610
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $93,122
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,481,732
   Program Service Revenue $64,339
Total Primary Revenue $1,546,071
   Other Revenue $12,832
TOTAL REVENUE $1,558,903
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,054,779
   Administrative Expenses $129,169
   Fundraising Expenses $124,894
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,308,842
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $250,061
   
Net Assets $6,052,009

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 $974,510 92.4%
Fix Houston Program $78,581 7.4%
Thinking Outside the Shelter Program $1,688 0.2%

Ratings History
Friends for Life has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 90.85 four stars
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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$63,000 4.81% Salise Shuttlesworth Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends for Life (TX) 90.85 four stars
Elmbrook Humane Society (WI) 89.63 three stars
Operation Kindness (TX) 90.01 four stars
Mountain Humane (ID) 92.81 four stars
Austin Pets Alive (TX) 99.10 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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