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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Friends For Life Animal Shelter

We are Friends For Life. Let's rally the humans. #BeUnsheltered

three stars

89.05

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

Board Leadership
Christine McWilliams
President

CEO
Salise Shuttlesworth, J.D.
Executive Director and Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.05 three stars
  Financial 85.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We are the Unsheltered. The rebellious. Seekers of hard truths. Believers in second chances. And third chances. Believers in not even counting chances in the first place.

We are the open-minded. We will not shelter ourselves from the way things are-because what could be is only clear when you know where to start. People aren't "good" or "bad." Animals aren't "good" or "bad." But even after 100 years of shelters, something still isn't working.

Shelters are drop-off points when they could be launchpads for conversations; making binary life-or-death choices when they could be creating systemic, community-wide change. We're here to talk about things that we know work and to discover new ones-we need you in the conversation.

We are right here with you-you thinkers, doers, changers, rebels with hearts-too-big-to-handle. This isn't about our shelter or anyone else's. This is about every neighborhood. Every community. Every animal. Every human.

We are the Unsheltered. The rebellious. Seekers of hard truths. Believers in second chances. And third chances. Believers in not even counting chances in the first place.

We are the open-minded. We will not shelter ourselves from the way things are-because what could be is only clear when you know where to start. People aren't "good" or "bad." Animals aren't "good" or "bad." But even after 100 years of shelters, something still isn't working.

Shelters are drop-off points when they could be launchpads for conversations; making binary life-or-death choices when they could be creating systemic, community-wide change. We're here to talk about things that we know work and to discover new ones-we need you in the conversation.

We are right here with you-you thinkers, doers, changers, rebels with hearts-too-big-to-handle. This isn't about our shelter or anyone else's. This is about every neighborhood. Every community. Every animal. Every human.

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Financial

three stars

85.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
74.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.39
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends For Life Animal Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends For Life Animal Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends For Life Animal Shelter (TX) 89.05 three stars
Atlanta Humane Society (GA) 87.08 three stars
Gulf Coast Humane Society (FL) 94.13 four stars
Pets in Need (CA) 93.70 four stars
Faithful Friends Animal Society (DE) 89.95 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $697,596
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $286,248
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $983,844
   Program Service Revenue $93,104
Total Primary Revenue $1,076,948
   Other Revenue $62,897
TOTAL REVENUE $1,139,845
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $915,707
   Administrative Expenses $274,044
   Fundraising Expenses $185,571
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,375,322
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-235,477
   
Net Assets $5,698,350

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 $803,881 87.8%
Fix Houston Program $111,826 12.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 89.05 three stars
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$65,520 4.76% Salise Shuttlesworth Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends For Life Animal Shelter (TX) 89.05 three stars
Mountain Humane (ID) 92.51 four stars
SPCA of Texas (TX) 95.93 four stars
San Antonio Humane Society (TX) 95.36 four stars
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (NY) 91.96 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends For Life Animal Shelter
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, J.D.
Executive Director and Founder

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