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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Faithful Friends Animal Society

Enriching the lives of pets and people.

three stars

89.95

12 Germay Drive Wilmington, DE 19804
tel: (302) 427-8514   Web Site
EIN: 51-0410508

Board Leadership
Robert Wasserbach
President

CEO
Jane Pierantozzi
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.95 three stars
  Financial 92.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Faithful Friends Animal Society is to end the neglect, abandonment and killing of pets in Delaware; and enrich the lives of people by promoting and providing compassionate animal-related welfare and social services. Faithful Friends Animal Society is privately funded, nonprofit animal welfare organization with a no-kill shelter serving Delaware and surrounding areas. Faithful Friends does not euthanize animals to make space for others. All cats and dogs in our care stay with us until forever homes are found. Each animal receives love and attention in addition to top-notch medical care.

The mission of Faithful Friends Animal Society is to end the neglect, abandonment and killing of pets in Delaware; and enrich the lives of people by promoting and providing compassionate animal-related welfare and social services. Faithful Friends Animal Society is privately funded, nonprofit animal welfare organization with a no-kill shelter serving Delaware and surrounding areas. Faithful Friends does not euthanize animals to make space for others. All cats and dogs in our care stay with us until forever homes are found. Each animal receives love and attention in addition to top-notch medical care.

Financial

four stars

92.41

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 18.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Faithful Friends Animal Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Faithful Friends Animal Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We developed a volunteer advisory group that has made recommendations on how their service can better impact the care of the animals at our shelter and resulted in new programs that have increased efforts to socialize and promote adoptable cats and dogs This group has also made recommendations that have improved service tracking, group volunteer efforts and community partnerships
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Faithful Friends Animal Society (DE) 89.95 three stars
Jacksonville Humane Society (FL) 91.62 four stars
Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh (PA) 93.84 four stars
SPCA of Westchester (NY) 97.37 four stars
Animal Defense League of Texas (TX) 95.40 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,298,041
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,000
Total Contributions $1,318,041
   Program Service Revenue $761,978
Total Primary Revenue $2,080,019
   Other Revenue $2,108,757
TOTAL REVENUE $4,188,776
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,171,761
   Administrative Expenses $83,904
   Fundraising Expenses $324,155
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,579,820
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,608,956
   
Net Assets $2,518,371

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
Shelter Operations $2,171,761 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 89.95 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 75.60 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 82.12 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 78.76 two stars
2014-06 09/01/2016 78.09 two 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 51-0410508
Name in IRS Master File FAITHFUL FRIENDS INC
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
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 October, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$65,000 2.51% Jane Pierantozzi Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Faithful Friends Animal Society (DE) 89.95 three stars
Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter (NJ) 86.06 three stars
Elmbrook Humane Society (WI) 91.67 four stars
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (CA) 98.11 four stars
Operation Kindness (TX) 89.99 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Faithful Friends Animal Society
12 Germay Drive
Wilmington, DE 19804
tel: (302) 427-8514
fax: (302) 427-2855
EIN: 51-0410508

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Board Leadership

Robert Wasserbach
President

CEO

Jane Pierantozzi
Executive Director

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