Disable all preview features

Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

The Humane League

We are, and always have been, for the animals

three stars

88.07

P.O. Box 10476 Rockville, MD 20849
tel: (888) 211-5241   Web Site
EIN: 04-3817491

Board Leadership
Mark Middleton
Chair

CEO
David Coman-Hidy
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.07 three stars
  Financial 90.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Humane League's mission is to exist to end the abuse of animals raised for food. Together, we are here, for the animals. What began as a tiny grassroots organization in 2005 has since grown into an effective and global nonprofit organization. We ran dozens of campaigns, from Baltimore to Boston, and beyond, winning cage-free commitments at every stop. Restaurant by restaurant, and campus by campus, working our way up to the biggest national corporations.

The Humane League's mission is to exist to end the abuse of animals raised for food. Together, we are here, for the animals. What began as a tiny grassroots organization in 2005 has since grown into an effective and global nonprofit organization. We ran dozens of campaigns, from Baltimore to Boston, and beyond, winning cage-free commitments at every stop. Restaurant by restaurant, and campus by campus, working our way up to the biggest national corporations.

Financial

four stars

90.60

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
69.6%
  Administrative Expenses 19.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.56
  Program Expenses Growth 77.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Humane League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Humane League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Humane League (MD) 88.07 three stars
Oshkosh Area Humane Society (WI) 86.08 three stars
Pennsylvania SPCA (PA) 91.59 four stars
Humane Society of Boulder Valley (CO) 88.04 three stars
Shelby Humane Society (AL) 86.57 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,639,971
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $329,038
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,969,009
   Program Service Revenue $416,663
Total Primary Revenue $14,385,672
   Other Revenue $135,260
TOTAL REVENUE $14,520,932
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,316,870
   Administrative Expenses $2,020,391
   Fundraising Expenses $846,048
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,183,309
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,337,623
   
Net Assets $15,821,969

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
Vegetarian/Vegan Outreach Programs $4,316,870 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2020 88.07 three stars
2018-12 09/01/2020 73.69 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 04-3817491
Name in IRS Master File THE HUMANE LEAGUE
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 August, 2006
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Humane League (MD) 88.07 three stars
Louisiana SPCA (LA) 90.80 four stars
Anderson Humane (IL) 96.33 four stars
Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County (FL) 85.16 three stars
Nashville Humane Association (TN) 92.33 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

The Humane League
P.O. Box 10476
Rockville, MD 20849
tel: (888) 211-5241
EIN: 04-3817491

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Mark Middleton
Chair

CEO

David Coman-Hidy
President

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.