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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

American Humane Association

The nation's voice for the protection of children & animals.

75.52

1400 16th Street, NW Suite 360
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (866) 227-4645   Web Site
EIN: 84-0432950

Board Leadership
John Payne
Chair

CEO
Robin Ganzert
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.52
  Financial 65.52
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

65.52

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth -9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Humane Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Humane Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Humane Association (DC) 75.52
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 94.34
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 92.89
Animal Welfare Institute (DC) 92.92
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 94.69

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Founded in 1877, the American Humane Association is the only national organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Our mission is to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of children and animals, and to unleash the full potential of the bond between humans and animals to the mutual benefit of both. Our goal is to measurably, demonstrably and significantly increase the number of children and animals who are protected from harm - and the number of humans and animals whose lives are enriched through direct action, thought leadership, policy innovation, and expansion of proven, effective programs.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,781,739
   Federated Campaigns $119,854
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $147,596
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,049,189
   Program Service Revenue $2,451,041
Total Primary Revenue $11,500,230
   Other Revenue $1,997,960
TOTAL REVENUE $13,498,190
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,331,792
   Administrative Expenses $817,326
   Fundraising Expenses $1,959,044
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,108,162
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $390,028
   
Net Assets $10,333,877

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
Humane Hollywood $6,850,073 66.3%
Humane Heartland $1,429,438 13.8%
Humane Research and Therapy $1,058,808 10.2%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 75.52
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 73.51
2013-06 07/01/2014 77.17
2012-06 08/01/2013 81.00
2011-06 11/06/2012 85.46
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.31
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 85.19
2009-06 08/01/2010 88.36
2008-06 08/01/2009 88.18
2007-06 08/01/2008 73.01
2006-06 03/01/2007 85.47
2005-06 04/01/2006 67.86
2004-06 05/01/2005 82.40
2003-06 01/01/2004 67.83
2002-06 06/09/2003 73.57
2001-06 10/15/2002 79.76

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 84-0432950
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION
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 (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
(902) Emergency or disaster aid fund
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 September, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$335,067 2.55% Robin R. Ganzert President, CEO

Founded in 1877, the American Humane Association is the only national organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Our mission is to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of children and animals, and to unleash the full potential of the bond between humans and animals to the mutual benefit of both. Our goal is to measurably, demonstrably and significantly increase the number of children and animals who are protected from harm - and the number of humans and animals whose lives are enriched through direct action, thought leadership, policy innovation, and expansion of proven, effective programs.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Humane Association (DC) 75.52
FACT (IL) 94.31
Friends of Animals (CT) 86.86
The Humane Society of the United States (DC) 85.09
The Fund for Animals (NY) 88.61

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Official Charity Response

American Humane has made fiscally responsible and necessary changes to its programs and financial operations to ensure long-term sustainability for our humane mission, which is to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of America’s children and animals. In light of a financial crisis with multiple years of deficit spending, American Humane transformed programs in a strategic planning effort while significantly reducing expenses with a focus on increasing operating efficiencies.   We purposely transferred several programs to trusted partner organizations given that they were not within our revitalized mission and vision.   American Humane reversed over $34 million of deficit spending and is now fiscally prudent and a sound operating organization. These changes, however, have impacted the financial rating.  While American Humane's financial health is now strong, the financial rating is low due to the reduction of expenses in order to balance the operating budget, reverse the deficit spending pattern, and stabilize this historic humane organization.  

Charity Contact Info

American Humane Association
1400 16th Street, NW
Suite 360
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (866) 227-4645
fax: (202) 450-2335
EIN: 84-0432950

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Board Leadership

John Payne
Chair

CEO

Robin Ganzert
President & CEO

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