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American Humane

First to Serve. American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals.

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four stars

90.49

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 90.49 four stars
  Financial 86.89 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. For more than a hundred years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed® program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.

American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. For more than a hundred years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed® program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.

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Financial

three stars

86.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Humane on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Humane on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Humane (DC) 90.49 four stars
Born Free USA (MD) 88.05 three stars
Humane Farming Association (CA) 93.52 four stars
National Anti-Vivisection Society (IL) 88.41 three stars
Animal Welfare Institute (DC) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,650,970
   Federated Campaigns $96,336
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $76,785
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,824,091
   Program Service Revenue $3,888,865
Total Primary Revenue $16,712,956
   Other Revenue $2,531,767
TOTAL REVENUE $19,244,723
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,740,385
   Administrative Expenses $1,069,820
   Fundraising Expenses $1,760,076
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,570,281
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,674,442
   
Net Assets $17,368,780

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 $6,526,416 47.5%
American Humane Farm Animal Program $1,979,943 14.4%
Lois Pope Life Center $1,683,118 12.2%

Ratings History
American Humane has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.49 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.25 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 87.26 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 75.52 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 73.51 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 77.17 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 81.00 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 85.46 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.31 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 85.19 three stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 88.36 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 88.18 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 73.01 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 85.47 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 67.86 one star
2004-06 05/01/2005 82.40 three stars
2003-06 01/01/2004 67.83 one star
2002-06 06/09/2003 73.57 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 79.76 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 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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$510,496 3.08% Robin Ganzert President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Humane (DC) 90.49 four stars
American Anti-Vivisection Society (PA) 87.61 three stars
Humane Society International (DC) 87.97 three stars
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 92.38 four stars
National Anti-Vivisection Society (IL) 88.41 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Humane
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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