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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

American Humane

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

90.09

1400 16th Street, NW Suite 360
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (800) 227-4645   Web Site
EIN: 84-0432950

Board Leadership
John Payne
Chair

CEO
Robin R. Ganzert
President & CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.09
  Financial 86.31
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

86.31

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  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) 90.09
Humane Farming Association (CA) 93.56
International Fund for Animal Welfare (MA) 86.55
Kentucky Horse Park Foundation (KY) 89.30
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 94.34

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,422,924
   Federated Campaigns $49,540
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $313,370
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,785,834
   Program Service Revenue $4,719,682
Total Primary Revenue $16,505,516
   Other Revenue $2,712,659
TOTAL REVENUE $19,218,175
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,783,693
   Administrative Expenses $1,100,983
   Fundraising Expenses $2,031,490
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,916,166
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,302,009
   
Net Assets $18,809,287

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
Rescue Team $5,406,753 36.6%
Humane Hollywood $5,201,220 35.2%
American Humane Farm Animal Program $2,091,609 14.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 90.09
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.49
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.25
2016-06 07/01/2017 87.26
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$569,403 3.17% Robin Ganzert President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Humane (DC) 90.09
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 95.49
Friends of Animals (CT) 92.99
Animal Welfare Institute (DC) 100.00
Animal Legal Defense Fund (CA) 91.30

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Charity Contact Info

American Humane
1400 16th Street, NW
Suite 360
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (800) 227-4645
fax: (202) 450-2335
EIN: 84-0432950

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Board Leadership

John Payne
Chair

CEO

Robin R. Ganzert
President & CEO

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