Disable all preview features
Sign in or Register  |     0 Donation(s), $0 total

Charity Contact Info

Best Friends Animal Society
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741
tel: (435) 644-2001
fax: (435) 644-2078
EIN: 23-7147797

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Francis Battista
Chairman of the Board


Gregory Castle
Chief Executive Officer

Give From Your Donor Advised Fund

Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Best Friends Animal Society

Save Them All®

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 89.40 3 stars
  Financial * 85.01 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
*Please note that this organization recently received a 4-star rating for the same fiscal period under Charity Navigator's previous 2.0 methodology. You can view that rating via the Historical Ratings tab.
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2013, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Overall Rating Chart

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth 13.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Best Friends Animal Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2013)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $60,273,604
   Federated Campaigns $245,768
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $60,519,372
   Program Service Revenue $3,118,266
Total Primary Revenue $63,637,638
   Other Revenue $1,861,580
TOTAL REVENUE $65,499,218
   Program Expenses $45,198,043
   Administrative Expenses $4,782,730
   Fundraising Expenses $10,738,456
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,779,989
Net Assets $65,474,614

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2013)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$186,964 0.30% Gregory Castle Chief Executive Officer


The mission of Best Friends is to end the killing in America's animal shelters and create a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by building community programs and partnerships all across the nation.

Charities Performing Similar Types of Work

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Best Friends Animal Society (UT) 89.40 3 stars
Front Range Equine Rescue (FL) 91.36 4 stars
Animal Welfare Society (ME) 91.83 4 stars
Helen Woodward Animal Center (CA) 85.72 3 stars
Animal Welfare League (IL) 92.99 4 stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Most Viewed

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Best Friends Animal Society (UT) 89.40 3 stars
Mercy For Animals (CA) 84.13 3 stars
Actors and Others for Animals (CA) 86.56 3 stars
Alley Cat Rescue (MD) 75.41 2 stars
Petco Foundation (TX) 96.66 4 stars

Compare These Charities (Most Viewed)

Charity Representative Login

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.


Join Our Mailing List

Join over 230,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.


Help & Support