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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Best Friends Animal Society

Save Them All®

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three stars

88.75

5001 Angel Canyon Road Kanab, UT 84741
tel: (435) 644-2001   Web Site
EIN: 23-7147797

Board Leadership
Francis Battista
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Julie Castle
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.75 three stars
  Financial 84.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

84.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth 10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Best Friends Animal Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Best Friends Animal Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Best Friends Animal Society (UT) 88.75 three stars
Petfinder Foundation (AZ) 95.38 four stars
Humane America Animal Foundation (Adopt-a-Pet.com) (CA) 88.96 three stars
New England Anti-Vivisection Society (MA) 96.33 four stars
Actors and Others for Animals (CA) 85.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $105,860,714
   Federated Campaigns $287,895
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $261,650
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $306,575
Total Contributions $106,716,834
   Program Service Revenue $3,238,197
Total Primary Revenue $109,955,031
   Other Revenue $3,297,664
TOTAL REVENUE $113,252,695
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $66,535,633
   Administrative Expenses $7,954,704
   Fundraising Expenses $16,784,978
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $91,275,315
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $21,977,380
   
Net Assets $108,465,353

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
Initiatives, Program Cities and National Outreach $48,364,996 71.0%
Animal Care Activities $19,713,504 29.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 03/01/2019 88.75 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 87.00 three stars
2015-09 12/01/2016 87.20 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 89.40 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2016 90.67 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.89 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 87.30 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 91.11 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 91.11 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.90 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 81.04 three stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 90.71 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 85.27 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 80.31 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 84.75 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 85.35 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 82.60 three stars
2002-12 08/01/2003 85.68 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 87.76 three stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 82.20 three 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 23-7147797
Name in IRS Master File BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
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 December, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$196,015 0.21% Gregory Castle Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$213,246 0.23% Susan M Citro Chief Development Officer
$209,084 0.22% Karen Gallardo Director Of Planned Giving
$136,509 0.14% Marc A Peralta Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Best Friends Animal Society (UT) 88.75 three stars
Petfinder Foundation (AZ) 95.38 four stars
Days End Farm Horse Rescue (MD) 90.30 four stars
RedRover (CA) 96.95 four stars
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (VA) 85.68 three stars

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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

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Board Leadership

Francis Battista
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Julie Castle
Chief Executive Officer

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