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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Best Friends Animal Society

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79.91

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 79.91
  Financial 71.60
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

71.60

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 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)
70.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Best Friends Animal Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Best Friends Animal Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Best Friends Animal Society (UT) 79.91
FixNation (CA) 94.51
Soi Dog USA (TX) 92.92
Animal Welfare League (IL) 89.86
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (VA) 86.13

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $93,161,289
   Federated Campaigns $150,145
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $213,680
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $192,950
Total Contributions $93,718,064
   Program Service Revenue $2,961,342
Total Primary Revenue $96,679,406
   Other Revenue $6,217,334
TOTAL REVENUE $102,896,740
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $65,406,015
   Administrative Expenses $14,981,723
   Fundraising Expenses $19,547,047
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $99,934,785
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,961,955
   
Net Assets $99,143,790

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 $43,616,531 66.7%
Animal Care Activities $21,789,484 33.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 10/01/2021 79.91
2019-09 02/01/2021 79.19
2018-09 02/01/2020 81.92
2017-09 03/01/2019 88.75
2016-09 03/01/2018 87.00
2015-09 12/01/2016 87.20
2013-12 06/01/2016 89.40
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2016 90.67
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.89
2012-12 06/01/2014 87.30
2011-12 06/01/2013 91.11
2010-12 02/01/2012 91.11
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.90
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 81.04
2008-12 11/01/2009 90.71
2007-12 02/01/2009 85.27
2006-12 05/01/2008 80.31
2005-12 12/01/2006 84.75
2004-12 10/01/2005 85.35
2003-12 09/01/2004 82.60

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$210,226 0.21% Julianne Castle CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$254,644 0.25% Stephen Howell COO/CFO
$238,330 0.23% Greogory Castle CEO Emeritus

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Best Friends Animal Society (UT) 79.91
Vegan Outreach (CA) 85.52
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation (TX) 86.55
National Humane Education Society (WV) 85.41
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (VA) 86.13

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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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