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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Dumb Friends League

Compassion always

four stars

93.06

2080 South Quebec Street Denver, CO 80231
tel: (303) 751-5772   Web Site
EIN: 84-0405254

Board Leadership
Amanda Phillips-Desaverio
Chair

CEO
Apryl Steele
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.06 four stars
  Financial 90.19 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Dumb Friends League mission is working with our compassionate community we will end pet homelessness and animal suffering.

Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves and is a national leader in providing care to lost and abandoned pets, adopting pets to new homes, helping pets stay in homes, educating pet owners and the public, rescuing sick, injured and abused animals, providing free or low cost spay/neuter and veterinary services. The Harmony Equine Center receives abused and neglected horses that are removed from owners by law enforcement agencies, offering them rehabilitation, training and adoption opportunities. The largest independent, community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, it receives more than 21,000 animals a year.

The Dumb Friends League mission is working with our compassionate community we will end pet homelessness and animal suffering.

Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves and is a national leader in providing care to lost and abandoned pets, adopting pets to new homes, helping pets stay in homes, educating pet owners and the public, rescuing sick, injured and abused animals, providing free or low cost spay/neuter and veterinary services. The Harmony Equine Center receives abused and neglected horses that are removed from owners by law enforcement agencies, offering them rehabilitation, training and adoption opportunities. The largest independent, community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, it receives more than 21,000 animals a year.

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Financial

four stars

90.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.58
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dumb Friends League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dumb Friends League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dumb Friends League (CO) 93.06 four stars
San Diego Humane Society (CA) 91.65 four stars
Humane Indiana (IN) 89.53 three stars
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (FL) 98.98 four stars
Animal Protective Association of Missouri (MO) 96.79 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,549,756
   Federated Campaigns $81,455
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,438,906
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $20,070,117
   Program Service Revenue $2,990,052
Total Primary Revenue $23,060,169
   Other Revenue $3,292,019
TOTAL REVENUE $26,352,188
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,711,800
   Administrative Expenses $1,871,634
   Fundraising Expenses $2,800,802
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,384,236
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,967,952
   
Net Assets $127,291,303

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
Shelter Expenses $8,086,346 48.4%
Veterinary Services $3,365,526 20.1%
Community and Educational Services $1,820,730 10.9%

Ratings History
Dumb Friends League has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 93.06 four stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 90.47 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 90.84 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 92.88 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 92.87 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 89.24 three stars
2014-06 08/01/2015 86.59 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 91.88 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 92.24 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 85.18 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.52 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 83.81 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 82.03 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 88.79 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 82.28 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 89.26 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 80.45 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 89.15 three stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 88.62 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 93.02 four 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 84-0405254
Name in IRS Master File DENVER DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE
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
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 July, 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
$226,106 1.05% Apryl Steele CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dumb Friends League (CO) 93.06 four stars
Tri-County Humane Society (MN) 87.47 three stars
Kentucky Humane Society (KY) 86.22 three stars
Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (PA) 87.07 three stars
Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc. (PA) 90.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dumb Friends League
2080 South Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80231
tel: (303) 751-5772
fax: (303) 696-0063
EIN: 84-0405254

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Board Leadership

Amanda Phillips-Desaverio
Chair

CEO

Apryl Steele
CEO

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