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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Friends of Animals

Working to free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation

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four stars

90.62

777 Post Road Suite 205
Darien, CT 06820
tel: (203) 656-1522   Web Site
EIN: 13-6018549

Board Leadership
Priscilla Feral
President

CEO
Priscilla Feral
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.62 four stars
  Financial 86.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Friends of Animals (FoA), founded in 1957, works to cultivate a respectful view of nonhuman animals, free-living and domestic.
Our goal is to free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation around the world. The organization has evolved from its beginnings as the most comprehensive low-cost spay neuter program in the country, funding more than 2.5 million procedures.

Friends of Animals now places critical habitat, wildlife protection and veganism at the core of animal advocacy. We inform members about animal advocacy issues and our progress in addressing them through our magazine, Action Line, and our website.

Friends of Animals (FoA), founded in 1957, works to cultivate a respectful view of nonhuman animals, free-living and domestic.
Our goal is to free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation around the world. The organization has evolved from its beginnings as the most comprehensive low-cost spay neuter program in the country, funding more than 2.5 million procedures.

Friends of Animals now places critical habitat, wildlife protection and veganism at the core of animal advocacy. We inform members about animal advocacy issues and our progress in addressing them through our magazine, Action Line, and our website.

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Financial

three stars

86.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
90.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Animals (CT) 90.62 four stars
National Anti-Vivisection Society (IL) 88.41 three stars
Humane Society International (DC) 87.97 three stars
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 92.38 four stars
American Humane (DC) 90.49 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,899,743
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $37,461
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,937,204
   Program Service Revenue $1,522,132
Total Primary Revenue $3,459,336
   Other Revenue $65,074
TOTAL REVENUE $3,524,410
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,715,238
   Administrative Expenses $267,753
   Fundraising Expenses $131,016
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,114,007
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,589,597
   
Net Assets $5,709,697

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
Spaying and Neutering $2,419,988 51.3%
Public Information and Animal Protection $1,448,502 30.7%
Grant to Sanctuary $846,748 18.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-04 05/01/2019 90.62 four stars
2017-04 03/01/2018 83.43 three stars
2016-04 05/01/2017 87.10 three stars
2015-04 06/01/2016 86.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-04 02/01/2016 87.45 three stars
2014-04 09/01/2015 82.84 three stars
2014-04 08/01/2015 80.96 three stars
2013-04 02/01/2014 81.10 three stars
2012-04 06/01/2013 81.44 three stars
2011-04 03/01/2012 84.30 three stars
2010-04 09/20/2011 83.84 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 06/01/2011 82.77 three stars
2009-04 05/01/2010 80.29 three stars
2008-04 02/01/2009 91.67 four stars
2007-04 02/01/2008 93.05 four stars
2006-04 12/15/2006 88.28 three stars
2005-04 01/01/2006 84.25 three stars
2004-04 01/05/2005 75.03 two stars
2003-04 11/01/2003 72.69 two stars
2002-04 04/15/2003 75.74 two 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 13-6018549
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF ANIMALS INC
NTEE Code D21
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 February, 1959
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • April, 2017
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
  • April, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,628 2.37% Priscilla Feral President
Other Salaries of Note
$176,079 3.44% Michael Harris Wildlife Law Program Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Animals (CT) 90.62 four stars
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 92.38 four stars
PetSmart Charities (AZ) 97.71 four stars
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 99.85 four stars
Humane Farming Association (CA) 93.52 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Animals
777 Post Road
Suite 205
Darien, CT 06820
tel: (203) 656-1522
fax: (203) 656-0267
EIN: 13-6018549

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Board Leadership

Priscilla Feral
President

CEO

Priscilla Feral
President

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