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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

International Fund for Animal Welfare

Saving Animals in Crisis Around the World

three stars

84.52

290 Summer Street Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
tel: (888) 251-0253   Web Site
EIN: 31-1594197

Board Leadership
Kathleen Savesky Buckley
Chair

CEO
Azzedine Downes
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.52 three stars
  Financial 78.32 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

78.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
77.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.85
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Fund for Animal Welfare on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Fund for Animal Welfare on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Fund for Animal Welfare (MA) 84.52 three stars
American Anti-Vivisection Society (PA) 90.15 four stars
Animal Legal Defense Fund (CA) 91.84 four stars
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 91.45 four stars
American Humane (DC) 87.26 three stars

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IFAW saves animals: elephants at risk from poachers, whales and seals threatened by cruel hunts, wildlife threatened by habitat loss and conflict with people, and dogs and cats stranded after disasters or at risk from cruelty. We help individual animals in distress and win policy changes that provide long-term protections. Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) works to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats, and assisting animals in distress. We seek to motivate the public to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote animal welfare and conservation policies that advance the well-being of both animals and people. IFAW is an international organization and this site only includes financial information for IFAW's US entity. We encourage people to read our consolidated international financial information in our Annual Report on www.ifaw.org.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,373,195
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $270,500
   Related Organizations $8,679,403
   Government Grants $736,796
Total Contributions $19,059,894
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $19,059,894
   Other Revenue $927,311
TOTAL REVENUE $19,987,205
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,045,845
   Administrative Expenses $2,049,002
   Fundraising Expenses $3,518,362
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,613,209
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,626,004
   
Net Assets $38,433,258

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
Elephants $6,978,232 43.5%
Wildlife Trade $3,372,800 21.0%
Animal Rescue $2,163,641 13.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 84.52 three stars
2015-06 05/01/2017 85.12 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 79.09 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.42 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 82.26 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 72.79 two stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 78.74 two stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 72.07 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.21 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 77.32 two stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 68.75 one star
2008-06 08/01/2009 92.71 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 94.97 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 92.69 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 89.99 three stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 71.08 two stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 67.26 one star
2002-06 08/01/2003 66.67 one star
2001-06 10/15/2002 72.55 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 31-1594197
Name in IRS Master File INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE INC
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 May, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$333,461 1.54% Azzedine Downes Chief Executive Officer

IFAW saves animals: elephants at risk from poachers, whales and seals threatened by cruel hunts, wildlife threatened by habitat loss and conflict with people, and dogs and cats stranded after disasters or at risk from cruelty. We help individual animals in distress and win policy changes that provide long-term protections. Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) works to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats, and assisting animals in distress. We seek to motivate the public to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote animal welfare and conservation policies that advance the well-being of both animals and people. IFAW is an international organization and this site only includes financial information for IFAW's US entity. We encourage people to read our consolidated international financial information in our Annual Report on www.ifaw.org.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Fund for Animal Welfare (MA) 84.52 three stars
Animal Welfare Institute (DC) 92.92 four stars
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 100.00 four stars
Humane Farming Association (CA) 89.28 three stars
FACT (IL) 94.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

International Fund for Animal Welfare
290 Summer Street
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
tel: (888) 251-0253
fax: (508) 744-2009
EIN: 31-1594197

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Board Leadership

Kathleen Savesky Buckley
Chair

CEO

Azzedine Downes
President and CEO

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