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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Morris Animal Foundation

Advancing the health of animals through science

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three stars

81.62

720 S. Colorado Blvd. Ste. 174A
Denver, CO 80246
tel: (800) 243-2345   Web Site
EIN: 84-6032307

Board Leadership
Walt George
Chair of the Board

CEO
Tiffany Grunert
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.62 three stars
  Financial 74.01 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation is dedicated to improving and protecting the health of animals through scientific innovation, education and inspiration. Our investment in research has yielded life-saving vaccines, new treatments for critical diseases, superior screening tests, and advanced diagnostic tools. We respond to emerging animal health threats that endanger entire species, and make new discoveries in basic animal biology to support applied research. With every study we fund - more than 2,600 to date - we strive to advance the science of veterinary medicine, honoring the founding principles of Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr. to benefit animals worldwide. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org.

Established in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation is dedicated to improving and protecting the health of animals through scientific innovation, education and inspiration. Our investment in research has yielded life-saving vaccines, new treatments for critical diseases, superior screening tests, and advanced diagnostic tools. We respond to emerging animal health threats that endanger entire species, and make new discoveries in basic animal biology to support applied research. With every study we fund - more than 2,600 to date - we strive to advance the science of veterinary medicine, honoring the founding principles of Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr. to benefit animals worldwide. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of periodicals distributed
732,000
Number of program graduates
10
Number of books published for previously published writers
5
Number of media partnerships developed
10
Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing
5,300,000
Number of print, radio, or online ads developed
50
Number of program sites
30
Number of different periodicals published
4
Number of national media pieces on the topic
15
Number of press articles published
5,300,000
Number of reports written/published
25
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

74.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
72.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.73
  Program Expenses Growth -11.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Morris Animal Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Morris Animal Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Morris Animal Foundation (CO) 81.62 three stars
Animal Welfare Institute (DC) 92.92 four stars
Friends of Animals (CT) 90.62 four stars
Humane Society International (DC) 87.97 three stars
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (NC) 92.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,306,287
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,306,287
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,306,287
   Other Revenue $3,727,694
TOTAL REVENUE $14,033,981
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,059,456
   Administrative Expenses $1,118,928
   Fundraising Expenses $1,837,463
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,015,847
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,018,134
   
Net Assets $79,661,335

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
Animal Health Studies $6,962,924 86.4%
Program Awareness $1,096,532 13.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 81.62 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 81.92 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 89.89 three stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 89.50 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.18 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.16 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 80.01 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 84.71 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 94.56 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 94.10 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 95.09 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.66 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 93.07 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 82.15 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 92.82 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 92.71 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 84.24 three stars
2005-04 05/01/2006 87.92 three stars
2004-04 01/05/2005 91.15 four stars
2003-04 12/01/2003 79.86 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 84-6032307
Name in IRS Master File MORRIS ANIMAL FOUNDATION
NTEE Code D05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related activities
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 July, 1956
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$238,525 2.16% John Reddington President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Morris Animal Foundation (CO) 81.62 three stars
American Anti-Vivisection Society (PA) 87.61 three stars
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 99.85 four stars
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 93.98 four stars
Born Free USA (MD) 88.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Morris Animal Foundation
720 S. Colorado Blvd.
Ste. 174A
Denver, CO 80246
tel: (800) 243-2345
fax: (303) 790-4066
EIN: 84-6032307

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Board Leadership

Walt George
Chair of the Board

CEO

Tiffany Grunert
President and CEO

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