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

Morris Animal Foundation

Advancing the health of animals through science

83.27

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

Board Leadership
Walter N. George, III
Chair of the Board

CEO
Tiffany Grunert
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.27
  Financial 76.35
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

76.35

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 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)
70.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.65
  Program Expenses Growth 0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Morris Animal Foundation (CO) 83.27
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 90.61
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (NC) 97.84
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 94.34
Animal Legal Defense Fund (CA) 91.30

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,926,167
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,926,167
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,926,167
   Other Revenue $1,563,592
TOTAL REVENUE $13,489,759
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,396,214
   Administrative Expenses $1,036,058
   Fundraising Expenses $1,915,745
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,348,017
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,141,742
   
Net Assets $90,012,636

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 $6,151,342 83.2%
Program Awareness $1,244,872 16.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 10/01/2020 83.27
2018-06 07/01/2019 81.62
2017-06 12/01/2018 81.92
2016-06 02/01/2018 89.89
2016-06 05/01/2017 89.50
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.18
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.16
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 80.01
2013-06 10/01/2014 84.71
2012-06 07/01/2013 94.56
2011-06 06/01/2012 94.10
2010-06 11/01/2011 95.09
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.66
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 93.07
2009-06 08/01/2010 82.15
2008-06 07/01/2009 92.82
2007-06 04/01/2008 92.71
2006-06 05/01/2007 84.24
2005-04 05/01/2006 87.92
2004-04 01/05/2005 91.15

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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$199,970 1.93% Tiffany Grunert President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$219,280 2.11% John Reddington Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Morris Animal Foundation (CO) 83.27
National Anti-Vivisection Society (IL) 88.33
Born Free USA (MD) 86.96
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 90.61
Humane Farming Association (CA) 93.56

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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

Walter N. George, III
Chair of the Board

CEO

Tiffany Grunert
President & CEO

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