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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Establishing and defending the rights of all animals

three stars

82.11

501 Front Street Norfolk, VA 23510
tel: (757) 622-7382   Web Site
EIN: 52-1218336

Board Leadership
Ingrid E. Newkirk
President

CEO
Ingrid E. Newkirk
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.11 three stars
  Financial 82.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

82.24

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
84.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (VA) 82.11 three stars
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 94.69 four stars
The Humane Society of the United States (DC) 85.40 three stars
American Anti-Vivisection Society (PA) 90.15 four stars
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 91.93 four stars

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than five million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world. Founded in 1980, PETA is dedicated to establishing and defending the rights of all animals. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests", and the abuse of backyard dogs. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $39,919,763
   Federated Campaigns $328,597
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,520,171
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $41,768,531
   Program Service Revenue $449,916
Total Primary Revenue $42,218,447
   Other Revenue $580,540
TOTAL REVENUE $42,798,987
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $35,111,625
   Administrative Expenses $832,033
   Fundraising Expenses $6,767,834
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $42,711,492
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $87,495
   
Net Assets $16,482,262

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
Research, Investigations, and Rescue $13,952,726 39.7%
Public Outreach and Education $11,855,478 33.8%
International Grassroots Campaign $8,424,944 24.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-07 10/01/2016 82.11 three stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 74.74 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 04/01/2016 77.69 two stars
2014-07 10/01/2015 73.60 two stars
2013-07 07/01/2014 72.38 two stars
2012-07 09/01/2013 72.84 two stars
2011-07 12/06/2012 75.84 two stars
2010-07 05/01/2012 82.41 three stars
2010-07 09/20/2011 74.32 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-07 06/01/2011 83.58 three stars
2009-07 12/01/2010 78.33 two stars
2008-07 08/01/2009 85.23 three stars
2007-07 06/01/2008 81.11 three stars
2006-07 05/01/2007 87.10 three stars
2005-07 06/01/2006 88.48 three stars
2004-07 08/01/2005 91.11 four stars
2003-07 04/01/2004 86.62 three stars
2002-07 06/09/2003 71.93 two stars
2001-07 10/15/2002 65.42 one star
2000-07 04/15/2002 84.72 three 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 52-1218336
Name in IRS Master File PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS INC
NTEE Code D01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
  • July, 2012
  • July, 2011

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
$37,121 0.08% Ingrid E. Newkirk President
Other Salaries of Note
$106,727 0.24% Kathleen Guillermo Senior Vice President
$103,376 0.24% Rosalind Zayas Veterinarian
$89,984 0.21% Tracy Reiman Vice President

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than five million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world. Founded in 1980, PETA is dedicated to establishing and defending the rights of all animals. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests", and the abuse of backyard dogs. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (VA) 82.11 three stars
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 92.89 four stars
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 94.34 four stars
The Fund for Animals (NY) 87.18 three stars
Morris Animal Foundation (CO) 90.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
501 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
tel: (757) 622-7382
fax: (757) 622-0786
EIN: 52-1218336

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Board Leadership

Ingrid E. Newkirk
President

CEO

Ingrid E. Newkirk
President

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