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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

75.71

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

Board Leadership
Michael Rodman
Chairperson

CEO
Ingrid Newkirk
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.71
  Financial 70.75
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

70.75

Accountability & Transparency

82.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.2%
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) 75.71
Animal Welfare Institute (DC) 100.00
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 94.34
Friends of Animals (CT) 92.99
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) (IL) 85.56

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $57,927,587
   Federated Campaigns $377,326
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $835,155
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $59,140,068
   Program Service Revenue $524,751
Total Primary Revenue $59,664,819
   Other Revenue $978,287
TOTAL REVENUE $60,643,106
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $45,640,122
   Administrative Expenses $675,713
   Fundraising Expenses $8,433,717
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $54,749,552
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,893,554
   
Net Assets $15,119,509

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 $18,364,526 40.2%
Public Outreach and Education $15,502,424 34.0%
International Grassroots Campaign $11,348,628 24.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-07 08/03/2021 75.71
2019-07 11/01/2020 75.46
2018-07 08/01/2019 79.32
2017-07 09/01/2018 80.80
2016-07 12/01/2017 84.41
2015-07 10/01/2016 82.11
2014-07 06/01/2016 74.74
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 04/01/2016 77.69
2014-07 10/01/2015 73.60
2013-07 07/01/2014 72.38
2012-07 09/01/2013 72.84
2011-07 12/06/2012 75.84
2010-07 05/01/2012 82.41
2010-07 09/20/2011 74.32
 
CN 1.0
2010-07 06/01/2011 83.58
2009-07 12/01/2010 78.33
2008-07 08/01/2009 85.23
2007-07 06/01/2008 81.11
2006-07 05/01/2007 87.10
2005-07 06/01/2006 88.48

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]
Ruling Date March, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$23,398 0.04% Ingrid Newkirk President
Other Salaries of Note
$124,356 0.22% Rosalind Zayas Veterinarian
$124,175 0.22% Kathleen Guillermo Senior Vice President
$103,481 0.18% Lisa Lange Senior Vice President
$100,772 0.18% Tracy Reiman Vice President of Development

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (VA) 75.71
International Fund for Animal Welfare (MA) 86.43
American Humane (DC) 90.09
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) (IL) 85.56
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 86.67

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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

Michael Rodman
Chairperson

CEO

Ingrid Newkirk
President

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