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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

World Animal Protection

We move the world to protect animals

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three stars

80.55

450 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor New York, NY 10123
tel: (800) 883-9772   Web Site
EIN: 04-2718182

Board Leadership
Carter Luke
President

CEO
Alesia Soltanpanah
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.55 three stars
  Financial 72.67 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/06/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

World Animal Protection seeks to create a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended. We were known WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals). We are active in more than 50 countries, working directly with animals and with people and organizations that can ensure animals are treated with respect and compassion. We campaign effectively to combat the world's most intense and large-scale animal welfare issues, and we are the world leader in animal-focused disaster response and risk reduction. Locally, we improve animals' lives by working directly with communities and owners. Globally, we have Consultative Status at the Council of Europe and General Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. We partner with individuals, organizations, governments, humanitarian groups and international agencies across the world to show that animals matter.

World Animal Protection seeks to create a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended. We were known WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals). We are active in more than 50 countries, working directly with animals and with people and organizations that can ensure animals are treated with respect and compassion. We campaign effectively to combat the world's most intense and large-scale animal welfare issues, and we are the world leader in animal-focused disaster response and risk reduction. Locally, we improve animals' lives by working directly with communities and owners. Globally, we have Consultative Status at the Council of Europe and General Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. We partner with individuals, organizations, governments, humanitarian groups and international agencies across the world to show that animals matter.

Impact Information

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Financial

two stars

72.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/06/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
69.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 25.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Animal Protection on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Animal Protection on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Animal Protection (NY) 80.55 three stars
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 92.90 four stars
American Anti-Vivisection Society (PA) 87.61 three stars
PetSmart Charities (AZ) 97.71 four stars
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation (KY) 85.55 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,951,689
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $250,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,201,689
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,201,689
   Other Revenue $38,441
TOTAL REVENUE $6,240,130
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,816,938
   Administrative Expenses $213,404
   Fundraising Expenses $1,345,377
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,375,719
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $864,411
   
Net Assets $3,894,262

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/06/2019 80.55 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 80.05 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 67.58 one star
2015-12 02/01/2017 69.40 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 69.76 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/22/2016 66.86 one star
2014-12 12/01/2015 62.05 one star
2013-12 02/01/2015 66.01 one star
2012-12 12/01/2013 71.23 two stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 67.69 one star
2011-12 11/06/2012 89.28 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 84.23 three stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 74.13 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 09/01/2010 77.49 two stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 79.96 two stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 74.86 two stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 77.49 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 76.91 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 79.51 two stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 61.59 one star

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

EIN 04-2718182
Name in IRS Master File WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,542 2.46% Priscilla Ma Executive Director (former)

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Animal Protection (NY) 80.55 three stars
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation (KY) 85.55 three stars
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (NC) 92.32 four stars
Animal Legal Defense Fund (CA) 93.04 four stars
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 88.58 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Animal Protection
450 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10123
tel: (800) 883-9772
fax: (212) 564-4250
EIN: 04-2718182

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Board Leadership

Carter Luke
President

CEO

Alesia Soltanpanah
Executive Director

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