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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA

Arizona's Oldest and Largest No-Kill Shelter

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four stars

92.90

25 N 40th St Phoenix, AZ 85034
tel: (602) 273-6852   Web Site
EIN: 23-7149453

Board Leadership
Diane Liberman
Chair

CEO
Judith Gardner
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.90 four stars
  Financial 90.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1971, Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL/SPCA) is the state's oldest and largest no-kill shelter. We provide a full range of services to the community in an attempt to lower the euthanasia rate and increase the "live release" rate of animals in Arizona, a state which has one of the highest euthanasia rates in the country. Our shelter facilities provide a temporary home for nearly 5,000 dogs and cats every year, offering medical and behavioral treatment for those in need. The Mission of AAWL/SPCA is to create a world where there are no homeless dogs or cats. Our Vision is to be the community's leading source for pet adoptions, veterinary services, volunteer opportunities, humane education and expertise in animal welfare. We are a no-kill shelter in that we do not euthanize animals except for the rare occasion when it is in the best interest of the animal, usually from untreatable medical conditions. We are a registered 501c3 organization

Founded in 1971, Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL/SPCA) is the state's oldest and largest no-kill shelter. We provide a full range of services to the community in an attempt to lower the euthanasia rate and increase the "live release" rate of animals in Arizona, a state which has one of the highest euthanasia rates in the country. Our shelter facilities provide a temporary home for nearly 5,000 dogs and cats every year, offering medical and behavioral treatment for those in need. The Mission of AAWL/SPCA is to create a world where there are no homeless dogs or cats. Our Vision is to be the community's leading source for pet adoptions, veterinary services, volunteer opportunities, humane education and expertise in animal welfare. We are a no-kill shelter in that we do not euthanize animals except for the rare occasion when it is in the best interest of the animal, usually from untreatable medical conditions. We are a registered 501c3 organization

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst
4,108
Number of animals with freedom from discomfort
4,108
Number of animals with freedom from pain
4,108
Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior
4,108
Number of animals rehomed
4,108
Number of animals rehabilitated
4,108
Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts
24
Number of animals euthanized
82
Number of animals rescued
4,197
Number of animal adoptions
4,108
Number of animals spayed and neutered
2,957
Number of sheltered animals
260
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, 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

four stars

90.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.79
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AZ) 92.90 four stars
SPCA of Texas (TX) 95.77 four stars
Furkids (GA) 90.71 four stars
Austin Humane Society (TX) 87.38 three stars
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (CA) 98.11 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,684,064
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,360
   Fundraising Events $288,556
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,975,980
   Program Service Revenue $1,378,260
Total Primary Revenue $4,354,240
   Other Revenue $20,393
TOTAL REVENUE $4,374,633
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,878,674
   Administrative Expenses $384,034
   Fundraising Expenses $348,878
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,611,586
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $763,047
   
Net Assets $6,704,449

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
Adoptions & Animal Care $2,631,164 91.4%
PetMD $214,191 7.4%
Education Programs $33,319 1.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 92.90 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 89.85 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 90.58 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 93.15 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.59 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.13 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 85.52 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 85.25 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 91.55 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 90.85 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.68 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 95.85 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 95.33 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 67.95 one star
2006-12 05/01/2008 82.63 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 81.61 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 95.49 four stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 89.92 three stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 86.45 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 23-7149453
Name in IRS Master File ARIZONA ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE INC
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
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 December, 1971
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$101,892 2.82% Judith Gardner CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
25 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
tel: (602) 273-6852
fax: (602) 275-3610
EIN: 23-7149453

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Board Leadership

Diane Liberman
Chair

CEO

Judith Gardner
President, CEO

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