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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

National Anti-Vivisection Society

Advancing science without harming animals

three stars

82.26

53 West Jackson Boulevard Suite 1552
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 427-6065   Web Site
EIN: 36-2229588

Board Leadership
Michael B. Mann
President

CEO
Kenneth Kandaras
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.26 three stars
  Financial 82.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1929, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is an educational organization whose ultimate goal is the elimination of animal use in product testing, education and biomedical research. We seek to identify the cruelty and waste of vivisection and to convince the general public to work actively for its ultimate abolition. We strive to educate researchers, physicians, manufacturers, teachers and government leaders in the discovery of new, humane methods that will save millions of animals each year and still give our children a safer, healthier and happier future. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational programs based on respected ethical and scientific theory and supported by extensive documentation of the cruelty and waste of vivisection.

Founded in 1929, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is an educational organization whose ultimate goal is the elimination of animal use in product testing, education and biomedical research. We seek to identify the cruelty and waste of vivisection and to convince the general public to work actively for its ultimate abolition. We strive to educate researchers, physicians, manufacturers, teachers and government leaders in the discovery of new, humane methods that will save millions of animals each year and still give our children a safer, healthier and happier future. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational programs based on respected ethical and scientific theory and supported by extensive documentation of the cruelty and waste of vivisection.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Total dollar amount of grants given via the NAVS Sanctuary Fund
108,933
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

three stars

82.54

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.04
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Anti-Vivisection Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Anti-Vivisection Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Anti-Vivisection Society (IL) 82.26 three stars
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NY) 85.60 three stars
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 86.41 three stars
Animal Legal Defense Fund (CA) 91.80 four stars
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 97.10 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,755,725
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,755,725
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,755,725
   Other Revenue $669,700
TOTAL REVENUE $2,425,425
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,709,943
   Administrative Expenses $241,141
   Fundraising Expenses $249,791
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,200,875
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $224,550
   
Net Assets $7,443,050

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
Public Awareness and Education $885,236 51.8%
Legal and Legislative $303,643 17.8%
Science Programs $275,586 16.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 82.26 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 88.41 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 88.55 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 87.33 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2017 87.19 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 86.97 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 80.39 three stars
2015-06 02/01/2016 79.79 two stars
2014-06 08/01/2015 82.14 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 87.85 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 87.71 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 86.77 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 86.73 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 78.88 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 78.88 two stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 72.50 two stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 84.01 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 92.64 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 82.09 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 36-2229588
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL ANTI-VIVISECTION SOCIETY
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 (279) Other services or benefits to members or employees
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 January, 1934
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
$72,380 3.28% Kenneth Kandaras Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$199,587 9.06% Mary Margaret Cunniff Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Anti-Vivisection Society (IL) 82.26 three stars
Humane Farming Association (CA) 91.28 four stars
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NY) 85.60 three stars
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 89.13 three stars
American Humane (DC) 90.09 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Anti-Vivisection Society
53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1552
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 427-6065
fax: (312) 427-6524
EIN: 36-2229588

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Board Leadership

Michael B. Mann
President

CEO

Kenneth Kandaras
Executive Director

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