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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

American Veterinary Medical Foundation

Dedicated to developing resources to advance the science and practice of veterinary medicine.

four stars

96.53

1931 North Meacham Road Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173
tel: (847) 285-6690   Web Site
EIN: 36-6117739

Board Leadership
Jan Strother, DVM
Chair

CEO
Debborah Harp
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.53 four stars
  Financial 97.17 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is the charitable arm of the AVMA. For more than 50 years, the AVMF has been dedicated to our mission of developing resources to advance the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.

Charitable contributions and support to the Foundation help veterinarians help animals. The AVMF provides programs in Education, Advocacy, Research and Service.

Established by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in 1963, AVMF's national headquarters is based in northwest suburban Chicago. The AVMA, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world, with more than 91,000 current members.

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is the charitable arm of the AVMA. For more than 50 years, the AVMF has been dedicated to our mission of developing resources to advance the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.

Charitable contributions and support to the Foundation help veterinarians help animals. The AVMF provides programs in Education, Advocacy, Research and Service.

Established by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in 1963, AVMF's national headquarters is based in northwest suburban Chicago. The AVMA, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world, with more than 91,000 current members.

Financial

four stars

97.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
90.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Veterinary Medical Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Veterinary Medical Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 96.53 four stars
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation (KY) 85.25 three stars
American Humane (DC) 90.25 four stars
Humane Farming Association (CA) 86.88 three stars
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 94.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,198,310
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $396,250
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,594,560
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,594,560
   Other Revenue $158,236
TOTAL REVENUE $2,752,796
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,070,663
   Administrative Expenses $205,532
   Fundraising Expenses $126,273
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,402,468
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $350,328
   
Net Assets $4,964,490

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
Education and Public Awareness $1,040,515 50.2%
Student Enhancement $825,636 39.9%
Humane Outreach and Animal Welfare $174,697 8.4%

Ratings History
American Veterinary Medical Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 96.53 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 91.96 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 91.45 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.81 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 88.65 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 97.11 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 99.22 four stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 98.96 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 96.57 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 09/01/2010 66.71 one star
2008-12 03/01/2010 55.32 one star
2007-12 02/01/2009 69.10 one star
2006-12 09/01/2007 89.56 three stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 76.40 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 55.85 one star
2003-12 10/01/2004 56.45 one star
2002-12 12/01/2003 58.57 one star
2001-12 02/05/2003 57.80 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 36-6117739
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL FOUNDATION
NTEE Code D12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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
$143,052 5.95% Debborah Harp Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 96.53 four stars
PetSmart Charities (AZ) 93.79 four stars
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 94.34 four stars
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 88.41 three stars
National Anti-Vivisection Society (IL) 88.55 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Veterinary Medical Foundation
1931 North Meacham Road
Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173
tel: (847) 285-6690
fax: (847) 303-6240
EIN: 36-6117739

Mail donations to:
Department 20-1122
P.O. Box 5940
Carol Stream, IL 60197

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Board Leadership

Jan Strother, DVM
Chair

CEO

Debborah Harp
Executive Director

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