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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Alley Cat Allies

The cats' leading advocate

four stars

93.98

7920 Norfolk Avenue Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814
tel: (866) 309-6207   Web Site
EIN: 52-1742079

Board Leadership
Donna Wilcox
Board Chair

CEO
Becky Robinson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.98 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1990, Alley Cat Allies is dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Our mission is to end the killing of cats and lead the movement for their humane care. Alley Cat Allies has charted a course set on animal control and shelter industry reform and humane treatment through activities including: advocating for pounds and shelters to keep public records of animal intake and kill rates, for public and mandatory government oversight, and for increased pound and shelter accountability; mobilizing and educating the public and leading the national movement to end the killing of cats and to protect and improve their lives; and supporting the efforts of, and acting as the national voice for, thousands of individuals and groups across the U.S. who provide humane care for stray and feral cats.

Founded in 1990, Alley Cat Allies is dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Our mission is to end the killing of cats and lead the movement for their humane care. Alley Cat Allies has charted a course set on animal control and shelter industry reform and humane treatment through activities including: advocating for pounds and shelters to keep public records of animal intake and kill rates, for public and mandatory government oversight, and for increased pound and shelter accountability; mobilizing and educating the public and leading the national movement to end the killing of cats and to protect and improve their lives; and supporting the efforts of, and acting as the national voice for, thousands of individuals and groups across the U.S. who provide humane care for stray and feral cats.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth 10.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alley Cat Allies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alley Cat Allies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 93.98 four stars
Animal Legal Defense Fund (CA) 91.84 four stars
Friends of Animals (CT) 87.10 three stars
Humane Farming Association (CA) 89.28 three stars
American Humane (DC) 87.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,128,045
   Federated Campaigns $137,530
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,265,575
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,265,575
   Other Revenue $-24,175
TOTAL REVENUE $9,241,400
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,119,222
   Administrative Expenses $542,209
   Fundraising Expenses $683,341
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,344,772
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-103,372
   
Net Assets $5,939,093

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
Advocacy $5,414,823 66.7%
Humane Care and Outreach $1,871,270 23.0%
Law and Policy $784,202 9.7%

Ratings History
Alley Cat Allies has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-07 12/01/2017 93.98 four stars
2015-07 10/01/2016 92.89 four stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 90.35 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 11/01/2015 96.57 four stars
2013-07 07/01/2014 93.14 four stars
2012-07 10/01/2013 82.44 three stars
2012-07 03/01/2013 78.41 two stars
2011-07 05/01/2012 81.60 three stars
2010-07 09/20/2011 76.37 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-07 06/01/2011 77.82 two stars
2009-07 08/01/2010 82.25 three stars
2008-07 06/01/2009 85.31 three stars
2007-07 03/01/2008 95.88 four stars
2006-07 03/01/2007 88.04 three stars
2005-07 05/01/2006 87.65 three stars
2004-07 04/01/2005 80.19 three stars
2003-07 04/01/2004 83.13 three stars
2002-07 04/15/2003 81.14 three stars
2001-07 04/15/2002 76.98 two 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 52-1742079
Name in IRS Master File ALLEY CAT ALLIES INCORPORATED
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 February, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
  • July, 2012
  • July, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$178,708 1.91% Rebecca R. Robinson President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 93.98 four stars
Animal Legal Defense Fund (CA) 91.84 four stars
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 89.95 three stars
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 92.83 four stars
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alley Cat Allies
7920 Norfolk Avenue
Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814
tel: (866) 309-6207
EIN: 52-1742079

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Board Leadership

Donna Wilcox
Board Chair

CEO

Becky Robinson
President

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