Disable all preview features

Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Alley Cat Allies

The cats' leading advocate

90.61

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

Board Leadership
Becky Robinson
President, Founder

CEO
Becky Robinson
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.61
  Financial 87.07
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

87.07

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.0%
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) 90.61
Animal Welfare Institute (DC) 99.99
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 95.49
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) (IL) 85.56
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 94.34

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,699,803
   Federated Campaigns $87,426
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,787,229
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,787,229
   Other Revenue $202,384
TOTAL REVENUE $10,989,613
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,286,524
   Administrative Expenses $772,912
   Fundraising Expenses $568,079
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,627,515
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $362,098
   
Net Assets $6,509,453

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 $5,719,378 61.6%
Humane Care and Outreach $2,191,000 23.6%
Law and Policy $1,376,146 14.8%

Ratings History
Alley Cat Allies has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-07 12/23/2020 90.61
2018-07 11/01/2019 90.58
2017-07 09/01/2018 93.98
2016-07 12/01/2017 93.98
2015-07 10/01/2016 92.89
2014-07 06/01/2016 90.35
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 11/01/2015 96.57
2013-07 07/01/2014 93.14
2012-07 10/01/2013 82.44
2012-07 03/01/2013 78.41
2011-07 05/01/2012 81.60
2010-07 09/20/2011 76.37
 
CN 1.0
2010-07 06/01/2011 77.82
2009-07 08/01/2010 82.25
2008-07 06/01/2009 85.31
2007-07 03/01/2008 95.88
2006-07 03/01/2007 88.04
2005-07 05/01/2006 87.65
2004-07 04/01/2005 80.19
2003-07 04/01/2004 83.13

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$247,689 2.33% Rebecca Robinson President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 90.61
National Anti-Vivisection Society (IL) 88.33
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 86.67
American Humane (DC) 90.09
Humane Farming Association (CA) 93.56

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Becky Robinson
President, Founder

CEO

Becky Robinson
President

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.