Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

CN Advisory: Low Concern

Alley Cat Allies

The cats' leading advocate

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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 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of people who have viewed the organization's educational webinars
5,556
This impact information is current as of July 2019, 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

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.3%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,951,250
   Federated Campaigns $107,669
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,058,919
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,058,919
   Other Revenue $162,473
TOTAL REVENUE $10,221,392
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,903,146
   Administrative Expenses $462,685
   Fundraising Expenses $817,108
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,182,939
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $38,453
   
Net Assets $6,229,683

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$224,051 2.20% Rebecca R. Robinson President

Mission

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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 93.98 four stars
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North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NC) 92.90 four stars
American Humane (DC) 90.49 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