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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

In Defense of Animals

Defending the rights, welfare and habitats of animals since 1983

two stars

73.54

3010 Kerner Boulevard San Rafael, CA 94901
tel: (415) 448-0048   Web Site
EIN: 68-0008936

Board Leadership
Marilyn Kroplick
President

CEO
Marilyn Kroplick
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.54 two stars
  Financial 65.72 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

ABOUT:
Founded in 1983, In Defense of Animals is an international animal rights and rescue organization dedicated to protecting the rights, welfare and habitats of animals. We are supported by a network of tens of thousands of determined activists, dedicated volunteers, interns and donors. We work to expose and end animal experimentation; protect wildlife and restore balance in their natural habitats; end the exploitation and abuse of wild species living in captivity; protect domestic and wild species worldwide from abuse and slaughter for food; conduct cruelty investigations and rescue operations and provide veterinary care for sick, abused and orphaned animals in our natural habitat sanctuaries.
FIGHTING APATHY, BUILDING EMPATHY
In Defense of Animals works to educate the public to fight apathy, build empathy and take concrete action to end all forms of animal exploitation worldwide. We work to ensure that decisions made involving animals, from the legislative level to the dinner table, are made with consideration of their needs and interests. We seek to redefine the role of animals in society on local, national and international levels by elevating human perception of animals from that of mere property, objects and things, to that where animals are recognized to be individuals, with feelings, needs and interests of their own. Through our work to inspire and shift the way people think about non-human beings, we believe a positive change will result in the way people treat them today and in the future.

ABOUT:
Founded in 1983, In Defense of Animals is an international animal rights and rescue organization dedicated to protecting the rights, welfare and habitats of animals. We are supported by a network of tens of thousands of determined activists, dedicated volunteers, interns and donors. We work to expose and end animal experimentation; protect wildlife and restore balance in their natural habitats; end the exploitation and abuse of wild species living in captivity; protect domestic and wild species worldwide from abuse and slaughter for food; conduct cruelty investigations and rescue operations and provide veterinary care for sick, abused and orphaned animals in our natural habitat sanctuaries.
FIGHTING APATHY, BUILDING EMPATHY
In Defense of Animals works to educate the public to fight apathy, build empathy and take concrete action to end all forms of animal exploitation worldwide. We work to ensure that decisions made involving animals, from the legislative level to the dinner table, are made with consideration of their needs and interests. We seek to redefine the role of animals in society on local, national and international levels by elevating human perception of animals from that of mere property, objects and things, to that where animals are recognized to be individuals, with feelings, needs and interests of their own. Through our work to inspire and shift the way people think about non-human beings, we believe a positive change will result in the way people treat them today and in the future.

Financial

one star

65.72

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
61.3%
  Administrative Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.14
  Program Expenses Growth -7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by In Defense of Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by In Defense of Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
In Defense of Animals (CA) 73.54 two stars
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (NC) 90.55 four stars
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation (KY) 85.25 three stars
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 88.41 three stars
Humane Society International (DC) 87.97 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,466,436
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,466,436
   Program Service Revenue $94,296
Total Primary Revenue $3,560,732
   Other Revenue $103,775
TOTAL REVENUE $3,664,507
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,668,165
   Administrative Expenses $551,966
   Fundraising Expenses $817,639
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,037,770
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $626,737
   
Net Assets $6,108,069

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
Investigation, Rescue, and Rehabilitation $1,744,880 80.5%
Project Hope $329,122 15.2%
Grants $94,308 4.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 73.54 two stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 78.65 two stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 75.38 two stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 77.87 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 77.46 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 76.26 two stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 75.53 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 70.56 two stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 80.99 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 75.95 two stars
2010-12 10/01/2011 81.54 three stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 77.68 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 90.94 four stars
2008-12 12/15/2009 73.51 two stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 82.60 three stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 78.47 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 88.98 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 86.05 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 90.79 four stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 93.15 four 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 68-0008936
Name in IRS Master File IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS
NTEE Code D01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 March, 1984
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
$93,452 3.07% Marilyn Kroplick President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
In Defense of Animals (CA) 73.54 two stars
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 98.23 four stars
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 93.98 four stars
Humane Society International (DC) 87.97 three stars
Humane Farming Association (CA) 86.88 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

In Defense of Animals
3010 Kerner Boulevard
San Rafael, CA 94901
tel: (415) 448-0048
fax: (415) 454-1031
EIN: 68-0008936

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Board Leadership

Marilyn Kroplick
President

CEO

Marilyn Kroplick
President

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