Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

In Defense of Animals

Defending the rights, welfare and habitats of animals since 1983

three stars

84.80

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 84.80 three stars
  Financial 78.51 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

two stars

78.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
62.3%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.68
  Program Expenses Growth 17.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by In Defense of Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by In Defense of Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,274,486
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,274,486
   Program Service Revenue $2,245
Total Primary Revenue $2,276,731
   Other Revenue $-218,158
TOTAL REVENUE $2,058,573
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,740,075
   Administrative Expenses $409,272
   Fundraising Expenses $203,024
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,352,371
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,293,798
   
Net Assets $5,505,252

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,918 3.01% Marilyn Kroplick President, CEO

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
In Defense of Animals (CA) 84.80 three stars
PetSmart Charities (AZ) 95.95 four stars
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NY) 85.60 three stars
American Humane (DC) 90.09 four stars
Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation (CA) 86.56 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