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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Performing Animal Welfare Society

Dedicated to the protection of performing animals

93.14

P.O. Box 849 Galt, CA 95632
tel: (209) 745-2606   Web Site
EIN: 94-3005157

Board Leadership
Ed Stewart
President

CEO
Ed Stewart
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.14
  Financial 90.30
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

90.30

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
89.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.83
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Performing Animal Welfare Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Performing Animal Welfare Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Performing Animal Welfare Society (CA) 93.14
Big Cat Rescue (FL) 99.71
American Eagle Foundation (TN) 95.05
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA) 92.81
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (CO) 94.69

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The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is dedicated to the protection of performing animals, to providing sanctuary to abused, abandoned and retired captive wildlife, to enforcing the best standards of care for all captive wildlife, to the preservation of wild species and their habitat and to promoting public education about captive wildlife issues. Founded in 1984, by former Hollywood animal trainer and author, Pat Derby, and her partner, Ed Stewart, PAWS maintains three sanctuaries for captive wildlife - 30 acres in Galt, California, 100 acres (The Amanda Blake Wildlife Refuge) in Herald, California and 2,300 acres of pristine, natural habitat (ARK 2000) in San Andreas, California.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,715,081
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,715,081
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,715,081
   Other Revenue $179,118
TOTAL REVENUE $3,894,199
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,794,860
   Administrative Expenses $234,004
   Fundraising Expenses $90,378
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,119,242
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $774,957
   
Net Assets $15,460,383

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
Shelter $2,179,990 78.0%
Education $475,126 17.0%
Consultation Services $139,744 5.0%

Ratings History
Performing Animal Welfare Society has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 93.14
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.40
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 94.62
2013-12 04/01/2015 92.16
2012-12 12/20/2013 91.77
2011-12 09/01/2013 92.52
2011-12 12/20/2012 91.49
2010-12 04/01/2012 96.16
2009-12 10/01/2011 96.77
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.02
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 97.82
2008-12 02/01/2010 98.99
2007-12 09/01/2008 94.02
2006-12 09/01/2007 75.03
2005-12 02/01/2007 72.76
2004-12 01/01/2006 68.84
2003-12 03/01/2005 83.80
2002-12 11/01/2003 78.80
2001-12 10/15/2002 91.16

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-3005157
Name in IRS Master File PERFORMING ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
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 (355) Wildlife sanctuary or refuge
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, 1986
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$62,433 2.00% Ed Stewart President, Co-Founder

The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is dedicated to the protection of performing animals, to providing sanctuary to abused, abandoned and retired captive wildlife, to enforcing the best standards of care for all captive wildlife, to the preservation of wild species and their habitat and to promoting public education about captive wildlife issues. Founded in 1984, by former Hollywood animal trainer and author, Pat Derby, and her partner, Ed Stewart, PAWS maintains three sanctuaries for captive wildlife - 30 acres in Galt, California, 100 acres (The Amanda Blake Wildlife Refuge) in Herald, California and 2,300 acres of pristine, natural habitat (ARK 2000) in San Andreas, California.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Performing Animal Welfare Society (CA) 93.14
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA) 92.81
American Eagle Foundation (TN) 95.05
Big Cat Rescue (FL) 99.71
The Elephant Sanctuary (TN) 89.01

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Charity Contact Info

Performing Animal Welfare Society
P.O. Box 849
Galt, CA 95632
tel: (209) 745-2606
fax: (209) 745-1809
EIN: 94-3005157

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Board Leadership

Ed Stewart
President

CEO

Ed Stewart
President

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