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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Performing Animal Welfare Society

Dedicated to the protection of performing animals

four stars

96.06

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

CEO
Edward Stewart
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.06 four stars
  Financial 94.43 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

94.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
86.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.61
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Performing Animal Welfare Society (CA) 96.06 four stars
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (CO) 92.92 four stars
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA (CA) 96.46 four stars
Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary (FL) 86.56 three stars
American Eagle Foundation (TN) 97.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,389,767
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,389,767
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,389,767
   Other Revenue $1,013,181
TOTAL REVENUE $4,402,948
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,180,588
   Administrative Expenses $453,960
   Fundraising Expenses $110,006
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,744,554
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $658,394
   
Net Assets $20,435,503

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 $2,544,470 80.0%
Education $477,088 15.0%
Consultation Services $159,030 5.0%

Ratings History
Performing Animal Welfare Society has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 96.06 four stars
2018-12 10/01/2019 95.70 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 94.64 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 93.14 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.40 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 94.62 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 92.16 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 91.77 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 92.52 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 91.49 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 96.16 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 96.77 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.02 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 97.82 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 98.99 four stars
2007-12 09/01/2008 94.02 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 75.03 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 72.76 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 68.84 one star

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$60,000 1.60% Edward Stewart President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Performing Animal Welfare Society (CA) 96.06 four stars
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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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CEO

Edward Stewart
President

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