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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Promoting animal welfare

four stars

90.82

5452 Northeast 22nd Street Des Moines, IA 50313
tel: (515) 262-9503   Web Site
EIN: 42-0680427

Board Leadership
Carol Griglione
Chair

CEO
Tom Colvin
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.82 four stars
  Financial 87.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1926 the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves animals and people in need across the state, with a focus on Polk County and central Iowa. The ARL has grown dramatically since its founding expanding its programs and services. Through our proactive programs community outreach (which includes spay/neuter and veterinary assistance programs for owned pets), pet behavior and cruelty and neglect programs, in the past few years we have begun to see a decrease in the number of animals we care for in the shelter, but our work is far from over. The ARL strives to serve people and pets in our community through our programs and services designed to promote animal welfare, to address the reasons animals end up in shelters, to find forever adoptive homes for the animals in our care, and to help keep pets in their homes with the people that love them.

Founded in 1926 the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves animals and people in need across the state, with a focus on Polk County and central Iowa. The ARL has grown dramatically since its founding expanding its programs and services. Through our proactive programs community outreach (which includes spay/neuter and veterinary assistance programs for owned pets), pet behavior and cruelty and neglect programs, in the past few years we have begun to see a decrease in the number of animals we care for in the shelter, but our work is far from over. The ARL strives to serve people and pets in our community through our programs and services designed to promote animal welfare, to address the reasons animals end up in shelters, to find forever adoptive homes for the animals in our care, and to help keep pets in their homes with the people that love them.

Financial

three stars

87.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Rescue League of Iowa on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Rescue League of Iowa on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Rescue League of Iowa (IA) 90.82 four stars
Wisconsin Humane Society (WI) 95.36 four stars
SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals (NJ) 90.86 four stars
Montgomery County SPCA (PA) 91.17 four stars
Dutchess County SPCA (NY) 85.23 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,074,470
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $187,765
   Related Organizations $1,261,293
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,523,528
   Program Service Revenue $1,755,124
Total Primary Revenue $6,278,652
   Other Revenue $333,746
TOTAL REVENUE $6,612,398
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,504,800
   Administrative Expenses $607,588
   Fundraising Expenses $1,031,126
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,143,514
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-531,116
   
Net Assets $8,796,547

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
Sheltering and Adoption $5,504,800 100.0%

Ratings History
Animal Rescue League of Iowa has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 90.82 four stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 93.55 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 92.65 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 91.39 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 94.54 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.51 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 95.36 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 93.37 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 89.90 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 83.60 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 80.28 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 88.11 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 89.30 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.88 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 95.30 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 98.25 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 93.13 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 97.63 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 92.61 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 98.36 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 42-0680427
Name in IRS Master File ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF IOWA INCORPORATED
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 (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 August, 1949
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Thomas Colvin President, CEO $157,189

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Rescue League of Iowa (IA) 90.82 four stars
Monmouth County SPCA (NJ) 88.56 three stars
Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society (MI) 92.61 four stars
The Anti-Cruelty Society (IL) 90.06 four stars
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (VA) 92.80 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Animal Rescue League of Iowa
5452 Northeast 22nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
tel: (515) 262-9503
fax: (515) 262-2612
EIN: 42-0680427

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Board Leadership

Carol Griglione
Chair

CEO

Tom Colvin
Chief Executive Officer

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