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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Promoting animal welfare

four stars

94.54

5452 Northeast 22nd Street Des Moines, IA 50313
tel: (515) 473-9101   Web Site
EIN: 42-0680427

Board Leadership
Carol Griglione
Chair

CEO
Tom L. Colvin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.54 four stars
  Financial 93.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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), humane education and pet behavior 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), humane education and pet behavior 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.

Results Information

Reported Results
Total in 2016
Average number of days of shelter stay for animals
16
Number of animal adoptions
7,045
Number of animal intervention investigations.
228
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Financial

four stars

93.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.03
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
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) 94.54 four stars
Connecticut Humane Society (CT) 96.88 four stars
Humane Society of Huron Valley (MI) 93.82 four stars
Houston SPCA (TX) 96.82 four stars
SPCA of Wake County (NC) 91.27 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $248,469
   Federated Campaigns $2,380,818
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $10,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,639,287
   Program Service Revenue $1,434,800
Total Primary Revenue $4,074,087
   Other Revenue $1,075,402
TOTAL REVENUE $5,149,489
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,126,248
   Administrative Expenses $469,858
   Fundraising Expenses $629,460
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,225,566
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-76,077
   
Net Assets $9,553,441

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, Adoption & Euthanasia $4,126,248 100.0%

Ratings History
Animal Rescue League of Iowa has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2003-12 02/01/2005 86.23 three stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 73.04 two 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, 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
$162,152 3.10% Thomas Colvin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Rescue League of Iowa (IA) 94.54 four stars
Arizona Humane Society (AZ) 96.09 four stars
Connecticut Humane Society (CT) 96.88 four stars
Humane Society of Utah (UT) 87.80 three stars
The Maryland SPCA (MD) 93.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Animal Rescue League of Iowa
5452 Northeast 22nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
tel: (515) 473-9101
fax: (515) 262-2612
EIN: 42-0680427

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Board Leadership

Carol Griglione
Chair

CEO

Tom L. Colvin
Executive Director

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