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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Last Chance for Animals

Alleviating animal suffering and exploitation

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four stars

99.85

8033 Sunset Boulevard Suite 835
Los Angeles, CA 90046
tel: (888) 882-6462   Web Site
EIN: 95-4013155

Board Leadership
Ariel Gale
Board President

CEO
Cindy Beal
President, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.85 four stars
  Financial 99.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1984, Last Chance for Animals (LCA) recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional usage of animals. LCA opposes the use of animals for scientific curiosity, entertainment, clothing, and food. LCA recognizes the use of non-human animals in medical experimentation as both immoral and of questionable scientific validity due to the tremendous biological difference between species. LCA's work advocates conscious and informed lifestyle decisions, and LCA is committed to disseminating truthful information about societal animal abuse to improve the treatment of animals.

Founded in 1984, Last Chance for Animals (LCA) recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional usage of animals. LCA opposes the use of animals for scientific curiosity, entertainment, clothing, and food. LCA recognizes the use of non-human animals in medical experimentation as both immoral and of questionable scientific validity due to the tremendous biological difference between species. LCA's work advocates conscious and informed lifestyle decisions, and LCA is committed to disseminating truthful information about societal animal abuse to improve the treatment of animals.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of animals with freedom from pain
1,000,000
Number of people converted to vegetarian or vegan lifestyles to reduce farmed animal consumption
100,000
Number of undercover investigations/videos to uncover unethical treatment of animals
15
Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress
1,000,000
Number of instance where penalties have increased for animal cruelty, neglect, fighting, abandonment, and/or sexual assault
50
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

99.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.25
  Program Expenses Growth 9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Last Chance for Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Last Chance for Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 99.85 four stars
Humane Farming Association (CA) 93.52 four stars
Friends of Animals (CT) 90.62 four stars
Animal Legal Defense Fund (CA) 93.04 four stars
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 93.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,655,033
   Federated Campaigns $56,028
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,711,061
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,711,061
   Other Revenue $36,750
TOTAL REVENUE $3,747,811
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,233,043
   Administrative Expenses $33,168
   Fundraising Expenses $205,973
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,472,184
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,275,627
   
Net Assets $3,022,965

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
Education and Public Outreach $1,258,141 56.3%
Investigations $658,558 29.5%
Education and Public Outreach, Africa $316,344 14.2%

Ratings History
Last Chance for Animals has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 99.85 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 04/01/2016 97.24 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2016 96.04 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.74 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 81.91 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 81.25 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 66.99 one star
2010-12 11/06/2012 75.76 two stars
2010-12 07/01/2012 74.84 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 73.88 two stars
2009-12 12/01/2011 68.66 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 61.14 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 64.14 one star
2007-12 06/01/2009 81.81 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 83.35 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 82.14 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 85.33 three 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 95-4013155
Name in IRS Master File LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS
NTEE Code D01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
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 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 January, 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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,000 4.44% Chris DeRose President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 99.85 four stars
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 92.38 four stars
Friends of Animals (CT) 90.62 four stars
Born Free USA (MD) 88.05 three stars
Humane Farming Association (CA) 93.52 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Last Chance for Animals
8033 Sunset Boulevard
Suite 835
Los Angeles, CA 90046
tel: (888) 882-6462
fax: (310) 271-1890
EIN: 95-4013155

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Board Leadership

Ariel Gale
Board President

CEO

Cindy Beal
President, Founder

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