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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Last Chance for Animals

Alleviating animal suffering and exploitation

95.49

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 95.49
  Financial 93.63
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

93.63

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 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)
88.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.64
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 95.49
PetSmart Charities (AZ) 92.92
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 85.16
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 86.67
American Anti-Vivisection Society (PA) 85.97

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,073,930
   Federated Campaigns $34,432
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,108,362
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,108,362
   Other Revenue $67,925
TOTAL REVENUE $4,176,287
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,473,675
   Administrative Expenses $53,386
   Fundraising Expenses $312,406
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,839,467
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,336,820
   
Net Assets $4,407,028

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 $1,489,651 60.2%
Investigations $984,024 39.8%

Ratings History
Last Chance for Animals has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 10/01/2021 95.49
2018-12 06/01/2020 97.10
2017-12 06/01/2019 99.85
2016-12 06/01/2018 98.23
2015-12 06/01/2017 100.00
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.69
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 04/01/2016 97.24
2013-12 03/01/2016 96.04
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.74
2012-12 06/01/2014 81.91
2012-12 04/01/2014 81.25
2011-12 03/01/2013 66.99
2010-12 11/06/2012 75.76
2010-12 07/01/2012 74.84
2010-12 03/01/2012 73.88
2009-12 12/01/2011 68.66
2009-12 09/20/2011 61.14
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 64.14
2007-12 06/01/2009 81.81
2006-12 03/01/2008 83.35

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,000 3.34% Chris Derose President
Other Salaries of Note
$115,000 4.05% Cindy Beal CFO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 95.49
American Veterinary Medical Foundation (IL) 86.67
Farm Sanctuary (NY) 85.16
National Anti-Vivisection Society (IL) 88.33
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) (IL) 85.56

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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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