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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Animal Welfare League

Chicagoland's largest humane society

four stars

94.35

10305 Southwest Highway Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
tel: (708) 636-8586   Web Site
EIN: 36-2235155

Board Leadership
Linda Estrada
President

CEO
Linda Estrada
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.35 four stars
  Financial 92.01 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1935, the Animal Welfare League saves animals' lives and works to improve the way they are treated and regarded by society. The Animal Welfare League strives to: prevent cruelty to animals, provide quality homes for animals through our adoption programs, promote respect and compassion for all creatures through education, provide shelter and care for homeless and unwanted animals, reduce pet overpopulation through our low cost spay/neuter clinic, provide veterinary care for low income pet owners, and relieve the suffering of all animals. We work to improve municipal, city and state laws and regulations regarding the treatment of animals, and operate the state's largest non-profit animal shelter program.

Established in 1935, the Animal Welfare League saves animals' lives and works to improve the way they are treated and regarded by society. The Animal Welfare League strives to: prevent cruelty to animals, provide quality homes for animals through our adoption programs, promote respect and compassion for all creatures through education, provide shelter and care for homeless and unwanted animals, reduce pet overpopulation through our low cost spay/neuter clinic, provide veterinary care for low income pet owners, and relieve the suffering of all animals. We work to improve municipal, city and state laws and regulations regarding the treatment of animals, and operate the state's largest non-profit animal shelter program.

Financial

four stars

92.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
89.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Welfare League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Welfare League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Welfare League (IL) 94.35 four stars
RedRover (CA) 96.93 four stars
Actors and Others for Animals (CA) 85.58 three stars
Days End Farm Horse Rescue (MD) 90.17 four stars
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center (NJ) 97.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $718,409
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,340
   Fundraising Events $78,589
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $798,338
   Program Service Revenue $4,962,817
Total Primary Revenue $5,761,155
   Other Revenue $399,918
TOTAL REVENUE $6,161,073
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,226,675
   Administrative Expenses $611,182
   Fundraising Expenses $73,237
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,911,094
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-750,021
   
Net Assets $14,583,674

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
Food, Shelter and Medical Care $6,226,675 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 10/01/2017 94.35 four stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 92.99 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.40 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 88.66 three stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 88.38 three stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 93.32 four stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 86.46 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 89.60 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 06/01/2011 95.53 four stars
2009-09 06/01/2010 90.41 four stars
2008-09 08/01/2009 79.57 two stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 70.91 two stars
2006-09 04/01/2008 82.99 three stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 79.18 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 87.27 three stars
2003-09 12/01/2004 89.37 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 36-2235155
Name in IRS Master File ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE
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
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 January, 1952
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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
$83,782 1.21% Linda Estrada President, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$125,794 1.82% Leo Paul Veterinarian
$121,486 1.75% Kehinde O. Solola Chief Financial Officer
$101,348 1.46% Mohammadraza Zariffard Veterinarian

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Welfare League (IL) 94.35 four stars
Front Range Equine Rescue (FL) 88.98 three stars
Animal Welfare Association (NJ) 95.19 four stars
Catskill Animal Sanctuary (NY) 95.02 four stars
Habitat for Horses (TX) 95.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Animal Welfare League
10305 Southwest Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
tel: (708) 636-8586
fax: (708) 636-9488
EIN: 36-2235155

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Board Leadership

Linda Estrada
President

CEO

Linda Estrada
Executive Director

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