Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Animal Welfare League

Chicagoland's largest humane society

three stars

89.86

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

Board Leadership
Chris Higens
President

CEO
Diane Spyrka
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.86 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth -12.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,134,222
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,800
   Fundraising Events $28,231
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,164,253
   Program Service Revenue $3,742,188
Total Primary Revenue $4,906,441
   Other Revenue $527,768
TOTAL REVENUE $5,434,209
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,152,999
   Administrative Expenses $725,808
   Fundraising Expenses $22,584
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,901,391
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $532,818
   
Net Assets $15,773,198

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Chris Higens President, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$90,240 1.84% Linda Estrada Former President, Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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

Chris Higens
President

CEO

Diane Spyrka
Interim Executive Director