CharityWatch REPORT
Issued March 2017

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

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According to the American Humane Association audit of June 30, 2016, American Humane recognized $3,690,925 of contributions and related expenses for donated goods and services in fiscal 2016 (Audit Note 2, Donated Property and Equipment, Goods and Services).

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found by clicking on "About CharityWatch" from the navigation bar and then clicking on "Criteria & Methodology".]
According to the American Humane Association tax filing for the fiscal year-ended 6/30/2016 re: Business Transactions Involving Interested Persons (IRS Form 990 Schedule L, Parts IV & V):

"William Abbott is a board member of the Organization, and he is also the President & CEO of Crown Media Holdings, Inc. The company pays the Organization [a] Hero Dog Awards broadcast rights fee." The fee amounted to $600,000 for the fiscal year-ended 6/30/2016.

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