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Alley Cat Allies

CharityWatch report issued
October 2020

Top-Rated Charity
A-
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
75%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$18
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Alley Cat Allies
7920 Norfolk Avenue
Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814

Other Names

None

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To transform and develop communities to protect and improve the lives of cats.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 07/31/2019

Program Percentage: 75%

The percentage of Alley Cat Allies's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$11,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $18

How many dollars Alley Cat Allies spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$11,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Joint Costs

Alley Cat Allies' rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

Program % Cost to Raise $100
87% $5
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating.

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Alley Cat Allies IRS Form 990 52-1742079
Alley Cat Allies Audited Financial Statements 52-1742079
Entity: Alley Cat Allies
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 52-1742079
Entity: Alley Cat Allies
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 52-1742079

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
 
Alley Cat Allies
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Alley Cat Allies
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 Rebecca Robinson President $273,584
2 Donna Wilcox VP $193,089
3 Charlene Pedrolie COO $180,966
1
Name: Rebecca Robinson
Title: President
Compensation: $273,584
2
Name: Donna Wilcox
Title: VP
Compensation: $193,089
3
Name: Charlene Pedrolie
Title: COO
Compensation: $180,966

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.

According to the Alley Cat Allies audit of July 31, 2019 (Note 15, Subsequent Events):

"The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) has had a disruptive impact on the daily life and operations of individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations around the world. There is uncertainty about financial and economic impacts on all sectors of the economy. The financial markets have experienced significant volatility, and this may continue for an extended period of time. In light of these circumstances, management continues to assess how best to adapt to changed circumstances.

"Subsequent events were evaluated through May 21, 2020, which is the date the financial statements were available to be issued."