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Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute

CharityWatch report issued
June 2021

Top-Rated Charity
A-
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
76%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$19
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute
8737 Colesville Road
Suite 715
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Other Names

Animal Protection Institute
Born Free USA
Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2020

Program Percentage: 76%

The percentage of Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$2,400,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $19

How many dollars Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$2,200,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Joint Costs

Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute's 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
81% $14
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
Born Free USA Audited Financial Statements 94-6187633
Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute IRS Form 990 94-6187633
Entity: Born Free USA
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 94-6187633
Entity: Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 94-6187633

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?
 
Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute
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 Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Angela Grimes CEO $134,475
1
Name: Angela Grimes
Title: CEO
Compensation: $134,475

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 Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 2 re: EIDL Note Payable):

"During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Organization received a $149,900 loan from the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program from the SBA [Small Business Administration]. The interest rate for nonprofit organizations is 2.75% and repayable over a term up to thirty years."


According to the Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 2 re: Revenue Recognition):

"During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Organization received a $189,000 forgivable loan from the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The forgivable loan is a conditional contribution that can be recognized as revenue when the underlying conditions are met. The Organization has elected to incurring of eligible expenses as the condition. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Organization reported $189,000 as contribution revenue."


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