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Humane League

CharityWatch report issued
February 2021

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

Contact Information

Humane League
PO Box 10476
Rockville, MD 20849

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

To end the abuse of animals raised for food through institutional and individual change.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2019

Program Percentage: 73%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $12

How many dollars Humane League spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
The Humane League IRS Form 990 04-3817491
The Humane League Audited Financial Statements 04-3817491
Entity: The Humane League
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 04-3817491
Entity: The Humane League
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 04-3817491

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?
Humane League
meets governance benchmarks.
Humane League
meets transparency benchmarks.
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 David Coman-Hidy President $100,290
Name: David Coman-Hidy
Title: President
Compensation: $100,290

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 Humane League audit of December 31, 2019 (Note 3, Grants and Pledge Receivables):

"...Two contributors represented approximately 43 percent of total grants and contribution revenue."

According to The Humane League audit of December 31, 2019 (Note 9, Contract Commitments):

"The Organization has entered into a management contract for strategic services and consulting. The agreement is from September 15, 2017 to September 14, 2020. The future minimum payments are as follows...[$63,000 for the year ending December 31, 2020]."

According to The Humane League audit of December 31, 2019 (Note 10, Subsequent Events, Investments):

"Subsequent to year-end, the United States and global markets experienced significant declines in value resulting from uncertainty caused by the world-wide coronavirus pandemic. The Organization is closely monitoring its investment portfolio and its liquidity and is actively working to minimize the impact of these declines. The Organization's Financial Statements do not include adjustments to fair value that have resulted from these declines."

According to The Humane League audit of December 31, 2019 (Note 10, Subsequent Events, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan):

"The Organization applied for and was granted a $942,400 loan under the PPP administered by a Small Business Administration (SBA) approved partner. The loan is uncollateralized and is fully guaranteed by the Federal government. The loan accrues interest, but payments are not required to begin for six months to one year after the funding of the loan. The Organization is eligible for loan forgiveness of up to 100% of the loan, upon meeting certain requirements. The Organization intends to take measures to maximize the loan forgiveness but cannot reasonably determine the portion of the loan that will ultimately be forgiven."

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