Our Commitment

Mercy For Animals is committed to transparency and excellence, from how we deliver our programs to how we interact with our beloved supporters and donors.

As part of our commitment, we’d like to share our various accreditations, ratings, and awards to help you give and support with confidence.

Better Business Bureau
Mercy For Animals is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity. A BBB accredited charity is an organization that meets all 20 BBB standards for charity accountability, which address four themes: governance, results reports, finances, and truthful and transparent representations. BBB accreditation is
independent confirmation that our key practices are trustworthy.
Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency

Candid is a comprehensive database of registered nonprofits that awards seals of transparency according to data from each nonprofit. Mercy For Animals first earned the platinum seal—Candid’s highest seal—in 2020 and has received it every year since. Of nearly 80,000 organizations with Candid seals, only 15% have achieved platinum status.

Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator is a charity assessment organization that evaluates hundreds of thousands of charitable organizations based in the United States.

Mercy For Animals is a four-star charity, meaning that we exceed or meet best practices and industry standards across almost all areas and that we are highly effective.


CharityWatch is the only independent charity watchdog in the United States. It dives deep into charity audited financial statements, tax filings, state solicitation filings, and other information so donors know how efficiently a charity will use their donations.

Mercy For Animals is proud to be a top-rated charity on CharityWatch.

Best in America

Mercy For Animals has been consistently named Best in America by the Independent Charities of America, a seal awarded to less than 1% of charities nationwide each year.

“The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to [charities] … that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.”


Mercy For Animals received the “Top-Rated” badge, widely known as the most influential “people’s choice” award for outstanding nonprofits, from GreatNonprofits in 2023. GreatNonprofits is the number one place for people to share great stories about the fantastic work of their favorite nonprofits. 

1% for the Planet

Mercy For Animals became an approved nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet in 2021. The 1% for the Planet network exemplifies the power of collective action as individuals, businesses, and nonprofits around the world come together.

Philanthropedia acknowledges MFA as one of the 5 most high-impact animal protection organizations in the U.S
Mercy For Animals is named one of the “15 Top High-Impact Nonprofits” in the category of “animal welfare, rights, and protection” by Philanthropedia.

Combined Federal Campaign Approved Charity

The Combined Federal Campaign is one of the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaigns.

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