Financials

Your donations at work for animals

HELPING THE MOST ANIMALS

Mercy For Animals has been called one of the “best bang for your buck” organizations by VegNews magazine. With our commitment to helping the largest number of suffering animals with the most effective and cost-efficient programs, you can rest assured that your donation to Mercy For Animals will create major impact.

HOW DONATIONS ARE SPENT

All donations directly support Mercy For Animals’ mission. Below is a spending breakdown by program area.

2021
  • All Programs 72%
  • Corporate Outreach
  • Education
  • Investigations
  • Legal
  • Administration 11%
  • Development 17%
  • All Programs 72%
  • Corporate Outreach
  • Education
  • Investigations
  • Legal
  • Administration 11%
  • Development 17%
  • All Programs 75%
  • Corporate Outreach
  • Education
  • Investigations
  • Legal
  • Administration 13%
  • Development 12%
  • All Programs 70%
  • Corporate Outreach
  • Education
  • Investigations
  • Legal
  • Administration 14%
  • Development 16%
2021 2020 2019
  • Accredited Charity BBB.org

    “In 2023, The People’s Fund was named a silver Anthem Award winner in the diversity, equity, and inclusion category. Mercy For Animals is honored to be recognized for the impact of this program and, most importantly, to promote our grantees’ essential work.”

  • Accredited Charity BBB.org

    Mercy For Animals is a BBB accredited charity. The Better Business Bureau’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.

    To receive accreditation, Mercy For Animals met 20 required standards that address four themes: governance, results reports, finances, and truthful and transparent representations.

  • Mercy For Animals is proud to have earned GuideStar’s 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency for our deep commitment to transparency and accountability.

    The Platinum Seal is the highest recognition offered by GuideStar.

  • Great Nonprofits 2023 Top-rated Nonprofit

    Mercy For Animals was one of the first winners of a 2021 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits.

    “GreatNonprofits’ 2023 Top-Rated Nonprofits are endorsed by clients, volunteers, and the community.”

  • Independent Charities of America

    Mercy For Animals has been consistently named Best in America by the Independent Charities of America, a seal awarded to less than 1 percent 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.”

  • 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.

    “Mercy For Animals has an immensely talented and dedicated crew of employees and attracts legions of volunteers. They are also fiscally responsible and make a great impact choosing campaigns that are not only effective, but cost-efficient.”

  • 1% For The Planet Nonprofit Partner

    Mercy For Animals is proud to be a 1% for the Planet nonprofit partner. An international organization, 1% for the Planet connects its partners with its members, who contribute at least 1% of their annual sales to causes that benefit the environment.