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.

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  • Corporate Outreach
  • Education
  • Investigations
  • Legal
  • Administration
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  • Accredited Charity
    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.

  • 2021 Standout Charity Animal Charity Evaluators
    Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) has recommended Mercy For Animals as a standout charity.

    This independent group recognizes organizations that create the greatest impact for animals. ACE’s ranking affirms our position as one of the world’s most highly effective charities for reducing animal suffering.

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

    “GreatNonprofits’ 2021 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 percent of their annual sales to causes that benefit the environment.