World Animal Protection

90 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 960
Toronto, ON M4P 2Y3
Executive Director: Josie Kitson
Board President: Dominique Bellemare

Charitable Reg. #: 12971 9076 RR0001
Sector: Animal Welfare
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

Grade: A

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #16

Avg. Compensation $77,285

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About World Animal Protection:

Founded in 1980, World Animal Protection works in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America to protect animals in four priority areas: animals in farming, animals in the wild, animals in disasters, and animals in communities. World Animal Protection’s goals for 2020 include helping at least 1 billion farm animals, helping 50 million dogs in global communities, saving at least 100,000 wild animals and helping at least 5 million animals through disaster response work. World Animal Protection also runs education and awareness programs – by 2020, World Animal Protection hopes to have 15 million digital subscribers for its annual newsletter.

With Protecting Animals in Farming, World Animal Protection works to eliminate inhumane practices in the food industry. In its most recent F2014 Global Report, World Animal Protection states that by training slaughterhouse workers in Brazil and China about humane slaughter practices, over 146 million chickens, 12.9 million pigs and 5.7 million beef cattle experienced less stress and suffering.

Protecting Animals in the Wild is World Animal Protection’s program that combats exploitation of wild animals in tourism and trade. World Animal Protection saw success in F2014 when it convinced 22 major tour operators to stop offering elephant rides, saved 5 bears from cruel conditions and gave them a safe place to live at World Animal Protection’s Romanian Bear Sanctuary, and shut down 4 bear baiting events in Pakistan. This priority area also addresses the dangers that discarded fishing gear in oceans poses on marine animals.

The Protecting Animals in Disasters priority area is where World Animal Protection responds to floods, droughts, earthquakes and other natural disasters that leave animals in need of medical care, food, shelter and/or evacuation services. In its F2014 Global Report, World Animal Protection states that it implemented 7 disaster missions that helped 296,207 animals and launched 4 new veterinary emergency response units.

Protecting animals in communities is World Animal Protection’s fourth priority area – World Animal Protection is currently focused on reducing rabies in dog populations in 7 countries. In F2014, World Animal Protection reported that it vaccinated or helped vaccine 408,248 dogs against rabies in China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, Zanzibar and Kenya.

Financial Review:

World Animal Protection is a big-cap charity with total donations of $5.8m in F2015. Administrative costs are 3% of revenue and fundraising costs are 22% of donations. $0.25 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

World Animal Protection’s funding reserves of $3.9m can cover 95% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by World Animal Protection. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 23, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.1%4.0%6.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 22.3%32.3%26.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 95.2%111.3%47.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,8034,9045,174
Goods in kind 16100
Investment income 22223542
Total revenues 6,1865,1385,217
Program costs 4,1082,9834,471
Administrative costs 187198320
Fundraising costs 1,2951,5851,380
Cash flow from operations 596373(955)
Funding reserves 3,9113,3192,114
Note: Ci backed out amortization from program, administrative and fundraising costs. Ci reported affinity income in donations.

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