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2015 Financial Statement

The Year in Numbers:

REVENUES

Contributions
$43,532,264
Gross Merchandise Sales
$566,513
Interest, Dividends, Royalties, and Other Income
$824,373
Total Revenues
$44,923,150

OPERATING EXPENSES

Programs
International Grassroots Campaigns
$8,903,548
Public Outreach and Education
$12,528,963
Research, Investigations and Rescue
$14,745,352
Cruelty-Free Merchandise Program
$928,381
Membership Development
$6,963,668
Management and General Expenses
$854,528
Total Operating Expenses
$44,924,440

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

($1,290)
Net Assets Beginning of Year
$16,483,552
Net Assets End of Year
$16,482,262
Donor-Restricted (Permanently)
$3,191,246
Donor-Restricted (Temporarily)
$1,942,130
Board-Designated Legal Matters
$1,000,000
Undesignated
$10,348,886

OPERATING EXPENSE ALLOCATION

Direct Program Support
82.60%
Management and General Operations
1.90%
Membership Development
15.50%

 

PETA is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation funded almost exclusively by the contributions of our members. We strive to use our funds in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible, a commitment illustrated by the fact that 82.6 percent of our operating expenses went directly to our programs fighting animal exploitation. We expended only 15.5 percent on fundraising efforts that drive our operations and 1.9 percent on management and general operations.

Seven percent of PETA’s dedicated staff earn only $24,000 to $29,999, 39 percent earn $30,000 to $39,999, and only the remaining 54 percent make more than $39,999. Our president, Ingrid Newkirk, earned $40,320 during the fiscal year ending July 31, 2015.

The financial statement shown here is for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2015, and is based on our independently audited financial statements. Detailed financial information is available through PETA’s 990 form and financial statements.

For PETA’s tax ID and sample legal bequest language, please visit our Gift Planning site.