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 83.43 percent of our operating expenses went directly to our programs fighting animal exploitation. We expended only 15.81 percent on fundraising efforts that drive our operations and .76 percent on management and general operations.
The financial statement shown here is for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2012, 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.
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