Alley Cat Allies holds our mission and the trust of our over 1 million donors and supporters in the highest regard, guiding our work to save cats and kittens every single day. It is this approach that explains why, once again, we have earned the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator and Candid, the top charity evaluators in the United States, which review us annually for our transparency and accountability.

This year, we again earned the coveted top four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. The four-star rating is given to nonprofit organizations that “exceed or meet best practices and industry standards across almost all areas” in using donations effectively and have “strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency.”

We also earned another Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid (formerly known as Guidestar). The Platinum Seal of Transparency is Candid’s highest level of recognition and reflects our commitment to transparency through providing up-to-date information on our progress.

These achievements indicate that Alley Cat Allies is an organization our donors and advocates can trust, and that every gift you make will be utilized to its fullest potential to save cats’ lives and transform communities to protect them. Your generosity has a direct and guaranteed impact for cats:

  • Through introducing community programs that teach people the best practices to protect cats and kittens and exposing outdated practices of shelters that kill cats, meaning more cruel policies will be replaced with humane measures that save lives.
  • Through our fight on the front lines against cruelty to cats, whether perpetrated by individuals or by government institutions. Our goal is to challenge the underlying beliefs that enable cruelty in order to end the violence at its source.
  • Through commonsense, evidence-based policies that protect the wellbeing of cats, including Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR), microchipping, and banning cat declawing.
  • Through our response to disasters — from hurricanes to wildfires — to protect cats, share our expertise with affected communities, and advocate for increased government and community preparedness to help ensure animals’ safety BEFORE disaster strikes.
  • And so much more!

YOU are our steadfast allies, and we take our obligation to you as seriously as our commitment to protecting all cats. True leaders are open, honest, and impactful in their work and lead by example. Alley Cat Allies is proud to continue being a leader in the cat protection movement.

Our Charity Navigator and Candid rankings prove that your compassion makes a true difference. Give today with confidence and save cats’ lives.