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HUMAN ANIMAL BOND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HABRI)

aka HABRI   |   Washington, DC   |  www.habri.org

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Mission

HABRI is advancing, through science, education and advocacy, the vital role of companion animals in the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities and companion animals.

Ruling year info

2011

President

Steven Feldman

Main address

1310 L Street, NW Suite 860

Washington, DC 20005 USA

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EIN

27-4159453

NTEE code info

(Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis) (D05)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many people still view pets as a luxury or simply an optional source of entertainment. Our goal is to progress from this antiquated view of companion animals to recognizing that pets can be viewed as a valuable public health strategy - supporting positive changes in mental health, addressing significant medical conditions and promoting needed social connection. Studies even show that pets have the power to lower the cost of health care and strengthen the social fabric of towns and cities throughout the United States. Armed with science and data, we are working to make the human-animal bond more accessible for the benefit of all.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Research Grantmaking

Addressing Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) seeks to demonstrate that our relationship with pets and animals make the world a better place by significantly improving human health and quality of life. HABRI does this by advancing the growing body of evidence about the positive roles that companion animals play in the integrated health of individuals, families and communities.
HABRI calls for research proposals on an annual basis to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for the people and the animals involved. HABRI is interested in proposals that involve a variety of pet species (i.e. dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, small animals). Proposals should focus on innovative approaches to studying the health effects of animals on humans within the following broad categories:

Child Health and Development
Healthy Aging
Mental Health and Wellness

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Emergency responders

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Emergency responders, Military personnel

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The vision of the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) is for the human-animal bond to be universally embraced as an essential element of human wellness. To that end, HABRI works to advance the vital role of the human-animal bond in the health and well-being of individuals, families, cultures and communities.


HABRI has funded more than 50 innovative research projects studying the impact of comapnion animals on human healthThe organiztion works to inform the public about this groundbreaking human-animal bond research and the beneficial role of companion animals in society.

The growing body of scientific evidence that demonstrates the public health benefits of the human-animal bond, which can be used by everyone - from doctors to policymakers - to make informed decisions that improve the health and wellbeing of people, pets and the communities where they live.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HUMAN ANIMAL BOND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HABRI)

Board of directors
as of 02/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Michael McFarland

Zoetis Foundation

Term: 2018 - 2030

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/14/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/30/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.