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Petfinder Foundation

Help a Homeless Pet

aka Petfinder.com Foundation   |   Tucson, AZ   |  www.petfinderfoundation.com

Mission

The Petfinder Foundation works with shelters and rescue groups across the country North America to help prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Toni Morgan

Main address

4729 E. Sunrise Drive #119

Tucson, AZ 85718 USA

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EIN

87-0694641

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work with animal shelters and rescue groups to prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets across North America.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Disaster and Emergency Response

The Petfinder Foundation helps adoption groups respond to natural and man-made disasters.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This pass-through program allows shelters and rescue groups to fundraise for the care of individual pets.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program includes grants for emergency medical care, behavioral enrichment, and products such as toys and bedding.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Quality of Life

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of animals provided with medical and/or behavioral rehabilitation necessary to become ready for adoption thanks to Petfinder Foundation grant funds.

Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Quality of Life

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of animal shelters and rescue groups that received Petfinder Foundation grants in 2020.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Based on numbers of pets helped by Petfinder Foundation grants as reported by grant-recipient adoption groups.

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Quality of Life

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on enrichment grants provided to allow shelter pets to chew, scratch, run, play and engage in other instinctive behaviors.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 Petfinder Foundation works to:

-Promote the adoption of homeless pets from shelters and rescue groups
-Help shelters and rescue groups prepare for and recover from disaster
-Make sure adoption organizations across North America are sustainable

-We promote pet adoption through grants that make homeless pets more adoptable, whether through training, veterinary care (vaccinations, spay/neuter, medical treatment), or enrichment to maintain mental health.

-We help shelters and rescue groups prepare for and recover from disaster through disaster grants that pay for repairs, staff overtime, housing and care for evacuees' pets, etc.

-We make sure adoption organizations across North America are sustainable by promoting fundraising through our Sponsor a Pet program.

We distribute grants to the 12,000+ shelters and rescue groups that post their adoptable pets on Petfinder.com, and also enable those organizations to fundraise via Sponsor a Pet using their Petfinder.com listings.

We have helped many shelters make organizational and infrastructural improvements that will have a permanent impact on their ability to house, maintain the physical and mental health of, and increase the adoptability of the pets in their care.

In 2021 we introduced a new grant program to fund capital improvements at shelters nationwide. Grants were given to install or repair HVAC systems, replace unsafe kennels, purchase improved cat housing, add insulation or soundproofing, and more. All these improvements will enhance sheltered pets' quality of life, keep them healthier, and encourage adoptions.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • 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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Petfinder Foundation

Board of directors
as of 06/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Betsy Saul

Co-founder, Petfinder.com

Betsy Banks Saul

Co-founder, Petfinder.com

Jared Saul

Co-founder, Petfinder.com

Amanda Sumner

No Affiliation

Rob Rauh

Hinderaker & Rauh, PLC

Jim Morris

WEX

John Boone

SPCA of Northern Nevada

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/20/2022

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/03/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.