Planned Giving

Our Mission

Founded in 1877, American Humane is the country's first national humane organization. American Humane has consistently been first to serve in the protection of animals, and is the largest certifier of animal welfare in the world, positively affecting the lives of some one billion animals each year.

Through our innovative leadership initiatives — from our "No Animals Were Harmed" program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to our programs serving military animals and veterans, to rapid response rescue and care across the country — American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.

More than ninety cents of every dollar spent at American Humane goes directly to our programs. American Humane consistently earns Charity Navigator's highest "Four-Star Rating," has been named a "Top-Rated Charity" with an "A" rating by both the American Institute of Philanthropy's Charity Watch and Great Nonprofits, has earned the gold level seal from GuideStar USA, and is one of the few charities that meet all the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance's 29 Standards for Charity Accountability.

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