Our Financial Commitment
The Primate Rescue Center is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization that receives no direct funding from the federal government or the state of Kentucky.
Every financial decision made is founded on this core principle of: “Operating with total transparency, doing the right thing, and sharing the results of the impact we make.”
Financial responsibility is a key facet of the Primate Rescue Center. The trust of our supporters is critical to everything we do—and ultimately to the success of life-changing initiatives worldwide.
For clarity, our culture of transparency hinges on these three pillars:
- We pledge to maximize the use of every donation to ensure strategic and timely interventions for primates in need.
- Our partnerships are built on foundations of integrity and strong personal relationships.
- We regularly report on the effectiveness and impact of our efforts.
Because of this commitment, we submit ourselves to annual review by an independent auditor, as well as by several independent, nonprofit financial watch groups. We are pleased that we have upheld our strict standards of trust and maintain the highest star-ratings.
The PRC is proud to have been designated a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, which assures our commitment to accountability and ethical charitable practices. In addition, we are one of fewer than 2,000 nonprofit organizations (of more than 1 million operating today) granted the Seal of Excellence by the Independent Charities of America—a distinction only awarded to those able to demonstrate the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and transparency. In 2013 we were voted a Great Nonprofits Top-Rated Nonprofit. Finally, the U.S. Government has approved us to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign, deemed to be the world’s most exclusive fund drive.
To help you further assess our success in fulfilling our mission, each June we post online our Annual Report from the prior calendar year. Also online is our most recent IRS Form 990, which provides details on how revenues are raised and spent. These documents include financial data from our annual IRS tax filings and our final audited financial statements.