Born Free USA (Sacramento, CA)


  • Name:Angela Grimes
  • Title:Senior Development Associate

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Born Free USA
  • Address:1122 S Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:916-447-3085

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  • Mission:
  • Born Free USA is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife — including highly endangered species — in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally.

  • Overview:
  • Born Free USA works tirelessly to conserve wildlife species in the wild where they rightfully belong. Every year, millions of animals suffer in fur farms, in circuses and pet shops, and in the wildlife and exotic “pet” trades. In our campaigns against such cruelties, we use powerful tools including legislation, public education, litigation, and grassroots networking. We also work actively with media to spread the word about challenges facing animals. We also rescue individual animals through our one-of-a-kind, 186-acre Primate Sanctuary in Texas.

    Our primary campaign areas currently include:

    1. Wildlife Trade: Prevent the over-exploitation of wild animals for commercialization of their parts, products made from them, or live individuals.
    2. Primate Sanctuary: Provide a safe, permanent home in spacious, natural habitats for more than 500 non-human primates, many of whom were rescued from laboratories, roadside attractions, private ownership and other abusive and exploitative situations.
    3. Exotic Pets: Prohibit or severely restrict the private possession of exotic animals through law enforcement, and public education.
    4. Animals in Entertainment: Reform the way zoos operate including the closing down of the worst facilities, stopping the importation of wild animals for zoos, and changing the species in zoo collections (to lean more toward rescued native wildlife in need than exotic wild specimens). Also, working to end cruel exploitation of wild animals in circuses.
    5. Trapping and Fur: End the use of body-gripping traps in the US with emphasis on banning trapping in National Wildlife Refuges and in state and local areas as opportunities arise.
    6. Fur as Fashion: Reduce the supply, demand, and social acceptance of fur fashions through consumer education, fashion design contests, and attitude changes among retailers.

  • History:
  • The Born Free Foundation was initiated in England in 1984 by Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, the stars of the legendary film Born Free, along with their son Will. Having been deeply influenced by their time spent in Kenya, the couple was inspired to act after the tragic and untimely death of Pole Pole, an elephant in the London Zoo. In the subsequent decades, Born Free has become an international force in wildlife conservation and animal protection that upholds a dynamic presence in international animal rescues, saving animals from miserable conditions, rehabilitating them, and either providing for their lifetime care in a sanctuary or, whenever possible, rehoming them to the wild.

    A companion organization was established in the United States in 2002, Born Free USA, to carry on the work of the organization, involving the American public in our compassionate conservation campaigns. Born Free USA launched with a national office in Washington, DC. Born Free is committed to spreading its brand of compassionate conservation across America and, indeed, across the globe. The organization now operates two offices, one in Sacramento, California and one in Washington, DC in addition to the 186-acre Primate Sanctuary in south Texas. Born Free USA maintains a staff of 17 which includes the 6 sanctuary staff.

    In 2007, in a merger with Animal Protection Institute, Born Free USA assumed ownership and management of what was then called the Texas Snow Monkey Sanctuary in order to provide much needed long-term financial stability to the facility and ensure the sanctuary’s future as a haven for rescued primates. The sanctuary is located approximately 90 miles south of San Antonio, Texas in Frio County.

  • Year established:1968
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:6
  • Advisory board size:1
  • Staff size:17


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:94-6187633

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:946187633
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  • Organization Address:PO BOX 32160
  • Organization City:WASHINGTON
  • Organization State:DC
  • Organization Zip:20007-0460
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 1968
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):913
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Prevention of cruelty to animals
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:D012
  • Asset Amount:$3,414,216
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$5,400,035
  • Income Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,822,494
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 7:27:27 pm

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