EIN 27-4159453

Human Animal Bond Research Foundation (HABRI)

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Human Animal Bond Research Foundation establishes the vital role of companion animals in health and well-being through science, education, and advocacy. The foundation envisions a world where the human-animal bond is universally embraced. Habri funds and administers research grants to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and animal-assisted activities, focusing on child health and development. The organization relies on research to advocate for a stronger role for pets in society, including workplace benefits and domestic violence shelters becoming more pet-friendly.
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Program areas at HABRI

Habri conducts public education programming to generate broad awareness and acceptance of the health benefits of the human-animal Bond among the medical and scientific communities as well as the genreal public. With its partners, habri has created and made widely available educational videos and materials.
Habri relies on Research to advocate for a stronger role for pets in society. For example, habri conducted a comprehensive survey showing the benefits of pets in the workplace. The organization also advocated for domestic violence shelters to become more pet friendly, so that victims could find safe shelter with their pets.
Habri funds and administers Research grants to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activities. Research projects examine the health effects of animals on humans within the broad categories of child health and development, healthy aging, and mental health and wellness. Results of this work have shown, for example, the benefits of service dogs for veterans with ptsd and the benefits of pets for childdren with autism.

Grants made by HABRI

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Trustees of Purdue University / Purdue UniversityThis Study Will Investigate the Neural Responses Correlating With Human-Dog Interaction and Potential Factors To Enhance It By Using A Functional Imaging Method (Fnirs) To Measure Brain Activity.$101,799
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)This Study Will Investigate the Effects of the Human-Animal Bond on Racial/ethnic Minority Pet-Owner Self-Perceived Mental and Physical Health Within the Mid-Atlantic Us Region.$69,841
University of Denver (DU)This Participatory Study Will Develop A Strategy To Reform Housing Service Systems To Better Support Unhoused Young People With Pets Using Data From Interviews With Unhoused Young People and Housing System Service Providers.$49,123
...and 1 more grant made

Who funds Human Animal Bond Research Foundation (HABRI)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Petsmart CharitiesAccess To Care, Adoption$100,000
Pet PartnersTo Support Research That Studied the Impact of Therapy Animal-Handler Teams.$100,000
Zoetis FoundationGeneral Operating Support$100,000
...and 6 more grants received

Personnel at HABRI

Steven FeldmanPresident$324,734
Susanne KogutVice Chair / Director$0
Michael McFarlandChairman / Vice President$0
Pete ScottTreasurer$0
Steven KingTreasurer and Secretary$0
...and 3 more key personnel

Financials for HABRI

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,777,357
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$1,777,357

Form 990s for HABRI

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-03990View PDF
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-11-12990View PDF
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122020-01-24990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Brooke USALexington, KY$1,012,618
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Pet PartnersBellevue, WA$2,771,700
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Alley Cat RescueBrentwood, MD$3,104,050
Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC)Middleburg, VA$4,027,748
Animal Defenders International Us (ADI)Los Angeles, CA$936,879
Data update history
December 31, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
December 31, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
December 28, 2023
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $100,000 from Petsmart Charities
July 18, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 1, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsAnimal organizationsAnimal sheltersCharities
EducationAnimalsPublic policy
Operates internationallyNational levelTax deductible donations
General information
1310 L St NW Suite 860
Washington, DC 20005
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(203) 532-3611
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D20: Animal Protection and Welfare
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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