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The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
tel: (202) 452-1100
fax: (301) 548-7700
EIN: 53-0225390

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Board Leadership

Eric L. Bernthal


Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO

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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

The Humane Society of the United States

Celebrating animals, confronting cruelty

(out of 100)
Overall 87.00 3 stars
  Financial 82.06 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 12/22/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Primary Revenue Growth 5.2%
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.39
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Humane Society of the United States on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $121,819,368
   Federated Campaigns $917,217
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,751,065
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $124,487,650
   Program Service Revenue $1,086,774
Total Primary Revenue $125,574,424
   Other Revenue $9,924,626
TOTAL REVENUE $135,499,050
   Program Expenses $100,282,096
   Administrative Expenses $3,989,132
   Fundraising Expenses $24,649,995
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,577,827
Net Assets $213,579,387


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$372,023 0.28% Wayne Pacelle President, CEO


The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals - a world that will also benefit people. We work to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by advocating for sensible public policies, investigating cruelty and working to enforce existing laws, educating the public about animal issues, joining with corporations on behalf of animal-friendly policies, and conducting hands-on programs that make ours a more humane world. We are the lead disaster relief agency for animals, and we provide direct care for thousands of animals at our sanctuaries and rescue facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics.

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