Mission:

Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach programs and t ... (More)

Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1958, and donations are tax-deductible.  Cause: Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services


Contact Information

  www.lollypop.org

 99 Victor Road
Fairport NY 14450 


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Star Rating System


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Exceptional

This charity's score is 96.18, earning it a 4-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity. View this organization's historical ratings on our legacy website.

This score is calculated from two sub-scores:

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS.


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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

83.6%


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Administrative Expenses

4.8%


As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Expenses

11.4%


This measure reflects what a charity spends to raise money. Fundraising expenses can include campaign printing, publicity, mailing, and staffing and costs incurred in soliciting donations, memberships, and grants. Dividing a charity's average fundraising expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

1.3%


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Part of our goal in rating the financial performance of charities is to help donors assess the financial capacity and sustainability of a charity. As do organizations in other sectors, charities must be mindful of their management of total liabilites in relation to their total assets. This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and or long term sustainability. Dividing a charity's total liabilities by its total assets yields this percentage.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Efficiency

$0.13


The amount spent to raise $1 in charitable contributions. To calculate a charity's fundraising efficiency, we divide its average fundraising expenses by the average total contributions it receives. We calculate the charity's average expenses and average contributions over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Working Capital Ratio

3.26 years


Determines how long a charity could sustain its level of spending using its net available assets, or working capital, as reported on its most recently filed Form 990. We include in a charity's working capital unrestricted and temporarily restricted net assets, and exclude permanently restricted net assets. Dividing these net available assets in the most recent year by a charity's average total expenses, yields the working capital ratio. We calculate the charity's average total expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Program Expense Growth

11.33%


We compute the average annual growth of program expenses using the following formula: [(Yn/Y0)(1/n)]-1, where Y0 is a charity's program expenses in the first year of the interval analyzed, Yn is the charity's program expenses in the most recent year, and n is the interval of years passed between Y0 and Yn.


Source: IRS Form 990

Governance


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has these governance practices in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990

Governance:
Independent Voting Board Members
No Material Diversion of Assets
Audited Financials Prepared by Independent Accountant
Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties
Documents Board Meeting Minutes
Distributes 990 to Board Before Filing
Compensates Board

Policies


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization has these policies in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Policies:
Conflict of Interest
Whistleblower
Records Retention and Destruction
CEO Compensation Process
Donor Privacy

Transparency


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization makes this information easily accessible.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Transparency:
CEO Salary Listed on 990
Board of Directors Listed on Website
Key Staff Listed on Website
Audited Financial Statements on Website
Form 990 Available on Website

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



ALICE CALABRESE, PRESIDENT/CEO

$130,456


JULIE BAZAN, TREASURER

$0


JOSEPH BURKHART IV, BOARD MEMBER

$0


DON CHESWORTH, BOARD MEMBER

$0


DAVID FRIEDLANDER, BOARD MEMBER

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Prevention of cruelty to animals (BMF activity code: 913)


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

This organization was impacted by COVID-19 in a way that affected their financial health in 2020. This normally would have reduced their star rating. Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them, and doing this pauses our revision of their rating for six months. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Grants Sent

  • Balance Sheet

  • The demand for our services increased significantly during COVID-19 and remains high, exceeding our ability and resources to provide service.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Event, program, and retail store revenues declined dramatically. We were able to apply for and receive PPP funding and EIDL funds to keep our staffing stable.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

We were unable to hold two of our major fundraising events - our Gala and our Barktober Fest Pet Walk. We could not conduct our in-person humane education and camp programs, nor our dog training classes. Due to limited public access in our building, our retail shop had little revenue. Additionally, we had to curtail all outside services in our clinic for nearly 3 months.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

We began curbside service for our clinic, admissions, and adoptions services. We also created remote/virtual learning opportunities for our Summer Camp and other Humane Education programs.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We will continue to offer remote/virtual education programs in addition to in-person sessions. We launched a new veterinary program aimed to help pet owners with no other options to care for their pets. We will continue and expand this program in the future.


...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$5,147,715

Spent in most recent FY

68%

Percent of program expenses


LOLLYPOP FARM OFFERS A SHELTER OF HOPE AND SECOND CHANCES FOR COMPANION AND FARM ANIMALS WHO ARE HOMELESS OR ABUSED. CATS, DOGS, RABBITS, SMALL PETS, BIRDS, HORSES, PIGS, SHEEP, GEESE, AND OTHER FARM  ... (More)


$484,372

Spent in most recent FY

6%

Percent of program expenses


FOR OVER 147 YEARS, OUR ORGANIZATION HAS FOUGHT TO END CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, AND TODAY THE HUMANE LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT AT LOLLYPOP FARM IS THE DESIGNATED SPCA FOR MONROE COUNTY. CHARGED WITH INVES ... (More)


$1,901,619

Spent in most recent FY

25%

Percent of program expenses


WHILE ANIMAL SHELTERING HAS LONG BEEN THE FOCUS OF ANIMAL WELFARE, THE FOCUS ON PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION HAS EVOLVED AS A CRITICAL STRATEGY IN SAVING LIVES. LOLLYPOP FARM'S OUTREACH PROGRAMS PROVID ... (More)


...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


Together with our community, we better the lives of animals through justice, prevention, and life-saving care.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


A just and compassionate world for all animals.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.

Goal One: Provide Superior Care for Animals in Need and Increase Our Save Rate


Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.

Goal Two: Attract and Retain the Best Employees and Volunteers


Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.

Goal Three: Fight Animal Crimes and Ensure the Humane Treatment of Animals


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

We conducted a Managing Stress seminar for all employees.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

We have a robust social media platform to connect and engage our community. We are active in the Greater Rochester Animal Coalition, the New York State Animal Protection Federation, American Pets Alive HASS Coaltion, Project Exile, the American Professional Humane Educators, the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, and several other organizations which enable us to build community, engage in strategic partnerships, work on collective impact efforts, and engage in thought leadership activities.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


Like so many other organizations, we were able to shift many of our staff members to work from home. But, caring for homeless and unwanted animals requires hands-on care 365 days a year. Additionally, as an SPCA, our efforts to prevent animal cruelty through Humane Law Enforcement also require staff to work in the field. Simply, most of our work could not be done remotely so we needed to put safeguards in place to protect our staff from contracting or spreading Covid-19. We reorganized our work schedules to minimize the chances of spreading disease while increasing our sanitization efforts throughout the facility and in our vehicles. We were able to keep our staff healthy during 2020 and to meet the increased need for services. One of these needs was for our emergency pet food bank. We saw demand more than double in 2020 and were able to hold several curbside pet food distribution events to get food safely to the pet owners who needed it most.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score
BETA

100

out of 100

The score earned by Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester is a passing score.

Encompass Rating Beta V3 provides an evaluation of an organization's Culture and Community by measuring its Constituent Feedback practices (see report below). Constituent Feedback data provides 100% of the basis for the initial evaluation of the Culture & Community Beacon.


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback

Full Credit


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Methodology


Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective. We've partnered with GuideStar by Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Charity Navigator awards full credit for this Beacon to every nonprofit that is eligible for an Encompass Rating that completes the survey, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. This data is not evaluated for quality at this time. Validation will be added in future iterations of this Beacon.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving, and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.