Mission: The mission of the Humane Society of Manatee County is: HSMC is committed to leading Manatee County in fostering compassion and respect for animals through care, edu ... (More)

Humane Society of Manatee County is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1979, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://www.humanemanatee.org/

  2515 14th Street W
Bradenton FL 34205 

  941-747-8808


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Financial and Accountability & Transparency score for Humane Society of Manatee County is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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Exceptional

This charity's score is 92.69, earning it a 4-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity. 

This score is calculated from two sub-scores:

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019. More recent filing data is available, but it has not been factored into this score, due to COVID-19's effect on this organization.

View this organization’s historical ratings.

Rating update postponed due to COVID-19's impact on this organization. View Humane Society of Manatee County's response.


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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

84.3%


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

6.7%


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

8.9%


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

3.2%


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

$0.19


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

2.13 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

2.37%


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  ... (More)
No Material Diversion of Assets ... (More)

A diversion of assets – any unauthorized conversion or use of the organization's assets other than for the organization's authorized purposes, including but not limited to embezzlement or theft – can seriously call into question a charity's financial integrity. We check the charity's last two Forms 990 to see if the charity has reported any diversion of assets. If the charity does report a diversion, then we check to see if it complied with the Form 990 instructions by describing what happened and its corrective action. This metric will be assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Full Credit: There has been no diversion of assets within the last two years.

  • Partial Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity has used Schedule O on the Form 990 to explain: the nature of the diversion, the amount of money or property involved and the corrective action taken to address the matter. In this situation, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity's explanation on Schedule O is either non-existent or not sufficient. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Audited financial statements provide important information about financial accountability and accuracy. They should be prepared by an independent accountant with oversight from an audit committee. (It is not necessary that the audit committee be a separate committee. Often at smaller charities, it falls within the responsibilities of the finance committee or the executive committee.) The committee provides an important oversight layer between the management of the organization, which is responsible for the financial information reported, and the independent accountant, who reviews the financials and issues an opinion based on its findings. We check the charity's Form 990 reporting to see if it meets this criteria.

  • Full Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant with an audit oversight committee.

  • Partial Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant, but it did not have an audit oversight committee. In this case, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: The charity did not have its audited financials prepared by an independent accountant. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties ... (More)
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Distributes 990 to Board Before Filing ... (More)
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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:
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  • Yes: This charity has a written donor privacy policy published on its website, which states unambiguously that (1) it will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations or (2) it will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

  • Opt-out: The charity has a written privacy policy published on its website which enables donors to tell the charity to remove their names and contact information from lists the charity shares or sells. How a donor can have themselves removed from a list differs from one charity to the next, but any and all opt-out policies require donors to take specific action to protect their privacy.
  • No: This charity either does not have a written donor privacy policy in place to protect their contributors' personal information, or the existing policy does not meet our criteria.

The privacy policy must be specific to donor information. A general website policy which references "visitor" or "user" personal information will not suffice. A policy that refers to donor information collected on the website is also not sufficient as the policy must be comprehensive and applicable to both online and offline donors. The existence of a privacy policy of any type does not prohibit the charity itself from contacting the donor for informational, educational, or solicitation purposes.

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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 ... (More)
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Audited Financial Statements on Website ... (More)
Form 990 Available on Website ... (More)

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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 this organizations key compensated staff members as identified by our analysts. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



Richard Yocum, Executive Director

$80,944 (3.76% of Total Expenses)


Current CEO and Board Chair can be found in the Leadership & Adaptability report below.

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 effected 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. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Humane Society of Manatee County reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue


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

In April of 2020 the Humane Society of Manatee County activated the HSMC Emergency Management Plan, and access to all buildings was limited to staff only with very strict Covid19 protocols and procedures put into place. The veterinary clinic began outdoor curbside check-in of all clients. The Second Chance Adoption Center moved to an appointment needed model. Curbside check-in was more labor intensive so we had to increase staffing at the vet clinic to try and meet the demand for veterinary care of the communities animals. Throughout the pandemic revenue in the veterinary clinic was 95% to budget projections, but expenses were over budget by 6 – 8 % mainly caused by increased staffing. Overall as an organization our financials were stable and strong. Individual giving, Grants, foundation giving and business sponsorships actually increased VS prior years. HSMC applied for funding from the Payroll Protection Plan and received $183,000.00 in a PPP Loan that was forgiven.


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

Humane Society of Manatee County continued to offer all programs throughout the length of the Covid19 Pandemic with curbside check-in the key to doing that safely. Our volunteer programs were reduced as the majority of our volunteers are in the at-risk population. Virtual volunteer opportunities did allow many to return to volunteering prior to vaccinations be available. The only program that was discontinued was off-site vaccine clinics.


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

Our Covid19 protocols and procedures were reviewed weekly and changes were made when needed to continue to follow guidelines recommended by the CDC. Our policies, protocols and procedures were normally a bit more strict that the CDC guidelines. The veterinary clinic as per our emergency management plan operated at 90 to 95% capacity throughout the Pandemic and our Second Chance Adoption Center operated at 60 – 70% capacity. The lower capacities for time and the room for the Covid19 protocols to be followed, and in some instances staffing levels became hard to maintain. A newly designed vaccine clinic was added to the clinic in an area that had served as a large meeting room. The newly designed vaccine clinic allows for client to enter the building for services and the client flow is all socially distanced for clients and staff alike.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

The newly designed vaccine clinic will remain in use in the future. The design allows for a safe flow of clients now with social distancing and the client flow will allow for increased capacities in the future. The new design will eventually allow for an increase of more than 15% of clients each day.


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
12/1/20202019 92.69
9/3/20192018 98.16
10/1/20182017 98.10
3/1/20182016 97.88
8/1/20172015 97.60

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...   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

Humane Society of Manatee County 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



Humane Society of Manatee County reported its two largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$1,210,081

Spent in most recent FY

67%

Percent of program expenses


Veterinary Clinic


$580,807

Spent in most recent FY

32%

Percent of program expenses


Second Chance Adoption Program


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...   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 Humane Society of Manatee County is a passing score. This score has no effect on the organization's Star Rating.

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

Mission

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


THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF MANATEE COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO LEADING MANATEE COUNTY IN FOSTERING COMPASSION AND RESPECT FOR ANIMALS THROUGH CARE, EDUCATION AND COLLABORATION. WE HAVE OPERATED A NO-KILL SHELTER SINCE FIRST OPENING IN 1970 AND AVERAGE ONE THOUSAND (1,000) ADOPTIONS EACH YEAR. OUR GOAL IS TO END THE KILLING OF HOMELESS PETS IN MANATEE COUNTY BY PREVENTING ANIMALS FROM ENTERING SHELTERS AND BY COLLABORATING WITH OTHER ANIMAL WELFARE AGENCIES IN OUR COMMUNITY. IN ADDITION OUR VETERINARY CLINIC PROVIDES HIGH-QUALITY/LOW-TO-MODERATE COST VETERINARY CARE FOR ALL DOGS AND CATS IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE BELIEVE THAT ALL ANIMALS IN OUR COMMUNITY DESERVE QUALITY MEDICAL CARE INCLUDING ANIMALS IN FINANCIALLY CHALLENGED FAMILIES. WE ARE UNIQUELY QULAIFIED TO PROVIDE 360 DEGREE SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE LIFETIME OF AN ANIMAL THROUGH ADOPTION, EDUCATION, VETERINARY SERVICES AND PET RETENTION PROGRAMS.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Our goal is to reduce the number of homeless animals, and euthanasia as a means of population control and reduce the number of animals entering into Manatee Count's overcrowded shelters. The philosophy of the Humane Society of Manatee County is that we believe that the treatment of animals is true reflection of our community. The Humane Society of Manatee County actively collaborates with other community animal welfare organizations and promotes working together to improve the quality of life for our community's 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 One: To offer low-moderate cost dermatology services not available currently for our community's animals. Skin related conditions comprises 75% of veterinary visits. Adding Dermatology will meet the need.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Goal Two: Increased sheltering capacity for cats is a need at the HSMC cat cottage as well as replacing existing cages that are aging and broken. Providing a safe enclosure for holding cats is a priority.

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


Goal Three: To create innovative internal and outside collaborative internship opportunities for our communities best and brightest students to encourage them to stay in our community after graduation.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Our Executive Director is enrolled in an exclusive leadership Academy. Take your place and take the lead among our communities’ highest-achieving professionals at the Executive Academy. This dynamic, interactive live-training experience delivers the leadership, communication, and connection skills you need to keep your team inspired at work. Now in its 7th year, the Executive Academy’s follows a six-phase development path to help you accelerate leadership skills for today’s changing workplace. Powered by Nationally acclaimed training firm, Game On Nation, this course delivers immersive, experiential learning in an uplifting and laughter-filled small group environment. Insightful leaders know that skills like listening, empathy, and emotional intelligence are at the forefront of what employees expect in 2021, and the Executive Academy provides an experiential practicum and clear action steps to help you bring these behaviors to life so you can lead by example for your workforce.

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

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Thought leadership - once a month our staff and board participate in a variety of pertinent topics in our community at our local community Foundation. Awareness - We have a comprehensive communication plan which maximizes the use of all social media platforms to raise awareness. We also look for an participate in opportunities to speak in from of service groups, clubs, schools and businesses. Participate in networks - we are active members of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Manatee Tiger Bay and Kiwanis of Bradenton. Engage in strategic partnerships - We have partnered with our local county shelter, Nates Honor Rescue, Arc Sarasota, Gulfshore Animal league with the full focus and intent on combating pet overpopulation and the sharing of services to save more lives of the animals in our community. We also have partnered with organizations that serve financially challenged families by providing services for their clients pets.

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.


The Humane Society of Manatee County (HSMC) veterinary clinic has been in operation for more than five years. During that time, the clinic has been able to help many animals with various medical conditions, from routine procedures and vaccinations, to treating sick and injured animals. Over these past five years trends in requested services have been followed to determine need. Based on those findings if was abundantly clear that we needed to make changes in our veterinary clinic to enable us to meet the growing demand for wellness services. Last year, the first thing we did was convert the community room in our Veterinary clinic into an expanded wellness clinic. We created various stations within this room which enabled us to care for the increase in clients. In addition, as part of our wellness program, the demand and need for affordable dental care had grown exponentially therefore we created a dental suite with additional equipment to meet the growing needs of dental services. All in all, during a difficult year externally, we responded to the needs of the community internally and were able to make the adjustments needed to meet the growing demand and continue our mission.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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Organization Leadership

Organization Leadership


Rick Yocum

Executive Director

David Smith

President

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

88

out of 100

Humane Society of Manatee County has earned a passing score. This score has no effect on the organization's Star Rating. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) and its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (30% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 83/100 (70% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

88

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

83/100 points

70% of beacon score


This organization's score of 83 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 4 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


View this organization's DEI Strategies


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

100/100 points

30% of beacon score


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. 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.


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Methodology


We've partnered with 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.


Learn more about the methodology.

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. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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