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    Austin Humane Society

    Austin Humane Society


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    Austin TX 78752-0000


    Austin TX | IRS ruling year: 1959 | EIN: 74-6013665  


    The Austin Humane Society (AHS) offers comprehensive, humane, life-saving animal services, transforming the lives of animals and those who love them.

    AHS is the longest-standing no-kill shelter in Austin, the second-largest no-kill city in the U.S. We provide life-saving programs that serve more than 10,000 animals every year. Our programs provide animals loving homes, prevent animal homelessness through spay and neuter, provide disaster relief in times of natural and human-made crises, and engage the community to be part of meaningful and sustainable solutions for animal welfare. We partner with hundreds of other shelters and rescue groups across the state of Texas and the United States to transfer animals from overcrowded conditions, and we work with our partners to help them develop infrastructure to meet the demand for animal care in their own communities.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 86%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Austin Humane Society is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance


    Austin Humane Society has earned a 84% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2021, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 28.79% - 2.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 2.70 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.16 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 4.30% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 19.40% - 5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 76.09% - 7.45/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 5.07% - 5.07/10 pts

    Unscored Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available
    Pandemic Response - Data Available

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