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    Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter
    Impact & Measurement
    Accountability & Finance
    Culture & Community
    Leadership & Adaptability

    Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter

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    501(c)(3) organization
    Donations are tax-deductible
    2490 Giles Road
    2490 Giles RoadBaltimore MD 21225

    Baltimore MD | IRS ruling year: 2005 | EIN: 86-1130456  
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
     
    Organization Mission
    BARCS is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization operating Maryland's largest animal shelter and pet adoption center. We are an open-admission shelter, granting refuge to ... (More)
     

    Rating Information

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    Great

    This charity's score is 100%, earning it a Four-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, weighted as follows: 40% Accountability & Finance, 50% Impact & Measurement, 10% Leadership & Adaptability. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Historical Ratings
    Charity Navigator's ratings previously did not consider Leadership & Adaptability, Culture & Community, or Impact & Measurement. The historic rating mainly reflects a version of today’s Accountability and Finance score. More information on our previous rating methodologies can be found on our rating methodology page.
     
    Date PublishedOverall Rating
    12/1/2021
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    11/1/2021
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    2/1/2021
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    10/1/2019
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    This organization received multiple star ratings within this fiscal year, due to an update to its Accountability and Transparency data and/or the receipt of an amended Form 990.
    8/1/2018
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    Rating Report

    Impact & Measurement
    Score

    100

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

    Assessments

    Impact

    100 out of 100 points

    100% of Impact & Measurement score
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    Impact Evaluation
    100 out of 100 points
     
    Impact Statement
    $4,692,738 total costs / 7,758 rescues = roughly $600 rescues one animal. [2021 USD]
    Program Context
    Animal Outcomes: This program rescues animals that would have otherwise been killed or left in some other bad condition. These animals are taken in and sheltered.
    Data Time Period
    1/1/22 to 12/31/22
    Benchmark for Scoring
    Impact scores of animal shelters are based on the cost a household spends saving the life of their pet. Programs receive an Impact score of 100 if they are less than 75% that cost and a score of 80 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 65. This program shelters an animal for less than 75% the cost a household spends saving the life of their pet.
    Methodology
    This impact score was determined through the Animal Shelter methodology which is fully detailed in the Charity Navigator Guide to Ratings. Analysis conducted in 2023 by Charity Navigator using data submitted by the nonprofit, theory and evidence from scientific research studies, and public datasets.
    Data Source
    The nonprofit submitted data on how many animals it intaked as well as how many animals received a "non-rescue" exit

    Measurement

    Unscored

    0% of Impact & Measurement score
    Program Planning and Design
     
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    Program Development
     
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    Data Collection and Analysis
     
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    Reporting and Distribution of Results
     
    This section assesses reporting and disseminating program results.
    Use of Results
     
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