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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Connecticut Humane Society

Enriching the lives of people and animals

three stars

81.94

701 Russell Road Newington, CT 06111
tel: (800) 452-0114   Web Site
EIN: 06-0667605

Board Leadership
Ellen Sharon
President

CEO
Gordon G. Willard
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.94 three stars
  Financial 74.47 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Connecticut Humane Society is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare; enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty.

The Connecticut Humane Society is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare; enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty.

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Financial

two stars

74.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
74.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.35
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.47
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Humane Society (CT) 81.94 three stars
Placer SPCA (CA) 90.22 four stars
Animal Humane Society (MN) 85.73 three stars
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (NY) 96.13 four stars
Humane Society of Manatee County (FL) 98.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,126,356
   Federated Campaigns $135,687
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $37,478
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,299,521
   Program Service Revenue $1,382,442
Total Primary Revenue $5,681,963
   Other Revenue $11,473,288
TOTAL REVENUE $17,155,251
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,573,190
   Administrative Expenses $1,099,436
   Fundraising Expenses $1,694,249
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,366,875
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,788,376
   
Net Assets $82,754,093

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Animal Shelter and Adoption $4,926,846 75.0%
Veterinary Clinic Services $1,061,613 16.2%
Community & Educational Services $584,731 8.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 81.94 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 89.17 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.93 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 96.88 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.26 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 91.43 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 94.72 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 95.34 four stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 93.02 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 82.57 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 06/22/2010 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for the Connecticut Humane Society in  September 2011 because the Connecticut attorney general closed an investigation into the handling of charitable funds by the Connecticut Humane Society (in July 2011). The attorney general also indicated that it will take no further action at this time against the Society. For more information, please see the attorney general's press release.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  1. It had been reported that the Connecticut Humane Society was the subject of an investigation by the Connecticut attorney general concerning allegations of financial irregularities. For further information, please see the Associated Press news coverage.
  2. While the investigation was ongoing, the Connecticut attorney general's released an interim report of its findings and recommended corrective action. For further information, please see the Interim Report Of The Office Of The Attorney General and the Related Press Release.
  3. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration had cited the Connecticut Humane Society for workplace safety violations and fined the organization $6,800. For further information please see the Hartford Courant news coverage.
  4. An article made claims that the charity was improving. For further information, please see the CTWatchdog article.
2008-12 05/01/2010 81.05 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 90.90 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 06-0667605
Name in IRS Master File CONNECTICUT HUMANE SOCIETY
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1933
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$179,287 1.91% Gordon G. Willard Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Humane Society (CT) 81.94 three stars
Dumb Friends League (CO) 90.47 four stars
East Bay SPCA (CA) 89.81 three stars
Oklahoma Humane Society (OK) 89.38 three stars
San Diego Humane Society (CA) 91.65 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Connecticut Humane Society
701 Russell Road
Newington, CT 06111
tel: (800) 452-0114
fax: (860) 665-1478
EIN: 06-0667605

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Board Leadership

Ellen Sharon
President

CEO

Gordon G. Willard
Executive Director

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