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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Great Plains SPCA

To save, protect and improve the lives of animals, while strengthening the relationship between pets and their human companions.

three stars

86.23

5428 Antioch Drive Merriam, KS 66202
tel: (913) 831-7722   Web Site
EIN: 05-0552529

Board Leadership
Chuck Laue
Chairman

CEO
Nate Meador
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.23 three stars
  Financial 81.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

81.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 23.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Plains SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Plains SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Plains SPCA (KS) 86.23 three stars
Cat Care Society (CO) 91.07 four stars
Nevada Humane Society (NV) 100.00 four stars
Animal Defense League of Texas (TX) 97.77 four stars
Tri County Humane Society (FL) 92.92 four stars

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Founded in 2003, Great Plans SPCA works to save, protect, and improve the lives of animals, while strengthening the relationship between pets and their human companions. We are the Kansas City Metro's most unique and comprehensive No Kill animal welfare organization, serving more than 35,000 needy pets annually - more than any other agency in the area. We proudly report a live-release rate of 96% or higher. We offer a lifelong, full-circle approach for pets and their human companions with our three-pronged approach: prevention, adoption, retention.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,684,628
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $117,875
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $831,242
Total Contributions $4,633,745
   Program Service Revenue $1,727,183
Total Primary Revenue $6,360,928
   Other Revenue $521,258
TOTAL REVENUE $6,882,186
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,637,378
   Administrative Expenses $518,321
   Fundraising Expenses $644,347
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,800,046
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $82,140
   
Net Assets $872,209

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
Adoption and Lost Pet Center $3,732,435 66.2%
Spay/Neuter & Vet Wellness Clinic $1,725,441 30.6%
Hero Program $78,457 1.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 86.23 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 90.38 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 90.28 four stars
2012-12 09/01/2014 83.77 three 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 05-0552529
Name in IRS Master File GREAT PLAINS SPCA
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
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 September, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,282 1.97% Courtney Thomas CEO, President

Founded in 2003, Great Plans SPCA works to save, protect, and improve the lives of animals, while strengthening the relationship between pets and their human companions. We are the Kansas City Metro's most unique and comprehensive No Kill animal welfare organization, serving more than 35,000 needy pets annually - more than any other agency in the area. We proudly report a live-release rate of 96% or higher. We offer a lifelong, full-circle approach for pets and their human companions with our three-pronged approach: prevention, adoption, retention.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Plains SPCA (KS) 86.23 three stars
Humane Animal Rescue (PA) 89.45 three stars
Lange Foundation (CA) 92.22 four stars
Southern Oregon Humane Society (OR) 91.45 four stars
North Shore Animal League America (NY) 86.99 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Great Plains SPCA
5428 Antioch Drive
Merriam, KS 66202
tel: (913) 831-7722
EIN: 05-0552529

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Board Leadership

Chuck Laue
Chairman

CEO

Nate Meador
President and CEO

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