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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Blue Mountain Humane Society

Serving the Walla Walla Valley Since 1967

four stars

96.82

7 E George Street Walla Walla, WA 99362
tel: (509) 525-2452   Web Site
EIN: 91-0828499

Board Leadership
Jack Sharp
President

CEO
Sara Archer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.82 four stars
  Financial 95.51 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Blue Mountain Humane Society is to prevent cruelty and promote kindness to companion animals in our community. Blue Mountain Humane Society was founded in 1967 by a group of local residents committed to creating positive outcomes for animals in the Walla Walla Valley. Over the years, the Society has grown and evolved to include a humane, state-of-the-art no-kill shelter facility designed to serve companion animals. We work to educate, inform and equip our community with the tools required to accomplish our ultimate goal: to end pet overpopulation and homelessness in the Walla Walla Valley. To that end, in addition to sheltered animals, we provide animal control services in rural Walla Walla County, including cruelty and neglect investigations to ensure that animals have homes with responsible, committed caregivers. We also provide humane education programming and volunteer opportunities for supporters of all ages.

The mission of the Blue Mountain Humane Society is to prevent cruelty and promote kindness to companion animals in our community. Blue Mountain Humane Society was founded in 1967 by a group of local residents committed to creating positive outcomes for animals in the Walla Walla Valley. Over the years, the Society has grown and evolved to include a humane, state-of-the-art no-kill shelter facility designed to serve companion animals. We work to educate, inform and equip our community with the tools required to accomplish our ultimate goal: to end pet overpopulation and homelessness in the Walla Walla Valley. To that end, in addition to sheltered animals, we provide animal control services in rural Walla Walla County, including cruelty and neglect investigations to ensure that animals have homes with responsible, committed caregivers. We also provide humane education programming and volunteer opportunities for supporters of all ages.

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Financial

four stars

95.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.44
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Mountain Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Mountain Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Mountain Humane Society (WA) 96.82 four stars
Heaven Can Wait Sanctuary Animal Society (NV) 85.98 three stars
Humane Society of Boulder Valley (CO) 88.19 three stars
SPCA Cincinnati (OH) 96.13 four stars
Animal Rescue League of Iowa (IA) 91.39 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $942,529
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $6,900
   Fundraising Events $151,959
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,101,388
   Program Service Revenue $300,103
Total Primary Revenue $1,401,491
   Other Revenue $117,983
TOTAL REVENUE $1,519,474
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $876,067
   Administrative Expenses $78,867
   Fundraising Expenses $111,303
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,066,237
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $453,237
   
Net Assets $4,927,309

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 $876,067 100.0%

Ratings History
Blue Mountain Humane Society has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 96.82 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 95.05 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 89.39 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 92.22 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 91-0828499
Name in IRS Master File BLUE MOUNTAIN HUMANE SOCIETY
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 May, 1970
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$71,513 6.70% Sara Archer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Mountain Humane Society (WA) 96.82 four stars
Heaven Can Wait Sanctuary Animal Society (NV) 85.98 three stars
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (CA) 90.79 four stars
Houston Humane Society (TX) 90.38 four stars
Animal Rescue League of Boston (MA) 86.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Blue Mountain Humane Society
7 E George Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
tel: (509) 525-2452
fax: (509) 522-8247
EIN: 91-0828499

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Board Leadership

Jack Sharp
President

CEO

Sara Archer
Executive Director

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