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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

We are their voice

three stars

84.48

424 East 92nd Street New York, NY 10128
tel: (800) 628-0028   Web Site
EIN: 13-1623829

Board Leadership
Frederick Tanne
Chairman

CEO
Matthew Bershadker
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.48 three stars
  Financial 78.26 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Americas, and today has more than one million supporters throughout North America. The ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides local and national leadership in animal-assisted therapy, animal behavior, animal poison control, anti-cruelty, humane education, legislative services, and shelter outreach. The New York City headquarters houses a full-service, accredited animal hospital, adoption center, and mobile clinic outreach program. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York's animal cruelty laws.

Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Americas, and today has more than one million supporters throughout North America. The ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides local and national leadership in animal-assisted therapy, animal behavior, animal poison control, anti-cruelty, humane education, legislative services, and shelter outreach. The New York City headquarters houses a full-service, accredited animal hospital, adoption center, and mobile clinic outreach program. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York's animal cruelty laws.

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Financial

two stars

78.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.19
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NY) 84.48 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $215,348,920
   Federated Campaigns $2,802,892
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,817,297
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $219,969,109
   Program Service Revenue $13,470,713
Total Primary Revenue $233,439,822
   Other Revenue $14,644,284
TOTAL REVENUE $248,084,106
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $166,201,442
   Administrative Expenses $10,001,687
   Fundraising Expenses $45,067,962
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $221,271,091
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $26,813,015
   
Net Assets $273,912,568

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 Health Services $49,475,556 29.8%
Public Education and Communications $42,642,609 25.7%
Anti-Cruelty Programs $32,324,373 19.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 84.48 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 83.75 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 81.57 three stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 86.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 82.99 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.86 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 83.20 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 80.06 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 89.09 three stars
2009-12 12/01/2011 92.52 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 89.87 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 87.74 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 88.12 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 90.75 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 90.60 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 78.32 two stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 82.80 three stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 85.39 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 82.50 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 13-1623829
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
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 (59) Other school related activities
(904) Government instrumentality or agency (see also 254)
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 March, 1921
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$804,372 0.36% Matthew Bershadker President & CEO

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NY) 84.48 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
424 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
tel: (800) 628-0028
EIN: 13-1623829

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Board Leadership

Frederick Tanne
Chairman

CEO

Matthew Bershadker
President & CEO

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