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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

We are their voice

83.36

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

Board Leadership
Frederick Tanne
Chairperson

CEO
Matthew Bershadker
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.36
  Financial 76.66
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

76.66

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
75.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.40
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.5%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NY) 83.36
International Fund for Animal Welfare (MA) 86.43
Friends of Animals (CT) 92.99
Last Chance for Animals (CA) 95.49
Alley Cat Allies (MD) 90.61

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $252,902,842
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,282,511
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $254,185,353
   Program Service Revenue $14,074,642
Total Primary Revenue $268,259,995
   Other Revenue $10,788,979
TOTAL REVENUE $279,048,974
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $192,847,157
   Administrative Expenses $9,680,720
   Fundraising Expenses $48,100,559
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $250,628,436
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $28,420,538
   
Net Assets $340,007,209

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
Shelter and Veterinary Services $86,250,544 44.7%
Public Education and Communications $54,145,558 28.1%
Policy, Response and Engagement $36,583,186 19.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 83.36
2018-12 06/01/2020 85.60
2017-12 06/01/2019 84.48
2016-12 03/01/2018 83.75
2015-12 05/01/2017 81.57
2014-12 08/01/2016 86.14
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 82.99
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.86
2012-12 02/01/2014 83.20
2011-12 02/01/2013 80.06
2010-12 02/01/2012 89.09
2009-12 12/01/2011 92.52
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.78
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 89.87
2008-12 04/01/2010 87.74
2007-12 07/01/2009 88.12
2006-12 07/01/2008 90.75
2005-12 03/01/2007 90.60
2004-12 12/01/2005 78.32
2003-12 11/01/2004 82.80

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$762,996 0.30% Matthew Bershadker President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NY) 83.36
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) (IL) 85.56
Kentucky Horse Park Foundation (KY) 89.30
Animal Welfare Institute (DC) 100.00
Friends of Animals (CT) 92.99

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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
Chairperson

CEO

Matthew Bershadker
President & CEO

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