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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

The Anti-Cruelty Society

A commitment to caring since 1899

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four stars

91.30

157 West Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (312) 644-8338   Web Site
EIN: 36-2179814

Board Leadership
Barbara McLucas
Chairman

CEO
Robyn Barbiers
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.30 four stars
  Financial 87.70 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Anti-Cruelty Society (also known as the SPCA of Illinois), founded in 1899, is a private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society, committed to helping both animals and people. Our programs and services include: Cat and Dog Adoptions - over 5,000 annually; Low or No Cost Spay/Neuter surgeries open to the general public - over 11,000 annually; Cruelty Investigations and Rescue Services - over 2,600 annually; Humane Education and Community Outreach programs - over 25,000 participants annually. Other services include a charity veterinary clinic, dog training classes; a free behavior hotline; and short-term accommodations for emergencies program, providing temporary housing for pets whose owners have been involved in crisis situations, e.g., domestic violence, fire, flood, illness, or foreclosure.

The Anti-Cruelty Society (also known as the SPCA of Illinois), founded in 1899, is a private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society, committed to helping both animals and people. Our programs and services include: Cat and Dog Adoptions - over 5,000 annually; Low or No Cost Spay/Neuter surgeries open to the general public - over 11,000 annually; Cruelty Investigations and Rescue Services - over 2,600 annually; Humane Education and Community Outreach programs - over 25,000 participants annually. Other services include a charity veterinary clinic, dog training classes; a free behavior hotline; and short-term accommodations for emergencies program, providing temporary housing for pets whose owners have been involved in crisis situations, e.g., domestic violence, fire, flood, illness, or foreclosure.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of animal adoptions
5,418
Number of animals spayed and neutered
9,064
Average number of animals spayed and neutered per day
37
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This impact information is current as of November 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. Impact information published on this organization's rating page has no effect on its rating at this time.

Financial

three stars

87.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.04
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Anti-Cruelty Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Anti-Cruelty Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Anti-Cruelty Society (IL) 91.30 four stars
SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals (NJ) 90.29 four stars
Animal Humane New Mexico (NM) 94.47 four stars
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (CA) 90.79 four stars
Humane Society of Indianapolis (IN) 90.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,818,519
   Federated Campaigns $7,968
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $186,172
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,012,659
   Program Service Revenue $1,021,698
Total Primary Revenue $7,034,357
   Other Revenue $2,210,246
TOTAL REVENUE $9,244,603
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,076,685
   Administrative Expenses $482,746
   Fundraising Expenses $1,212,234
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,771,665
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $472,938
   
Net Assets $53,768,833

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 Services $3,608,628 51.0%
Veterinary and Clinical Services $2,322,624 32.8%
Community Programs $728,315 10.3%

Ratings History
The Anti-Cruelty Society has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-10 08/01/2018 91.30 four stars
2016-10 11/01/2017 92.80 four stars
2015-10 10/01/2016 91.64 four stars
2014-10 06/01/2016 91.79 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 10/01/2015 91.20 four stars
2013-10 11/01/2014 82.20 three stars
2012-10 08/01/2013 82.64 three stars
2011-10 07/01/2012 88.68 three stars
2010-10 09/20/2011 90.79 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-10 06/01/2011 86.97 three stars
2009-10 09/01/2010 82.68 three stars
2008-10 03/01/2010 75.02 two stars
2007-10 02/01/2009 79.64 two stars
2006-10 10/01/2007 89.72 three stars
2005-10 10/01/2006 84.22 three stars
2004-10 12/01/2005 81.59 three stars
2003-10 11/01/2004 77.24 two stars
2002-10 11/01/2003 90.84 four stars
2001-10 10/15/2002 92.53 four stars
2000-10 04/15/2002 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 36-2179814
Name in IRS Master File ANTI-CRUELTY SOCIETY
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
(349) Other youth organization or 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, 1937
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
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  • October, 2017
  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013

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
$197,734 2.25% Robyn Barbiers President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Anti-Cruelty Society (IL) 91.30 four stars
Coulee Region Humane Society (WI) 91.27 four stars
Humane Society of Sonoma County (CA) 90.62 four stars
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (CO) 93.22 four stars
Oklahoma Humane Society (OK) 87.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Anti-Cruelty Society
157 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (312) 644-8338
EIN: 36-2179814

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Board Leadership

Barbara McLucas
Chairman

CEO

Robyn Barbiers
President

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