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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

91.91

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 91.91 four stars
  Financial 88.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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
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Total in 2018
Number of animal adoptions
5,641
Number of animals spayed and neutered
9,856
Average number of animals spayed and neutered per day
38
Number of full-time staff members per animal
61
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.50
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Anti-Cruelty Society (IL) 91.91 four stars
Brandywine Valley SPCA (PA) 91.36 four stars
Española Humane (NM) 91.91 four stars
Humane Society of Sarasota County (FL) 100.00 four stars
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (PA) 85.34 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,178,511
   Federated Campaigns $1,772
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $196,725
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,377,008
   Program Service Revenue $1,141,393
Total Primary Revenue $7,518,401
   Other Revenue $2,319,149
TOTAL REVENUE $9,837,550
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,446,591
   Administrative Expenses $645,866
   Fundraising Expenses $1,261,443
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,353,900
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $483,650
   
Net Assets $51,884,064

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 $3,834,383 51.5%
Veterinary and Clinical Services $2,458,212 33.0%
Community Programs $715,468 9.6%

Ratings History
The Anti-Cruelty Society has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-10 07/01/2019 91.91 four stars
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

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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$203,128 2.17% Robyn Barbiers President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Anti-Cruelty Society (IL) 91.91 four stars
Houston Humane Society (TX) 93.57 four stars
Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals (OH) 91.20 four stars
Potter League for Animals (RI) 88.54 three stars
Houston SPCA (TX) 91.01 four 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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