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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

The Anti-Cruelty Society

An Open Door to Compassion

95.36

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

Board Leadership
Klein Steven H
Chair

CEO
Tracy Elliott
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.36
  Financial 93.45
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Anti-Cruelty Society (also known as the SPCA of Illinois), is Chicago's oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization. Founded in 1899, the Society is a private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society, committed to caring for and protecting animals in need. Our programs and services include over 5,000 annual adoptions, low cost spay/neuter services (over 10,000 annually), neglect and abuse investigations (over 1,800 annually), and a series of extensive education and outreach efforts that impact over 25,000 each year. Our safety net services and programs include a charity veterinary clinic, pet food pop ups, free wellness and vaccination clinics, a free behavior hotline; and short-term accommodations for emergencies program, providing temporary housing for pets whose owners in a crisis situations. Our goal and commitment is to provide the best outcomes for both animals in need and their humans.

The Anti-Cruelty Society (also known as the SPCA of Illinois), is Chicago's oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization. Founded in 1899, the Society is a private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society, committed to caring for and protecting animals in need. Our programs and services include over 5,000 annual adoptions, low cost spay/neuter services (over 10,000 annually), neglect and abuse investigations (over 1,800 annually), and a series of extensive education and outreach efforts that impact over 25,000 each year. Our safety net services and programs include a charity veterinary clinic, pet food pop ups, free wellness and vaccination clinics, a free behavior hotline; and short-term accommodations for emergencies program, providing temporary housing for pets whose owners in a crisis situations. Our goal and commitment is to provide the best outcomes for both animals in need and their humans.

Financial

93.45

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.36
  Program Expenses Growth 16.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
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) 95.36
Virginia Beach SPCA (VA) 86.72
SPCA of Anne Arundel County (MD) 99.73
The Animal Medical Center (NY) 89.03
Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (FL) 90.01

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,578,058
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $289,417
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,867,475
   Program Service Revenue $587,190
Total Primary Revenue $9,454,665
   Other Revenue $1,354,152
TOTAL REVENUE $10,808,817
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,089,612
   Administrative Expenses $998,241
   Fundraising Expenses $1,372,674
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,460,527
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,651,710
   
Net Assets $59,080,364

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 $6,757,081 60.9%
Veterinary and Clinical Services $2,461,814 22.2%
Community Programs $1,474,530 13.3%

Ratings History
The Anti-Cruelty Society has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-10 12/01/2021 95.36
2019-10 11/01/2020 90.06
2018-10 07/01/2019 91.91
2017-10 08/01/2018 91.30
2016-10 11/01/2017 92.80
2015-10 10/01/2016 91.64
2014-10 06/01/2016 91.79
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 10/01/2015 91.20
2013-10 11/01/2014 82.20
2012-10 08/01/2013 82.64
2011-10 07/01/2012 88.68
2010-10 09/20/2011 90.79
 
CN 1.0
2010-10 06/01/2011 86.97
2009-10 09/01/2010 82.68
2008-10 03/01/2010 75.02
2007-10 02/01/2009 79.64
2006-10 10/01/2007 89.72
2005-10 10/01/2006 84.22
2004-10 12/01/2005 81.59
2003-10 11/01/2004 77.24

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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • October, 2017
  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,712 1.22% Tracy Elliott President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Anti-Cruelty Society (IL) 95.36
Brandywine Valley SPCA (PA) 94.69
Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia (GA) 94.04
New Hampshire SPCA (NH) 92.85
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando (FL) 87.70

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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

Klein Steven H
Chair

CEO

Tracy Elliott
President

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