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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

spcaLA

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three stars

85.75

5026 West Jefferson Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90016
tel: (888) 772-2521   Web Site
EIN: 95-1738153

Board Leadership
Rollin Ransom
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Madeline Bernstein
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.75 three stars
  Financial 79.86 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

spcaLA, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles, is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals through Education, Law Enforcement, Intervention and Advocacy. spcaLA is an independent animal welfare organization serving Southern California since 1877. Donations run programs and services including cruelty investigations, Disaster Animal Response Team (DART), humane education and a variety of shelter services. spcaLA believes that animals, as living creatures, have value beyond economic measurement, and are entitled to legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection.

spcaLA, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles, is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals through Education, Law Enforcement, Intervention and Advocacy. spcaLA is an independent animal welfare organization serving Southern California since 1877. Donations run programs and services including cruelty investigations, Disaster Animal Response Team (DART), humane education and a variety of shelter services. spcaLA believes that animals, as living creatures, have value beyond economic measurement, and are entitled to legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection.

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Financial

two stars

79.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.86
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by spcaLA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by spcaLA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
spcaLA (CA) 85.75 three stars
Montgomery County SPCA (PA) 92.13 four stars
Dakin Humane Society (MA) 87.67 three stars
Sacramento SPCA (CA) 87.77 three stars
Blue Mountain Humane Society (WA) 96.82 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,117,383
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $41,714
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,159,097
   Program Service Revenue $1,521,956
Total Primary Revenue $8,681,053
   Other Revenue $885,957
TOTAL REVENUE $9,567,010
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,795,220
   Administrative Expenses $996,985
   Fundraising Expenses $855,555
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,647,760
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,919,250
   
Net Assets $29,270,231

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 Shelter Services $4,246,127 73.3%
Education and Outreach Services $872,776 15.1%
Animal Protection Services $642,146 11.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 03/01/2019 85.75 three stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 84.92 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 88.22 three stars
2015-08 10/01/2016 83.79 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 83.70 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 79.40 two stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 80.10 three stars
2012-08 09/01/2013 86.64 three stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 86.32 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 84.00 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/01/2010 84.39 three stars
2008-08 09/01/2009 82.44 three stars
2007-08 05/01/2009 80.87 three stars
2002-08 08/01/2003 78.70 two stars
2001-08 02/05/2003 78.14 two stars
2000-08 10/15/2002 82.85 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 95-1738153
Name in IRS Master File LOS ANGELES S P C A
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 August, 1934
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$230,750 3.01% Madeline Bernstein President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
spcaLA (CA) 85.75 three stars
Kentucky Humane Society (KY) 88.15 three stars
Humane Society of Charlotte (NC) 87.18 three stars
Berkshire Humane Society (MA) 86.63 three stars
Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (FL) 90.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

spcaLA
5026 West Jefferson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016
tel: (888) 772-2521
fax: (323) 730-5310
EIN: 95-1738153

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Board Leadership

Rollin Ransom
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Madeline Bernstein
President

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