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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Michigan Humane Society

Somebody here needs you

four stars

91.57

30300 Telegraph Road Suite 220
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
tel: (248) 283-1000   Web Site
EIN: 38-1358206

Board Leadership
Gregory M. Capler
Chair of the Board

CEO
Matthew Pepper
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.57 four stars
  Financial 88.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has served the animals and people of metro Detroit and beyond since 1877. Our mission is to improve and save lives through compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for animals. MHS rescues and cares for more than 100,000 animals each year. Our services include pet adoption, pet training programs, an adopter support help line, cruelty investigation, emergency animal rescue, humane education, legislative advocacy, a pet behavior help line, pet parenting information, spay/neuter programs, animal surrender, vaccination clinics, veterinary care and wildlife care.

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has served the animals and people of metro Detroit and beyond since 1877. Our mission is to improve and save lives through compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for animals. MHS rescues and cares for more than 100,000 animals each year. Our services include pet adoption, pet training programs, an adopter support help line, cruelty investigation, emergency animal rescue, humane education, legislative advocacy, a pet behavior help line, pet parenting information, spay/neuter programs, animal surrender, vaccination clinics, veterinary care and wildlife care.

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Financial

three stars

88.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.69
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michigan Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michigan Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Michigan Humane Society (MI) 91.57 four stars
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (PA) 86.80 three stars
Humane Society of Sonoma County (CA) 86.15 three stars
New Hampshire SPCA (NH) 92.64 four stars
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (CA) 91.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,671,511
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,393,932
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,065,443
   Program Service Revenue $6,994,060
Total Primary Revenue $21,059,503
   Other Revenue $261,457
TOTAL REVENUE $21,320,960
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $16,488,923
   Administrative Expenses $1,706,686
   Fundraising Expenses $3,106,634
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,302,243
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $18,717
   
Net Assets $36,740,667

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 Adoption $6,201,859 37.1%
Veterinary Clinics $5,165,364 30.9%
Family-Pet Enrichment Services $4,667,616 27.9%
Cruelty Investigation and Rescue Department $684,011 4.1%

Ratings History
Michigan Humane Society has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 12/01/2019 91.57 four stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 93.27 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 87.19 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 84.78 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 85.92 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 87.79 three stars
2013-09 02/01/2015 88.87 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 81.90 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 81.78 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 84.86 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 84.09 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 81.74 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.76 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 73.03 two stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 87.34 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 82.26 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 86.92 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 86.12 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 89.49 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 82.93 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 38-1358206
Name in IRS Master File MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY
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 (59) Other school related 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 March, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$197,171 0.92% Matthew C. Pepper President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Michigan Humane Society (MI) 91.57 four stars
Dane County Humane Society (WI) 90.79 four stars
Oshkosh Area Humane Society (WI) 86.08 three stars
Wisconsin Humane Society (WI) 95.36 four stars
Humane Indiana (IN) 89.53 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Michigan Humane Society
30300 Telegraph Road
Suite 220
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
tel: (248) 283-1000
fax: (248) 283-5700
EIN: 38-1358206

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Board Leadership

Gregory M. Capler
Chair of the Board

CEO

Matthew Pepper
President and Chief Executive Officer

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