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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Nebraska Humane Society

Where help becomes hope.

four stars

93.16

8929 Fort Street Omaha, NE 68134
tel: (402) 444-7800   Web Site
EIN: 47-0378997

Board Leadership
Ken Bunnell
Chairman

CEO
Nancy Hintz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.16 four stars
  Financial 93.34 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Nebraska Humane Society (NHS), founded in 1875, is the fifth oldest humane society in the U.S. and one of the largest. We are the only open-entry animal shelter in the Omaha metro area (population 750,000). As an open-entry shelter, more than 24,000 animals, including wildlife, come through our doors annually. In 2019, we helped 10,319 animals find new adoptive homes, and reached more than 200,000 people with our programs and message of compassion and humane treatment. NHS is contracted to provide animal control services in a 400 square mile area. We provide medical care, shelter, and a second chance for stray, lost, abandoned, and abused animals in our jurisdiction.

The Nebraska Humane Society (NHS), founded in 1875, is the fifth oldest humane society in the U.S. and one of the largest. We are the only open-entry animal shelter in the Omaha metro area (population 750,000). As an open-entry shelter, more than 24,000 animals, including wildlife, come through our doors annually. In 2019, we helped 10,319 animals find new adoptive homes, and reached more than 200,000 people with our programs and message of compassion and humane treatment. NHS is contracted to provide animal control services in a 400 square mile area. We provide medical care, shelter, and a second chance for stray, lost, abandoned, and abused animals in our jurisdiction.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of animals rehabilitated
286
Number of animal adoptions
10,319
Number of animals receiving subsidized or free spay/neuter services
6,330
Number of animals returned to their owner
2,828
Number of animals spayed and neutered
6,459
Number of animals microchipped.
7,285
Number of Animal Control calls responded to.
34,919
Number of medical diagnostic tests run.
18,263
Number of animals with freedom from pain
1,317
Average number of days of shelter stay for cats and small animals
16
Average number of days of shelter stay for dogs
12
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

four stars

93.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
85.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.36
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nebraska Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nebraska Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nebraska Humane Society (NE) 93.16 four stars
Humane Indiana (IN) 89.53 three stars
Louisiana SPCA (LA) 91.91 four stars
Humane Society for Southwest Washington (WA) 89.84 three stars
Charleston Animal Society (SC) 87.73 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,912,413
   Federated Campaigns $5,446
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $269,289
   Related Organizations $1,100,000
   Government Grants $1,273,522
Total Contributions $10,560,670
   Program Service Revenue $6,282,286
Total Primary Revenue $16,842,956
   Other Revenue $558,849
TOTAL REVENUE $17,401,805
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,778,626
   Administrative Expenses $687,427
   Fundraising Expenses $845,964
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,312,017
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,089,788
   
Net Assets $44,026,319

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 Control $5,450,486 50.6%
Animal Welfare $4,394,642 40.8%
Community Outreach $933,498 8.7%

Ratings History
Nebraska Humane Society has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 93.16 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 92.07 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.58 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.98 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.27 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 88.29 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 83.27 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 85.88 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.12 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 89.83 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 90.20 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 92.08 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 86.81 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 85.88 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 85.50 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 85.55 three stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 82.46 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 75.81 two stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 83.49 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 47-0378997
Name in IRS Master File NEBRASKA 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
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 October, 1934
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$189,626 1.54% Nancy Hintz Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nebraska Humane Society (NE) 93.16 four stars
MSPCA-Angell (MA) 89.57 three stars
Pasado's Safe Haven (WA) 98.43 four stars
Oklahoma Humane Society (OK) 89.38 three stars
Kitsap Humane Society (WA) 90.64 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Nebraska Humane Society
8929 Fort Street
Omaha, NE 68134
tel: (402) 444-7800
fax: (402) 546-1476
EIN: 47-0378997

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Board Leadership

Ken Bunnell
Chairman

CEO

Nancy Hintz
Executive Director

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