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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

North Shore Animal League America

The world's largest no-kill shelter

three stars

81.72

25 Davis Avenue Port Washington, NY 11050
tel: (516) 883-7575   Web Site
EIN: 11-1666852

Board Leadership
J. John Stevenson
President

CEO
J. John Stevenson
President, Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.72 three stars
  Financial 74.33 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

A national pioneer in the no-kill shelter movement, North Shore Animal League America is committed to saving and mending the lives of homeless companion animals and educating the public about the joys and responsibilities of rescue. Founded in 1944, we are the largest, most comprehensive no-kill rescue organization in the world, with over 2,000 shelter partners across the country and around the globe. Headquartered in Port Washington, N.Y., we rescue, nurture, and adopt nearly 18,000 pets annually into responsible, loving homes, plus assist in the adoptions of tens of thousands more through our global partnerships. Over the years, we've introduced such lifesaving practices as mobile adoption, puppy mill rescue, national low-cost spay/neuter referral, humane relocation, and most recently, the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, a humane education program based on social-emotional learning that's strengthening the human-animal bond for more than 3,000,000 students across North America.

A national pioneer in the no-kill shelter movement, North Shore Animal League America is committed to saving and mending the lives of homeless companion animals and educating the public about the joys and responsibilities of rescue. Founded in 1944, we are the largest, most comprehensive no-kill rescue organization in the world, with over 2,000 shelter partners across the country and around the globe. Headquartered in Port Washington, N.Y., we rescue, nurture, and adopt nearly 18,000 pets annually into responsible, loving homes, plus assist in the adoptions of tens of thousands more through our global partnerships. Over the years, we've introduced such lifesaving practices as mobile adoption, puppy mill rescue, national low-cost spay/neuter referral, humane relocation, and most recently, the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, a humane education program based on social-emotional learning that's strengthening the human-animal bond for more than 3,000,000 students across North America.

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Financial

two stars

74.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by North Shore Animal League America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by North Shore Animal League America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Shore Animal League America (NY) 81.72 three stars
Mountain Humane (ID) 92.81 four stars
Southern Oregon Humane Society (OR) 88.91 three stars
Pets in Need (CA) 92.79 four stars
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (NY) 94.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $30,335,596
   Federated Campaigns $40,258
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $740,151
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $31,116,005
   Program Service Revenue $8,267,286
Total Primary Revenue $39,383,291
   Other Revenue $859,258
TOTAL REVENUE $40,242,549
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $32,878,737
   Administrative Expenses $1,678,314
   Fundraising Expenses $5,502,295
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $40,059,346
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $183,203
   
Net Assets $38,630,212

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
Veterinary Care and Spay/Neuter $14,721,067 44.8%
Pet Rescue and Adoption $13,000,288 39.5%
Humane Education $5,157,382 15.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 81.72 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 83.38 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 85.87 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 81.10 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 86.99 three stars
2014-12 12/01/2016 83.11 three stars
2014-12 11/01/2016 82.57 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 79.10 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 78.08 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 74.09 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2014 70.16 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 69.56 one star
2010-12 12/01/2011 74.61 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 70.56 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 71.87 two stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 68.27 one star
2007-12 07/01/2009 61.81 one star
2006-12 06/01/2008 66.68 one star
2005-12 10/01/2006 61.62 one star
2004-12 11/01/2005 61.68 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 11-1666852
Name in IRS Master File NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA INC
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 (927) Fundraising
(399) Other housing activities
(917) Thrift ship, retail outlet, etc.
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 June, 1948
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
$331,121 0.82% J. John Stevenson President, Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Shore Animal League America (NY) 81.72 three stars
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA (VA) 88.84 three stars
Humane Animal Welfare Society (WI) 89.77 three stars
Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AZ) 93.87 four stars
Delaware Humane Association (DE) 91.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

North Shore Animal League America
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
tel: (516) 883-7575
EIN: 11-1666852

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Board Leadership

J. John Stevenson
President

CEO

J. John Stevenson
President, Director

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