Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

North Shore Animal League America

The world's largest no-kill shelter

three stars

83.38

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

Board Leadership
J. John Stevenson
President/Director

CEO
J. John Stevenson
President/Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.38 three stars
  Financial 76.69 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

two stars

76.69

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,294,703
   Federated Campaigns $44,275
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $572,618
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $29,911,596
   Program Service Revenue $8,592,552
Total Primary Revenue $38,504,148
   Other Revenue $936,036
TOTAL REVENUE $39,440,184
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $34,460,963
   Administrative Expenses $1,664,668
   Fundraising Expenses $5,405,587
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $41,531,218
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,091,034
   
Net Assets $38,458,117

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$332,502 0.80% J. John Stevenson President, Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Shore Animal League America (NY) 83.38 three stars
Nevada Humane Society (NV) 97.17 four stars
Furkids (GA) 91.16 four stars
San Antonio Humane Society (TX) 95.36 four stars
Wayside Waifs (MO) 87.73 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Charity Contact Info

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

J. John Stevenson
President/Director

CEO

J. John Stevenson
President/Director