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Oregon Humane Society

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four stars

92.77

1067 NE Columbia Blvd Portland, OR 97211
tel: (503) 285-7722   Web Site
EIN: 93-0386880

Board Leadership
John C. Gomez
Board Chair

CEO
Sharon Harmon
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.77 four stars
  Financial 89.78 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1868, Oregon Humane Society (OHS) is the largest and oldest humane society in the Pacific Northwest, and the third oldest in the country. OHS fosters an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals through education, legislation and leadership. We work to care for the homeless, to defend the abused, and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals. We serve the needs of more than 11,000 animals each year. With nearly 200 staff members and a volunteer force of more than 2,000, the Oregon Humane Society is dedicated to creating a more humane society.

Established in 1868, Oregon Humane Society (OHS) is the largest and oldest humane society in the Pacific Northwest, and the third oldest in the country. OHS fosters an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals through education, legislation and leadership. We work to care for the homeless, to defend the abused, and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals. We serve the needs of more than 11,000 animals each year. With nearly 200 staff members and a volunteer force of more than 2,000, the Oregon Humane Society is dedicated to creating a more humane society.

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Financial

three stars

89.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.30
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oregon Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oregon Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oregon Humane Society (OR) 92.77 four stars
Cleveland Animal Protective League (OH) 90.11 four stars
Montgomery County SPCA (PA) 91.23 four stars
Humane Pennsylvania (PA) 86.38 three stars
East Bay SPCA (CA) 89.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,439,969
   Federated Campaigns $330,482
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,747,167
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $25,517,618
   Program Service Revenue $2,931,988
Total Primary Revenue $28,449,606
   Other Revenue $1,185,045
TOTAL REVENUE $29,634,651
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,480,018
   Administrative Expenses $1,121,006
   Fundraising Expenses $1,936,238
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,537,262
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $15,097,389
   
Net Assets $62,396,618

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
Sheltering and Adoptions $5,308,586 46.2%
Medical Services $2,197,778 19.1%
Community Awareness $1,219,106 10.6%

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 92.77 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 92.93 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 92.89 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.43 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 87.61 three stars
2014-12 10/01/2015 87.29 three stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 92.42 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 93.59 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 95.28 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 96.40 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.29 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 90.59 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 97.82 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 94.81 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 84.64 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 89.05 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 93.21 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 95.95 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 95.96 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 89.73 three stars

Historical CN Advisories

09/21/2018-08/01/2019: Moderate Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Moderate Concern CN Advisory for the Oregon Humane Society on August 1, 2019, because the issues that prompted the CN Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:
  • The organization has provided this letter from the Oregon State Police reinstating their law enforcement commission
Charity Navigator had published a Moderate Concern CN Advisory on Oregon Humane Society because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:
  • On August 29, 2018, The Oregonian reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Oregon Humane Society, in an article titled, "Oregon Humane Society under investigation amid accusations of mishandled evidence." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see The Oregonian article.

    Charity Response

    The organization has provided Charity Navigator with this response.

    • On August 30, 2018, The Oregonian published an article titled, "Ex-Oregon Humane Society officers write scathing letters about animal-cruelty unit." For more information, please see The Oregonian article.

    • On August 30, 2018, The Portland Tribune published an article titled, "State police halt Oregon Humane Society investigations." For more information, please see The Portland Tribune article.

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

EIN 93-0386880
Name in IRS Master File OREGON 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 June, 1941
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$267,325 1.83% Sharon M. Harmon Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oregon Humane Society (OR) 92.77 four stars
Louisiana SPCA (LA) 93.19 four stars
Allen County SPCA (IN) 89.63 three stars
Humane Pennsylvania (PA) 86.38 three stars
Forsyth Humane Society (NC) 87.80 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Oregon Humane Society
1067 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97211
tel: (503) 285-7722
fax: (503) 285-0083
EIN: 93-0386880

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Board Leadership

John C. Gomez
Board Chair

CEO

Sharon Harmon
President & CEO

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