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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

San Francisco SPCA

Dedicated to saving, protecting and caring for cats and dogs

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four stars

93.11

201 Alabama Street San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 554-3000   Web Site
EIN: 94-0836580

Board Leadership
Keith Wetmore
Board Chair

CEO
Jennifer Scarlett
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.11 four stars
  Financial 91.13 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The San Francisco SPCA is dedicated to saving, protecting and caring for cats and dogs while ending animal abandonment. Founded in 1868, we were the first humane society west of the Mississippi. As an independent nonprofit that receives no federal, state or local funding, nor funding from national organizations, we rely on donations from our supporters to provide our many programs and services. These programs include our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, renowned adoption center, foster and hospice programs, feral cat program, youth programs that teach animal welfare and responsible pet guardianship, vaccine clinic for at-risk communities, dog training, and animal assisted therapy.

The San Francisco SPCA is dedicated to saving, protecting and caring for cats and dogs while ending animal abandonment. Founded in 1868, we were the first humane society west of the Mississippi. As an independent nonprofit that receives no federal, state or local funding, nor funding from national organizations, we rely on donations from our supporters to provide our many programs and services. These programs include our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, renowned adoption center, foster and hospice programs, feral cat program, youth programs that teach animal welfare and responsible pet guardianship, vaccine clinic for at-risk communities, dog training, and animal assisted therapy.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of animal adoptions
5,245
Children participating in Humane Education programs
8,368
Number of animals benefitting from foster care
1,518
Spay/neuter surgeries performed
8,148
This impact information is current as of July 2019, 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

91.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.15
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Francisco SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Francisco SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Francisco SPCA (CA) 93.11 four stars
SPCA of Anne Arundel County (MD) 95.00 four stars
Humane Society of Greater Dayton (OH) 91.33 four stars
Nashville Humane Association (TN) 93.70 four stars
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (VA) 91.63 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,042,181
   Federated Campaigns $39,583
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,981,977
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,063,741
   Program Service Revenue $18,072,388
Total Primary Revenue $32,136,129
   Other Revenue $5,542,877
TOTAL REVENUE $37,679,006
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $34,798,387
   Administrative Expenses $1,672,015
   Fundraising Expenses $1,974,521
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $38,444,923
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-765,917
   
Net Assets $81,756,273

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 Services $27,262,502 78.3%
Adoption Services $5,930,149 17.0%
Education Programs $1,605,736 4.6%

Ratings History
San Francisco SPCA has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 93.11 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 95.47 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 95.47 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 97.17 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/02/2015 93.50 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 97.07 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 92.89 four stars
2012-06 09/04/2013 97.34 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 95.94 four stars
2010-06 05/01/2012 92.58 four stars
2010-06 04/01/2012 91.54 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.15 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 91.03 four stars
2009-06 11/01/2010 80.60 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 90.34 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 89.93 three stars
2006-06 12/01/2007 84.85 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 88.65 three stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 75.08 two 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 94-0836580
Name in IRS Master File SAN FRANCISCO SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
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 August, 1961
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$273,894 0.71% Jennifer Scarlett President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Francisco SPCA (CA) 93.11 four stars
Humane Society of El Paso (TX) 93.51 four stars
Providence Animal Center (PA) 90.11 four stars
Michigan Humane Society (MI) 93.27 four stars
Berkshire Humane Society (MA) 87.58 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Francisco SPCA
201 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 554-3000
fax: (415) 901-5977
EIN: 94-0836580

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Board Leadership

Keith Wetmore
Board Chair

CEO

Jennifer Scarlett
President

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