Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

San Francisco SPCA

Dedicated to saving, protecting and caring for cats and dogs

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 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

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$273,894 0.71% Jennifer Scarlett President

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Francisco SPCA (CA) 93.11 four stars
Coulee Region Humane Society (WI) 91.19 four stars
Animal Humane Society (MN) 85.73 three stars
Blue Mountain Humane Society (WA) 89.19 three stars
Humane Indiana (IN) 89.53 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