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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Wisconsin Humane Society

Saving lives

four stars

91.02

4500 West Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53208
tel: (414) 264-6257   Web Site
EIN: 39-0810533

Board Leadership
John Matter
Chairperson

CEO
Anne Reed
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.02 four stars
  Financial 87.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its inception in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has become one of the most established and well-recognized non-profit organizations in the community. WHS' mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 130 years, WHS has been providing quality, cost effective services for homeless animals. It is the largest humane society in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the United States. Among the many programs and services WHS provides to the community are a comprehensive adoption program, lifesaving medical care for nearly 20,000 animals annually, a spay/neuter clinic, educational programs for children and adults, and one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. WHS has two locations: a Milwaukee shelter at 45th & Wisconsin, and our new Ozaukee Campus in Saukville.

Since its inception in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has become one of the most established and well-recognized non-profit organizations in the community. WHS' mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 130 years, WHS has been providing quality, cost effective services for homeless animals. It is the largest humane society in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the United States. Among the many programs and services WHS provides to the community are a comprehensive adoption program, lifesaving medical care for nearly 20,000 animals annually, a spay/neuter clinic, educational programs for children and adults, and one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. WHS has two locations: a Milwaukee shelter at 45th & Wisconsin, and our new Ozaukee Campus in Saukville.

Financial

three stars

87.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.21
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wisconsin Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wisconsin Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wisconsin Humane Society (WI) 91.02 four stars
Halifax Humane Society (FL) 91.02 four stars
SPCA of Wake County (NC) 91.27 four stars
Kentucky Humane Society (KY) 89.08 three stars
Humane Society of South Mississippi (MS) 86.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,693,542
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $362,464
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,056,006
   Program Service Revenue $2,950,587
Total Primary Revenue $8,006,593
   Other Revenue $289,500
TOTAL REVENUE $8,296,093
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,371,205
   Administrative Expenses $556,804
   Fundraising Expenses $957,758
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,885,767
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-589,674
   
Net Assets $18,385,418

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
Client Services - Adoptions $4,099,343 55.6%
Veterinary Department $2,593,136 35.2%
Community Relations And Outreach $678,726 9.2%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 08/01/2017 91.02 four stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 90.95 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.73 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 92.46 four stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 96.34 four stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 85.38 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 90.31 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 90.12 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 82.55 three stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 95.42 four stars
2007-09 12/01/2008 92.16 four stars
2006-09 08/01/2007 93.61 four stars
2005-09 10/01/2006 88.31 three stars
2004-09 09/01/2005 81.57 three stars
2003-09 11/01/2004 89.55 three stars
2002-09 06/09/2003 85.69 three stars
2001-09 04/15/2003 95.10 four 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 39-0810533
Name in IRS Master File WISCONSIN 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 July, 1941
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$197,670 2.22% Anne Reed Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wisconsin Humane Society (WI) 91.02 four stars
The Animal Medical Center (NY) 85.82 three stars
Dubuque Regional Humane Society (IA) 86.35 three stars
Humane Society of Huron Valley (MI) 93.82 four stars
Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County (FL) 89.08 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wisconsin Humane Society
4500 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208
tel: (414) 264-6257
EIN: 39-0810533

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Board Leadership

John Matter
Chairperson

CEO

Anne Reed
President, CEO

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