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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Wisconsin Humane Society

The power of compassion.

three stars

88.90

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 88.90 three stars
  Financial 84.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. Founded in 1879, WHS is a 501(c)(3) organization and operates animal shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door and Brown Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis. WHS annually serves 40,000 animals. and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella organization. As the largest shelter in the state of Wisconsin, WHS offers the following specialized services: an adoption program that places 10,000+ animals a year; stray animal services in Racine, Brown, Door and Ozaukee Counties; a low-cost spay/neuter clinic; a pet food bank; educational programming for children and adults; outreach programming to serve families with pets in underserved areas; a foster program for animals in domestic violence situations; dog training classes; wildlife rehabilitation; and more.

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. Founded in 1879, WHS is a 501(c)(3) organization and operates animal shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door and Brown Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis. WHS annually serves 40,000 animals. and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella organization. As the largest shelter in the state of Wisconsin, WHS offers the following specialized services: an adoption program that places 10,000+ animals a year; stray animal services in Racine, Brown, Door and Ozaukee Counties; a low-cost spay/neuter clinic; a pet food bank; educational programming for children and adults; outreach programming to serve families with pets in underserved areas; a foster program for animals in domestic violence situations; dog training classes; wildlife rehabilitation; and more.

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Financial

three stars

84.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.20
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.5%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wisconsin Humane Society (WI) 88.90 three stars
Brandywine Valley SPCA (PA) 91.31 four stars
Blue Mountain Humane Society (WA) 95.05 four stars
Vanderburgh Humane Society (IN) 87.37 three stars
Montgomery County SPCA (PA) 92.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,484,165
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $346,095
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,830,260
   Program Service Revenue $2,921,520
Total Primary Revenue $8,751,780
   Other Revenue $604,677
TOTAL REVENUE $9,356,457
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,548,790
   Administrative Expenses $577,258
   Fundraising Expenses $1,097,621
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,223,669
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $132,788
   
Net Assets $19,284,146

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 $4,189,165 55.5%
Veterinary Department $2,632,137 34.9%
Community Relations And Outreach $727,488 9.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 11/01/2018 88.90 three stars
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
$196,176 2.12% Anne Reed Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wisconsin Humane Society (WI) 88.90 three stars
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (CA) 90.79 four stars
Virginia Beach SPCA (VA) 92.74 four stars
Connecticut Humane Society (CT) 94.93 four stars
New Hampshire Humane Society (NH) 87.75 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wisconsin Humane Society
4500 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208
tel: (414) 264-6257
fax: (414) 431-6200
EIN: 39-0810533

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Board Leadership

John Matter
Chairperson

CEO

Anne Reed
President & CEO

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