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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Cleveland Animal Protective League

Adopt * Protect * Love

four stars

90.02

1729 Willey Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113
tel: (216) 771-4616   Web Site
EIN: 34-0714644

Board Leadership
David Mayo
Chairperson

CEO
Sharon Harvey
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.02 four stars
  Financial 85.89 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Cleveland Animal Protective League's (APL) mission is to foster compassion and end animal suffering. Incorporated in 1913, it is a private, independent humane society that is located in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. The APL's Humane Investigations team investigates reports of animal cruelty in Cuyahoga County and assists with the prosecution of those cases. The APL provides shelter to animals that have been relinquished by their guardians or rescued by the APL from abuse or neglect, and to stray or abandoned cats. It has achieved 100 percent placement of healthy, friendly animals. The APL also provides veterinary care to sick or injured animals that are admitted into our shelter, can be safely and humanely treated, rehabilitated in foster homes, and then placed into loving homes. The APL offers outreach programs in the community that reduce the birthrate of unwanted litters of cats and dogs and provide resources and support to pet owners in targeted, under-served areas.

The Cleveland Animal Protective League's (APL) mission is to foster compassion and end animal suffering. Incorporated in 1913, it is a private, independent humane society that is located in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. The APL's Humane Investigations team investigates reports of animal cruelty in Cuyahoga County and assists with the prosecution of those cases. The APL provides shelter to animals that have been relinquished by their guardians or rescued by the APL from abuse or neglect, and to stray or abandoned cats. It has achieved 100 percent placement of healthy, friendly animals. The APL also provides veterinary care to sick or injured animals that are admitted into our shelter, can be safely and humanely treated, rehabilitated in foster homes, and then placed into loving homes. The APL offers outreach programs in the community that reduce the birthrate of unwanted litters of cats and dogs and provide resources and support to pet owners in targeted, under-served areas.

Financial

three stars

85.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
78.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.90
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cleveland Animal Protective League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cleveland Animal Protective League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cleveland Animal Protective League (OH) 90.02 four stars
Woods Humane Society (CA) 95.05 four stars
Animal Rescue League of Iowa (IA) 91.39 four stars
Humane Society of Greater Dayton (OH) 98.33 four stars
Placer SPCA (CA) 92.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,549,965
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $611,288
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,161,253
   Program Service Revenue $1,041,431
Total Primary Revenue $9,202,684
   Other Revenue $442,318
TOTAL REVENUE $9,645,002
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,854,709
   Administrative Expenses $321,289
   Fundraising Expenses $852,956
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,028,954
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,616,048
   
Net Assets $21,522,141

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
Animal Sheltering, Care, & Outreach $2,543,855 66.0%
Shelter Veterinary Services $783,325 20.3%
Humane Investigations $234,753 6.1%

Ratings History
Cleveland Animal Protective League has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 90.02 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.59 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 91.47 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 90.13 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 91.21 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.95 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 11/01/2015 88.24 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 87.24 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 85.80 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 88.34 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 87.41 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 86.43 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.60 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 78.06 two stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 76.94 two stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 66.80 one star
2006-12 03/01/2008 76.25 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 87.46 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 85.95 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 96.23 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 34-0714644
Name in IRS Master File THE CLEVELAND ANIMAL PROTECTIVE LEAGUE
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 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 November, 1948
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$146,036 2.90% Sharon A. Harvey President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cleveland Animal Protective League (OH) 90.02 four stars
Capital Humane Society (NE) 90.06 four stars
Oregon Humane Society (OR) 92.77 four stars
Pennsylvania SPCA (PA) 88.78 three stars
Roanoke Valley SPCA (VA) 89.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cleveland Animal Protective League
1729 Willey Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
tel: (216) 771-4616
fax: (216) 771-2810
EIN: 34-0714644

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Board Leadership

David Mayo
Chairperson

CEO

Sharon Harvey
President & CEO

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