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Humane Society of Sonoma County

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four stars

90.62

5345 Highway 12 West Santa Rosa, CA 95407
tel: (707) 542-0882   Web Site
EIN: 94-6001315

Board Leadership
Shannon Tracey
President

CEO
Wendy Welling
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.62 four stars
  Financial 89.43 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County, founded in 1931, is a nationally recognized charitable organization that serves animals and people throughout Sonoma County. Donations from individuals, businesses and foundations who share our commitment to the animals and to the quality of life in our community make our services and programs possible. We work to provide quality care and a safe haven to our companion animals, to find each animal a loving home and to provide education and outreach to better the lives of people and their pets. Annually, we provide shelter and medical care for over 6,000 homeless, abused and stray animals as well as 1,800 spay and neuters through our shelter veterinary clinic.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County, founded in 1931, is a nationally recognized charitable organization that serves animals and people throughout Sonoma County. Donations from individuals, businesses and foundations who share our commitment to the animals and to the quality of life in our community make our services and programs possible. We work to provide quality care and a safe haven to our companion animals, to find each animal a loving home and to provide education and outreach to better the lives of people and their pets. Annually, we provide shelter and medical care for over 6,000 homeless, abused and stray animals as well as 1,800 spay and neuters through our shelter veterinary clinic.

Financial

three stars

89.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.21
  Program Expenses Growth 9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Society of Sonoma County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Society of Sonoma County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Society of Sonoma County (CA) 90.62 four stars
Champaign County Humane Society (IL) 85.28 three stars
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (NY) 95.53 four stars
Houston SPCA (TX) 95.65 four stars
Woods Humane Society (CA) 95.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,873,477
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $41,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,914,477
   Program Service Revenue $1,574,797
Total Primary Revenue $4,489,274
   Other Revenue $570,830
TOTAL REVENUE $5,060,104
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,852,138
   Administrative Expenses $342,129
   Fundraising Expenses $404,824
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,599,091
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $461,013
   
Net Assets $7,051,838

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
The Shelter $1,732,503 45.0%
Veterinary Services $769,474 20.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 90.62 four stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 88.60 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 84.56 three stars
2015-06 02/01/2017 81.91 three 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 94-6001315
Name in IRS Master File HUMANE SOCIETY OF SONOMA COUNTY
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 (917) Thrift ship, retail outlet, etc.
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 June, 1943
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

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
$116,839 2.54% C. Roach Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Society of Sonoma County (CA) 90.62 four stars
Animal Allies Humane Society (MN) 88.54 three stars
Kansas Humane Society (KS) 88.79 three stars
Humane Society of North Texas (TX) 94.34 four stars
Virginia Beach SPCA (VA) 91.36 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Humane Society of Sonoma County
5345 Highway 12 West
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
tel: (707) 542-0882
fax: (707) 526-5929
EIN: 94-6001315

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5345 Hwy 12 West
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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Board Leadership

Shannon Tracey
President

CEO

Wendy Welling
Executive Director

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