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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

San Diego Humane Society

Inspire Compassion

four stars

91.65

5500 Gaines Street San Diego, CA 92110
tel: (619) 299-7012   Web Site
EIN: 95-1661688

Board Leadership
Kenneth M. Cohen
Chair

CEO
Gary Weitzman
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.65 four stars
  Financial 88.20 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Create a more humane world by inspiring compassion, providing hope and advancing the welfare of animals and people.

Create a more humane world by inspiring compassion, providing hope and advancing the welfare of animals and people.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of sheltered animals
33,555
Number of animals spayed and neutered
19,044
Number of animals with successful outcomes
29,717
Number of wildlife cared for
12,594
This impact information is current as of October 2019, 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

three stars

88.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.08
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Humane Society (CA) 91.65 four stars
Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic (CO) 88.73 three stars
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (CO) 94.31 four stars
Forsyth Humane Society (NC) 87.80 three stars
Capital Area Humane Society, MI (MI) 91.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,722,752
   Federated Campaigns $36,389
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,751,614
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,808
Total Contributions $18,531,563
   Program Service Revenue $8,455,415
Total Primary Revenue $26,986,978
   Other Revenue $8,000,548
TOTAL REVENUE $34,987,526
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,550,381
   Administrative Expenses $2,836,497
   Fundraising Expenses $3,041,318
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,428,196
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,559,330
   
Net Assets $59,267,090

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
Adoptions and Animal Care $16,632,474 70.6%
Humane Law Enforcement Investigations $4,889,193 20.8%
Community Outreach and Engagement $2,028,714 8.6%

Ratings History
San Diego Humane Society has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 91.65 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 92.49 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.01 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 93.40 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 94.90 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 90.04 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 94.14 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 91.36 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.62 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 92.57 four stars
2009-06 10/01/2010 90.81 four stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 82.68 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 94.88 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 92.61 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 92.68 four stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 92.38 four stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 89.51 three stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 87.23 three stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 77.94 two 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 95-1661688
Name in IRS Master File SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY & SPCA
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 May, 1938
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$252,030 0.85% Gary L. Weitzman President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Humane Society (CA) 91.65 four stars
Arizona Humane Society (AZ) 90.64 four stars
Macomb County Humane Society (MI) 94.21 four stars
Humane Society of Utah (UT) 91.77 four stars
The Maryland SPCA (MD) 95.26 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Diego Humane Society
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: (619) 299-7012
EIN: 95-1661688

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Board Leadership

Kenneth M. Cohen
Chair

CEO

Gary Weitzman
President and CEO

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