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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Berkshire Humane Society

Helping animals and people since 1992

four stars

90.36

214 Barker Road Pittsfield, MA 01201
tel: (413) 447-7878   Web Site
EIN: 04-3148018

Board Leadership
Cynthia Bartlett
President

CEO
John Perreault
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.36 four stars
  Financial 86.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1992, the Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) is an open-admission animal support organization with a twofold mission: to ensure the compassionate care, treatment, and whenever possible, placement of homeless animals through the shelter operation; and to promote and improve the welfare of all animals through community education and outreach. In addition to our primary mission of sheltering animals, the BHS conducts many vital programs that benefit the people of our community, including, free educational programs for local school children, a pet-food bank for economically distressed pet owners, and assistance for The Elizabeth Freeman Center in providing abused women with a safe haven for their pets during crisis.

Founded in 1992, the Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) is an open-admission animal support organization with a twofold mission: to ensure the compassionate care, treatment, and whenever possible, placement of homeless animals through the shelter operation; and to promote and improve the welfare of all animals through community education and outreach. In addition to our primary mission of sheltering animals, the BHS conducts many vital programs that benefit the people of our community, including, free educational programs for local school children, a pet-food bank for economically distressed pet owners, and assistance for The Elizabeth Freeman Center in providing abused women with a safe haven for their pets during crisis.

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Financial

three stars

86.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.29
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Berkshire Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Berkshire Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Berkshire Humane Society (MA) 90.36 four stars
Humane Society of Elkhart County (IN) 91.08 four stars
Humane Society of El Paso (TX) 88.82 three stars
Humane Society of Utah (UT) 87.95 three stars
Willamette Humane Society (OR) 89.76 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $542,964
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $276,007
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $818,971
   Program Service Revenue $352,701
Total Primary Revenue $1,171,672
   Other Revenue $94,830
TOTAL REVENUE $1,266,502
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,148,480
   Administrative Expenses $105,374
   Fundraising Expenses $76,170
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,330,024
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-63,522
   
Net Assets $3,062,744

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
Operation of Animal Shelter $950,668 82.8%
Sheltered, Vaccinated, Spayed, and Neutered Animals $197,812 17.2%

Ratings History
Berkshire Humane Society has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.36 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 93.19 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.50 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 93.89 four stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 92.13 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.68 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 90.25 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 95.46 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 93.28 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 83.23 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.94 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 89.82 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 93.07 four stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 96.18 four stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 97.37 four stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 94.94 four stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 91.43 four stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 94.53 four stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 83.68 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 04-3148018
Name in IRS Master File BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
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, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • 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
$75,434 5.67% John Perreault Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Berkshire Humane Society (MA) 90.36 four stars
Animal Rescue League of Iowa (IA) 91.39 four stars
Kansas Humane Society (KS) 89.68 three stars
SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals (NJ) 90.29 four stars
San Diego Humane Society (CA) 94.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Berkshire Humane Society
214 Barker Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
tel: (413) 447-7878
EIN: 04-3148018

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Board Leadership

Cynthia Bartlett
President

CEO

John Perreault
Executive Director

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