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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Berkshire Humane Society

Helping animals and people since 1992

three stars

85.85

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 85.85 three stars
  Financial 79.99 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

two stars

79.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.83
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.2%
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) 85.85 three stars
Woods Humane Society (CA) 98.16 four stars
Humane Society of Westchester (NY) 90.33 four stars
SICSA Pet Adoption and Wellness Center (OH) 94.60 four stars
Nebraska Humane Society (NE) 93.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $535,823
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $300,209
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $836,032
   Program Service Revenue $373,511
Total Primary Revenue $1,209,543
   Other Revenue $97,056
TOTAL REVENUE $1,306,599
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,208,997
   Administrative Expenses $143,271
   Fundraising Expenses $116,566
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,468,834
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-162,235
   
Net Assets $2,610,404

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 85.85 three stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 87.58 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 86.63 three stars
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

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 June
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,245 5.59% John Perreault Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Berkshire Humane Society (MA) 85.85 three stars
New Hampshire SPCA (NH) 92.64 four stars
Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (PA) 87.07 three stars
Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc. (PA) 90.10 four stars
Dutchess County SPCA (NY) 85.23 three 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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