Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Berkshire Humane Society

Helping animals and people since 1992

three stars

87.58

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 87.58 three stars
  Financial 82.44 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

three stars

82.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.99
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $428,932
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $265,389
   Fundraising Events $6,084
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $700,405
   Program Service Revenue $323,853
Total Primary Revenue $1,024,258
   Other Revenue $149,592
TOTAL REVENUE $1,173,850
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,202,446
   Administrative Expenses $128,497
   Fundraising Expenses $129,706
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,460,649
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-286,799
   
Net Assets $2,770,745

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$85,119 5.82% John Perreault Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Berkshire Humane Society (MA) 87.58 three stars
Humane Society of Missouri (MO) 91.59 four stars
Humane Society of North Texas (TX) 94.34 four stars
Humane Society of Huron Valley (MI) 92.38 four stars
Animal Rescue League of Iowa (IA) 92.65 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Charity Contact Info

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Cynthia Bartlett
President

CEO

John Perreault
Executive Director