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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Humane Society of New York

Caring for animals in need since 1904

four stars

96.71

306 East 59th Street New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 752-4842   Web Site
EIN: 13-1624041

Board Leadership
Virginia Chipurnoi
President

CEO
Sandra Defeo
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.71 four stars
  Financial 95.35 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its founding in 1904, the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. Today our hospital and our Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 38,000 dogs and cats annually, and their numbers continue to grow. The Society has long been noted for its innovative, highly individualized approach to animal care; its pioneer attitude is now reflected in programs coming to the fore nationwide. On any given day the Society is responsible for hundreds of animals with diverse needs. For many, the Society is the only place they will find help.

Since its founding in 1904, the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. Today our hospital and our Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 38,000 dogs and cats annually, and their numbers continue to grow. The Society has long been noted for its innovative, highly individualized approach to animal care; its pioneer attitude is now reflected in programs coming to the fore nationwide. On any given day the Society is responsible for hundreds of animals with diverse needs. For many, the Society is the only place they will find help.

Financial

four stars

95.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
87.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.79
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Society of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Society of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Society of New York (NY) 96.71 four stars
Humane Indiana (IN) 88.04 three stars
Humane Pennsylvania (PA) 96.46 four stars
New Hampshire Humane Society (NH) 89.84 three stars
Longmont Humane Society (CO) 86.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,598,864
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,598,864
   Program Service Revenue $2,863,355
Total Primary Revenue $5,462,219
   Other Revenue $569,290
TOTAL REVENUE $6,031,509
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,599,039
   Administrative Expenses $631,947
   Fundraising Expenses $237,337
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,468,323
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-436,814
   
Net Assets $41,405,177

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
Animal Medical Care $3,702,589 66.1%
Animal Shelter and Adoption $1,524,534 27.2%
Public Education $371,916 6.6%

Ratings History
Humane Society of New York has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 96.71 four stars
2018-12 06/01/2020 95.01 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 92.92 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 93.44 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 93.83 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.35 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 93.49 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.59 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 94.88 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 93.96 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 90.22 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 95.14 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 67.93 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 95.14 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 99.17 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 99.23 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 93.56 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 92.37 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 92.93 four stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 95.78 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 13-1624041
Name in IRS Master File HUMANE SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
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 (154) Health clinic
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 April, 1950
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$184,464 2.85% Sandra Defeo Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Society of New York (NY) 96.71 four stars
Oregon Humane Society (OR) 92.50 four stars
SICSA Pet Adoption and Wellness Center (OH) 94.60 four stars
Humane Society of Southern Arizona (AZ) 91.74 four stars
Willamette Humane Society (OR) 88.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Humane Society of New York
306 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 752-4842
EIN: 13-1624041

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Board Leadership

Virginia Chipurnoi
President

CEO

Sandra Defeo
Executive Director

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