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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Vanderburgh Humane Society

Providing protection for homeless animals

85.44

400 Millner Industrial Drive Evansville, IN 47710
tel: (812) 426-2563   Web Site
EIN: 35-1068837

Board Leadership
Josh Howe
President

CEO
Kendall D. Paul
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.44
  Financial 85.90
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Vanderburgh Humane Society (VHS) was founded in 1957 to provide protection for homeless animals, intervention for animals in abusive environments, and community education to encourage prevention of animal abuse and pet overpopulation. The VHS serves as a surrender and adoption agency for unwanted pets. In addition to finding homes for animals, the VHS also works to build public awareness of the problem of homeless and abandoned pets. Through special events, media coverage and other outreach activities we hope to reduce the flow of animals to our shelter. VHS is committed to the elimination of pet overpopulation in our community, the prevention of animal cruelty and neglect, and the promotion of the animal-human bond.

The Vanderburgh Humane Society (VHS) was founded in 1957 to provide protection for homeless animals, intervention for animals in abusive environments, and community education to encourage prevention of animal abuse and pet overpopulation. The VHS serves as a surrender and adoption agency for unwanted pets. In addition to finding homes for animals, the VHS also works to build public awareness of the problem of homeless and abandoned pets. Through special events, media coverage and other outreach activities we hope to reduce the flow of animals to our shelter. VHS is committed to the elimination of pet overpopulation in our community, the prevention of animal cruelty and neglect, and the promotion of the animal-human bond.

Financial

85.90

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.25
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vanderburgh Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vanderburgh Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vanderburgh Humane Society (IN) 85.44
Humane Society of North Texas (TX) 94.34
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (CA) 91.55
Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc. (PA) 99.87
SPCA of Anne Arundel County (MD) 99.73

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $917,781
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $15,274
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $933,055
   Program Service Revenue $565,752
Total Primary Revenue $1,498,807
   Other Revenue $210,052
TOTAL REVENUE $1,708,859
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,424,621
   Administrative Expenses $129,057
   Fundraising Expenses $112,386
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,666,064
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $42,795
   
Net Assets $1,985,131

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
Spay/Neuter Clinic $746,297 52.4%
Sheltering Program $619,596 43.5%
Education and Volunteer Program $58,728 4.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 85.44
2018-12 04/01/2020 86.01
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.73
2016-12 04/01/2018 87.37
2015-12 12/01/2016 87.59
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.57
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.05
2013-12 05/01/2015 81.78
2012-12 02/01/2014 82.63
2011-12 12/01/2012 82.24
2010-12 10/01/2011 91.45
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.94
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 93.05
2008-12 05/01/2010 95.77
2007-12 02/01/2009 67.52
2006-12 12/15/2007 89.92
2005-12 12/15/2006 79.86
2004-12 01/01/2006 86.55
2003-12 05/01/2005 80.26
2002-12 03/01/2004 93.41

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 35-1068837
Name in IRS Master File VANDERBURGH COUNTY 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
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 November, 1964
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$54,371 3.26% Kendall Paul Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vanderburgh Humane Society (IN) 85.44
Placer SPCA (CA) 97.25
SPCA Cincinnati (OH) 95.59
Berkshire Humane Society (MA) 86.53
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (FL) 97.46

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Charity Contact Info

Vanderburgh Humane Society
400 Millner Industrial Drive
Evansville, IN 47710
tel: (812) 426-2563
fax: (812) 402-3337
EIN: 35-1068837

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 6711
Evansville, IN 47719

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Board Leadership

Josh Howe
President

CEO

Kendall D. Paul
Executive Director

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