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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

PAWS Chicago

Pets are worth saving

four stars

100.00

1997 North Clybourn Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
tel: (773) 935-7297   Web Site
EIN: 36-4219778

Board Leadership
Paula Fasseas
Founder and Chair

CEO
Kristin Leonard Pearson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
89.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.71
  Program Expenses Growth 19.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PAWS Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PAWS Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PAWS Chicago (IL) 100.00 four stars
Humane Animal Rescue (PA) 89.45 three stars
Geauga Humane Society (OH) 87.79 three stars
Save-A-Pet Adoption Center (IL) 96.65 four stars
MaxFund (CO) 97.16 four stars

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PAWS Chicago is the city's largest no kill humane organization, focused on implementing solutions to end the killing of homeless pets. Since PAWS Chicago's founding in 1997, the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually has dropped by nearly 80 percent: from more than 42,000 homeless pets killed in 1997 to under 10,000. PAWS Chicago is working to build a no kill Chicago - a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless. PAWS Chicago will find new homes for nearly 6,000 homeless pets this year at the state-of-the-art Pippen Fasseas Lincoln Park Adoption, the satellite Glenn L. Felner North Shore Adoption Center and nearly weekly on- and off-site adoption events. The PAWS Chicago Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic, the largest free spay/neuter clinic in Midwest, will sterilize more than 18,000 pets of low-income families this year.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,865,301
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,094,213
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,959,514
   Program Service Revenue $2,074,119
Total Primary Revenue $17,033,633
   Other Revenue $354,685
TOTAL REVENUE $17,388,318
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,446,993
   Administrative Expenses $761,440
   Fundraising Expenses $526,584
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,735,017
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,653,301
   
Net Assets $40,061,643

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 Health and Behavior $3,941,105 37.7%
Prevention & Spay/Neuter Services $3,192,277 30.6%
Adoption Center $2,200,320 21.1%

Ratings History
PAWS Chicago has received 15 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 97.87 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 04/01/2015 99.26 four stars
2012-12 09/01/2014 96.21 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 95.27 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 99.46 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 95.02 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 99.37 four stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 97.13 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.20 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 99.35 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 97.61 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 99.20 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 98.92 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 98.88 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 99.09 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 91.98 four stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 91.65 four stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 91.47 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 36-4219778
Name in IRS Master File PAWS CHICAGO
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
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 February, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,507 0.79% Kristin Pearson Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$185,941 1.58% Dr Jessica Von Waldau Chief Veterinarian
$127,894 1.08% Theresa Softcheck Chief Information Officer
$123,765 1.05% Susan Davis Executive Director

PAWS Chicago is the city's largest no kill humane organization, focused on implementing solutions to end the killing of homeless pets. Since PAWS Chicago's founding in 1997, the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually has dropped by nearly 80 percent: from more than 42,000 homeless pets killed in 1997 to under 10,000. PAWS Chicago is working to build a no kill Chicago - a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless. PAWS Chicago will find new homes for nearly 6,000 homeless pets this year at the state-of-the-art Pippen Fasseas Lincoln Park Adoption, the satellite Glenn L. Felner North Shore Adoption Center and nearly weekly on- and off-site adoption events. The PAWS Chicago Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic, the largest free spay/neuter clinic in Midwest, will sterilize more than 18,000 pets of low-income families this year.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PAWS Chicago (IL) 100.00 four stars
Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AZ) 90.58 four stars
Charlottesville Abermarle SPCA (VA) 93.29 four stars
The Humane Society Naples (FL) 97.23 four stars
Wayside Waifs (MO) 87.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

PAWS Chicago
1997 North Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
tel: (773) 935-7297
fax: (773) 281-8146
EIN: 36-4219778

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Board Leadership

Paula Fasseas
Founder and Chair

CEO

Kristin Leonard Pearson
Chief Executive Officer

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