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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

The Maryland SPCA

Feel the warmth of a cold nose

three stars

89.18

3300 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21211
tel: (410) 235-8826   Web Site
EIN: 52-6001558

Board Leadership
Sharon Kroupa
President

CEO
James Peirce
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.18 three stars
  Financial 84.70 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Maryland SPCA's mission is to improve the lives of pets and people. We believe that:

Through education-sharing our knowledge and experience-we empower and encourage communities to treat animals, and people, with respect. We teach the importance of compassion and kindness to more than 9,000 youth and provide training to more than 2,200 pet owners, including free community workshops, annually.

Through veterinary services-delivering quality pet health care-we keep cats and dogs in their homes and strengthen the bonds between people and pets. We offer low-cost and free vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, and other wellness care to more than 11,000 pets annually.

Through humane care-providing a safety net to those in need-we save the lives of vulnerable cats and dogs while connecting people and pets through innovative programs and targeted services. We feed more than 8,000 hungry pets through our pet food pantry and shelter, care for, and find homes for more than 3,000 pets annually.

The Maryland SPCA's mission is to improve the lives of pets and people. We believe that:

Through education-sharing our knowledge and experience-we empower and encourage communities to treat animals, and people, with respect. We teach the importance of compassion and kindness to more than 9,000 youth and provide training to more than 2,200 pet owners, including free community workshops, annually.

Through veterinary services-delivering quality pet health care-we keep cats and dogs in their homes and strengthen the bonds between people and pets. We offer low-cost and free vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, and other wellness care to more than 11,000 pets annually.

Through humane care-providing a safety net to those in need-we save the lives of vulnerable cats and dogs while connecting people and pets through innovative programs and targeted services. We feed more than 8,000 hungry pets through our pet food pantry and shelter, care for, and find homes for more than 3,000 pets annually.

Financial

three stars

84.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.40
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Maryland SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Maryland SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Maryland SPCA (MD) 89.18 three stars
Woods Humane Society (CA) 98.16 four stars
Humane Society of Missouri (MO) 90.12 four stars
The Marin Humane Society (CA) 91.36 four stars
SPCA Cincinnati (OH) 95.59 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,571,157
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $207,669
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,778,826
   Program Service Revenue $1,762,242
Total Primary Revenue $5,541,068
   Other Revenue $3,442,969
TOTAL REVENUE $8,984,037
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,497,594
   Administrative Expenses $594,215
   Fundraising Expenses $1,057,461
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,149,270
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,834,767
   
Net Assets $30,279,460

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
2019-12 02/01/2021 89.18 three stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 95.26 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 95.12 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.22 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 93.15 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.26 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 94.93 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 87.10 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.94 three stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 90.07 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 87.81 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 85.98 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.09 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 87.89 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.90 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 89.80 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 88.33 three stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 81.01 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 81.01 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 82.29 three 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 52-6001558
Name in IRS Master File MARYLAND SPCA INC
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 (59) Other school related activities
(900) Cemetery or burial activities
(927) Fundraising
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 January, 1939
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,752 2.06% James Peirce Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Maryland SPCA (MD) 89.18 three stars
Española Humane (NM) 95.71 four stars
Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (PA) 88.54 three stars
Monadnock Humane Society (NH) 87.02 three stars
York County SPCA (PA) 86.87 three stars

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Official Charity Response

In FYE 2019, the Maryland SPCA celebrated our 150th anniversary. The increased Fundraising Expenses and decreased Fundraising Efficiency scores were related to new stewardship events built into the celebration calendar.

FYE 2019 was also the second in the MD SPCA’s three-year strategic plan. The plan’s primary goal was to have a positive impact in the lives of 20,000 pets and 25,000 people. During the first year—FYE 2018—the organization made additional investments in programs and staff to ramp up activity and set the stage for the next two years. In FYE 2019, leadership was tasked with increasing efficiency, i.e. reaching more clients without adding to expenses. This resulted in the changes to scores for Program Expenses and Program Expense Growth.

Charity Contact Info

The Maryland SPCA
3300 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
tel: (410) 235-8826
fax: (410) 235-1053
EIN: 52-6001558

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Board Leadership

Sharon Kroupa
President

CEO

James Peirce
Executive Director

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