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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Humane Society of Sarasota County

Engaging the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.

four stars

97.44

2331 15th Street Sarasota, FL 34237
tel: (941) 955-4131   Web Site
EIN: 59-6014943

Board Leadership
John Raleigh
President

CEO
Christen Benson
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.44 four stars
  Financial 96.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

96.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.48
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Society of Sarasota County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Society of Sarasota County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Society of Sarasota County (FL) 97.44 four stars
Monmouth County SPCA (NJ) 86.75 three stars
San Diego Humane Society (CA) 93.40 four stars
PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) (WA) 90.26 four stars
Connecticut Humane Society (CT) 96.88 four stars

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OUR MISSION
As the area's premier no-kill shelter, the Humane Society of Sarasota County engages the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.

OUR VISION
A community where all animals are cared for and loved.

OUR VALUES
We achieve our mission by providing compassionate care to our shelter pets, finding them permanent homes, and promoting responsible pet ownership in our community.

Incorporated in 1952 as Sarasota's first nonprofit animal welfare organization, the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) has grown to be the area's premier no-kill shelter. A home is found for every adoptable pet in our care.

We take tremendous pride in being the area's premier no-kill shelter, and with that comes the responsibility to lead by example. Our mission will always be focused on saving the lives of cats and dogs and enriching human lives along the way.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,143,224
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $143,125
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,286,349
   Program Service Revenue $199,082
Total Primary Revenue $1,485,431
   Other Revenue $772,310
TOTAL REVENUE $2,257,741
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,274,904
   Administrative Expenses $163,450
   Fundraising Expenses $122,566
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,560,920
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $696,821
   
Net Assets $11,974,662

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
Kennel $651,226 51.1%
Community Outreach $284,002 22.3%
Pet Adoption $268,211 21.0%

Ratings History
Humane Society of Sarasota County has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 97.44 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.85 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 93.93 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2016 88.10 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 84.31 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 82.21 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 77.54 two stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 76.82 two stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 79.27 two stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 77.30 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.64 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 88.61 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 98.60 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 98.44 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 98.72 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 75.88 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 90.59 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 75.94 two stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 78.37 two stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 75.37 two 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 59-6014943
Name in IRS Master File HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY 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
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 September, 1954
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, 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
$78,745 5.04% Christen Benson Executive Director

OUR MISSION
As the area's premier no-kill shelter, the Humane Society of Sarasota County engages the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.

OUR VISION
A community where all animals are cared for and loved.

OUR VALUES
We achieve our mission by providing compassionate care to our shelter pets, finding them permanent homes, and promoting responsible pet ownership in our community.

Incorporated in 1952 as Sarasota's first nonprofit animal welfare organization, the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) has grown to be the area's premier no-kill shelter. A home is found for every adoptable pet in our care.

We take tremendous pride in being the area's premier no-kill shelter, and with that comes the responsibility to lead by example. Our mission will always be focused on saving the lives of cats and dogs and enriching human lives along the way.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Society of Sarasota County (FL) 97.44 four stars
Capital Area Humane Society, MI (MI) 85.82 three stars
Humane Society of Utah (UT) 85.81 three stars
Greenhill Humane Society, SPCA (OR) 90.92 four stars
Louisiana SPCA (LA) 96.12 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Humane Society of Sarasota County
2331 15th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
tel: (941) 955-4131
fax: (941) 955-3715
EIN: 59-6014943

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Board Leadership

John Raleigh
President

CEO

Christen Benson
Executive Director

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