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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Brandywine Valley SPCA

Finding the heart in humanity

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four stars

91.36

1212 Phoenixville Pike West Chester, PA 19380
tel: (610) 692-6113   Web Site
EIN: 23-1381030

Board Leadership
Crystal Crawford
President

CEO
Adam Lamb
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.36 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA is the only open admissions shelter in both Chester and Delaware Counties. We strive to end animal suffering and to involve the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals. We accomplish this goal by promoting the adoption of healthy animals, prevention of animal overpopulation with spay and neuter resources, and provision of affordable veterinary services as well as support to the public so that pets can remain in loving families.

Our mission is to put the "human" back in humane animal treatment and advocate on their behalf. Our vision is to be the recognized leader in animal welfare that empowers communities to treat life with respect and dignity.

Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA is the only open admissions shelter in both Chester and Delaware Counties. We strive to end animal suffering and to involve the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals. We accomplish this goal by promoting the adoption of healthy animals, prevention of animal overpopulation with spay and neuter resources, and provision of affordable veterinary services as well as support to the public so that pets can remain in loving families.

Our mission is to put the "human" back in humane animal treatment and advocate on their behalf. Our vision is to be the recognized leader in animal welfare that empowers communities to treat life with respect and dignity.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of released animals
13,406
Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts
4
Number of sheltered animals
14,642
Number of animals returned to their owner
1,676
Number of animals spayed and neutered
13,150
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
87.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.18
  Program Expenses Growth 51.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brandywine Valley SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brandywine Valley SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brandywine Valley SPCA (PA) 91.36 four stars
Columbus Humane (OH) 87.61 three stars
Whidbey Animals Improvement Foundation (WA) 93.83 four stars
Animal Rescue League of Boston (MA) 86.86 three stars
Humane Society of North Texas (TX) 94.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,927,546
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,927,546
   Program Service Revenue $4,891,693
Total Primary Revenue $6,819,239
   Other Revenue $780,429
TOTAL REVENUE $7,599,668
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,695,113
   Administrative Expenses $342,280
   Fundraising Expenses $244,588
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,281,981
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $317,687
   
Net Assets $6,991,509

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 Depository Shelter & Protection and Adoption Services $6,695,113 100.0%

Ratings History
Brandywine Valley SPCA has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 91.36 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.31 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 91.31 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 90.40 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 87.23 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2015 83.70 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2014 80.88 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 78.76 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 77.51 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 76.62 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 72.44 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 75.12 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 74.53 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 66.34 one star
2006-12 03/01/2008 85.37 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 75.42 two stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 79.18 two stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 84.63 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 23-1381030
Name in IRS Master File BRANDYWINE VALLEY SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
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 January, 1946
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
$222,842 3.06% Adam L. Lamb Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brandywine Valley SPCA (PA) 91.36 four stars
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (NY) 85.59 three stars
Placer SPCA (CA) 90.22 four stars
Providence Animal Center (PA) 90.11 four stars
Humane Society of South Mississippi (MS) 89.35 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Brandywine Valley SPCA
1212 Phoenixville Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
tel: (610) 692-6113
fax: (610) 436-4630
EIN: 23-1381030

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Board Leadership

Crystal Crawford
President

CEO

Adam Lamb
Executive Director

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