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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Humane Pennsylvania

The Leader In Animal Welfare

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three stars

86.38

1729 North 11th Street Reading, PA 19604
tel: (610) 750-6100   Web Site
EIN: 23-1384936

Board Leadership
Melissa Eggert
Chair

CEO
Karel Minor
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.38 three stars
  Financial 80.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Humane Society of Berks County (HSBC) is to serve Berks County through: education and outreach in the community, medical services for needy animals, humane investigation, safe shelter for homeless animals and strong sterilization and adoption programs to ensure that every companion animal lives in a safe, loving and secure home. HSBC offers a wide variety of programs and services in order to improve the health and welfare of the animals of Berks County and beyond, as well as their people. They include: homeless and unwanted animal intake; stray rescue and animal control; cruelty and animal law enforcement; pet lost and found; adoption; low cost sterilization, vaccination, and micro chipping; emergency pet sheltering; human education; and euthanasia services.

The mission of the Humane Society of Berks County (HSBC) is to serve Berks County through: education and outreach in the community, medical services for needy animals, humane investigation, safe shelter for homeless animals and strong sterilization and adoption programs to ensure that every companion animal lives in a safe, loving and secure home. HSBC offers a wide variety of programs and services in order to improve the health and welfare of the animals of Berks County and beyond, as well as their people. They include: homeless and unwanted animal intake; stray rescue and animal control; cruelty and animal law enforcement; pet lost and found; adoption; low cost sterilization, vaccination, and micro chipping; emergency pet sheltering; human education; and euthanasia services.

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Financial

three stars

80.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.97
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Pennsylvania on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Pennsylvania on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Pennsylvania (PA) 86.38 three stars
Nebraska Humane Society (NE) 92.07 four stars
Humane Society of Manatee County (FL) 98.10 four stars
Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc. (PA) 91.92 four stars
Blue Mountain Humane Society (WA) 96.82 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,727,701
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $166,799
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,894,500
   Program Service Revenue $1,857,690
Total Primary Revenue $4,752,190
   Other Revenue $1,485
TOTAL REVENUE $4,753,675
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,053,668
   Administrative Expenses $269,390
   Fundraising Expenses $285,998
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,609,056
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,144,619
   
Net Assets $9,129,669

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
Clinic Operations $1,774,564 58.1%
Shelter Operations $1,255,913 41.1%
Shelter Support Programs $23,191 0.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 86.38 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.93 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2017 89.04 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 87.98 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 91.68 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 91.87 four stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 87.36 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 90.86 four stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 90.67 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.82 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.37 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 90.01 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 92.54 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 86.97 three stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 80.47 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 88.82 three stars
2004-12 06/01/2006 85.57 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 88.67 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 23-1384936
Name in IRS Master File HUMANE PENNSYLVANIA
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, 1950
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
$172,008 4.76% Karel Minor CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Pennsylvania (PA) 86.38 three stars
SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals (NJ) 93.06 four stars
Placer SPCA (CA) 90.22 four stars
Bucks County SPCA (PA) 91.66 four stars
Animal Refuge League (ME) 86.09 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Humane Pennsylvania
1729 North 11th Street
Reading, PA 19604
tel: (610) 750-6100
fax: (610) 921-5833
EIN: 23-1384936

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Board Leadership

Melissa Eggert
Chair

CEO

Karel Minor
Chief Executive Officer

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