Disable all preview features

Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Humane Society of South Mississippi

Working towards making South Mississippi the first community in the Deep South to eliminate the euthanasia of adoptables

three stars

89.56

2615 25th Avenue Gulfport, MS 39501
tel: (228) 863-4354   Web Site
EIN: 64-6034439

Board Leadership
Gary Smith
President

CEO
Lori West
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.56 three stars
  Financial 87.01 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is to save and enhance the lives of pets through cooperative and innovative approaches to adoption, spay/neuter, sheltering and community engagement.

The mission of the Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is to save and enhance the lives of pets through cooperative and innovative approaches to adoption, spay/neuter, sheltering and community engagement.

Financial

three stars

87.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.64
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Society of South Mississippi on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Society of South Mississippi on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Society of South Mississippi (MS) 89.56 three stars
Willamette Humane Society (OR) 88.05 three stars
Upper Valley Humane Society (NH) 86.03 three stars
Forsyth Humane Society (NC) 88.68 three stars
spcaLA (CA) 86.68 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $848,536
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $130,312
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $25,000
Total Contributions $1,003,848
   Program Service Revenue $975,578
Total Primary Revenue $1,979,426
   Other Revenue $116,108
TOTAL REVENUE $2,095,534
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,810,794
   Administrative Expenses $215,848
   Fundraising Expenses $112,146
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,138,788
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-43,254
   
Net Assets $5,640,844

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
Shelter $948,110 52.3%
Surrender $247,978 13.7%
Spay/Neuter Program $494,937 27.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 89.56 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 89.35 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.14 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 82.88 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.13 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 75.93 two stars
2013-12 09/01/2014 80.41 three stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 91.25 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 88.63 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 84.30 three stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 88.73 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 88.53 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.89 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 95.60 four stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 95.80 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 83.21 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 98.26 four stars
2005-09 02/01/2007 98.14 four stars
2004-09 08/01/2005 88.14 three stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 87.35 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 64-6034439
Name in IRS Master File HUMANE SOCIETY OF SOUTH MS
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 July, 1967
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,332 5.81% Lori West Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Society of South Mississippi (MS) 89.56 three stars
New Hampshire SPCA (NH) 92.85 four stars
Houston Humane Society (TX) 94.53 four stars
HALO Animal Rescue (AZ) 85.29 three stars
Macomb County Humane Society (MI) 97.34 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Humane Society of South Mississippi
2615 25th Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501
tel: (228) 863-4354
fax: (228) 864-7768
EIN: 64-6034439

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Gary Smith
President

CEO

Lori West
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.