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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Pennsylvania SPCA

Spreading Out To Save More Lives

four stars

90.81

350 East Erie Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19134
tel: (215) 426-6300   Web Site
EIN: 23-1352269

Board Leadership
Jeff Griffiths
Board Chairman

CEO
Julie Klim
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.81 four stars
  Financial 87.01 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 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

three stars

87.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth -5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pennsylvania SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pennsylvania SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pennsylvania SPCA (PA) 90.81 four stars
Humane Society of Indianapolis (IN) 95.57 four stars
Nebraska Humane Society (NE) 92.98 four stars
SPCA of Wake County (NC) 91.27 four stars
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (CO) 93.31 four stars

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The Pennsylvania SPCA was the second humane organization to be founded in the United States. What makes the Pennsylvania SPCA so special? We are so much more than a shelter. Throughout the years we have been dedicated to improving the lives of Pennsylvania's animals through our core programs including:

-A humane law enforcement department that enforces state laws, responding to situations of animal cruelty and neglect;
-Animal shelters to house the animals we have rescued and;
-A low-cost veterinary clinic providing medical and low-cost spay & neuter services to clients in the Philadelphia region.

Our humane law enforcement department is one of the most active in the country rescuing thousands of animals from difficult and dangerous conditions. Our donor-funded shelter hospital provides care and treatment while our animal shelters house rescued animals while they recover from neglect and abuse and wait for a new home.

Read more about us at: http://pspca.org/about/

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,284,314
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $595,698
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,880,012
   Program Service Revenue $2,041,040
Total Primary Revenue $7,921,052
   Other Revenue $805,835
TOTAL REVENUE $8,726,887
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,366,067
   Administrative Expenses $692,229
   Fundraising Expenses $980,069
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,038,365
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-311,478
   
Net Assets $25,574,592

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
Adoptions and Lifesaving $3,412,292 46.3%
Spay and Neuter $1,935,248 26.3%
Humane Law Enforcement $1,818,569 24.7%

Ratings History
Pennsylvania SPCA has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 90.81 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 90.87 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 81.45 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 81.96 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 87.22 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 91.50 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 86.82 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.48 four stars
2009-12 12/01/2011 83.50 three stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 73.69 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.50 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 96.08 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 95.45 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 94.38 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 82.36 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 73.87 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 73.40 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 74.37 two stars
2002-12 06/01/2004 95.85 four 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 23-1352269
Name in IRS Master File PENNSYLVANIA 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 October, 1935
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
$262,403 2.90% Jerry Buckley Chief Executive Officer

The Pennsylvania SPCA was the second humane organization to be founded in the United States. What makes the Pennsylvania SPCA so special? We are so much more than a shelter. Throughout the years we have been dedicated to improving the lives of Pennsylvania's animals through our core programs including:

-A humane law enforcement department that enforces state laws, responding to situations of animal cruelty and neglect;
-Animal shelters to house the animals we have rescued and;
-A low-cost veterinary clinic providing medical and low-cost spay & neuter services to clients in the Philadelphia region.

Our humane law enforcement department is one of the most active in the country rescuing thousands of animals from difficult and dangerous conditions. Our donor-funded shelter hospital provides care and treatment while our animal shelters house rescued animals while they recover from neglect and abuse and wait for a new home.

Read more about us at: http://pspca.org/about/

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pennsylvania SPCA (PA) 90.81 four stars
SPCA Serving Erie County (NY) 86.75 three stars
Humane Society of Boulder Valley (CO) 86.89 three stars
Humane Society of Missouri (MO) 91.06 four stars
Anderson Animal Shelter (IL) 87.25 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pennsylvania SPCA
350 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
tel: (215) 426-6300
fax: (215) 426-5848
EIN: 23-1352269

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Board Leadership

Jeff Griffiths
Board Chairman

CEO

Julie Klim
Chief Executive Officer

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