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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Pennsylvania SPCA

The Advocate for Animals Since 1867

88.56

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

Board Leadership
Pamela Berkman & Penny Ellison, Esq
Co-Chairs

CEO
Julie Klim
CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.56
  Financial 84.33
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) is the state's oldest, largest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization, and the nation's second oldest. 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 and responds to situations of animal cruelty and neglect;

-Four shelters to house the animals we have rescued and find them a forever home;

-Low-cost Veterinary Clinics providing medical and spay/neuter services;

-Humane Education and Community Outreach programming to help prevent cruelty before it begins;

-An In-House Shelter Hospital treating horrific cruelty and neglect cases;

-A Behavior and Enrichment program to assess and train our animals and provide public training classes; and

-A robust Volunteering and Fostering program providing nearly 32,000 hours yearly

The Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) is the state's oldest, largest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization, and the nation's second oldest. 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 and responds to situations of animal cruelty and neglect;

-Four shelters to house the animals we have rescued and find them a forever home;

-Low-cost Veterinary Clinics providing medical and spay/neuter services;

-Humane Education and Community Outreach programming to help prevent cruelty before it begins;

-An In-House Shelter Hospital treating horrific cruelty and neglect cases;

-A Behavior and Enrichment program to assess and train our animals and provide public training classes; and

-A robust Volunteering and Fostering program providing nearly 32,000 hours yearly

Financial

84.33

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.27
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
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) 88.56
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (VA) 92.80
Kentucky Humane Society (KY) 89.70
Potter League for Animals (RI) 92.91
Wisconsin Humane Society (WI) 95.25

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,624,562
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $763,899
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,388,461
   Program Service Revenue $2,659,136
Total Primary Revenue $9,047,597
   Other Revenue $560,198
TOTAL REVENUE $9,607,795
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,824,421
   Administrative Expenses $756,017
   Fundraising Expenses $1,189,307
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,769,745
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-161,950
   
Net Assets $25,894,707

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, Foster, and Rescue $4,652,782 59.5%
Surgical Services $1,862,249 23.8%
Humane Law Enforcement $1,115,952 14.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 88.56
2018-12 07/01/2020 91.59
2017-12 03/01/2019 89.57
2016-12 03/01/2018 88.78
2015-12 06/01/2017 90.81
2014-12 07/01/2016 90.87
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.62
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 81.45
2013-12 12/22/2014 81.96
2012-12 03/01/2014 87.22
2011-12 09/01/2013 91.50
2011-12 06/01/2013 86.82
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.48
2009-12 12/01/2011 83.50
2009-12 10/01/2011 73.69
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.50
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 96.08
2008-12 05/01/2010 95.45
2007-12 05/01/2009 94.38
2006-12 03/01/2008 82.36

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)
(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
$231,906 2.37% Julie Klim CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pennsylvania SPCA (PA) 88.56
Humane Society of North Texas (TX) 94.34
Toledo Area Humane Society (OH) 95.73
Animal Allies Humane Society (MN) 90.34
Oshkosh Area Humane Society (WI) 86.08

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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

Pamela Berkman & Penny Ellison, Esq
Co-Chairs

CEO

Julie Klim
CEO

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