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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Geauga Humane Society

Turning sad beginnings into happy endings since 1974

four stars

91.88

15463 Chillicothe Road Russell Township, OH 44072
tel: (440) 338-4819   Web Site
EIN: 23-7358431

Board Leadership
Kathy Leavenworth
President

CEO
Hope Brustein
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.88 four stars
  Financial 89.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1974, Geauga Humane Society (GHS) is a leading animal welfare agency in northeast Ohio. In 2001 GHS opened a new state-of-the-art 10,500 square foot facility in Russell Township, Ohio. We named it Rescue Village. Animals at Rescue Village are cared for until they find a new home, including those that are abused, sick or injured, those that may need behavior training, or those that simply need the gift of time. Animals are never euthanized due to age, special needs, or lack of space. At GHS our mission is to shelter and find homes for sick, injured, abused, and abandoned domestic animals that have no other alternatives; to foster compassion for all living things through education; to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs; and to prevent cruelty by enforcing animal protection laws.

Founded in 1974, Geauga Humane Society (GHS) is a leading animal welfare agency in northeast Ohio. In 2001 GHS opened a new state-of-the-art 10,500 square foot facility in Russell Township, Ohio. We named it Rescue Village. Animals at Rescue Village are cared for until they find a new home, including those that are abused, sick or injured, those that may need behavior training, or those that simply need the gift of time. Animals are never euthanized due to age, special needs, or lack of space. At GHS our mission is to shelter and find homes for sick, injured, abused, and abandoned domestic animals that have no other alternatives; to foster compassion for all living things through education; to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs; and to prevent cruelty by enforcing animal protection laws.

Financial

three stars

89.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.25
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Geauga Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Geauga Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Geauga Humane Society (OH) 91.88 four stars
League for Animal Welfare (OH) 99.52 four stars
SPCA of Westchester (NY) 98.23 four stars
Greenville Humane Society (SC) 100.00 four stars
Bideawee (NY) 86.52 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,455,314
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $91,561
   Fundraising Events $24,360
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,571,235
   Program Service Revenue $311,311
Total Primary Revenue $1,882,546
   Other Revenue $176,577
TOTAL REVENUE $2,059,123
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,775,834
   Administrative Expenses $126,423
   Fundraising Expenses $273,972
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,176,229
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-117,106
   
Net Assets $4,760,286

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
Healthcare and Shelter for Animals $1,775,834 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 91.88 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 87.79 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.28 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 90.44 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.66 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 85.63 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 82.29 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 77.74 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 80.69 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.19 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 78.54 two stars
2008-12 08/01/2010 83.75 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 98.21 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 93.05 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 98.35 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 89.11 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 79.81 two 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 23-7358431
Name in IRS Master File GEAUGA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
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 September, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$97,994 4.50% Hope Brustein Executive Director

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Tri County Humane Society (FL) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Geauga Humane Society
15463 Chillicothe Road
Russell Township, OH 44072
tel: (440) 338-4819
fax: (440) 448-4855
EIN: 23-7358431

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Board Leadership

Kathy Leavenworth
President

CEO

Hope Brustein
Executive Director

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