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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Rescue Village

Turning sad beginnings into happy endings since 1974

four stars

96.35

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 96.35 four stars
  Financial 96.75 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

four stars

96.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.33
  Program Expenses Growth 12.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rescue Village on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rescue Village on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rescue Village (OH) 96.35 four stars
Delaware Humane Association (DE) 93.78 four stars
Humane Society of Pulaski County (AR) 95.09 four stars
Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters (GA) 92.92 four stars
Lange Foundation (CA) 93.50 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,827,942
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $78,037
   Fundraising Events $49,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,955,479
   Program Service Revenue $321,618
Total Primary Revenue $4,277,097
   Other Revenue $150,196
TOTAL REVENUE $4,427,293
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,505,118
   Administrative Expenses $211,701
   Fundraising Expenses $365,031
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,081,850
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,345,443
   
Net Assets $6,419,881

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 $2,505,118 100.0%

Ratings History
Rescue Village has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 96.35 four stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 96.38 four stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 94.78 four stars
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
(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
$127,423 4.13% Hope Brustein Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$135,018 4.38% Megan Volpe Director of Medical Services

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rescue Village (OH) 96.35 four stars
League for Animal Welfare (OH) 88.04 three stars
Kent Animal Shelter (NY) 93.82 four stars
Operation Kindness (TX) 89.99 three stars
IndyHumane (IN) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rescue Village
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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