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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Baltimore Humane Society

Protecting, saving, and caring for animals since 1927.

86.35

1601 Nicodemus Road Reisterstown, MD 21136
tel: (410) 833-8848   Web Site
EIN: 52-0623165

Board Leadership
Andrew Levine
President

CEO
Christine DeCorse
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.35
  Financial 84.14
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1927, the Baltimore Humane Society provides a temporary home, safe refuge, and care for unwanted and homeless animals. We work aggressively to place each animal that comes to our shelter in a loving, permanent home. We strive to control the population of unwanted animals by promoting and offering low-cost spaying and neutering and vaccination services, and by addressing the issues that cause people to give up their animals. We work to advance the cause of humane treatment of animals and increase awareness of animal issues through public education and legislative efforts. We ensure a peaceful final resting place for beloved pets through the operation of a beautiful and well-maintained cemetery for companion animals, and we offer free pet bereavement counseling to grieving pet guardians.

Founded in 1927, the Baltimore Humane Society provides a temporary home, safe refuge, and care for unwanted and homeless animals. We work aggressively to place each animal that comes to our shelter in a loving, permanent home. We strive to control the population of unwanted animals by promoting and offering low-cost spaying and neutering and vaccination services, and by addressing the issues that cause people to give up their animals. We work to advance the cause of humane treatment of animals and increase awareness of animal issues through public education and legislative efforts. We ensure a peaceful final resting place for beloved pets through the operation of a beautiful and well-maintained cemetery for companion animals, and we offer free pet bereavement counseling to grieving pet guardians.

Financial

84.14

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
70.2%
  Administrative Expenses 21.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.84
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Baltimore Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Baltimore Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Baltimore Humane Society (MD) 86.35
MSPCA-Angell (MA) 90.80
SPCA Serving Erie County (NY) 88.04
San Diego Humane Society (CA) 95.57
Dakin Humane Society (MA) 95.38

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,382,390
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $134,930
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $24,450
Total Contributions $1,541,770
   Program Service Revenue $360,184
Total Primary Revenue $1,901,954
   Other Revenue $97,157
TOTAL REVENUE $1,999,111
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,198,845
   Administrative Expenses $415,323
   Fundraising Expenses $198,392
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,812,560
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $186,551
   
Net Assets $3,292,109

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
Adoption $627,894 52.4%
Spay/Neuter Services and Medical Services $499,926 41.7%
Cemetery $71,025 5.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 86.35
2017-06 04/01/2019 85.88
2017-06 09/01/2018 84.66
2016-06 08/01/2017 86.09
2015-06 03/01/2017 84.99
2015-06 10/10/2016 83.71
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.17
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 07/01/2015 90.21
2013-06 10/01/2014 90.94
2012-06 10/01/2013 76.68
2011-06 11/06/2012 74.60
2010-06 04/01/2012 78.70
2010-06 09/20/2011 71.60
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 06/01/2010 71.92
2008-06 05/01/2009 82.34
2007-06 03/01/2008 96.20
2006-06 02/01/2007 74.92
2005-06 03/01/2006 80.36
2004-06 03/01/2005 81.97
2003-06 02/01/2005 80.43

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-0623165
Name in IRS Master File HUMANE SOCIETY OF BALTIMORE COUNTY INC
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 January, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$55,943 3.08% Christine DeCorse Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Baltimore Humane Society (MD) 86.35
Kansas Humane Society (KS) 86.52
Dane County Humane Society (WI) 93.21
The Maryland SPCA (MD) 89.18
Humane Fort Wayne (IN) 89.28

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Charity Contact Info

Baltimore Humane Society
1601 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136
tel: (410) 833-8848
fax: (410) 833-4481
EIN: 52-0623165

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Board Leadership

Andrew Levine
President

CEO

Christine DeCorse
Executive Director

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