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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

The Marin Humane Society

We improve the lives of animals and people through advocacy, education, and support

four stars

94.59

171 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard Novato, CA 94949
tel: (415) 883-4621   Web Site
EIN: 94-1156562

Board Leadership
Heather Bawker
President

CEO
Nancy McKenney
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.59 four stars
  Financial 92.35 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1907, the Marin Humane Society is a progressive, award-winning animal shelter, offering refuge and rehabilitation to nearly 8,000 animals each year through a myriad of community services, including adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, lost-and-found pet services, low-cost clinics, and more. In addition to the organization's role as animal shelter, MHS is responsible for the county's animal services. Since 1979, county and municipal animal services ordinances have been enforced by MHS through a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) contract with the County of Marin. Today, nearly 100 staff and 700 volunteers care for nearly 8,000 animals each year and assist all of Marin's residents with their animal needs.

Founded in 1907, the Marin Humane Society is a progressive, award-winning animal shelter, offering refuge and rehabilitation to nearly 8,000 animals each year through a myriad of community services, including adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, lost-and-found pet services, low-cost clinics, and more. In addition to the organization's role as animal shelter, MHS is responsible for the county's animal services. Since 1979, county and municipal animal services ordinances have been enforced by MHS through a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) contract with the County of Marin. Today, nearly 100 staff and 700 volunteers care for nearly 8,000 animals each year and assist all of Marin's residents with their animal needs.

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Financial

four stars

92.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.85
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Marin Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Marin Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Marin Humane Society (CA) 94.59 four stars
Humane Society of North Texas (TX) 94.34 four stars
Bucks County SPCA (PA) 91.21 four stars
Suncoast Humane Society (FL) 89.23 three stars
Española Humane (NM) 90.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,566,414
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $308,916
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,193,934
Total Contributions $7,069,264
   Program Service Revenue $903,865
Total Primary Revenue $7,973,129
   Other Revenue $456,469
TOTAL REVENUE $8,429,598
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,004,157
   Administrative Expenses $918,085
   Fundraising Expenses $629,589
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,551,831
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $877,767
   
Net Assets $14,375,502

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
Animal Services $2,770,473 46.1%
Education and Community Services $1,954,184 32.5%
Clinic, Adoption, and Foster Care $1,279,500 21.3%

Ratings History
The Marin Humane Society has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 94.59 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 94.11 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 92.22 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.73 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 89.15 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 88.07 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 85.61 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 89.42 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.73 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 84.85 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 89.29 three stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 82.67 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 84.86 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 97.08 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 91.02 four stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 90.55 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 94-1156562
Name in IRS Master File MARIN 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 (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
(349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 1950
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

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
$185,972 2.46% Nancy McKenney Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Marin Humane Society (CA) 94.59 four stars
Humane Indiana (IN) 86.88 three stars
Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia (GA) 92.25 four stars
Blue Mountain Humane Society (WA) 95.05 four stars
Cleveland Animal Protective League (OH) 91.59 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Marin Humane Society
171 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard
Novato, CA 94949
tel: (415) 883-4621
fax: (415) 382-1349
EIN: 94-1156562

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Board Leadership

Heather Bawker
President

CEO

Nancy McKenney
Chief Executive Officer

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