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BLACKHAT HUMANE SOCIETY

Serving the Navajo Nation since 2000

GuideStar Charity Check

BLACKHAT HUMANE SOCIETY

EIN: 86-0982150


Mission

Blackhat Humane Society works to rescue the over 200,000 abandoned and stray animals on the Navajo Nation. Blackhat Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit supported by a network of volunteer foster families who re-socialize and find forever homes for all our rescued dogs and cats. Blackhat provides financial support and labor support for vaccinations, spay/neuter clinics, and emergency veterinary care for animals in need.

Ruling year info

2003

Principal Officer

Cynthia Yurth

Main address

PO Box 3123

Durango, CO 81302-3123 USA

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EIN

86-0982150

Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info

Indigenous peoples

Multiracial people

Economically disadvantaged people

Unemployed people

NTEE code info

mal Related Activities N.E.C.) (AAn)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Navajo Nation has 27,000 square miles, 1 tribal veterinarian, 6 animal control officers, and over 200,000 stray animals. Welcome to the world of the Blackhat Humane Society.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Animal Rescue and Support

Blackhat Humane Society works to rescue the over 200,000 abandoned and stray animals on the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation is a Native American reservation encompassing over 27,000 square miles that spans Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. Blackhat Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit supported by a network of volunteer foster families who re-socialize and find forever homes for all our rescued dogs and cats. Blackhat provides financial support and labor support for vaccinations, spay/neuter clinics, and emergency veterinary care for animals in need.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Multiracial people
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

PetSmart Affiliate 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of Blackhat Humane Society is to bring about a time when all animals on the Navajo Nation are healthy and well cared for.

Blackhat Humane Society actively works to rescue and rehabilitate the over 200,000 abandoned and stray animals on the Navajo Nation. We are supported by a network of volunteer foster families who re-socialize and find forever homes for all our rescued dogs and cats. We provide supplies and labor at spay/neuter/vaccine clinics run by Navajo Nation Veterinary Management and The Parker Project. Both organizations provide services on the Navajo Nation, a Native American reservation encompassing over 27,000 square miles that spans Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

BLACKHAT HUMANE SOCIETY
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

BLACKHAT HUMANE SOCIETY

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Cynthia Yurth

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
Other
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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

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Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Cynthia Yurth

Blackhat Humane Society

Linda Robinson

Margaret Gruschow

Maureen Bohler

Sarah Groenwald

Deborah Riches

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/24/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/24/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.