Humane Pennsylvania

Our communities are the best places in the world to be an animal.

aka Humane Society of Berks County, Humane League of Lancaster County   |   Reading, PA   |
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Humane Pennsylvania

EIN: 23-1384936


Humane Pennsylvania empowers the people in our communities to increase their capacity to care for animals so that all animals are healthy, safe, and treated humanely.

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Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Karel Minor

Main address

1729 N 11th Street

Reading, PA 19604 USA

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Subject area info

Domesticated animals

Animal welfare

Veterinary medicine

Population served info


NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Veterinary Services (D40)

Management & Technical Assistance (D02)

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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 Shelter Services

Providing Animal Shelter and Adoption Services in both Berks and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania and Lancaster. Facilities are located in Reading and Lancaster.

Population(s) Served

Provide a full range of veterinary services through two AAHA accredited hospitals.

Population(s) Served

Provide low cost spay / neuter, vaccination and microchip services for cats and dogs. Provide free food services through our Spike Pet Pantry initiative. Fostering outreach. Assistance to ferral cat colonies.

Population(s) Served

A country wide consulting service to any animal welfare organization administered through our Animal Welfare Management Service Company

Population(s) Served

Provide responders and sheltering for emergency situations

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

AAHA 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total pounds of pet food and litter distributed

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

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Humane Pennsylvania
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2021 HPA Audit 2020 2019 2019 Humane Pennsylvania Audit 2017 Humane FS 12.31.17 Final.pdf
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.28 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 16% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Humane Pennsylvania

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Humane Pennsylvania’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$329,937 $850,069 $968,429 $686,587 $100,163
As % of expenses -8.4% 17.7% 19.0% 13.1% 1.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$540,414 $649,508 $776,278 $403,554 -$203,819
As % of expenses -13.0% 13.0% 14.7% 7.3% -3.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $6,557,609 $5,045,536 $4,313,047 $4,976,982 $5,082,965
Total revenue, % change over prior year 37.9% -23.1% -14.5% 15.4% 2.1%
Program services revenue 28.5% 36.1% 34.3% 32.8% 40.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 14.1% 12.0% 3.2%
All other grants and contributions 71.0% 63.4% 54.8% 54.9% 56.2%
Other revenue 0.4% 0.1% -3.3% 0.2% -0.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,934,127 $4,801,095 $5,084,231 $5,254,123 $5,229,075
Total expenses, % change over prior year 15.4% 22.0% 5.9% 3.3% -0.5%
Personnel 69.3% 64.5% 61.2% 62.8% 65.2%
Professional fees 0.7% 1.0% 1.5% 1.1% 1.0%
Occupancy 2.6% 2.2% 1.7% 2.6% 2.6%
Interest 1.6% 1.4% 1.1% 2.6% 2.6%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 25.8% 30.9% 34.5% 31.0% 28.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $4,144,604 $5,001,656 $5,276,382 $5,537,156 $5,533,057
One month of savings $327,844 $400,091 $423,686 $437,844 $435,756
Debt principal payment $76,807 $56,731 $0 $0 $80,558
Fixed asset additions $0 $452,353 $2,397,130 $459,278 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $4,549,255 $5,910,831 $8,097,198 $6,434,278 $6,049,371

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.8 4.2 2.8 0.6 0.4
Months of cash and investments 21.0 20.3 19.3 17.7 14.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.6 1.4 1.5 2.5 2.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,235,298 $1,671,177 $1,200,026 $265,496 $153,615
Investments $5,638,181 $6,438,701 $6,986,622 $7,498,362 $5,970,407
Receivables $2,216,953 $1,289,988 $183,736 $160,057 $76,536
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $6,259,612 $6,711,965 $8,508,453 $8,967,731 $8,752,480
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 53.3% 52.7% 36.8% 38.1% 41.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 13.5% 14.6% 23.3% 23.3% 25.7%
Unrestricted net assets $1,769,459 $2,418,967 $3,195,245 $3,598,799 $3,394,980
Temporarily restricted net assets $4,036,971 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $5,059,416 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $9,096,387 $9,291,279 $8,099,587 $7,785,722 $6,011,494
Total net assets $10,865,846 $11,710,246 $11,294,832 $11,384,521 $9,406,474

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Karel Minor

President & CEO of Humane Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania’s largest network of animal welfare organizations and non-profit veterinary hospitals. Karel has over twenty years of professional experience in the animal welfare sector. He has brought his skills in non-profit management and organization transformation to numerous animal welfare and environmental organizations. He has served in a wide variety of positions ranging from executive leadership to operations, education, and fundraising and development. Minor served as past president of the board of the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team, past member of Humane Society of the United States’ Companion Animal Advisory Committee, currently serves as a board member of Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania, and other state and national committees and advisory boards. Minor is a regular presenter and trainer at state, regional, and national animal welfare conferences.

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Source: IRS Form 990

Humane Pennsylvania

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 06/08/2023
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Board chair

Karen Linder

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/28/2021

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Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or straight
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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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