Helping Hands Helping Paws

Alturas, CA   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 68-0083409


To prevent cruelty to animals, protect them from suffering and fear, and promote their welfare thorough public education; emergency support services; and foster care, re-homing, and spay/neuter services.

Ruling year info



Ms. Kim Marchant

Board Secretary/Treasurer

Ms. Jennifer Andersen

Main address

114 East First Street PO Box 1383

Alturas, CA 96101 USA

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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Disasters and emergency management

Population served info


Economically disadvantaged people

Homeless people

NTEE code info

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

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Improving adoption opportunities for our animals is our number one concern. We are addressing this by finding partners near urban centers who will accept adoptable animal transfers, improving our facilities to enhance training opportunities and human contact for our animals, and seeking out new venues for showcasing our animals.

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?

Low Income Spay and Neuter Program

Provide discounted spay and neuter services to Low Income families in Modoc County.

Population(s) Served

Provide low cost and free pet food to low-income and homeless families with pets.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

Capture, alter, immunize and relocate feral cats to homes who agree to care for them and provide them with shelter. These are cats that are not adoptable through the Companion Cat Program due to their wild nature.

Population(s) Served

Pull adoptable dogs from our area shelters, provide needed medical care, alter and immunize, and then find them new homes either directly or through transfer to other rescue organizations closer to population centers.

Population(s) Served

Accept adoptable cats and kittens, provided any medical attention required, alter and immunize, and then rehome through our adoption center and adoption partners.

Population(s) Served

Assist local residents in re-homing their cats and dogs through courtesy listings. Some animals are folded into the Companion Animal Dog and Cat programs where needed.

Population(s) Served

Through a contract with Modoc County, provide emergency response services to companion animals in need.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

#1. Rehome all adoptable, homeless cats and dogs in Modoc County.
#2. Reduce overpopulation of animals in Modoc County through low cost (and free where possible) spay and neuter programs.
#3. Provide low-cost (free where needed) immunization programs for pets of low-income families.
#4. Provide Emergency Animal Care services during natural disasters
#5. Provide animal care advice and training to the community where needed.

#1. Fundraise to bring outside funding to Modoc County, where the average income is substantially below the state average.
#2. Involve the community in our programs
#3. Advertise our services

We have a dedicated core group that has the training and experience to carry out our mission. We also are purchasing the building that is our base of operations, and improving our capacity to house, care for and train both cats and dogs.

We have been on operation since 1987 and have successfully helped the majority of animals coming through the local shelters. However, we have not been able to help all the adoptable animals in need. We hope to expand our capacity through partnering with other organizations and improving our ability to train and care for our homeless cat and dog populations to improve their adoption chances.


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.06 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.5 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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

This snapshot of HIGH PLATEAU HUMANE SOCIETY’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 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $74,053
As % of expenses 55.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $65,032
As % of expenses 45.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $207,308
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 86.7%
Other revenue 13.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $133,255
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 0.0%
Professional fees 2.3%
Occupancy 11.5%
Interest 3.7%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 82.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $142,276
One month of savings $11,105
Debt principal payment $5,146
Fixed asset additions $105,958
Total full costs (estimated) $264,485

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021
Months of cash 3.2
Months of cash and investments 3.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.8
Balance sheet composition info 2021
Cash $35,980
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $267,270
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 19.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 42.2%
Unrestricted net assets $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $144,614

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021
Material data errors No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Ms. Kim Marchant

Kim Marchant has been the President of the High Plateau Humane Society since 2019. She also manages the day to day operations of our Thrift Store, which brings in about one-third of our revenue to support our animals. Formerly a UPS Deliver Driver, Kim has taken the legendary friendly demeanor of the UPS Driver with her into retirement and applied it to her work with us. We are very lucky to have her leadership.

Board Secretary/Treasurer

Jennifer Andersen

Jennifer Andersen is a retired City Planner and Project Manager with 30 years experience generating and managing multi-million dollar project budgets, organizational policies and programs, and improvement projects. We have been very lucky to have Jennifer join our team as the Board Secretary/Treasurer for the High Plateau Humane Society in 2018. In addition to record keeping, financial accounting, and grant writing, Jennifer jumps in as necessary to assist with our Dog Rescue program, and is in charge of our Emergency Response Team which is generally activated during fire season.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 03/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms Kim Marchant


Term: 2019 - 2024

Kim Marchant


Jenn Andersen


Alissa Dewberry


Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/14/2022

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There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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