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HUMANE SOCIETY OF BAY COUNTY INC

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aka Animal Welfare Organization   |   Bay City, MI   |  humanesocietybaycounty.org
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HUMANE SOCIETY OF BAY COUNTY INC

EIN: 38-2556864


Mission

The Mission of the Humane Society of Bay County is to save, protect, and enhance the lives of animals in Bay County.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Humane Society of Bay County is committed to the wellbeing of animals in Bay County. Our Mission is to save protect and enhance the lives of animals in Bay County, MI. With the help of our amazing and committed volunteers we have saved thousands of animals, provided resources for the community and we continue to offer educational programs that relate to animals and humans!

Ruling year info

1986

President

Dr. John Kowalczyk

Main address

1607 Marquette Ave

Bay City, MI 48706 USA

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EIN

38-2556864

Subject area info

Animal welfare

Public affairs

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Seniors

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Humane Society of Bay County has been fulfilling its mission to save, protect and enhance the lives of animals in Bay County and the Great Lakes Bay Area in Michigan by networking with our local shelter, local rescues and the community. We accept animals through our programs from the previously noted. Many animals are strays, some are relinquished by owners and others are taken in to prevent their demise from high kill shelters. We also provide resources to assist lower income individuals to care for their pets. All of our fostered animals are sterilized prior to adoption to prevent the cycle of animal homelessness. We also have a robust Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program for community cats and offer a Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program to the public for owned pets.

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 Cost Spay/Neuter

HSBC has partnered with All About Animals to offer low cost spay/neuter to the residents of Bay County and the Great Lakes Bay Area. We also use these services for our HSBC animals prior to adoption and for our TNR program.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Our cats and dogs, have been obtained by rescuing from local shelters, surrenders, strays, and abused animals. They are fostered by us, vetted and are all spay/neutered prior to offering for adoption.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our program identifies colonies of communities cats with the assistance of our neighbors and animal agencies. We trap cats, spay and neuter them and release them back to their colony. We monitor their colonies, their caretakers and keep data. We are entering into a partnership with city officials to start a pilot program in the city with the greatest number of community cats. Our goal is to prevent the continual overpopulation, promote health and care for the cats already living in our community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

1. Youth Humane Education in coordination with local schools, at all levels to participation in projects that cause students to learn about chosen animal issues, and interacting in different levels: art & writing contests, events, etc.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Fund comprising concerned citizens that addresses animal abuse in Bay County. The Fund provides financial assistance for rewards leading to arrests. The fund also educates the community on animal abuse and its link to violence against humans and provides community relief for preventitive care such as vaccines and spay/neuter services.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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 rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Foster and Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Bay Country Animal Shelter has been improved to a low kill from a high kill shelter as a result of HSBC's efforts to lower the euthanasia rate in collaboration with our County Executive and his staff

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Foster and Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Foster and Adoption

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Foster and Adoption

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average cost per spay/neuter surgery

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Low Cost Spay/Neuter

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

2021 goals:\n1. Increase Low Cost Spay Neuter options to our community\n2. Accomplish financial sustainability for our organization and programs \n3. Increase community engagement and visibility of our organization\n4. Provide community education at all levels\n5. Expand rescue/adoption programs for cats and dogs

1. Increase amount of days that our Low Cost Spay Neuter mobile unit comes to our town and transport our animals to the surgical centers ourselves\n\n2. Create a functioning Fund Raising Committee, Communications Committee and Social Media Committee to provide a smoother process of functioning and increase knowledge of our organization in the public, and to expand our fundraising success.\n\n3. Collaborate with other non-profits and local businesses to promote our mission but also promote the community we serve.\n\n4. Revamp our educational programs for K-12 students and adults, post pandemic, to teach increased compassion for animals in our community.\n\n5. Increase fundraising for rescue/adoption programs so we have the ability to assist more animals in need in our community.

1. We partner with All About Animals Rescue (AAAR) which provides a mobile unit twice a month to our city. We are also currently transporting animals ourselves twice a week to local vets for sterilization surgery, vaccinations, and other medical treatment.\n\n2. We have established working committees that have improved communications and have specific goals to achieve within a given time frame. \n\n3. We have established relationships with local businesses that sponsor events for our organization. Our organization has also established a supportive network of other local animal rescues and shelters. \n\n4. With pandemic restrictions easing, our Education Committee has outlined programs that will be in place by the end of the year. Programs will utilize virtual and in person platforms to promote increased compassion and awareness for animals in the community. \n\n5. In an effort to grow our adoption programs, we have developed several online fundraisers and have several community events planned to garner donations to support these programs. We have also increased our media presence to promote animals in our care.

1. We have an existing low cost spay neuter partnership which has expanded this year, providing more opportunity for local animals to be sterilized and vaccinated. \n\n2. Forming new working committees is essential to our existence. We reviewed our practices and found that our biggest needs (beside more funds) were better ways to communicate and better ways to gain exposure in our community.\n\n3. We have collaborated with several organizations in our community for events that promote their missions as well as ours. We have several more planned through the end of 2021. \n\n4. Our education program is back in full swing, providing local students with a program called "Rescue Readers." This program allows K-12 students to read to our shelter cats to promote reading. \n\n5.. We have organized two successful online fundraisers so far in 2021. Along with that, our organization has been more interactive on social media platforms, which has significantly increased the amount of in-kind donations we receive.

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.

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  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

HUMANE SOCIETY OF BAY COUNTY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

51.00

Average of 86.01 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

13

Average of 15.2 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 14% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

HUMANE SOCIETY OF BAY COUNTY INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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HUMANE SOCIETY OF BAY COUNTY INC

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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HUMANE SOCIETY OF BAY COUNTY INC

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of HUMANE SOCIETY OF BAY COUNTY INC’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $45,916 $57,718 $166,260 $46,280 -$57,118
As % of expenses 19.6% 23.5% 66.9% 12.0% -15.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $39,096 $43,544 $150,506 $28,886 -$75,462
As % of expenses 16.2% 16.7% 57.0% 7.2% -20.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $292,270 $275,701 $401,202 $415,849 $335,764
Total revenue, % change over prior year 2.5% -5.7% 45.5% 3.7% -19.3%
Program services revenue 17.3% 22.5% 21.0% 33.0% 36.5%
Membership dues 2.9% 1.9% 1.2% 1.6% 1.3%
Investment income 0.5% 1.8% 1.1% 7.0% 2.6%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 79.2% 71.6% 76.7% 58.4% 59.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $233,887 $245,864 $248,465 $384,923 $358,857
Total expenses, % change over prior year 10.5% 5.1% 1.1% 54.9% -6.8%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 1.3% 19.9% 26.3%
Professional fees 1.4% 1.9% 1.6% 1.0% 1.2%
Occupancy 22.9% 14.6% 0.0% 0.0% 3.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 75.7% 83.6% 97.1% 79.0% 69.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $240,707 $260,038 $264,219 $402,317 $377,201
One month of savings $19,491 $20,489 $20,705 $32,077 $29,905
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $59,380 $33,580 $0 $20,156 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $319,578 $314,107 $284,924 $454,550 $407,106

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 19.2 13.3 17.1 12.9 13.0
Months of cash and investments 19.2 13.3 17.1 12.9 13.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 19.2 19.5 26.6 18.0 17.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $373,621 $273,226 $353,511 $413,745 $389,524
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $7,500 $0 $57,492 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $276,504 $310,084 $324,549 $344,705 $350,084
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 4.3% 8.4% 12.9% 17.2% 22.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.3% 0.3% 0.8% 0.5% 1.0%
Unrestricted net assets $639,186 $682,730 $833,236 $862,122 $786,660
Temporarily restricted net assets $17,574 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $17,574 $1,688 $5,852 $118 $150
Total net assets $656,760 $684,418 $839,088 $862,240 $786,810

Key data checks

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

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Dr. John Kowalczyk

HSBC President Dr. John Kowalczyk is board certified Chiropractor activly involved in the community. John joined HSBC in 2022 and joined the Board of Directors for 2023. Being respected by his peers and HSBC members John was elected current Board President.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

HUMANE SOCIETY OF BAY COUNTY INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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HUMANE SOCIETY OF BAY COUNTY INC

Board of directors
as of 04/05/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Dr. John Kowalczyk

Humane Society of Bay County

Term: 2026 - 2023

Kristyn Frost

Mid-Michigan Health

Michele Simon

Humane Society of Bay County

Joe Wozniak

Humane Society of Bay County

Kati Loiselle

Social Worker, Wellspring Lutheran Services

Dani Munsch

Marketing Gougeon Brothers

Katie Phelps

Bangor Schools

Karen Michael

IRS Agent, U.S. Dept. of Treasury-IRS

Abby Fauble

Humane Society of Bay County

John Kowalczyk

Chiropractor

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/5/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/04/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.