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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals dba ASPCA

We Are Their Voice

aka ASPCA   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.aspca.org
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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals dba ASPCA

EIN: 13-1623829


Mission

The mission of the ASPCA, as stated by our founder, Henry Bergh, is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.

Ruling year info

1921

President and CEO

Matthew Bershadker

Main address

520 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10018 USA

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EIN

13-1623829

Subject area info

Domesticated animals

Animal welfare

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

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

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

Veterinary Services (D40)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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ASPCA Programs

For more than 150 years, the ASPCA has been the leading voice in animal welfare, bringing the critical protection of animals to the forefront of society by providing and increasing access to vital veterinary care, rescuing animals from disasters and scenes of large-scale cruelty, pioneering innovative adoption, fostering, and behavioral rehabilitation programs, conducting critical animal welfare research, training law enforcement and shelter professionals, and advocating for more effective laws that protect dogs, cats, horses, and farm animals. The ASPCA also partners with and supports shelters, veterinarians, animal advocates and others who share its commitment to a safer, more compassionate world for animals. Every year, ASPCA work impacts hundreds of thousands of animals through direct care and supports systemic and policy solutions benefiting millions more.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Each year, the ASPCA takes on new and longstanding threats to animal welfare, including the rescue and protection of animals from cruelty, the special needs of shelter animals with medical and behavioral conditions resulting from cruelty and neglect that challenge their adoption, barriers to veterinary care in under-resourced communities, and a severe national shortage of veterinary professionals—ultimately assisting hundreds of thousands of dogs, cats, horses, and farm animals in need.

Performed by a staff of experts in their fields. the work includes large-scale field rescues, behavioral rehabilitation, community-based veterinary care, spay/neuter services, animal relocation and placement, equine rehoming, foster support, strategic grantmaking, emergency sheltering, farm animal advocacy, and research and trainings for both law enforcement and shelter professionals.

As an established national organization, we also partner with and provide training and support to hundreds of local agencies, advance animal welfare innovations, and respond immediately to animal crises across the country.

ASPCA strategy is aligned with four key priorities:

Saving and protecting animal victims of cruelty, neglect, and suffering through rescue efforts and policy initiatives

Giving vulnerable and victimized animals rescued from neglect and cruelty second chances by applying and advancing behavioral rehabilitation techniques and necessary veterinary care

Collaborating with shelters and rescues to find new homes and other lifesaving opportunities for homeless animals 

Helping pets by expanding access to veterinary care and pet care resources

Financials

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals dba ASPCA
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

4.02

Average of 4.34 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3

Average of 2.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

31%

Average of 32% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals dba ASPCA

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals dba ASPCA

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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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals dba ASPCA

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals dba ASPCA’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 $16,494,462 $56,157,349 $75,300,083 $96,341,247 -$9,430,984
As % of expenses 7.0% 22.9% 28.7% 32.5% -2.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $11,462,814 $51,224,417 $69,619,175 $89,937,743 -$16,313,069
As % of expenses 4.8% 20.4% 26.0% 29.7% -4.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $267,684,553 $279,048,974 $324,772,105 $389,934,885 $376,416,316
Total revenue, % change over prior year 7.9% 4.2% 16.4% 20.1% -3.5%
Program services revenue 5.1% 5.0% 4.8% 4.8% 5.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.4% 2.1% 1.5% 1.6% 1.8%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
All other grants and contributions 91.0% 91.1% 88.4% 90.0% 89.8%
Other revenue 2.6% 1.7% 5.3% 3.5% 2.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $235,498,633 $245,695,504 $262,075,383 $296,042,092 $333,425,182
Total expenses, % change over prior year 9.1% 4.3% 6.7% 13.0% 12.6%
Personnel 39.5% 40.4% 39.6% 38.7% 39.9%
Professional fees 12.6% 13.2% 6.1% 10.9% 11.7%
Occupancy 2.2% 2.3% 2.3% 2.3% 2.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Pass-through 5.5% 5.9% 4.8% 3.5% 3.6%
All other expenses 40.2% 38.1% 47.1% 44.5% 42.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $240,530,281 $250,628,436 $267,756,291 $302,445,596 $340,307,267
One month of savings $19,624,886 $20,474,625 $21,839,615 $24,670,174 $27,785,432
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $5,317,168 $8,270,516 $9,187,181 $9,697,986 $19,587,683
Total full costs (estimated) $265,472,335 $279,373,577 $298,783,087 $336,813,756 $387,680,382

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.1 2.4 2.3 4.3 3.0
Months of cash and investments 10.7 12.9 15.1 16.9 14.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.1 10.1 12.5 14.6 11.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $21,782,120 $48,556,681 $51,210,784 $105,703,402 $83,951,825
Investments $189,055,839 $215,668,939 $279,351,320 $311,862,011 $329,830,252
Receivables $26,379,726 $21,333,777 $18,955,700 $29,473,930 $28,464,243
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $98,973,546 $105,779,803 $113,760,734 $122,505,580 $138,729,036
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 45.1% 45.5% 46.2% 47.4% 44.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 9.7% 13.5% 13.4% 11.6% 15.2%
Unrestricted net assets $213,283,348 $264,507,765 $334,126,940 $424,064,683 $407,751,614
Temporarily restricted net assets $51,874,487 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $17,734,866 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $69,609,353 $75,499,444 $73,160,600 $84,183,428 $80,245,523
Total net assets $282,892,701 $340,007,209 $407,287,540 $508,248,111 $487,997,137

Key data checks

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Operations

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

Documents
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President and CEO

Matthew Bershadker

Matt Bershadker is president and CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the first animal welfare organization in America and a national leader in the rescue and protection of at-risk animals. Under Matt’s leadership, the ASPCA has established and expanded critical programs across the country dedicated to fighting animal cruelty, increasing access to affordable veterinary care, advancing behavioral rehabilitation, and activating lifesaving relocations with the ultimate goal of creating systemic change for animals in need. A lifelong animal lover, Matt joined the ASPCA in 2001, and was named president and CEO in 2013.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals dba ASPCA

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 12/05/2023
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Board co-chair

Frederick Tanne


Board co-chair

Sally Spooner

Frederick Tanne

Sally Spooner

Arriana Boardman

Dodie Gumaer

Linda Lloyd Lambert

Tracy Maitland

Jeff Pfeifle

Helen S.C. Pilkington

Martin Puris

Cathy Wallach

Tim Wray

Scott Thiel

Jane W. Parver

C. Allen Parker

Georgina Bloomberg

Matt Bershadker

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Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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