Blue Earth-Nicollet County Humane Society Inc

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aka Riverside Regional Pet Shelter   |   MANKATO, MN   |
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Blue Earth-Nicollet County Humane Society Inc

EIN: 41-1236942


Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving forever homes for homeless cats and dogs, using spay/neuter programs to reduce the number of unwanted pets, and reuniting lost/found animals with their owners.

Ruling year info


Board President

Kristin Dauk

Main address



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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info


NTEE code info

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

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

Heartworm disease is rampant in dogs living in the southern states and the impounds in Texas have the highest euthanasia rates in the country sometimes as high as 75% kill. We strive to save agreeable dogs that are positive for heartworm and struggle to bear the cost which is typically more than $500 per dog. More than 2 million cats and dogs are euthanized in the US annually and the only solution is to assertively pursue spay and neutering for all pets. By offering low cost surgery for low income pet owners, conducting Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) projects in feral colonies and farm sites and educating the community about the need for altering their pets . Some cats and dogs arrive at BENCHS in good health and up to date on vaccinations but the majority need basic care such as vaccines and worming and most need to be spayed or neutered. Many arrive with health challenges such as injuries requiring surgery or advanced dental disease requiring very costly veterinary procedures.

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?

Pet Adoption

BENCHS focuses on finding loving forever homes for homeless cats and dogs.

Population(s) Served

BENCHS is the official impound for the cities of Mankato, North Mankato, and Madison Lake in Minnesota. Dogs and cats found within the city limits are brought to BENCHS where they are held for five days, giving their owners time to locate them.

Population(s) Served

BENCHS Outreach Clinic offers vaccination and spay/neuter services to other rescues in the greater Mankato area.

Population(s) Served

The BENCHS Food Share program is a community service offered to support families and individuals in the need of help feeding their pets. The BENCHS Food Share Program offers free dog and cat food to help keep pets together with their families.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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In 2017 BENCHS took in and treated successfully 16 heartworm positive dogs and this year to date (July 2018) BENCHS has taken in 23 heartworm positive dogs. They are placed in loving foster homes and the long and expensive heartworm treatment is completed.
Our aim is to increase the number of heartworm positive dogs in 2019 to 100 with expanded fosters and financial support for the treatment.

BENCHS is committed to spaying or neutering all animals in our program. We host 2 agency spay neuter mobiles each month for the community to access low cost surgeries. We partner with area rescues and shelters to complete TNR on feral colonies of cats. We urge families that participate in our free pet food program to get their pets fixed also.

We aim increase the involvement of local veterinarians to allow us to provide the medical care required for the cats and dogs that arrive at our door.


Blue Earth-Nicollet County Humane Society Inc
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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 28.61 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Blue Earth-Nicollet County Humane Society Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Blue Earth-Nicollet County Humane Society 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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Blue Earth-Nicollet County Humane Society 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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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $31,457 $55,846 $415,825 $62,426 $486,813
As % of expenses 7.0% 12.6% 82.1% 12.0% 96.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$1,404 $21,544 $382,398 $25,005 $486,813
As % of expenses -0.3% 4.5% 70.8% 4.5% 96.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $484,368 $499,692 $862,152 $557,164 $988,223
Total revenue, % change over prior year -1.3% 3.2% 72.5% -35.4% 77.4%
Program services revenue 46.1% 40.7% 24.0% 37.8% 25.2%
Membership dues 0.7% 1.3% 1.2% 0.6% 0.4%
Investment income 0.3% 1.3% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.5% 0.5% 5.7% 0.4% 0.1%
All other grants and contributions 52.5% 56.3% 68.7% 61.2% 74.3%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $448,548 $443,846 $506,571 $522,014 $503,766
Total expenses, % change over prior year 20.4% -1.0% 14.1% 3.0% -3.5%
Personnel 38.9% 51.6% 61.0% 60.2% 62.5%
Professional fees 0.6% 0.8% 0.7% 2.1% 1.8%
Occupancy 5.7% 5.6% 4.7% 5.3% 5.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 54.7% 41.5% 33.6% 32.3% 30.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $481,409 $478,148 $539,998 $559,435 $503,766
One month of savings $37,379 $36,987 $42,214 $43,501 $41,981
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $99,139 $11,261
Total full costs (estimated) $518,788 $515,135 $582,212 $702,075 $557,008

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 8.7 9.6 9.3 7.0 18.4
Months of cash and investments 9.3 11.1 18.2 16.2 27.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 7.8 9.2 17.3 16.0 27.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $324,571 $355,823 $393,272 $306,561 $773,286
Investments $23,693 $54,178 $376,562 $399,614 $399,614
Receivables $525 $500 $930 $3,635 $6,638
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,405,162 $1,410,188 $1,436,318 $1,524,506 $1,535,767
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 22.9% 25.2% 27.1% 27.3% 27.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.0% 1.7% 1.4% 0.7% 0.4%
Unrestricted net assets $1,374,364 $1,395,908 $1,778,306 $1,803,311 $2,290,124
Temporarily restricted net assets $44,482 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 $44,482 $44,482 $13,634 $2,356 $0
Total net assets $1,418,846 $1,440,390 $1,791,940 $1,805,667 $2,290,124

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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Board President

Kristin Dauk

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Blue Earth-Nicollet County Humane Society Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Blue Earth-Nicollet County Humane Society Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/16/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Kristin Dauk

Kristin Dauk

Walt Anderson

Kristi Erickson

John Brady

Cindi Rodriguez