EIN 94-1196215

Humane Society Silicon Valley

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Humane Society Silicon Valley is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation that has operated continuously since 1929. The focus of the organization is companion animal rescue and homelessness prevention. The organization serves to advance animal welfare through innovation in shelter medicine, teaching programs, and mentorship for shelter partners. The organization also provides consultations to under-resourced shelters to help them improve their standards of care and capacity to save lives.
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Program areas at Humane Society Silicon Valley

Programs to save lives - adoption and animal care:-adoptions facilitates adoptions by matching prospective pet owners with the right pet for their family, supplying information on pet care to ensure a successful adoption placement, and providing post adoption support to adopters. Adoptions take place at multiple locations, including the animal community center in milpitas and the petco neighborhood adoption center in west san jose. The organization provides several ongoing discounts to make adoption more affordable to members of the public, including:--60+ discount offers half-priced adoption fees to adopters who are age 60 and older and adopt a senior pet.--veterans discount waives the adoption fee of one feline and/or canine within a six-month period for military personnel and veterans.--mommy & me pricing when adopting a mother cat, adopters can also take home one of her kittens at no additional cost.--felv+ cats (feline leukemia virus) positive cats have an adoption fee of $10.-behavior performs behavior assessments on all shelter animals to assist with matching individual animals' needs with new families and determining when behavior modifications can help an animal's behavior improve in preparation for adoption. Assists the adoptions process by providing pre-adoption counseling to adopters considering adopting an animal with challenging behaviors.-animal care furnishes food, exercise, training, care, enrichment, and support for animals awaiting adoption.-community services provides shelter for animals, including incoming stray animals brought in under contract with the city of sunnyvale. Assists in providing shelter services to other organizations impacted by local disasters. Offers pet surrender services to the public by appointment as well as pet retention and rehoming counseling. Provides end-of-life services for pets owned by members of the public.
Community programs for people and pets:-dog training provides obedience training focused on developing the human-canine bond with special attention on new adopters. Programs promote a positive, force-free philosophy to dog training. During the year ended june 30, 2023, over 1,500 participants attended classes.-pet store offers products and information in areas like nutrition, basic behavior and training tools, grooming, developmental toys, supplements, and other products.-animal behavior counseling counsels post-adoption and pre-surrender pet owners experiencing behavioral challenges with their pets. Support is provided via email, telephone and in person. The organization's team educates pet owners on behavior management and training options.-lost and found provides proactive services for people who have either lost a beloved pet or found an animal, including lost pet recovery counseling, lost and found tours, and other resources.-pet pantry provides dog food, cat food and other supplies at no charge to community members who cannot afford to feed their pets or homeless cat colonies.-temporary emergency pet boarding provides pet boarding for people looking to remove themselves from domestic violence situations or people experiencing homelessness who are hospitalized for medical treatment or rehabilitation. -wellness clinics are held monthly to provide spay/neuter and other wellness services to animals belonging to people experiencing homelessness in the community.-grief counseling offers, on a regular basis, a support group facilitated by a licensed marriage and family practitioner for people who have suffered the loss of a companion animal.-volunteer programs engage community members in a partnership to save and enhance the lives of animals. This partnership is achieved by including volunteers in nearly every aspect of the organization through a variety of volunteer positions. The volunteer board members serve as leaders in the organization, and volunteers also assist as animal socializers, adoption assistants, medical center assistants, foster parents, animal transporters, and special event coordinators.
Programs to save lives - medical services:hospital and triage performs initial health exams, vaccinations, microchipping, and if needed, long-term medical care for all incoming adoptable shelter animals. -medical center clinic provides low-cost medical services to the public, including spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations, disease testing, deworming, microchipping and other medical procedures.-free spay and neuter services--portia's targeted spay/neuter program provides free spay/neuter, vaccination and microchip services to pets of owners living in five targeted zip codes in order to decrease the numbers of unwanted animals entering shelters in santa clara county. This program is fulfilled at Humane Society Silicon Valley's medical center and through mobile clinics.--the prevent unwanted pregnancies (pup) program allows members of the public to surrender healthy, unintended litters of puppies and kittens with no surrender fee, and the organization also spays or neuters the mother and father at no charge and returns them to the owners. Humane Society Silicon Valley finds homes for the surrendered puppies and kittens after providing vet care and spay/neuter surgeries.--homeless client services provides spay/neuter and wellness services to the pets of people experiencing homelessness in the community.--trap-neuter-return (tnr) services for community cats includes spay/neuter surgery, fvrcp (feline distemper combo) and rabies vaccinations, internal/external parasite treatment, an ear tip, and optional microchip and/or felv/fic combination testing.
Mutual rescue:-mutual rescue is a national initiative created by Humane Society Silicon Valley to change the conversation around animal welfare from "people or animals" to "people and animals." Mutual rescue brings stories about how shelter animals have changed the lives of people for the better to the world stage. It raises awareness that when people donate to a local animal shelter, they are helping to transform the lives of people in their community for the better through life-changing, human-animal relationships. It also drives engagement with local shelters throughout the country by promoting programs like doggy day out that benefit both animals and humans.

Grants made by Humane Society Silicon Valley

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Angels of AssisiUnrestricted: To Support Lifesaving Efforts for Homeless Animals in the Local Community$10,000
Humane Society of UtahUnrestricted: To Support Lifesaving Efforts for Homeless Animals in the Local Community$10,000
Ruff HavenUnrestricted: To Support Lifesaving Efforts for Homeless Animals in the Local Community$10,000

Who funds Humane Society Silicon Valley

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The George and Judy Marcus Family Foundation IiCharity$2,010,000
Schwab Charitable FundEnvironmental and Animals$721,414
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$686,058
...and 72 more grants received totalling $5,269,224

Personnel at Humane Society Silicon Valley

Joanne JacobsChief of Operations$221,262
Stephanie LadeiraChief of Philanthropy and Community$148,822
Stephanie OverseesChief of Philanthropy and Community Development
Maria Yvonne SaucedoChief People Officer$190,034
Candice BalmacedaVice President of Finance$166,999
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for Humane Society Silicon Valley

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$13,691,495
Program services$1,872,408
Investment income and dividends$687,069
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-344,854
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$96,771
Miscellaneous revenues$24,192
Total revenues$16,027,081

Form 990s for Humane Society Silicon Valley

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062024-02-26990View PDF
2022-062023-04-26990View PDF
2021-062022-02-23990View PDF
2020-062021-04-12990View PDF
2019-062020-08-19990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 21, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
May 19, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $5,000 from Forestsong Foundation
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 16 new grant, including a grant for $2,010,000 from The George and Judy Marcus Family Foundation Ii
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 12 new grant, including a grant for $48,000 from The Borch Foundation
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General information
901 Ames Ave
Milpitas, CA 95035
Metro area
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara County, CA
Website URL
(408) 262-2133
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D20: Animal Protection and Welfare
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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