EIN 94-0836580

San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (SFSPCA)

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The mission of The San Francisco SPCA is to save and protect animals, to provide care and treatment, to advocate for their welfare and to enhance the human-animal bond.
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Program areas at SFSPCA

Veterinary hospital: The sf spca operates a full-service small animal veterinary hospital (The "hospital") located in The mission district. On april 1, 2022, The sf spca sold The pacific heights hospital, which had previously operated as a full-service small animal veterinary hospital. The hospital is open To The public and treats more than 32,000 Animals in a year. Accredited by The american animal hospital association, The hospital offers comprehensive veterinary services for dogs and cats, including complete medical and surgical care, dental services, urgent care, radiology, and ultrasound. The hospital offers significant discounts for over 1,000 low-income San Francisco residents each year who need financial assistance To address critical pet health conditions, emergency surgeries, or humane euthanasia.
Behavior resources : The sf spca offers The largest behavior resource center in The bay area. Trainers and veterinary behaviorists use humane, evidence-based training techniques with a personalized pet plan developed for each client.
Spay/neuter clinic : The sf spca spay/neuter clinic (The "clinic") provides spaying and neutering services To owned Animals in The sf bay area and To sf's "community cats." The city's trap-neuter-release program for feral cats. The clinic's experienced surgeons performed over 5,000 procedures during The year ended june 30, 2023, 50% of which were subsidized or reduced fee. The clinic was The first facility in San Francisco To provide low-cost spay/neuter surgery. The clinic performs spay/neuter surgery for:- owned Animals, with sliding scale pricing according To The client's income, and (continued on sch. O)- San Francisco community cats (feral cats) at no charge under its trap-neuter-return policy.
Community veterinary clinic ("cvc") : The sf spca's cvc opened in 2022 and is located in San Francisco's excelsior neighborhood, offering high-quality, low-cost preventative care To help companion Animals live healthy lives and remain in their homes. The cvc provides select services, including:- vaccines- flea, tick, and heartworm medication- treatment of minor skin, ear, and eye issues- treatment for minor illnesses such as vomiting and diarrhea- spay and neuter consultations and schedulingmobile vaccine clinic : The mobile vaccine clinic ("mvc") provides programs and services To underserved neighborhoods in The city through free monthly vaccine clinics which offer vaccines, flea/tick treatment, deworming, and sign-ups for free spay/neuter procedures.community cats program : The community cats program oversees trap-neuter-return efforts for feral and free-roaming cats. All community cats are spayed/neutered in The sf spca's spay/neuter clinic.police horse retirement program : The sf spca provides boarding and veterinary care for horses that have served The San Francisco police department and are ready To retire.shelter medicine program : all Animals entering The shelter receive comprehensive medical care To ensure they are ready for their new homes. Before adoption, all Animals receive a health screening and quality medical care if necessary. They are also vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped. Additionally, working with sf spca's partner shelters in The central valley, special training and ultimate placement for "behavior" dogs that would face euthanasia at other shelters is provided. In addition To The sf spca's shelter population, many unaltered Animals accepted by The San Francisco department of animal care and control shelters receive spay or neuter services in our state-of-the-art shelter medicine surgical suite.shelter behavior training and specialization : dogs receive basic training, plenty of exercise, socialization, and dog play. Cats enjoy socialization and interactive play. The sf spca has specialized programs for dogs and cats To help these Animals and ensure they are ready To find their forever homes.adoption center : The sf spca operates a large adoption center in The mission district. The adoption center finds homes for over 5,000 Animals each year. Trained staff and volunteers work with potential adopters To ensure a good adoption match and outcome. Post-adoption counseling is also available. The mission adoption center was The first adoption center ever designed without cages, a design which all modern shelters built since have followed. Animals are housed in glass-fronted "condos", creating an environment that is conducive To adoption and, for The Animals, minimizes The stress of living in a shelter environment.volunteer services : The sf spca would not be able To accomplish all it does without The more than 1,000 generous volunteers who support its many programs. These services are The fuel for many of The sf spca programs including supporting shelter/shelter medicine and The hospitals, training and managing The foster and community cats programs, and The animal assisted therapy program.animal assisted therapy : The sf spca animal assisted therapy program ("aat") brings The healing presence of Animals To people in a variety of facilities across The city. Each year, The sf spca volunteers and staff take Animals To visit nearly 30,000 community members in over 200 San Francisco facilities: hospital wards, nursing homes, psychiatric clinics, senior centers, special schools, hospices, and The San Francisco international airport. The loving, non- judgmental presence of Animals is often successful in breaking down barriers that isolate people with physical and emotional difficulties. The dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small Animals chosen for The aat must meet medical and socialization criteria.sido program : enrollees in The sido program can rest easy knowing that if their pet outlives them, their companion will be taken into The sf spca adoption program, cared for, and rehomed.foster and fospice care : underage, sick, or injured cats and dogs are nurtured in volunteer foster homes until they are old enough or well enough To be adopted. Terminally ill Animals who are not in pain may also live out their lives in a foster home. This program also serves homeless Animals in response To disaster relief efforts such as California wildfires.advocacy: The sf spca advocates for more humane treatment of Animals on a state level. The shelter pals program champions policy change and seeks To transform sheltering in California. Shelter pals also assists other animal shelters in California with free legal assistance To improve their lifesaving capabilities. Shelter pals is The country's only pro bono legal-aid program dedicated exclusively To The needs of animal shelters, providing free legal advice and coordinating strategic litigation.

Who funds San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (SFSPCA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Schwab Charitable FundEnvironmental and Animals$776,403
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$461,492
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$461,492
...and 40 more grants received totalling $3,068,212

Personnel at SFSPCA

Jennifer ScarlettChief Executive Officer$513,071
Howard ChiChief Operating Officer$303,425
Brandy VauseChief Advancement Officer$249,199
Carrie WeaverChief People and Inclusion
Jena ValdezChief Medical Officer$294,723
...and 15 more key personnel

Financials for SFSPCA

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$20,924,163
Program services$10,393,938
Investment income and dividends$1,791,350
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$1,686,591
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-3,354,956
Net income from fundraising events$-248,728
Net income from gaming activities$2,025
Net income from sales of inventory$3,169,815
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$34,364,198

Form 990s for SFSPCA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062023-11-03990View PDF
2022-062022-11-14990View PDF
2021-062021-11-04990View PDF
2020-062021-02-22990View PDF
2019-062020-10-07990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $255,561 from American Online Giving Foundation
April 12, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
January 20, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
January 20, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 15 new grant, including a grant for $234,586 from William G. Irwin Charity Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsAnimal organizationsAnimal sheltersCharities
Political advocacyLobbyingFundraising eventsState / local levelEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donationsAccepts online donations
General information
201 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
San Francisco County, CA
Website URL
(415) 554-3000
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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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