EIN 53-0225390

The Humane Society of the United States

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The Humane Society of The United States seeks to prevent and bring an end to cruelty to animals in all of its forms, and to celebrate and strengthen The human-animal bond. Its priority programs focus on companion animals, wild animals and their habita...

Program areas at The Humane Society of the United States

Education and engagement The hsus conducts its work of education and engagement, with The related activity of public outreach and communication, through many sections and programs. The hsus engages with supporters and multiple audiences through a variety of media including its primary website, humanesociety.org; facebook; twitter; and The blog of The president/ceo. The hsus uses online media, email communications and text messaging to reach supporters. The hsus produces videos tied to major campaigns and activities, posting them on youtube, facebook, humanesociety.org, and other platforms. (continued on schedule o)
Direct care and service The hsus's direct care and service initiatives take place across a wide range of issue and program areas. These initiatives involve direct care work carried out by The hsus and its affiliates, and external grants to other organizations. Direct care and service comprises The work of such programs as The animal rescue team, companion animals, pets for life, state affairs, and wildlife. (continued on schedule o)
Public policy and enforcement The hsus's work in public policy and enforcement focuses on short-, near-, and long-term initiatives to ensure The well-being of animals. Companion animals: in 2019, The hsus continued to pursue its goal of ending carbon-gas chamber use in animal shelters. There are fewer than five States with known chambers in active use nationwide, down from 16 in 2013. (continued on schedule o)

Form 990s for The Humane Society of the United States

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122020-09-04990View PDF
2018-122019-10-31990View PDF
2017-122018-10-16990View PDF
2016-122017-10-12990View PDF
2015-122016-10-18990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

Who funds The Humane Society of the United States

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Margaret A Cargill FoundationPets for Life Program$1,358,256
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...and 233 more grants received

Grants made by The Humane Society of the United States

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Humane Society International (HSI)General Support Including Care of Liberia Chimps$6,026,650
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...and 46 more grants made

Financials for The Humane Society of the United States

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$124,782,166
Program services$1,665,476
Investment income and dividends$3,806,587
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$333,475
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$28,385,439
Net income from fundraising events$-898,423
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,116,812
Total revenues$159,191,532

Personnel at The Humane Society of the United States

Cristobel BlockActing President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief International Officer$232,768
Kitty BlockPresident and Chief Executive Officer , Chief Executive Officer of Humane Society International / President and Chief Executive Officer , President of Humane Society International / Vice President , Humane Society International
Wayne PacellePresident and Chief Executive Officer$204,249
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...and 32 more key personnel

Organizations like The Humane Society of the United States

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To AnimalsNew York, NY$279,048,974
Best Friends Animal SocietyKanab, UT$102,896,740
San Diego Humane Society and SPCASan Diego, CA$42,263,664
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF)Missoula, MT$66,561,688
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)Norfolk, VA$48,135,183
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA-Angell)Boston, MA$81,756,044
National Audubon SocietyNew York, NY$140,724,390
Shedd AquariumChicago, IL$73,772,254
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium'sOmaha, NE$72,462,794
Philadelphia ZooPhiladelphia, PA$40,201,321
Lincoln Park Zoological SocietyChicago, IL$42,262,357
Chicago Zoological SocietyBrookfield, IL$70,997,747
Columbus Zoological Park AssociationPowell, OH$84,038,749
Denver Zoological FoundationDenver, CO$52,738,933
Trout Unlimited (TU)Arlington, VA$53,649,485
San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (SFSPCA)San Francisco, CA$45,482,836
Woodland Park ZooSeattle, WA$51,612,643
National Wildlife FederationReston, VA$94,376,443
Wildlife Conservation SocietyBronx, NY$263,863,758
New England AquariumBoston, MA$48,924,830
Pheasants Forever IncorporatedSt Paul, MN$62,741,195
San Diego Zoo GlobalSan Diego, CA$422,092,199
The Trustees of ReservationsBoston, MA$42,674,880
The Trust for Public LandSan Francisco, CA$142,134,426
National Wild Turkey FederationEdgefield, SC$40,035,671
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General information
1255 23RD Street NW Suite 450
Washington, DC 20037
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(202) 452-1100
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
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
Parent/child status
Central organization