June 12, 2014
Annual Reports and Financial Information
The HSUS, as a tax-exempt non-profit organization, annually files a Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service to provide information to the public on the organization’s finances, public support, and activities.
The HSUS meets all 20 of the comprehensive and demanding Charity Accountability standards of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance (BBBWGA), voted by Guidestar's Philanthropedia experts as the #1 high-impact animal protection group, and named by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 most fiscally responsible charities in America.
The HSUS was founded in 1954 to complement the work of local organizations by tackling the root causes of cruelty and suffering. We are dedicated to the principles of rescue, reform, and results to bring about a truly humane society.
Tax ID Number
The HSUS's tax identification number is 53-0225390.
Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
As part of its commitment to transparency and accountability, The HSUS makes available its most recent IRS Form 990. The document is available for download here in PDF format.
The 2010 Form 990 includes the required financial information as well as detailed descriptions of HSUS programs and areas that received major financial support, and a brief account of the organization’s accomplishments during the year. Due to space limitations, the information provided is not inclusive of all HSUS programs. Our publications, blogs, websites and other platforms also report on HSUS activities and provide an accounting of the activities and achievements made possible by the generous support of our members and contributors.
The IRS requires disclosure of grants above $5,000. On its 2010 Form 990, The HSUS discloses grants above $500. In addition to its grant-making, The HSUS helps other organizations through a wide variety of programs and services.
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Audited Financial Statements
The HSUS annual report provides an overview of the organization's accomplishments for the previous year and a summary of the society's financial operations. Annual reports are available in PDF form, below. For more information on The HSUS, its work, and its financial operations, contact the Department of Philanthropy at 800-808-7858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Humane Society of the United States is approved by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance for meeting all 20 of its standards for charitable accountability, was named by Worth Magazine as one of the ten most fiscally-responsible charities in the country, and ranked by Guidestar’s Philanthropedia experts the No. 1 high-impact animal protection organization. Read more about our position on charity ratings.