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September 4, 2013

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), and has been rated three or four stars each year for the past decade by Charity Navigator (see letter from Charity Navigator [PDF]). In 2010, Worth magazine named The HSUS 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.

View our 2012 HSUS Annual Report »

A list of 2012 accomplishments is contained in our annual report and our 2012 accomplishments page.

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.

Please note: these are large files and may be slow to download:

2012 IRS Form 990
2011 IRS Form 990
2010 IRS Form 990

Audited Financial Statements

2012 HSUS and Affliliates Consolidated Financial Statements
2011 HSUS and Affiliates Consolidated Financial Statements
2010 HSUS and Affiliates Consolidated Financial Statements

Annual Reports

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 gifts@humanesociety.org.

2012 HSUS Annual Report
2011 HSUS Annual Report
2010 HSUS Annual Report
2009 HSUS Annual Report
2008 HSUS Annual Report

Updated March 10, 2014

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