HSSC is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We rely solely on contributions from individuals, organizations, and corporations. HSSC receives no federal funding, nor are we funded by any national humane organization.
HSSC is committed to transparency and accountability. We are audited annually by an outside firm, and our latest Form 990 and audited financial statements are available to the public. We maintain good standing with independent charity reviews, including the prestigious 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator.
If you have any questions regarding our financial practices, please contact Anna Gonce, Executive Director, at 941.955.4131 x102.
IRS Form 990 & Audited Financial Statements
Non-profit Profiles & Ratings
HSSC has received the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, for five consecutive years. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that HSSC adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Of the more than 1,500 Sarasota-based nonprofit organizations, only seven currently have a 4-star rating, and HSSC is the only 4-star animal welfare organization in Sarasota. Furthermore, HSSC has the highest overall score of all seven of those 4-star-rated charities: a perfect 100 out of a possible 100 points (as of January 2021). HSSC is the only perfect-scoring animal-welfare organization in Florida. Nationwide, HSSC is one of just five perfect-scoring animal-welfare organizations. Learn More.
HSSC maintains a “Reviewed” profile on The Giving Partner, which means we regularly provide in-depth information about HSSC’s community impact, financials, leadership, and goals. A “Reviewed” profile does not mean HSSC is “endorsed” by local foundations. The Community Foundation of Sarasota County provides administrative support for The Giving Partner as a service to donors, funders, and the community. Having a current profile on The Giving Partner is also a prerequisite for participating in the Giving Challenge. View HSSC’s Profile.
HSSC is proud to have earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. We voluntarily display quantitative metrics to represent how hard HSSC is working toward achieving our mission. We’re proud to use GuideStar Platinum to share our full and complete story with the world. To reach the Platinum level, we provide basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; quantitative information about goals, strategies, and progress toward our mission. View HSSC’s Profile.
The Humane Society of Sarasota County, Inc., is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Registration Number CH239, and receives 100% of all donated funds. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or online at www.freshfromflorida.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.