Better Business Bureau Report for
Fox Valley Humane Association

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Fox Valley Humane Association
Address: N115 Two Mile Road
  Appleton, WI 54914
Phone: 920-733-1717
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1929, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "Caring for the Fox Valley's pets - and their people"

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Evaluation Conclusions


Fox Valley Humane Association meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Fox Valley Humane Association is a full-service, state-of-the-art animal shelter and animal resource center, serving thousands of pets and their people each year since 1891. FVHA remains an area leader in animal care, adoptions, welfare, and education and works 24/7 to see that no animal need in the Fox Valley goes unmet. FVHA is a locally-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on saving lives and offers a variety of services, programs, and events to the community in addition to a safe haven for companion animals. Programs and services include various spay and neuter services, pet wellness programs, assistance for pet parents, classes, therapy and other community programs, 24/7 assistance to local law enforcement, and much more.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Fox Valley Humane Association's program expenses were:

Program Services 992,739
Total Program Expenses: $992,739
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Chief Executive : Elizabeth Pirner, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Janet Frederick-Board President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Adminstration Assistant - Community First Credit Union

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 31

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 33% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $692,580, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Fox Valley Humane Association's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 492,519
In Kind Contributions 343,643
Municipality Income 161,442
Special Events 152,553
Shelter Income 120,708
Other 47,508
Interest Income 632
Total Income $1,319,005


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 73%  Fund Raising: 17%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $1,319,005
Program expenses $992,739
Fund raising expenses 228,764
Administrative expenses 137,846
Total expenses $1,359,349
Expenses in Excess of Income (40,344)
Beginning net assets 2,040,515
Ending net assets 2,000,171
Total liabilities 863,271
Total assets $2,863,442

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