Bella Foundation
PO Box 20035
Oklahoma City OK 73156
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
The Bella Foundation SPCA
Mission Statement

The Bella Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
based in Oklahoma City created to assist low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care when it cannot be afforded and also find permanent loving homes for rescued animals.

 Every year thousands of animals are euthanized or sent home to die because the people who love them cannot financially absorb the cost of
veterinary care.  Stray and abandoned animals have even fewer options when brought into a clinic or veterinary office with no owner to pay for their care.

 At The Bella Foundation, we believe every animal deserves to receive the best possible care regardless of the owner’s ability to pay.  When an owner brings an animal into a clinic for care and cannot afford the cost, the attending veterinarian can contact The Bella Foundation for assistance. If assistance is given, the owner must agree to volunteer 8 hours of their time at either The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter or their local shelter.  Stray or abandoned animals are cared for with no stipulation attached.  We also require that every animal sponsored by us be spayed/neutered and micro chipped.  Micro chipping is an inexpensive way to reunite lost pets with the owners who are responsible for them.

 Every animal adopted into a loving home by Bella is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heart worm tested, and micro chipped to give them the best possible start in their new life.

Contact Information
Contact Name Eric McCune
Contact email info@thebellafoundation.org
Address PO Box 20035
Oklahoma City, OK 73156
Phone (866) 318-7387
Fax 866-318-7387
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
For donations over $1000 or non-online donations, please send a check or money order:
The Bella Foundation
PO Box 20035
Oklahoma City, OK 73156

When mailing in a donation please use the following form:
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $337,692.00
Projected Expenses $324,792.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
N/A
Year Founded 2007
IRS Ruling Year 2007
State Registration Expiration July 2015
Statements
Mission

The Bella Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
based in Oklahoma City created to assist low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care when it cannot be afforded and also find permanent loving homes for rescued animals.

 Every year thousands of animals are euthanized or sent home to die because the people who love them cannot financially absorb the cost of
veterinary care.  Stray and abandoned animals have even fewer options when brought into a clinic or veterinary office with no owner to pay for their care.

 At The Bella Foundation, we believe every animal deserves to receive the best possible care regardless of the owner’s ability to pay.  When an owner brings an animal into a clinic for care and cannot afford the cost, the attending veterinarian can contact The Bella Foundation for assistance. If assistance is given, the owner must agree to volunteer 8 hours of their time at either The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter or their local shelter.  Stray or abandoned animals are cared for with no stipulation attached.  We also require that every animal sponsored by us be spayed/neutered and micro chipped.  Micro chipping is an inexpensive way to reunite lost pets with the owners who are responsible for them.

 Every animal adopted into a loving home by Bella is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heart worm tested, and micro chipped to give them the best possible start in their new life.

Background
The Bella Foundation was created to help those who love their pets but cannot afford veterinary care find an alternative to leaving their pet in a shelter.
Impact
The Bella Foundation believes every animal should receive the care it needs regardless of its owner's ability to pay.   
Needs The Bella Foundation is continuously seeking donors to help us further our mission.  Seventy five percent or $0.75 of every dollar raised goes towards the veterinary treatment of an animal.
Board Chair Statement
Hello,

My name is Eric McCune, I am president and co-founder of The Bella Foundation.   The Bella Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Oklahoma City created to assist low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care when it cannot be afforded.

Every year thousands of animals are euthanized or sent home to die because the people who love them cannot financially absorb the cost of veterinary care.  Stray and abandoned animals have even fewer options when brought into a clinic or veterinary office with no owner to pay for their care.

At The Bella Foundation, we believe every animal deserves to receive the best possible care regardless of the owner’s ability to pay.  When an owner brings an animal into a clinic for care and cannot afford the cost, the attending veterinarian can contact The Bella Foundation for assistance.  If assistance is given, the owner must agree to volunteer 8 hours of their time at a local animal shelter.  Stray or abandoned animals are cared for with no stipulation attached. We also require that every animal sponsored by us be spayed/neutered and microchipped.   

Our name, The Bella Foundation, has three meanings.  First, Bella was a puppy that we barely got to know but fell in love with the moment we met her.  She was adopted from a local shelter on a Saturday afternoon in July of 2006.  Although we did not know it, she came home with us already stricken with parvo and an upper respiratory infection.  Even with the best care available, she died Monday night.  Losing her was one of the hardest things we have experienced and we still miss her to this day.   Our organization was founded in her honor and in remembrance of her short but meaningful life.

Secondly, Bella stands for "Because Every Little Life is Amazing".    Although they cannot speak, animals still feel pain and suffering.   If we can somehow alleviate that suffering, then we are fulfilling our purpose.

Third and finally, the Italian word "bella" translates to "beautiful" in English, helping any creature great or small is a beautiful thing.

Every dollar counts.  Please help us save a life.  Donate today and know that your donation is helping a little heart beat stronger.
 

Thank you,
Eric McCune
President, co-founder

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Throughout the United States
Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma - Statewide
While we assist people throughout the country, the animals served by our organization are primarily in central Oklahoma.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Animal Related/Veterinary Services
Tertiary Organizational Category Animal Related/Animal Services NEC
Programs
Description Funding to this program covers general veterinary practices and procedures.
Strategy
Population Served General/Unspecified Other Named Groups
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. The Bella Foundation has raised over $50000 since its inception and paid for the veterinary care of over 300 animals.
Description Donations to this program go directly to pay for veterinary services for low-income and elderly citizens who need life-saving care for their pets but cannot afford it.
Strategy
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Elderly and/or Disabled Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. Often, people love their pets but are forced to euthanize them or relinquish them to a shelter because they cannot afford emergency veterinary care if the animal is sick or injured. This places a burden on our community and our taxpayers because the municipal shelter is forced to care for and euthanize more animals.

The Bella Foundation helps animals stay in their homes, keeping them out of shelters. This reduces the burden on taxpayers and is incredibly meaningful to families who would otherwise have to say goodbye to their beloved pets.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. In 6 years we have provided more than $506,000 in assistance to low-income and elderly pet owners for emergency veterinary care. That means thousands of animals that stayed in their homes and did not end up suffering, euthanized or in a municipal shelter.
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Currently The Bella Foundation is debating whether to expand our paid staff. We have a large number of volunteers who do the vast majority of the work of the organization, but we do not have an executive director; rather, our founder and board president serves as the de facto CEO, while maintaining a full-time job of his own. As our organization grows, this becomes less and less feasible. However, we have always prided ourselves in having low overhead, and being able to spend the majority of our money on direct animal care and programs. This is an issue over which our board of directors is quite divided. Discussions will continue, but it is expected that our staff will increase by at least one in 2013.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Eric McCune
Start Date Oct 2006
Email emccune@thebellafoundation.org
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 2
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 250
Staff Retention Rate 100
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? N/A
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 2
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Board Chair
Name Eric Jason McCune
Company Affiliation No Affiliation
Term Jan 2006 to Jan 2016
Email emccune@thebellafoundation.org
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2014
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Cherokee Ballard State of OklahomaVoting
Alicia Caravello Voting
Deanna Durbin Central Oklahoma Youth Services LLCVoting
Adena Finch Owner, MrsDoolittle's Pet Stay N PlayVoting
Robin Gardner Voting
Wanda Knight Grant ThorntonVoting
Wesley Knight Bank of AmericaVoting
Tara McMillen Variety CareVoting
Amanda Morstad SSM Health CareVoting
John Nusz Voting
Julie Pyle City of Oklahoma CityVoting
Ces Vorse First Mortgage CompanyVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 9
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013-Dec 31, 2013
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $337,692
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $324,792
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Contributions------
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$243,798$256,038$113,536
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$192,964$173,249$198,807
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$393,136$372,248$245,712
Administration Expense$92,270$61,336--
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.900.991.27
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%86%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$28,284$51,453$68,376
Current Assets$18,318$37,965$55,929
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$25,475--$12,626
Total Net Assets$2,809$51,453$55,750
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.72--4.43
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $243,798Individuals $256,038Earned Revenue $198,807
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $192,964Earned Revenue $173,249Individuals $113,536
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from IRS Form 990s.
 
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
 
Address PO Box 20035
Oklahoma City, OK 73156
Primary Phone 866 318-7387
CEO/Executive Director Eric McCune
Board Chair Eric Jason McCune
Board Chair Company Affiliation No Affiliation