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Wolf Conservation Center

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three stars

88.23

7 Buck Run South Salem, NY 10590
tel: (914) 763-2373   Web Site
EIN: 13-4073912

Board Leadership
Martha Handler
President

CEO
Maggie Howell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.23 three stars
  Financial 87.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is an environmental education organization working to protect and preserve wolves in North America through science-based education, advocacy, and participation in the federal recovery and release programs for two critically endangered wolf species - the Mexican gray wolf and red wolf. The WCC's three 'ambassador wolves' reside on exhibit where they help teach the public about wolves and their vital role in the environment. Through wolves, the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World.

Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is an environmental education organization working to protect and preserve wolves in North America through science-based education, advocacy, and participation in the federal recovery and release programs for two critically endangered wolf species - the Mexican gray wolf and red wolf. The WCC's three 'ambassador wolves' reside on exhibit where they help teach the public about wolves and their vital role in the environment. Through wolves, the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Reproductive success of Critically Endangered Red Wolves and Mexican Gray Wolves
22
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.51

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
69.7%
  Administrative Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.63
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wolf Conservation Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wolf Conservation Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wolf Conservation Center (NY) 88.23 three stars
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (OR) 93.04 four stars
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 90.94 four stars
New England Wildlife Center (MA) 91.78 four stars
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (FL) 94.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,288,377
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $70,629
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $41,250
Total Contributions $2,400,256
   Program Service Revenue $330,754
Total Primary Revenue $2,731,010
   Other Revenue $165,856
TOTAL REVENUE $2,896,866
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $653,981
   Administrative Expenses $176,239
   Fundraising Expenses $100,086
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $930,306
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,966,560
   
Net Assets $6,485,051

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Wolf Education and Reintroduction $653,981 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 88.23 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-4073912
Name in IRS Master File WOLF CONSERVATION CENTER INC
NTEE Code D31
NTEE Classification Protection of Endangered Species
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$81,186 8.72% Margaret H. Wilhelm Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wolf Conservation Center (NY) 88.23 three stars
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 90.23 four stars
Orangutan Foundation International (CA) 85.43 three stars
International Crane Foundation (WI) 91.97 four stars
International Rhino Foundation (TX) 93.96 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wolf Conservation Center
7 Buck Run
South Salem, NY 10590
tel: (914) 763-2373
EIN: 13-4073912

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 421
South Salem, NY 10590

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Board Leadership

Martha Handler
President

CEO

Maggie Howell
Executive Director

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