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Wolf Conservation Center

Wolves are worth saving

four stars

93.04

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 93.04 four stars
  Financial 90.17 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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 August 2020, 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

four stars

90.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
68.1%
  Administrative Expenses 18.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.14
  Program Expenses Growth 19.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
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) 93.04 four stars
Panthera Corporation (NY) 87.99 three stars
Polar Bears International (MT) 92.81 four stars
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 98.23 four stars
Primarily Primates (TX) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,580,431
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,328,697
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $40,000
Total Contributions $2,949,128
   Program Service Revenue $337,833
Total Primary Revenue $3,286,961
   Other Revenue $213,026
TOTAL REVENUE $3,499,987
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $921,235
   Administrative Expenses $257,553
   Fundraising Expenses $177,652
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,356,440
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,143,547
   
Net Assets $8,604,453

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 $921,235 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2020 93.04 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 89.56 three stars
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,875 6.10% Margaret H. Wilhelm Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wolf Conservation Center (NY) 93.04 four stars
EcoHealth Alliance (NY) 92.92 four stars
American Bird Conservancy (VA) 93.50 four stars
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 85.58 three stars
HawkWatch International (UT) 91.37 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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