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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

World Wildlife Fund

Protecting the future of nature

three stars

82.32

1250 24th Street, NW P.O. Box 97180
Washington, DC 20090
tel: (800) 960-0993   Web Site
EIN: 52-1693387

Board Leadership
Virginia Busch
Chair

CEO
Carter Roberts
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.32 three stars
  Financial 75.32 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1961, World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by: protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution. We are committed to reversing the degradation of our planet's natural environment and to building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. We recognize the critical relevance of human numbers, poverty and consumption patterns to meeting these goals.

Founded in 1961, World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by: protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution. We are committed to reversing the degradation of our planet's natural environment and to building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. We recognize the critical relevance of human numbers, poverty and consumption patterns to meeting these goals.

Financial

two stars

75.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 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)
74.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Wildlife Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Wildlife Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Wildlife Fund (DC) 82.32 three stars
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 93.91 four stars
International Crane Foundation (WI) 92.37 four stars
Point Blue Conservation Science (CA) 93.77 four stars
Bat Conservation International (VA) 87.49 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $154,739,918
   Federated Campaigns $1,169,222
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $57,929,779
Total Contributions $213,838,919
   Program Service Revenue $94,033
Total Primary Revenue $213,932,952
   Other Revenue $12,463,435
TOTAL REVENUE $226,396,387
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $182,835,128
   Administrative Expenses $15,204,180
   Fundraising Expenses $49,150,641
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $247,189,949
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-20,793,562
   
Net Assets $348,168,752

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
Global Conservation $132,267,062 66.9%
Policy $25,428,050 12.9%
Public Education $24,389,577 12.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 04/01/2018 82.32 three stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 83.01 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 86.04 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.71 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 89.43 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 87.93 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 85.63 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 83.63 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.48 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 86.97 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 92.94 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 95.64 four stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 93.11 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 81.35 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 78.22 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 76.63 two stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 76.45 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 85.96 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 52-1693387
Name in IRS Master File WORLD WILDLIFE FUND INC
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 August, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$756,312 0.30% Carter S. Roberts President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Wildlife Fund (DC) 82.32 three stars
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research (DE) 85.89 three stars
International Primate Protection League (SC) 92.92 four stars
Ocean Alliance (MA) 86.33 three stars
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 90.89 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th Street, NW
P.O. Box 97180
Washington, DC 20090
tel: (800) 960-0993
EIN: 52-1693387

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Board Leadership

Virginia Busch
Chair

CEO

Carter Roberts
President & CEO

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