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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

American Bird Conservancy

Conserving native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas

four stars

93.13

P.O. Box 249 4249 Loudoun Avenue
The Plains, VA 20198
tel: (888) 247-3624   Web Site
EIN: 52-1501259

Board Leadership
Larry Selzer
Chair

CEO
Michael J. Parr
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.13 four stars
  Financial 91.16 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

91.16

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Bird Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Bird Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Bird Conservancy (VA) 93.13 four stars
Wildlife Alliance (NY) 86.04 three stars
Orangutan Foundation International (CA) 91.71 four stars
WILD Foundation (CO) 96.66 four stars
Bat Conservation International (VA) 87.49 three stars

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American Bird Conservancy's (ABC) mission is to conserve wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Founded in 1994, it is the only U.S.-based group exclusively devoted to bird conservation throughout the Americas. ABC acts across the full spectrum of threats to birds to safeguard the rarest bird species, restore habitats, and reduce threats, while unifying and strengthening the bird conservation movement. ABC advances bird conservation through direct action and by finding and engaging the people and groups needed to succeed, regardless of their political, economic, or social point of view. ABC seeks innovative, fair solutions to difficult issues.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,825,043
   Federated Campaigns $25,758
   Membership Dues $1,605,916
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,990,046
Total Contributions $12,446,763
   Program Service Revenue $94,197
Total Primary Revenue $12,540,960
   Other Revenue $119,600
TOTAL REVENUE $12,660,560
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,924,517
   Administrative Expenses $1,084,716
   Fundraising Expenses $478,833
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,488,066
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,172,494
   
Net Assets $5,775,087

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
Bird Conservation Programs $8,995,621 90.6%
Outreach $577,220 5.8%
Membership Services $351,676 3.5%

Ratings History
American Bird Conservancy has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 93.13 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.98 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 93.07 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 93.30 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 90.49 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 96.51 four stars
2011-12 08/01/2012 94.19 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 90.14 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 89.18 three stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 93.50 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 96.12 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 90.74 four stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 93.19 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 95.82 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 95.92 four stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 95.77 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 95.74 four 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 52-1501259
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCY
NTEE Code D01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (199) Other scientific research 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 May, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$205,882 1.79% George H. Fenwick President

American Bird Conservancy's (ABC) mission is to conserve wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Founded in 1994, it is the only U.S.-based group exclusively devoted to bird conservation throughout the Americas. ABC acts across the full spectrum of threats to birds to safeguard the rarest bird species, restore habitats, and reduce threats, while unifying and strengthening the bird conservation movement. ABC advances bird conservation through direct action and by finding and engaging the people and groups needed to succeed, regardless of their political, economic, or social point of view. ABC seeks innovative, fair solutions to difficult issues.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Bird Conservancy (VA) 93.13 four stars
Global Wildlife Conservation (TX) 97.00 four stars
Wildlife Center of Virginia (VA) 91.76 four stars
International Primate Protection League (SC) 92.92 four stars
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 92.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Bird Conservancy
P.O. Box 249
4249 Loudoun Avenue
The Plains, VA 20198
tel: (888) 247-3624
fax: (540) 253-5782
EIN: 52-1501259

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Board Leadership

Larry Selzer
Chair

CEO

Michael J. Parr
President

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