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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

National Wildlife Federation

Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future

three stars

81.19

11100 Wildlife Center Drive Reston, VA 20190
tel: (800) 822-9919   Web Site
EIN: 53-0204616

Board Leadership
Kathleen Hadley
Chair

CEO
Collin O'Mara
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.19 three stars
  Financial 73.57 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. NWF gives voice to the wildlife conservation values that are part of our country's heritage. Our work focuses on three main areas. We work to find solutions to the climate crisis, keep our nation connected to nature, and safeguard America's wildlife and wild places. In all, National Wildlife Federation's work from coast to coast, community by community, helps protect, connect and restore habitat to ensure a healthy wildlife legacy for future generations.

National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. NWF gives voice to the wildlife conservation values that are part of our country's heritage. Our work focuses on three main areas. We work to find solutions to the climate crisis, keep our nation connected to nature, and safeguard America's wildlife and wild places. In all, National Wildlife Federation's work from coast to coast, community by community, helps protect, connect and restore habitat to ensure a healthy wildlife legacy for future generations.

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Financial

two stars

73.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 50.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Wildlife Federation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Wildlife Federation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 81.19 three stars
WILD Foundation (CO) 96.66 four stars
Wildlife Center of Virginia (VA) 91.76 four stars
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 90.89 four stars
WildAid (CA) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $54,035,118
   Federated Campaigns $156,618
   Membership Dues $5,396,511
   Fundraising Events $107,212
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,256,210
Total Contributions $61,951,669
   Program Service Revenue $5,532,892
Total Primary Revenue $67,484,561
   Other Revenue $9,499,418
TOTAL REVENUE $76,983,979
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $61,733,576
   Administrative Expenses $4,779,126
   Fundraising Expenses $7,219,235
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $73,731,937
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,252,042
   
Net Assets $53,212,679

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 10/01/2017 81.19 three stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 78.63 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 80.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-08 12/22/2014 77.35 two stars
2012-08 06/01/2014 78.55 two stars
2011-08 08/01/2013 75.16 two stars
2011-08 08/01/2013 75.16 two stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 87.05 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 05/01/2011 81.80 three stars
2008-08 10/01/2009 80.28 three stars
2007-08 11/01/2008 77.12 two stars
2006-08 05/01/2008 75.51 two stars
2005-08 12/15/2006 76.68 two 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 53-0204616
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
NTEE Code D30
NTEE Classification Wildlife Preservation, Protection
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
(927) Fundraising
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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1943
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 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
$343,694 0.46% Collin O'Mara President

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National Wildlife Federation (VA) 81.19 three stars
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Carolina Raptor Center (NC) 90.07 four stars
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research (DE) 85.89 three stars
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (FL) 92.42 four stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • National Wildlife Federation
  • National Wildlife Federation Endowment (52-0806695)
  • National Wildlife Productions (52-1903666) (52-1903666)

Charity Contact Info

National Wildlife Federation
11100 Wildlife Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190
tel: (800) 822-9919
EIN: 53-0204616

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Board Leadership

Kathleen Hadley
Chair

CEO

Collin O'Mara
President, CEO

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