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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

National Wildlife Federation

Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future

85.58

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

Board Leadership
Bill Houston
Chair

CEO
Collin O'Mara
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.58
  Financial 79.83
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 08/01/2019 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.

Financial

79.83

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 85.58
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (OR) 92.91
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 95.79
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (FL) 88.16
International Crane Foundation (WI) 92.02

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $64,177,252
   Federated Campaigns $57,854
   Membership Dues $5,453,701
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,578,073
Total Contributions $72,266,880
   Program Service Revenue $5,612,205
Total Primary Revenue $77,879,085
   Other Revenue $12,404,381
TOTAL REVENUE $90,283,466
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $70,018,425
   Administrative Expenses $5,113,297
   Fundraising Expenses $8,619,337
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $83,751,059
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,532,407
   
Net Assets $66,871,694

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
Conservation Advocacy $34,018,597 48.6%
Education Outreach, Publications $18,514,113 26.4%
Membership Education $7,451,309 10.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 08/01/2019 85.58
2016-08 10/01/2017 81.19
2015-08 03/01/2017 78.63
2014-08 06/01/2016 80.25
 
CN 2.0
2013-08 12/22/2014 77.35
2012-08 06/01/2014 78.55
2011-08 08/01/2013 75.16
2011-08 08/01/2013 75.16
2010-08 09/20/2011 87.05
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 05/01/2011 81.80
2008-08 10/01/2009 80.28
2007-08 11/01/2008 77.12
2006-08 05/01/2008 75.51
2005-08 12/15/2006 76.68

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$359,831 0.42% Collin O'Mara President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 85.58
Polar Bears International (MT) 94.62
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (FL) 88.16
Defenders of Wildlife (DC) 87.53
Primarily Primates (TX) 92.38

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

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

Bill Houston
Chair

CEO

Collin O'Mara
President, CEO

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