Animals : Wildlife Conservation

The Wild Animal Sanctuary

Saving One Animal May Not Change The World... But Surely, For That One Animal... The World Will Change Forever!

four stars

92.92

1946 County Road 53 Keenesburg, CO 80643
tel: (303) 536-0118   Web Site
EIN: 84-1351483

Board Leadership
Toni Scalera
Chair

CEO
Pat Craig
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1980, and has been operating for more than 41 years. The refuge is open to supporters daily, and is run by staff and volunteers. The Wild Animal Sanctuary operates three accredited sanctuaries for abused and abandoned great cats and bears. The rescued animals are not bred, sold, or otherwise commercially exploited in any way. The Sanctuary has two facilities located in Colorado and one in Texas, and utilizes more than 10,500 acres to shelter 650 lions, tigers, bears, leopards, mountain lions, wolves and other large carnivores. The Sanctuary operates the largest carnivore sanctuary network in the world, and its facilities are the only sanctuaries that provide large acreage (5 to 300 acres in size) species-specific habitats for their rescued animals. The Sanctuary also provides direct on and off-site education to more than 2,000,000 people per year concerning the Captive Wildlife Crisis.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1980, and has been operating for more than 41 years. The refuge is open to supporters daily, and is run by staff and volunteers. The Wild Animal Sanctuary operates three accredited sanctuaries for abused and abandoned great cats and bears. The rescued animals are not bred, sold, or otherwise commercially exploited in any way. The Sanctuary has two facilities located in Colorado and one in Texas, and utilizes more than 10,500 acres to shelter 650 lions, tigers, bears, leopards, mountain lions, wolves and other large carnivores. The Sanctuary operates the largest carnivore sanctuary network in the world, and its facilities are the only sanctuaries that provide large acreage (5 to 300 acres in size) species-specific habitats for their rescued animals. The Sanctuary also provides direct on and off-site education to more than 2,000,000 people per year concerning the Captive Wildlife Crisis.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
89.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 11.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Wild Animal Sanctuary on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Wild Animal Sanctuary on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,660,298
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $19,660,298
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $19,660,298
   Other Revenue $360,945
TOTAL REVENUE $20,021,243
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,010,476
   Administrative Expenses $1,128,954
   Fundraising Expenses $768,945
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,908,375
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $112,868
   
Net Assets $13,362,678

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$258,136 1.29% Patrick L. Craig Executive Director

Mission

The Wild Animal Sanctuary was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1980, and has been operating for more than 41 years. The refuge is open to supporters daily, and is run by staff and volunteers. The Wild Animal Sanctuary operates three accredited sanctuaries for abused and abandoned great cats and bears. The rescued animals are not bred, sold, or otherwise commercially exploited in any way. The Sanctuary has two facilities located in Colorado and one in Texas, and utilizes more than 10,500 acres to shelter 650 lions, tigers, bears, leopards, mountain lions, wolves and other large carnivores. The Sanctuary operates the largest carnivore sanctuary network in the world, and its facilities are the only sanctuaries that provide large acreage (5 to 300 acres in size) species-specific habitats for their rescued animals. The Sanctuary also provides direct on and off-site education to more than 2,000,000 people per year concerning the Captive Wildlife Crisis.

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Charity Contact Info

The Wild Animal Sanctuary
1946 County Road 53
Keenesburg, CO 80643
tel: (303) 536-0118
EIN: 84-1351483

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Board Leadership

Toni Scalera
Chair

CEO

Pat Craig
Executive Director