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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Center for Great Apes

Providing a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees

four stars

94.11

P.O. Box 488 Wauchula, FL 33873
tel: (863) 767-8903   Web Site
EIN: 65-0444725

Board Leadership
Sue Dupré
Board Chair

CEO
Patti Ragan
Sanctuary Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.11 four stars
  Financial 95.49 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Center for Great Apes, founded in 1993, provides a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Our sanctuary home is located in Wauchula, on over 100 acres a few miles from the beautiful Peace River in south central Florida. Routine health checks, periodic physicals, and when necessary, emergency care are handled in the Arcus Great Ape Health Center.

Center for Great Apes, founded in 1993, provides a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Our sanctuary home is located in Wauchula, on over 100 acres a few miles from the beautiful Peace River in south central Florida. Routine health checks, periodic physicals, and when necessary, emergency care are handled in the Arcus Great Ape Health Center.

Financial

four stars

95.49

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.44
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Great Apes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Great Apes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Great Apes (FL) 94.11 four stars
Return to Freedom (CA) 91.14 four stars
Animals Asia Foundation Limited (CA) 87.89 three stars
The Elephant Sanctuary (TN) 97.15 four stars
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA) 92.24 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,882,791
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,882,791
   Program Service Revenue $32,992
Total Primary Revenue $1,915,783
   Other Revenue $40,930
TOTAL REVENUE $1,956,713
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,409,812
   Administrative Expenses $96,632
   Fundraising Expenses $144,032
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,650,477
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $306,236
   
Net Assets $3,745,876

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
Provide Care for Orangutans and Chimpanzees $1,409,812 100.0%

Ratings History
Center for Great Apes has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 12/01/2016 94.11 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.63 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 03/01/2016 89.95 three stars
2014-09 02/01/2016 88.80 three stars
2013-09 03/03/2015 87.66 three stars
2012-09 06/01/2014 92.15 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2013 90.29 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 83.99 three stars
2010-09 03/01/2012 91.65 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 87.13 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 88.44 three stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 96.12 four stars
2007-09 03/01/2009 92.34 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 65-0444725
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR ORANGUTAN AND CHIMPANZEE CONSERVATION INC
NTEE Code D34
NTEE Classification Wildlife Sanctuary, Refuge
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (355) Wildlife sanctuary or refuge
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 March, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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
$52,000 3.15% Patti Ragan President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Great Apes (FL) 94.11 four stars
Return to Freedom (CA) 91.14 four stars
Our Companions (CT) 99.67 four stars
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA) 92.24 four stars
Animal Place (CA) 86.36 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Great Apes
P.O. Box 488
Wauchula, FL 33873
tel: (863) 767-8903
fax: (863) 767-8904
EIN: 65-0444725

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Board Leadership

Sue Dupré
Board Chair

CEO

Patti Ragan
Sanctuary Director

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