Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Center for Great Apes

Providing a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees

four stars

94.29

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 94.29 four stars
  Financial 91.93 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

91.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.88
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,899,962
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,899,962
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,899,962
   Other Revenue $167,007
TOTAL REVENUE $3,066,969
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,493,099
   Administrative Expenses $112,545
   Fundraising Expenses $115,422
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,721,066
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,345,903
   
Net Assets $6,209,681

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$55,215 3.20% Patricia Ragan President

Mission

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.

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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