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Animals : Wildlife Conservation (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Wildlife Conservation Network

The spirit of innovation in conservation

98.23

209 Mississippi Street San Francisco, CA 94107
tel: (415) 202-6380   Web Site
EIN: 30-0108469

Board Leadership
Charles Knowles
Board Chair

CEO
Jean-Gael Collomb
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2002, Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) is dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats. We support innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. We partner with independent, community-based conservationists around the world and provide them with the capital and tools they need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. WCN's conservationists actively engage local people as effective stewards of their environment and work in a culturally-respectful manner to ensure that conservation skills and values will be passed on to future generations.

Founded in 2002, Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) is dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats. We support innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. We partner with independent, community-based conservationists around the world and provide them with the capital and tools they need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. WCN's conservationists actively engage local people as effective stewards of their environment and work in a culturally-respectful manner to ensure that conservation skills and values will be passed on to future generations.

Financial

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
93.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.99
  Program Expenses Growth 19.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wildlife Conservation Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wildlife Conservation Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 98.23
Turtle Conservancy (CA) 92.68
Snow Leopard Trust (WA) 94.88
Ocean Alliance (MA) 88.57
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 90.06

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $31,922,257
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $31,922,257
   Program Service Revenue $200,850
Total Primary Revenue $32,123,107
   Other Revenue $122,053
TOTAL REVENUE $32,245,160
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,129,276
   Administrative Expenses $1,552,330
   Fundraising Expenses $138,319
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $28,819,925
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,425,235
   
Net Assets $24,519,267

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
Wildlife Programs $25,773,117 95.0%
Public Education and Outreach $805,953 3.0%
Program Support Services $550,206 2.0%

Ratings History
Wildlife Conservation Network has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 02/01/2022 98.23
2019-12 12/23/2020 98.23
2018-12 03/01/2020 98.23
2017-12 03/01/2019 98.23
2016-12 12/01/2018 100.00
2015-12 12/21/2016 100.00
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 99.49
2012-12 02/01/2014 97.75
2011-12 05/01/2013 97.77
2010-12 02/01/2012 97.78
2009-12 10/01/2011 97.66
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.14
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 96.70
2008-12 04/01/2010 96.64
2007-12 12/01/2008 91.90

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 30-0108469
Name in IRS Master File WILDLIFE CONSERVATION NETWORK INC
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
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 October, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,299 0.57% Jean-Gael Collomb Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 98.23
International Crane Foundation (WI) 92.02
Orangutan Foundation International (CA) 95.12
International Animal Rescue (MA) 90.67
Georgia Wildlife Federation (GA) 91.16

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Charity Contact Info

Wildlife Conservation Network
209 Mississippi Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
tel: (415) 202-6380
fax: (415) 202-6381
EIN: 30-0108469

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Board Leadership

Charles Knowles
Board Chair

CEO

Jean-Gael Collomb
Executive Director

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