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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

National Wildlife Refuge Association

Protecting America's Wildlife

three stars

80.52

1001 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 905
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 417-3803   Web Site
EIN: 23-7447365

Board Leadership
Carl Woodward
Chair

CEO
Geoffrey Haskett
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.52 three stars
  Financial 73.65 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Wildlife Refuge Association (Refuge Association) occupies a special niche as the only non-profit organization focused exclusively on promoting the world's largest wildlife conservation network, the National Wildlife Refuge System. Since 1975, the Refuge Association has worked hand-in-hand with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect, conserve, and restore the ecological integrity of the Refuge System. To accomplish our mission and raise the stature of the Refuge System, the Refuge Association engages thousands of supports including Refuge Friends groups, private landowners, hunters and anglers, and educators and students from all walks of life. In addition, the Refuge Association leads a coalition of 23 diverse organizations called the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) and our combined 16 million members urge Congress to provide robust funding for the Refuge System. The Refuge Association is ensuring a future for wildlife across America.

The National Wildlife Refuge Association (Refuge Association) occupies a special niche as the only non-profit organization focused exclusively on promoting the world's largest wildlife conservation network, the National Wildlife Refuge System. Since 1975, the Refuge Association has worked hand-in-hand with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect, conserve, and restore the ecological integrity of the Refuge System. To accomplish our mission and raise the stature of the Refuge System, the Refuge Association engages thousands of supports including Refuge Friends groups, private landowners, hunters and anglers, and educators and students from all walks of life. In addition, the Refuge Association leads a coalition of 23 diverse organizations called the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) and our combined 16 million members urge Congress to provide robust funding for the Refuge System. The Refuge Association is ensuring a future for wildlife across America.

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Financial

two stars

73.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.02
  Program Expenses Growth -8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Wildlife Refuge Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Wildlife Refuge Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Wildlife Refuge Association (DC) 80.52 three stars
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 91.77 four stars
Wildlife Center of Virginia (VA) 94.28 four stars
Turtle Island Restoration Network (CA) 96.93 four stars
Georgia Wildlife Federation (GA) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,417,374
   Federated Campaigns $12,439
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $75,689
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $785,273
Total Contributions $2,290,775
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,290,775
   Other Revenue $10,087
TOTAL REVENUE $2,300,862
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,653,286
   Administrative Expenses $118,153
   Fundraising Expenses $178,605
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,950,044
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $350,818
   
Net Assets $461,259

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 Programs $760,699 46.0%
Conservation Constituency-Building $607,236 36.7%
Conservation Policy and Education $156,662 9.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 03/01/2020 80.52 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 79.52 two stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 81.02 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 83.69 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 83.80 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 84.23 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 89.51 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2014 89.69 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 87.89 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 88.70 three 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 23-7447365
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code D01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 April, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,555 7.82% Geoffrey Haskett President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Wildlife Refuge Association (DC) 80.52 three stars
The Jane Goodall Institute (VA) 87.23 three stars
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 85.58 three stars
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 92.29 four stars
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 91.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Wildlife Refuge Association
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 905
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 417-3803
EIN: 23-7447365

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Board Leadership

Carl Woodward
Chair

CEO

Geoffrey Haskett
President

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