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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Keepers of the Wild

We Love. We Care. We Protect.

three stars

87.25

13441 East Highway 66 Valentine, AZ 86437
tel: (928) 769-1800   Web Site
EIN: 88-0345277

Board Leadership
Dwight Jory
Chairperson

CEO
Jonathan Kraft
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.25 three stars
  Financial 83.85 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1995, Keepers of the Wild is currently home to over 130 exotic and indigenous wild animals that were rescued, surrendered by an owner, or placed with us by other animal welfare agencies.

Keepers is dedicated to protecting abused, neglected, abandoned, and retired captive wildlife, providing the best standard of care and helping enforce the humane treatment of all animals through education and public awareness. As Keepers, we seek to alleviate all animal's suffering and help eliminate the use of wild animals as pets and their exploitation in show business. The preservation and protection of wildlife and the environment are paramount in our goals.

Keepers of the Wild has been consistently rated 3 and 4 stars with an accompanying Platinum Seal of Transparency by Charity Navigator. Transparency is key to the long-standing trust we've established with our donors. We strive to ensure that each donor who gives to us feels confident, secure, and proud of their contribution.

Established in 1995, Keepers of the Wild is currently home to over 130 exotic and indigenous wild animals that were rescued, surrendered by an owner, or placed with us by other animal welfare agencies.

Keepers is dedicated to protecting abused, neglected, abandoned, and retired captive wildlife, providing the best standard of care and helping enforce the humane treatment of all animals through education and public awareness. As Keepers, we seek to alleviate all animal's suffering and help eliminate the use of wild animals as pets and their exploitation in show business. The preservation and protection of wildlife and the environment are paramount in our goals.

Keepers of the Wild has been consistently rated 3 and 4 stars with an accompanying Platinum Seal of Transparency by Charity Navigator. Transparency is key to the long-standing trust we've established with our donors. We strive to ensure that each donor who gives to us feels confident, secure, and proud of their contribution.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of animals rescued
16
Number of clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs
16,883
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

83.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Keepers of the Wild on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Keepers of the Wild on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keepers of the Wild (AZ) 87.25 three stars
American Eagle Foundation (TN) 97.03 four stars
Animals Asia Foundation Limited (CA) 85.34 three stars
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary (NY) 89.76 three stars
Big Cat Rescue (FL) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $749,747
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,348,321
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,098,068
   Program Service Revenue $217,618
Total Primary Revenue $2,315,686
   Other Revenue $111,739
TOTAL REVENUE $2,427,425
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,894,677
   Administrative Expenses $106,268
   Fundraising Expenses $226,838
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,227,783
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $199,642
   
Net Assets $2,177,372

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
Exotic Animal Sanctuary $1,894,677 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 87.25 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 89.05 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.98 four stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 90.94 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 88-0345277
Name in IRS Master File KEEPERS OF THE WILD
NTEE Code D31
NTEE Classification Protection of Endangered Species
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 September, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Jonathan Kraft President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keepers of the Wild (AZ) 87.25 three stars
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA) 88.64 three stars
American Eagle Foundation (TN) 97.03 four stars
Animals Asia Foundation Limited (CA) 85.34 three stars
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (CO) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Keepers of the Wild
13441 East Highway 66
Valentine, AZ 86437
tel: (928) 769-1800
fax: (928) 769-1805
EIN: 88-0345277

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Board Leadership

Dwight Jory
Chairperson

CEO

Jonathan Kraft
President

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