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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Keepers of the Wild

We Love. We Care. We Protect.

85.63

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

Board Leadership
Lara Kraft
Chairwoman

CEO
Jonathan Kraft
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.63
  Financial 79.68
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

79.68

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth -3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.4%
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) 85.63
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary (NY) 93.10
The Wildcat Sanctuary (MN) 95.04
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA) 91.70
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA (CA) 91.22

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $488,462
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,284,983
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,773,445
   Program Service Revenue $188,089
Total Primary Revenue $1,961,534
   Other Revenue $267,881
TOTAL REVENUE $2,229,415
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,766,213
   Administrative Expenses $135,877
   Fundraising Expenses $219,887
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,121,977
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $107,438
   
Net Assets $2,021,232

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 $1,766,213 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 11/01/2021 85.63
2019-12 05/01/2021 85.15
2018-12 11/01/2019 87.25
2017-12 12/21/2018 89.05
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.98
2015-12 12/21/2016 90.94

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
$97,000 4.57% Jonathan Kraft President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keepers of the Wild (AZ) 85.63
Performing Animal Welfare Society (CA) 96.06
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary (NY) 93.10
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA (CA) 91.22
Our Companions Animal Rescue (CT) 97.17

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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

Lara Kraft
Chairwoman

CEO

Jonathan Kraft
President

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