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Animals : Wildlife Conservation (Grantmaking)

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA

Embracing all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife.

four stars

96.46

25283 Cabot Road Suite 101
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
tel: (949) 305-3785   Web Site
EIN: 30-0224549

Board Leadership
Brian Miller
President

CEO
Melissa Sciacca
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of veterinary field clinics held
5
Number of trained volunteer dog-and-handler teams
4
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
92.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 37.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA (CA) 96.46 four stars
The Elephant Sanctuary (TN) 98.75 four stars
The Wildcat Sanctuary (MN) 92.60 four stars
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (CO) 92.92 four stars
Animal Place (CA) 90.10 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,752,260
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $49,350
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,801,610
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,801,610
   Other Revenue $29,476
TOTAL REVENUE $4,831,086
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,781,932
   Administrative Expenses $404,265
   Fundraising Expenses $62,278
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,248,475
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-417,389
   
Net Assets $1,526,006

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
Fundraising for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust $4,781,932 100.0%

Ratings History
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 03/01/2019 96.46 four stars
2017-03 03/01/2018 93.91 four stars
2016-03 05/01/2017 94.74 four stars
2016-03 04/01/2017 87.14 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 30-0224549
Name in IRS Master File THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST USA INC
NTEE Code D11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
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 July, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,835 2.54% Melissa Sciacca Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA (CA) 96.46 four stars
Big Cat Rescue (FL) 100.00 four stars
Center for Great Apes (FL) 95.55 four stars
Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary (GA) 89.39 three stars
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA) 88.29 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA
25283 Cabot Road
Suite 101
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
tel: (949) 305-3785
EIN: 30-0224549

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Board Leadership

Brian Miller
President

CEO

Melissa Sciacca
Executive Director

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