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Animals : Wildlife Conservation (Fundraising)

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA

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

four stars

94.74

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

Board Leadership
Robert Brian Miller
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.74 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
92.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth 58.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
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) 94.74 four stars
Return to Freedom (CA) 91.22 four stars
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA) 92.24 four stars
Big Cat Rescue (FL) 99.71 four stars
The Elephant Sanctuary (TN) 97.15 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,161,310
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,161,310
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,161,310
   Other Revenue $10,152
TOTAL REVENUE $5,171,462
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,848,682
   Administrative Expenses $229,834
   Fundraising Expenses $60,865
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,139,381
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $32,081
   
Net Assets $2,200,181

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 $4,848,682 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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 UNITED STATES FRIENDS OF THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST 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)
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  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,000 2.14% Melissa Sciacca Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA (CA) 94.74 four stars
Keepers of the Wild (AZ) 90.94 four stars
International Exotic Animal Sanctuary (TX) 89.39 three stars
Return to Freedom (CA) 91.22 four stars
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (CO) 94.69 four stars

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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

Robert Brian Miller
President

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