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Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Protecting the Life that Sustains Us

four stars

91.58

628 Northeast Broadway Suite 200
Portland, OR 97232
tel: (855) 232-6639   Web Site
EIN: 51-0175253

Board Leadership
David Frazee Johnson
President

CEO
Scott Hoffman Black
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.58 four stars
  Financial 88.48 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs. The Society uses advocacy, education, and applied research to defend invertebrates. Over the past three decades, we have protected endangered species and their habitats, produced ground-breaking publications on insect conservation, trained thousands of farmers and land managers to protect and manage habitat, and raised awareness about the invertebrates of forests, prairies, deserts, and oceans.

The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs. The Society uses advocacy, education, and applied research to defend invertebrates. Over the past three decades, we have protected endangered species and their habitats, produced ground-breaking publications on insect conservation, trained thousands of farmers and land managers to protect and manage habitat, and raised awareness about the invertebrates of forests, prairies, deserts, and oceans.

Financial

three stars

88.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.05
  Program Expenses Growth 18.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (OR) 91.58 four stars
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (FL) 86.53 three stars
WILD Foundation (CO) 95.81 four stars
WildAid (CA) 100.00 four stars
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,609,297
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $992,780
Total Contributions $3,602,077
   Program Service Revenue $608,412
Total Primary Revenue $4,210,489
   Other Revenue $49,530
TOTAL REVENUE $4,260,019
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,883,006
   Administrative Expenses $299,477
   Fundraising Expenses $471,535
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,654,018
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $606,001
   
Net Assets $3,256,571

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
Pollinator Conservation $1,937,406 67.2%
Endangered Species $794,504 27.6%
Aquatic Conservation $79,963 2.8%
Other Conservation $71,133 2.5%

Ratings History
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.58 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 93.63 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 93.22 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 94.96 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 51-0175253
Name in IRS Master File XERCES SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code D11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(352) Land acquisition for preservation
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 December, 1975
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, 2016
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,868 3.28% Scott Hoffman Black Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (OR) 91.58 four stars
HawkWatch International (UT) 97.12 four stars
International Crane Foundation (WI) 92.37 four stars
Wildlife Center of Virginia (VA) 91.19 four stars
Orangutan Foundation International (CA) 93.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
628 Northeast Broadway
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97232
tel: (855) 232-6639
fax: (503) 233-6794
EIN: 51-0175253

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Board Leadership

David Frazee Johnson
President

CEO

Scott Hoffman Black
Executive Director

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