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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Panthera Corporation

Protecting Wild Cats Protects the Earth

four stars

93.26

Eight West 40th Street 18th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (646) 786-0400   Web Site
EIN: 20-4668756

Board Leadership
Thomas S. Kaplan
Chairman

CEO
Frédéric Launay
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.26 four stars
  Financial 90.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Panthera is the only organization in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world's 38 wild cat species and their ecosystems. Utilizing the expertise of the world's premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global strategies for the most imperiled large cats: tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards, cheetahs, pumas, and leopards. Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera partners with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities, governments around the globe, and citizens who want to help ensure a future for wild cats. Panthera's grants program, the Small Cat Action Fund (SCAF), additionally supports conservation and research initiatives on many of the 31 smaller wild cat species around the globe.

Panthera is the only organization in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world's 38 wild cat species and their ecosystems. Utilizing the expertise of the world's premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global strategies for the most imperiled large cats: tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards, cheetahs, pumas, and leopards. Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera partners with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities, governments around the globe, and citizens who want to help ensure a future for wild cats. Panthera's grants program, the Small Cat Action Fund (SCAF), additionally supports conservation and research initiatives on many of the 31 smaller wild cat species around the globe.

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Financial

four stars

90.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.95
  Program Expenses Growth 13.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Panthera Corporation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Panthera Corporation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Panthera Corporation (NY) 93.26 four stars
Global Wildlife Conservation (TX) 96.29 four stars
Cheetah Conservation Fund (VA) 91.55 four stars
International Wolf Center (MN) 95.22 four stars
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 86.78 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,035,934
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,035,934
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,035,934
   Other Revenue $254,810
TOTAL REVENUE $8,290,744
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,393,454
   Administrative Expenses $1,351,191
   Fundraising Expenses $1,330,715
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,075,360
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,784,616
   
Net Assets $25,688,498

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
Jaguars $2,877,415 27.7%
Tigers $2,629,331 25.3%
Snow Leopards $1,291,902 12.4%

Ratings History
Panthera Corporation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 93.26 four stars
2016-12 08/01/2018 96.87 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 95.78 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 95.74 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 20-4668756
Name in IRS Master File PANTHERA CORPORATION
NTEE Code D30
NTEE Classification Wildlife Preservation, Protection
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
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 August, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$111,212 0.85% Thomas McCarthy Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$135,090 1.03% Howard Quigley Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Panthera Corporation (NY) 93.26 four stars
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (GA) 94.67 four stars
WildAid (CA) 100.00 four stars
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 85.58 three stars
Pacific Marine Mammal Center (CA) 87.87 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Panthera Corporation
Eight West 40th Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (646) 786-0400
EIN: 20-4668756

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Board Leadership

Thomas S. Kaplan
Chairman

CEO

Frédéric Launay
President, CEO

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