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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Polar Bears International

Conserving polar bears and the sea ice they depend on.

three stars

84.28

P.O. Box 3008 Bozeman, MT 59772
tel: (406) 586-9416   Web Site
EIN: 77-0322706

Board Leadership
Kevin Spreekmeester
Chair

CEO
Krista Wright
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.28 three stars
  Financial 77.77 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Polar Bears International's mission is to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate. We serve as the global resource for information regarding polar bears and their habitat and are the leading voice on climate warming impacts to polar bears and their Arctic home while actively seeking solutions through education, advocacy, and action. We conduct, support, and share scientific research that informs polar bear conservation and educate an international audience about polar bear conservation and provide mentorship for the actions that will help ensure their survival.

Polar Bears International's mission is to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate. We serve as the global resource for information regarding polar bears and their habitat and are the leading voice on climate warming impacts to polar bears and their Arctic home while actively seeking solutions through education, advocacy, and action. We conduct, support, and share scientific research that informs polar bear conservation and educate an international audience about polar bear conservation and provide mentorship for the actions that will help ensure their survival.

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Financial

two stars

77.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth -6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Polar Bears International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Polar Bears International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Polar Bears International (MT) 84.28 three stars
Pacific Marine Mammal Center (CA) 88.68 three stars
WildCare (CA) 85.16 three stars
Sea Turtle Conservancy (FL) 96.46 four stars
International Wolf Center (MN) 91.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,513,096
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,513,096
   Program Service Revenue $107,854
Total Primary Revenue $1,620,950
   Other Revenue $-3,823
TOTAL REVENUE $1,617,127
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,063,841
   Administrative Expenses $137,991
   Fundraising Expenses $176,888
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,378,720
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $238,407
   
Net Assets $602,345

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
Education $683,201 64.2%
Research in the Field $380,640 35.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 84.28 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 82.51 three stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 80.74 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.39 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 79.26 two 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 77-0322706
Name in IRS Master File POLAR BEARS INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code D05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
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
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
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 January, 1994
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
  • March, 2013

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
$77,846 5.64% Krista Wright Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Polar Bears International (MT) 84.28 three stars
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (GA) 92.38 four stars
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 93.91 four stars
Sea Turtle Conservancy (FL) 96.46 four stars
Point Blue Conservation Science (CA) 93.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Polar Bears International
P.O. Box 3008
Bozeman, MT 59772
tel: (406) 586-9416
EIN: 77-0322706

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Board Leadership

Kevin Spreekmeester
Chair

CEO

Krista Wright
Executive Director

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