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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Polar Bears International

Conserving polar bears and the sea ice they depend on.

four stars

92.81

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

Board Leadership
John Kelleher
Chair

CEO
Krista Wright
Executive Dir.

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.81 four stars
  Financial 89.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

three stars

89.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
75.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.16
  Program Expenses Growth 15.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.8%
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) 92.81 four stars
Bat Conservation International (TX) 88.49 three stars
Sea Turtle Conservancy (FL) 92.37 four stars
Carolina Raptor Center (NC) 85.13 three stars
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 92.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,178,153
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $259,911
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,438,064
   Program Service Revenue $69,356
Total Primary Revenue $5,507,420
   Other Revenue $-207,720
TOTAL REVENUE $5,299,700
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,793,745
   Administrative Expenses $257,455
   Fundraising Expenses $335,210
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,386,410
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,913,290
   
Net Assets $3,896,406

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 $1,171,543 65.3%
Research in the Field $622,202 34.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 92.81 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 86.52 three stars
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,279 3.36% Krista Wright Executive Dir.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Polar Bears International (MT) 92.81 four stars
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (FL) 93.91 four stars
Turtle Conservancy (CA) 90.42 four stars
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 86.78 three stars
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 92.29 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

John Kelleher
Chair

CEO

Krista Wright
Executive Dir.

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