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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Global Wildlife Conservation

Protecting endangered species and habitats through science-based field action.

four stars

96.29

P.O. Box 129 Austin, TX 78767
tel: (512) 593-1883   Web Site
EIN: 26-2887967

Board Leadership
Brian Sheth
Chairman

CEO
Wes Sechrest
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.29 four stars
  Financial 96.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Global Wildlife Conservation protects endangered species and habitats through science-based field action. GWC has built its success upon a foundation of excellence in Exploration, Research and Conservation. GWC envisions a world with diverse and abundant wildlife, a truly Wild World. We are dedicated to ensuring that the species on the verge of extinction aren't lost but prosper well into the future. Through our three key goals we are bringing together scientists, conservationists, policy makers, industry leaders and you to ensure a truly collaborative approach to species conservation. Our three key goals are to save species, protect wildlands, and build capacity. Through this approach we are ensuring that species conservation remains core to our approach while addressing larger landscape issue challenges and developing a long term support network to guarantee that our donors and partners investments have the greatest possibility of success.

Global Wildlife Conservation protects endangered species and habitats through science-based field action. GWC has built its success upon a foundation of excellence in Exploration, Research and Conservation. GWC envisions a world with diverse and abundant wildlife, a truly Wild World. We are dedicated to ensuring that the species on the verge of extinction aren't lost but prosper well into the future. Through our three key goals we are bringing together scientists, conservationists, policy makers, industry leaders and you to ensure a truly collaborative approach to species conservation. Our three key goals are to save species, protect wildlands, and build capacity. Through this approach we are ensuring that species conservation remains core to our approach while addressing larger landscape issue challenges and developing a long term support network to guarantee that our donors and partners investments have the greatest possibility of success.

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Financial

four stars

96.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.87
  Program Expenses Growth 61.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Wildlife Conservation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Wildlife Conservation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Wildlife Conservation (TX) 96.29 four stars
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 85.58 three stars
Sea Turtle Conservancy (FL) 96.46 four stars
The Jane Goodall Institute (VA) 88.57 three stars
Orangutan Foundation International (CA) 85.43 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,472,121
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,574,127
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $22,046,248
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $22,046,248
   Other Revenue $326,615
TOTAL REVENUE $22,372,863
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,800,895
   Administrative Expenses $1,135,411
   Fundraising Expenses $151,396
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,087,702
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,285,161
   
Net Assets $32,966,675

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
Protecting Wildlife $5,440,716 80.0%
Safeguarding Wildlands and Habitats $1,020,134 15.0%
Support of Conservation Guardians $340,045 5.0%

Ratings History
Global Wildlife Conservation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 96.29 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 95.98 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 97.00 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 26-2887967
Name in IRS Master File GLOBAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
NTEE Code D30
NTEE Classification Wildlife Preservation, Protection
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 February, 2009
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,000 1.22% Weston Sechrest Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$152,500 1.88% Don Church President
$127,604 1.57% Alejandro Quintero Chief Operating Officer
$125,000 1.54% Barney Long Senior Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Wildlife Conservation (TX) 96.29 four stars
Snow Leopard Trust (WA) 93.73 four stars
The Jane Goodall Institute (VA) 88.57 three stars
Carolina Raptor Center (NC) 85.13 three stars
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 86.78 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Global Wildlife Conservation
P.O. Box 129
Austin, TX 78767
tel: (512) 593-1883
EIN: 26-2887967

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Board Leadership

Brian Sheth
Chairman

CEO

Wes Sechrest
CEO

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