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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Wolf Conservation Center

Wolves are worth saving

93.45

7 Buck Run South Salem, NY 10590
tel: (914) 763-2373   Web Site
EIN: 13-4073912

Board Leadership
Martha Handler
President

CEO
Maggie Howell
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.45
  Financial 90.74
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is an environmental education organization working to protect and preserve wolves in North America through science-based education, advocacy, and participation in the federal recovery and release programs for two critically endangered wolf species - the Mexican gray wolf and red wolf. The WCC's three 'ambassador wolves' reside on exhibit where they help teach the public about wolves and their vital role in the environment. Through wolves, the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World.

Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is an environmental education organization working to protect and preserve wolves in North America through science-based education, advocacy, and participation in the federal recovery and release programs for two critically endangered wolf species - the Mexican gray wolf and red wolf. The WCC's three 'ambassador wolves' reside on exhibit where they help teach the public about wolves and their vital role in the environment. Through wolves, the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World.

Financial

90.74

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
70.1%
  Administrative Expenses 18.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.86
  Program Expenses Growth 32.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wolf Conservation Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wolf Conservation Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wolf Conservation Center (NY) 93.45
Polar Bears International (MT) 94.62
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 89.88
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 85.58
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 90.06

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,191,656
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,112,971
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $35,000
Total Contributions $2,339,627
   Program Service Revenue $367,341
Total Primary Revenue $2,706,968
   Other Revenue $239,526
TOTAL REVENUE $2,946,494
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,375,660
   Administrative Expenses $360,163
   Fundraising Expenses $184,132
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,919,955
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,026,539
   
Net Assets $9,630,992

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
Wolf Education and Reintroduction $1,375,660 100.0%

Ratings History
Wolf Conservation Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 08/03/2021 93.45
2018-12 11/01/2020 93.04
2018-12 03/01/2020 89.56
2017-12 07/01/2019 88.23

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-4073912
Name in IRS Master File WOLF CONSERVATION CENTER INC
NTEE Code D31
NTEE Classification Protection of Endangered Species
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 January, 2000
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,000 4.68% Margaret H. Wilhelm Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wolf Conservation Center (NY) 93.45
International Wolf Center (MN) 92.38
Panthera Corporation (NY) 87.99
New England Wildlife Center (MA) 98.90
Turtle Conservancy (CA) 92.68

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Charity Contact Info

Wolf Conservation Center
7 Buck Run
South Salem, NY 10590
tel: (914) 763-2373
EIN: 13-4073912

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 421
South Salem, NY 10590

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Board Leadership

Martha Handler
President

CEO

Maggie Howell
Executive Director

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