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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Turtle Conservancy

Save Turtles. Save the Planet.

four stars

90.42

1794 McNell Road Ojai, CA 93023
tel: (212) 353-5060   Web Site
EIN: 20-2899240

Board Leadership
Anders Rhodin
Chair

CEO
Eric Goode
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.42 four stars
  Financial 93.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Turtle Conservancy is dedicated to protecting threatened turtles and tortoises and their habitats worldwide. It focuses its work on four strategic program areas: conserving species in their natural habitat, maintaining captive breeding programs, monitoring illegal trade threats, and spreading global awareness. The Turtle Conservancy envisions a world where all species of turtles and tortoises ultimately thrive in the wild.

The Turtle Conservancy is dedicated to protecting threatened turtles and tortoises and their habitats worldwide. It focuses its work on four strategic program areas: conserving species in their natural habitat, maintaining captive breeding programs, monitoring illegal trade threats, and spreading global awareness. The Turtle Conservancy envisions a world where all species of turtles and tortoises ultimately thrive in the wild.

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Financial

four stars

93.72

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Turtle Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Turtle Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Turtle Conservancy (CA) 90.42 four stars
Defenders of Wildlife (DC) 87.53 three stars
Primarily Primates (TX) 89.48 three stars
EcoHealth Alliance (NY) 92.92 four stars
Cheetah Conservation Fund (VA) 94.53 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,238,593
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $69,216
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $96,745
Total Contributions $1,404,554
   Program Service Revenue $102,606
Total Primary Revenue $1,507,160
   Other Revenue $347,895
TOTAL REVENUE $1,855,055
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,511,075
   Administrative Expenses $184,043
   Fundraising Expenses $114,615
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,809,733
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $45,322
   
Net Assets $1,527,932

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
Captive Breeding Program $898,767 59.5%
Conservation Awareness $190,597 12.6%
Geometric Tortoise Program $108,194 7.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 90.42 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 85.42 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2019 82.66 three 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 20-2899240
Name in IRS Master File TURTLE CONSERVANCY
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 May, 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
None reported -- Eric Goode President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Turtle Conservancy (CA) 90.42 four stars
Snow Leopard Trust (WA) 91.24 four stars
Pacific Marine Mammal Center (CA) 85.32 three stars
International Primate Protection League (SC) 93.74 four stars
Wildlife Center of Virginia (VA) 94.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Turtle Conservancy
1794 McNell Road
Ojai, CA 93023
tel: (212) 353-5060
fax: (212) 353-5014
EIN: 20-2899240

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1289
Ojai, CA 93024

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Board Leadership

Anders Rhodin
Chair

CEO

Eric Goode
President & CEO

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