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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

African Wildlife Foundation

Ensuring the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever

94.94

1400 Sixteenth Street, NW Suite 120
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (888) 494-5354   Web Site
EIN: 52-0781390

Board Leadership
David E. Thomson
Chairman

CEO
Patrick J. Bergin
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.94
  Financial 94.08
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

94.08

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.64
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by African Wildlife Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by African Wildlife Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 94.94
Bat Conservation International (VA) 90.86
Boreal Songbird Initiative (WA) 86.79
Sea Turtle Conservancy (FL) 89.11
International Wolf Center (MN) 92.49

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Founded in 1961, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), together with the people of Africa, works to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever. AWF is the leading international conservation organization focused solely on Africa. We believe that protecting Africa's wildlife and wild landscapes is the key to the future prosperity of Africa and its people - and for over 45 years we have made it our work to help ensure that Africa's wild resources endure. At AWF we approach all of our work at the landscape level - that is to say, we look at large landscapes (we have identified eight of these areas to date). Within these landscapes, we implement a variety of efforts that conserve land, protect species and empower people.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,255,302
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,330,200
Total Contributions $31,585,502
   Program Service Revenue $573,187
Total Primary Revenue $32,158,689
   Other Revenue $121,836
TOTAL REVENUE $32,280,525
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $23,303,043
   Administrative Expenses $1,097,536
   Fundraising Expenses $2,775,346
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,175,925
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,104,600
   
Net Assets $42,315,044

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
Conservation Programs $21,354,353 90.4%
Education & Outreach $2,269,872 9.6%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 07/01/2016 94.94
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.32
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.53
2013-06 10/01/2014 82.86
2012-06 07/01/2013 88.35
2011-06 07/01/2012 91.91
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.51
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 98.55
2008-06 07/01/2009 95.80
2007-06 04/01/2008 96.06
2006-06 05/01/2007 94.61
2005-06 09/01/2006 93.27
2004-06 05/01/2005 90.49
2003-06 06/01/2004 90.43
2002-06 04/15/2003 95.79
2001-06 10/15/2002 98.34
2000-06 04/15/2002 76.90

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

EIN 52-0781390
Name in IRS Master File AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
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 (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
(911) Foreign organization
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 July, 1962
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$249,776 0.91% Patrick J. Bergin Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 1961, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), together with the people of Africa, works to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever. AWF is the leading international conservation organization focused solely on Africa. We believe that protecting Africa's wildlife and wild landscapes is the key to the future prosperity of Africa and its people - and for over 45 years we have made it our work to help ensure that Africa's wild resources endure. At AWF we approach all of our work at the landscape level - that is to say, we look at large landscapes (we have identified eight of these areas to date). Within these landscapes, we implement a variety of efforts that conserve land, protect species and empower people.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 94.94
Carolina Raptor Center (NC) 91.62
Pollinator Partnership (CA) 92.22
EcoHealth Alliance (NY) 91.56
American Bird Conservancy (VA) 93.98

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Charity Contact Info

African Wildlife Foundation
1400 Sixteenth Street, NW
Suite 120
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (888) 494-5354
fax: (202) 939-3332
EIN: 52-0781390

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Board Leadership

David E. Thomson
Chairman

CEO

Patrick J. Bergin
Chief Executive Officer

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