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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


Patrick J. Bergin
Chief Executive Officer

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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

African Wildlife Foundation

Ensuring the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 94.94 4 stars
  Financial 94.08 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
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 Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  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.

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2015)

   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
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,104,600
Net Assets $42,315,044

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2015)

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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