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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

African Wildlife Foundation

Ensuring the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever

four stars

93.91

1100 New Jersey Avenue SE Suite 900
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (888) 494-5354   Web Site
EIN: 52-0781390

Board Leadership
David Thomson
Chairman

CEO
Patrick J. Bergin
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.91 four stars
  Financial 92.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

92.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.41
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by African Wildlife Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by African Wildlife Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 93.91 four stars
Global Wildlife Conservation (TX) 97.00 four stars
Panthera Corporation (NY) 95.78 four stars
Point Blue Conservation Science (CA) 93.77 four stars
Ocean Alliance (MA) 86.33 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,077,890
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,259,679
Total Contributions $24,337,569
   Program Service Revenue $253,345
Total Primary Revenue $24,590,914
   Other Revenue $1,846,783
TOTAL REVENUE $26,437,697
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $23,298,901
   Administrative Expenses $974,573
   Fundraising Expenses $3,238,517
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,511,991
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,074,294
   
Net Assets $40,005,417

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 $20,787,217 87.8%
Education & Outreach $2,895,392 12.2%

Ratings History
African Wildlife Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 93.91 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 94.94 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.53 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 82.86 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 88.35 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 91.91 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.51 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 98.55 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 95.80 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 96.06 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 94.61 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 93.27 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 90.49 four stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 90.43 four stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 95.79 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 98.34 four stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 76.90 two 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 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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$305,880 1.11% Patrick J. Bergin Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 93.91 four stars
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American Bird Conservancy (VA) 91.33 four stars
American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (NY) 91.16 four stars
Orangutan Foundation International (CA) 91.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

African Wildlife Foundation
1100 New Jersey Avenue SE
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (888) 494-5354
fax: (202) 939-3332
EIN: 52-0781390

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Board Leadership

David Thomson
Chairman

CEO

Patrick J. Bergin
Chief Executive Officer

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