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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

African Wildlife Foundation

Ensuring the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever

three stars

86.78

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

Board Leadership
Heather Haaga
Board Chair

CEO
Kaddu Sebunya
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.78 three stars
  Financial 81.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

81.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth -1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 86.78 three stars
Big Life Foundation USA (WA) 96.66 four stars
Cheetah Conservation Fund (VA) 91.55 four stars
WildAid (CA) 100.00 four stars
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 85.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,251,292
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,165,019
Total Contributions $25,416,311
   Program Service Revenue $470,697
Total Primary Revenue $25,887,008
   Other Revenue $756,421
TOTAL REVENUE $26,643,429
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $22,380,728
   Administrative Expenses $1,241,866
   Fundraising Expenses $5,015,937
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $28,638,531
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,995,102
   
Net Assets $42,038,115

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 $19,525,511 82.6%
Education & Outreach $4,109,324 17.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 86.78 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.17 three stars
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Tom Ogilvie Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$173,805 0.60% Patrick J. Bergin Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 86.78 three stars
Global Wildlife Conservation (TX) 96.29 four stars
Big Life Foundation USA (WA) 96.66 four stars
International Rhino Foundation (TX) 96.81 four stars
Wild Salmon Center (OR) 87.82 three 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

Heather Haaga
Board Chair

CEO

Kaddu Sebunya
Chief Executive Officer

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