Disable all preview features
There was a problem enabling Giving Basket donations for this page. If you're looking to donate you can try refreshing the page.
If the problem perisists you can contact us or email: helpandsupport@charitynavigator.org.
You can include the Cart ID: Not assigned

Animals : Wildlife Conservation

African Wildlife Foundation

Ensuring the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever

90.06

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

Board Leadership
Heather Haaga
Chairman

CEO
Kaddu Sebunya
CEO

Charity Navigator

Error attempting donation

You're too fast!

Your donation attempt encountered a problem. Please refresh the page to try again.

You're faster than our page! Give the page a little longer to finish loading and try your donation again.

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.06
  Financial 86.28
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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

86.28

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.36
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.0%
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) 90.06
Bat Conservation International (TX) 91.33
Wolf Conservation Center (NY) 93.45
International Crane Foundation (WI) 92.02
New England Wildlife Center (MA) 98.90

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,502,628
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $77,362
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,071,701
Total Contributions $28,651,691
   Program Service Revenue $105,148
Total Primary Revenue $28,756,839
   Other Revenue $2,378,939
TOTAL REVENUE $31,135,778
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,732,064
   Administrative Expenses $1,173,523
   Fundraising Expenses $3,391,604
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $28,297,191
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,838,587
   
Net Assets $42,939,223

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 $19,417,889 81.8%
Education & Outreach $4,314,175 18.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 03/01/2022 90.06
2019-06 08/03/2021 88.70
2019-06 12/23/2020 84.96
2018-06 07/01/2019 86.78
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.17
2016-06 10/01/2017 93.91
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

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
$325,690 1.15% Kaddu Sebunya CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 90.06
Turtle Island Restoration Network (CA) 97.23
Wildlife Center of Virginia (VA) 95.58
Pollinator Partnership (CA) 85.35
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (FL) 93.60

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Heather Haaga
Chairman

CEO

Kaddu Sebunya
CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.