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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Ducks Unlimited

A world leader in wetlands conservation

three stars

83.81

One Waterfowl Way Memphis, TN 38120
tel: (800) 453-8257   Web Site
EIN: 13-5643799

Board Leadership
George Dunklin, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Dale Hall
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.81 three stars
  Financial 77.47 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

77.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ducks Unlimited on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ducks Unlimited on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ducks Unlimited (TN) 83.81 three stars
Ruffed Grouse Society (PA) 91.40 four stars
California Waterfowl Association (CA) 100.00 four stars
National Wild Turkey Federation (SC) 89.52 three stars
Trout Unlimited, National Office (VA) 92.38 four stars

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The vision of Ducks Unlimited (DU) is wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. DU conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

The core values and guiding principles of Ducks Unlimited's team of staff and volunteers are:

  • conserving North America's waterfowl and wetlands;
  • acting to uphold the reputation of DU, treating people and wildlife with respect;
  • evaluating our programs to guide us and ensure credibility;
  • working together as volunteers and staff;
  • valuing and enjoying the sport and heritage of hunting;
  • partnering with those who share common goals and values; and
  • celebrating the culture of DU as we serve our members.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $49,527,053
   Federated Campaigns $347,859
   Membership Dues $21,448,140
   Fundraising Events $26,568,224
   Related Organizations $501,924
   Government Grants $99,769,276
Total Contributions $198,162,476
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $198,162,476
   Other Revenue $27,426,160
TOTAL REVENUE $225,588,636
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $155,964,777
   Administrative Expenses $5,683,866
   Fundraising Expenses $36,687,888
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $198,336,531
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $27,252,105
   
Net Assets $176,604,244

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 $131,079,060 79.7%
Education $17,049,264 10.4%
Member Services $3,125,876 1.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 83.81 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.23 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 82.43 three stars
2014-06 07/01/2015 79.68 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 77.90 two stars
2012-06 05/01/2014 85.73 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 73.47 two stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 75.53 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.04 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 65.63 one star
2008-06 09/01/2009 93.86 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 80.54 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 71.73 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 88.62 three stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 87.00 three stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 84.66 three stars
2002-02 04/15/2003 86.04 three stars
2001-02 10/15/2002 88.63 three 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 13-5643799
Name in IRS Master File DUCKS UNLIMITED INC
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name DUCKS UNLIMITED INC
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
$482,224 0.24% Dale Hall Chief Executive Officer

The vision of Ducks Unlimited (DU) is wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. DU conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

The core values and guiding principles of Ducks Unlimited's team of staff and volunteers are:

  • conserving North America's waterfowl and wetlands;
  • acting to uphold the reputation of DU, treating people and wildlife with respect;
  • evaluating our programs to guide us and ensure credibility;
  • working together as volunteers and staff;
  • valuing and enjoying the sport and heritage of hunting;
  • partnering with those who share common goals and values; and
  • celebrating the culture of DU as we serve our members.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ducks Unlimited (TN) 83.81 three stars
Pheasants Forever (MN) 90.19 four stars
National Wild Turkey Federation (SC) 89.52 three stars
Quality Deer Management Association (GA) 87.62 three stars
Trout Unlimited, National Office (VA) 92.38 four stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Wetlands America Trust (36-3330394)
  • Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Group Return (91-2009004)

Charity Contact Info

Ducks Unlimited
One Waterfowl Way
Memphis, TN 38120
tel: (800) 453-8257
EIN: 13-5643799

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Board Leadership

George Dunklin, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Dale Hall
Chief Executive Officer

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