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Animals : Wildlife Conservation (Grantmaking)

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Protecting and restoring our nation's fish, wildlife, and habitats.

four stars

90.94

1133 Fifteenth Street, N.W. Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 857-0166   Web Site
EIN: 52-1384139

Board Leadership
John V. Faraci, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Jeff Trandahl
Executive Director, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.94 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation was created by Congress in 1984 to protect and restore our nation's fish, wildlife, and habitats by investing federal dollars in the most pressing conservation needs and matching those dollars with private funds. The Foundation has proudly awarded 10,800 grants to 3,700 organizations and leveraged $680 million into $1.6 billion for conservation on the ground.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation was created by Congress in 1984 to protect and restore our nation's fish, wildlife, and habitats by investing federal dollars in the most pressing conservation needs and matching those dollars with private funds. The Foundation has proudly awarded 10,800 grants to 3,700 organizations and leveraged $680 million into $1.6 billion for conservation on the ground.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 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)
95.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth 33.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 87.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 90.94 four stars
WildAid (CA) 100.00 four stars
Wildlife Center of Virginia (VA) 89.42 three stars
New England Wildlife Center (MA) 87.04 three stars
American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (NY) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $32,441,243
   Federated Campaigns $21,036
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $97,608,713
Total Contributions $130,070,992
   Program Service Revenue $148,276,764
Total Primary Revenue $278,347,756
   Other Revenue $-5,093,273
TOTAL REVENUE $273,254,483
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $270,197,092
   Administrative Expenses $5,996,035
   Fundraising Expenses $4,507,891
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $280,701,018
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,446,535
   
Net Assets $197,652,170

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 12/22/2017 90.94 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 92.24 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 92.24 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 94.33 four stars
2013-09 03/01/2015 94.32 four stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 91.89 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 96.42 four stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 96.43 four stars
2010-09 11/01/2011 94.59 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 94.77 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/24/2010 89.71 three stars
2008-09 05/01/2010 98.17 four stars
2007-09 12/01/2008 85.04 three stars
2006-09 05/01/2008 87.87 three stars
2005-09 02/01/2007 92.96 four stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 88.76 three stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 97.13 four stars
2002-09 01/01/2004 96.89 four stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 84.29 three stars
2000-09 04/15/2002 89.59 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 52-1384139
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL FISH AND 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 (254) Corporation organized under an Act of Congress (see also use (904)
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, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
$580,404 0.20% Jeffrey J. Trandahl Executive Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 90.94 four stars
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 93.91 four stars
International Wolf Center (MN) 96.70 four stars
Panthera Corporation (NY) 95.78 four stars
WildAid (CA) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
1133 Fifteenth Street, N.W.
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 857-0166
fax: (202) 857-0162
EIN: 52-1384139

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Board Leadership

John V. Faraci, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Jeff Trandahl
Executive Director, CEO

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