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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

The Peregrine Fund

Working to conserve birds of prey in nature

four stars

92.29

5668 West Flying Hawk Lane Boise, ID 83709
tel: (208) 362-3716   Web Site
EIN: 23-1969973

Board Leadership
Carter R. Montgomery
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Dr. Richard T. Watson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.29 four stars
  Financial 89.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1970, The Peregrine Fund works nationally and internationally to conserve birds of prey in nature. We conserve nature by achieving results - results restoring species in jeopardy, conserving habitat, educating students, training conservationists, providing factual information to the public, and by accomplishing good science. We succeed through cooperation and hard-work, using common sense, being hands-on and non-political, and by emphasizing solutions. At our world headquarters, the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho, we propagate birds of prey for release to the wild and house about 200 falcons and condors for breeding.

Established in 1970, The Peregrine Fund works nationally and internationally to conserve birds of prey in nature. We conserve nature by achieving results - results restoring species in jeopardy, conserving habitat, educating students, training conservationists, providing factual information to the public, and by accomplishing good science. We succeed through cooperation and hard-work, using common sense, being hands-on and non-political, and by emphasizing solutions. At our world headquarters, the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho, we propagate birds of prey for release to the wild and house about 200 falcons and condors for breeding.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of captive animals released
6,300
Total number of paid admissions
48,350
Number of free participants on field trips
4,144
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.22
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Peregrine Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Peregrine Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from our clients
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 92.29 four stars
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 85.58 three stars
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research (DE) 86.42 three stars
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (FL) 94.74 four stars
New England Wildlife Center (MA) 93.19 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,610,801
   Federated Campaigns $35,411
   Membership Dues $590,567
   Fundraising Events $19,844
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $626,827
Total Contributions $5,883,450
   Program Service Revenue $248,674
Total Primary Revenue $6,132,124
   Other Revenue $1,183,875
TOTAL REVENUE $7,315,999
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $5,062,630
   Administrative Expenses $441,911
   Fundraising Expenses $856,201
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,360,742
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $955,257
   
Net Assets $20,660,962

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
California Condors $947,620 18.7%
Madagascar $564,662 11.1%
Education Program $452,025 8.9%

Ratings History
The Peregrine Fund has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 08/01/2019 92.29 four stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 94.97 four stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 94.23 four stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 94.34 four stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 92.08 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 92.10 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 85.54 three stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 88.60 three stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 85.34 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 83.92 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 82.03 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 08/01/2010 82.49 three stars
2008-09 08/01/2009 78.93 two stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 80.71 three stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 89.95 three stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 86.75 three stars
2004-09 06/01/2005 88.60 three stars
2003-09 07/01/2004 92.07 four stars
2002-09 06/09/2003 94.81 four stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 93.01 four 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 23-1969973
Name in IRS Master File PEREGRINE FUND INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (199) Other scientific research activities
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
(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 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 April, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,333 2.58% Richard T. Watson President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$147,905 2.32% Russell S. Hoeflich Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 92.29 four stars
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (FL) 94.74 four stars
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research (DE) 86.42 three stars
International Wolf Center (MN) 95.22 four stars
American Bird Conservancy (VA) 92.91 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Peregrine Fund
5668 West Flying Hawk Lane
Boise, ID 83709
tel: (208) 362-3716
fax: (208) 362-2376
EIN: 23-1969973

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Board Leadership

Carter R. Montgomery
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Dr. Richard T. Watson
President

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