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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Pheasants Forever

The habitat organization

four stars

91.16

1783 Buerkle Circle St. Paul, MN 55110
tel: (877) 773-2070   Web Site
EIN: 41-1429149

Board Leadership
Tim Kessler
Chairman

CEO
Howard K. Vincent
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Pheasants Forever (PF) is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Since its inception in 1982, Pheasants Forever's wildlife habitat projects have benefited more than 5.3 million acres across the continent. Pheasants Forever launched Quail Forever (QF) in August of 2005 to address the continuing loss of habitat suitable for quail and the subsequent quail population decline. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever members are a diversified group of hunters, non-hunters, farmers, ranchers, landowners, conservation enthusiasts and wildlife officials. PF and QF are for those who want to make a difference for wildlife by creating habitat, restoring wetlands and protecting prairies.

Pheasants Forever (PF) is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Since its inception in 1982, Pheasants Forever's wildlife habitat projects have benefited more than 5.3 million acres across the continent. Pheasants Forever launched Quail Forever (QF) in August of 2005 to address the continuing loss of habitat suitable for quail and the subsequent quail population decline. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever members are a diversified group of hunters, non-hunters, farmers, ranchers, landowners, conservation enthusiasts and wildlife officials. PF and QF are for those who want to make a difference for wildlife by creating habitat, restoring wetlands and protecting prairies.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 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)
86.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pheasants Forever on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pheasants Forever on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pheasants Forever (MN) 91.16 four stars
Trout Unlimited, National Office (VA) 92.38 four stars
Quality Deer Management Association (GA) 90.48 four stars
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (MT) 94.28 four stars
Ruffed Grouse Society (PA) 91.40 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,543,763
   Federated Campaigns $24,943
   Membership Dues $4,525,863
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $36,446,946
Total Contributions $49,541,515
   Program Service Revenue $7,347,855
Total Primary Revenue $56,889,370
   Other Revenue $10,996,093
TOTAL REVENUE $67,885,463
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $57,035,698
   Administrative Expenses $1,891,902
   Fundraising Expenses $7,082,266
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $66,009,866
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,875,597
   
Net Assets $32,810,722

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
Wildlife Habitat Initiatives $46,967,550 82.3%
Education and Outreach $6,966,992 12.2%
Field Operations $1,880,867 3.3%

Ratings History
Pheasants Forever has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 91.16 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.19 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 92.07 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 93.38 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 95.55 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 95.67 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.03 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 72.47 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 72.24 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2009 78.04 two stars
2006-06 12/01/2007 91.22 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 93.86 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 94.08 four stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 93.97 four stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 88.67 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 93.97 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 41-1429149
Name in IRS Master File PHEASANTS FOREVER INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name PHEASANTS FOREVER INC
Ruling Date December, 1986
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$288,132 0.43% Howard K. Vincent President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pheasants Forever (MN) 91.16 four stars
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (MT) 94.28 four stars
Ruffed Grouse Society (PA) 91.40 four stars
California Waterfowl Association (CA) 92.80 four stars
Delta Waterfowl Foundation (ND) 88.11 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pheasants Forever
1783 Buerkle Circle
St. Paul, MN 55110
tel: (877) 773-2070
fax: (651) 773-5500
EIN: 41-1429149

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Board Leadership

Tim Kessler
Chairman

CEO

Howard K. Vincent
President & CEO

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