Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Wilderness Society

Protecting wilderness and inspiring Americans to care for our wild places

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three stars

87.11

1615 M Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
tel: (800) 843-9453   Web Site
EIN: 53-0167933

Board Leadership
David Churchill
Chair

CEO
Jamie Williams
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.11 three stars
  Financial 82.03 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has led the conservation movement in wilderness protection, writing and passing the landmark Wilderness Act and winning lasting protection for 109 million acres of Wilderness, including 56 million acres of spectacular lands in Alaska, eight million acres of fragile desert lands in California and millions more throughout the nation. It is our calling and our passion to protect America's wilderness, not as a relic of our nation's past, but as a thriving ecological community that is central to life itself. Our goal is to ensure that future generations will enjoy, as we do today, the clean air and water, wildlife, beauty and opportunities for recreation and renewal that pristine forests, rivers, deserts and mountains provide.

Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has led the conservation movement in wilderness protection, writing and passing the landmark Wilderness Act and winning lasting protection for 109 million acres of Wilderness, including 56 million acres of spectacular lands in Alaska, eight million acres of fragile desert lands in California and millions more throughout the nation. It is our calling and our passion to protect America's wilderness, not as a relic of our nation's past, but as a thriving ecological community that is central to life itself. Our goal is to ensure that future generations will enjoy, as we do today, the clean air and water, wildlife, beauty and opportunities for recreation and renewal that pristine forests, rivers, deserts and mountains provide.

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Financial

three stars

82.03

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Wilderness Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Wilderness Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $40,678,895
   Federated Campaigns $69,601
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $40,748,496
   Program Service Revenue $180,148
Total Primary Revenue $40,928,644
   Other Revenue $1,909,039
TOTAL REVENUE $42,837,683
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,182,322
   Administrative Expenses $1,411,692
   Fundraising Expenses $5,555,161
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,149,175
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,688,508
   
Net Assets $62,625,935

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$351,617 1.06% Jamie Williams President

Mission

Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has led the conservation movement in wilderness protection, writing and passing the landmark Wilderness Act and winning lasting protection for 109 million acres of Wilderness, including 56 million acres of spectacular lands in Alaska, eight million acres of fragile desert lands in California and millions more throughout the nation. It is our calling and our passion to protect America's wilderness, not as a relic of our nation's past, but as a thriving ecological community that is central to life itself. Our goal is to ensure that future generations will enjoy, as we do today, the clean air and water, wildlife, beauty and opportunities for recreation and renewal that pristine forests, rivers, deserts and mountains provide.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Wilderness Society (DC) 87.11 three stars
Everglades Foundation (FL) 91.49 four stars
Conservation Strategy Fund (DC) 87.92 three stars
Sustainable Conservation (CA) 88.59 three stars
Manomet (MA) 89.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Wilderness Society
1615 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (800) 843-9453
EIN: 53-0167933

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Board Leadership

David Churchill
Chair

CEO

Jamie Williams
President