Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Wildlife Conservation Society

Saving wildlife

four stars

93.46

2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10460
tel: (718) 741-1654   Web Site
EIN: 13-1740011

Board Leadership
Antonia M. Grumbach
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Cristián Samper
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.46 four stars
  Financial 91.67 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

four stars

91.67

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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.31
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wildlife Conservation Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wildlife Conservation Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $92,084,434
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $7,546,632
   Fundraising Events $882,437
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $105,215,181
Total Contributions $205,728,684
   Program Service Revenue $69,392,748
Total Primary Revenue $275,121,432
   Other Revenue $16,492,648
TOTAL REVENUE $291,614,080
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $204,672,164
   Administrative Expenses $32,094,981
   Fundraising Expenses $10,039,940
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $246,807,085
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $44,806,995
   
Net Assets $807,427,402

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$881,632 0.35% Christian Samper President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$957,977 0.38% John G. Robinson EVP Conservation

Mission

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), founded in 1895 saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. We currently manage about 500 conservation projects in more than 60 countries; and educate millions of visitors at our five living institutions in New York City on important issues affecting our planet. Our parks include: the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo. The WCS parks in New York City welcome 4 million visitors each year, including helping the city to educate millions of schoolchildren in science and conservation issues.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wildlife Conservation Society (NY) 93.46 four stars
Indianapolis Zoo (IN) 91.93 four stars
San Francisco Zoo (CA) 85.38 three stars
The Toledo Zoo (OH) 96.93 four stars
Chicago Zoological Society (IL) 85.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wildlife Conservation Society
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460
tel: (718) 741-1654
EIN: 13-1740011

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Board Leadership

Antonia M. Grumbach
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Cristián Samper
President and CEO

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