Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Wildlife Conservation Society

Saving wildlife

four stars

91.96

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 91.96 four stars
  Financial 91.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

91.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.15
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.5%
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 $66,821,934
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $6,194,424
   Fundraising Events $831,615
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $97,823,374
Total Contributions $171,671,347
   Program Service Revenue $61,280,325
Total Primary Revenue $232,951,672
   Other Revenue $18,472,340
TOTAL REVENUE $251,424,012
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $219,334,349
   Administrative Expenses $36,069,571
   Fundraising Expenses $10,451,593
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $265,855,513
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-14,431,501
   
Net Assets $820,179,441

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$948,722 0.35% Christian Samper President, CEO

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.

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Wildlife Conservation Society (NY) 91.96 four stars
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Knoxville Zoological Gardens (TN) 86.00 three stars
Woodland Park Zoo (WA) 86.26 three stars
The Toledo Zoo (OH) 99.00 four 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