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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

World Wildlife Fund

Protecting the future of nature

86.04

1250 24th Street, NW P.O. Box 97180
Washington, DC 20090
tel: (800) 960-0993   Web Site
EIN: 52-1693387

Board Leadership
Neville Isdell
Chairman

CEO
Carter Roberts
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.04
  Financial 80.68
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

80.68

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 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)
74.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Wildlife Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Wildlife Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Wildlife Fund (DC) 86.04
The Marine Mammal Center (CA) 91.67
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (OR) 92.59
HawkWatch International (UT) 98.89
Defenders of Wildlife (DC) 86.71

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Wildlife Fund (DC) 86.04
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 80.25
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 94.94
Defenders of Wildlife (DC) 86.71
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 100.00

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Founded in 1961, World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by: protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution. We are committed to reversing the degradation of our planet's natural environment and to building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. We recognize the critical relevance of human numbers, poverty and consumption patterns to meeting these goals.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $154,460,022
   Federated Campaigns $1,392,872
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $48,459,713
Total Contributions $204,312,607
   Program Service Revenue $1,307,731
Total Primary Revenue $205,620,338
   Other Revenue $12,463,427
TOTAL REVENUE $218,083,765
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $167,998,187
   Administrative Expenses $13,627,024
   Fundraising Expenses $43,409,910
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $225,035,121
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,951,356
   
Net Assets $337,033,573

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
Global Conservation $136,346,215 75.1%
Policy $14,968,569 8.2%
Market Transformation $8,384,083 4.6%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 07/01/2016 86.04
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.71
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 89.43
2013-06 06/01/2014 87.93
2012-06 03/01/2013 85.63
2011-06 09/01/2012 83.63
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.48
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 86.97
2008-06 07/01/2009 92.94
2007-06 08/01/2008 95.64
2006-06 11/01/2007 93.11
2005-06 07/01/2006 81.35
2004-06 04/01/2005 78.22
2003-06 05/01/2004 76.63
2002-06 06/09/2003 76.45
2001-06 10/15/2002 85.96

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1693387
Name in IRS Master File WORLD WILDLIFE FUND INC
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
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 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 August, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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
$677,607 0.30% Carter S. Roberts President, CEO

Founded in 1961, World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by: protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution. We are committed to reversing the degradation of our planet's natural environment and to building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. We recognize the critical relevance of human numbers, poverty and consumption patterns to meeting these goals.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Wildlife Fund (DC) 86.04
Snow Leopard Trust (WA) 93.60
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 92.08
Point Blue Conservation Science (CA) 94.15
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 100.00

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Wildlife Fund (DC) 86.04
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 80.25
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 94.94
Defenders of Wildlife (DC) 86.71
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 100.00

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Charity Contact Info

World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th Street, NW
P.O. Box 97180
Washington, DC 20090
tel: (800) 960-0993
EIN: 52-1693387

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Board Leadership

Neville Isdell
Chairman

CEO

Carter Roberts
President & CEO


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