Animals : Wildlife Conservation

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

World Wildlife Fund

Protecting the future of nature

three stars

80.32

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 S. Roberts
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.32 three stars
  Financial 72.47 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

two stars

72.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.29
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Wildlife Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Wildlife Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $195,601,684
   Federated Campaigns $254,681
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $37,820
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $46,811,542
Total Contributions $242,705,727
   Program Service Revenue $570,889
Total Primary Revenue $243,276,616
   Other Revenue $13,549,010
TOTAL REVENUE $256,825,626
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $185,611,499
   Administrative Expenses $18,856,474
   Fundraising Expenses $53,569,500
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $258,037,473
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,211,847
   
Net Assets $363,071,982

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,375,777 0.53% Carter S. Roberts President, CEO

Mission

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) 80.32 three stars
The Jane Goodall Institute (VA) 87.23 three stars
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 85.58 three stars
Primarily Primates (TX) 89.48 three stars
Cheetah Conservation Fund (VA) 94.53 four stars

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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 S. Roberts
President, CEO