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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

South Florida Wildlife Center

Saving Florida's wildlife since 1969

three stars

80.58

3200 SW 4th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
tel: (954) 524-4302   Web Site
EIN: 23-7086391

Board Leadership
Jeffrey J. Arciniaco
President & Chair

CEO
Debra Parsons-Drake
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.58 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

South Florida Wildlife Center, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, is one of the nation's highest-volume wildlife trauma hospitals. A national leader and teaching facility in wildlife veterinary medicine and rehabilitation, SFWC provides emergency rescue, veterinary treatment, and expert rehabilitative care to more than 350 wild species. Founded in October 1969, the Fort Lauderdale-based facility helps more than 12,000 injured, orphaned or imperiled animals annually, responds to wildlife conflicts, and collaborates locally and nationally on issues impacting human, environmental and animal health. Visit southfloridawildlifecenter.org, find us on Facebook or call (954) 524-4302.

South Florida Wildlife Center, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, is one of the nation's highest-volume wildlife trauma hospitals. A national leader and teaching facility in wildlife veterinary medicine and rehabilitation, SFWC provides emergency rescue, veterinary treatment, and expert rehabilitative care to more than 350 wild species. Founded in October 1969, the Fort Lauderdale-based facility helps more than 12,000 injured, orphaned or imperiled animals annually, responds to wildlife conflicts, and collaborates locally and nationally on issues impacting human, environmental and animal health. Visit southfloridawildlifecenter.org, find us on Facebook or call (954) 524-4302.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of animals rescued
12,114
Number of species receiving rehabilitative care
283
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
88.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth -4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Florida Wildlife Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Florida Wildlife Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Florida Wildlife Center (FL) 80.58 three stars
Wildlife Alliance (NY) 87.41 three stars
Turtle Conservancy (CA) 90.42 four stars
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 86.78 three stars
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research (DE) 86.42 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,983,426
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $932,643
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,916,069
   Program Service Revenue $68,583
Total Primary Revenue $5,984,652
   Other Revenue $319,090
TOTAL REVENUE $6,303,742
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,090,024
   Administrative Expenses $485,990
   Fundraising Expenses $49,633
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,625,647
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,678,095
   
Net Assets $2,951,187

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
Wildlife Trauma Hospital $2,502,919 81.0%
Veterinarian Training $587,105 19.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 80.58 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 78.77 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 77.01 two stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 78.99 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 77.62 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 79.47 two stars
2013-12 10/01/2015 74.19 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 72.32 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 78.72 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 76.45 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 81.09 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 69.34 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 94.52 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 78.79 two stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 80.94 three stars
2003-12 11/01/2005 76.71 two stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 89.01 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 92.04 four stars

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

EIN 23-7086391
Name in IRS Master File SOUTH FLORIDA WILDLIFE CENTER INC
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (905) Testing products for public safety
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1970
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,782 3.30% Debra Parsons-Drake Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Florida Wildlife Center (FL) 80.58 three stars
Turtle Island Restoration Network (CA) 96.93 four stars
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 92.29 four stars
International Rhino Foundation (TX) 96.81 four stars
EcoHealth Alliance (NY) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

South Florida Wildlife Center
3200 SW 4th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
tel: (954) 524-4302
EIN: 23-7086391

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey J. Arciniaco
President & Chair

CEO

Debra Parsons-Drake
Executive Director

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