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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

WILD Foundation

Protecting through connecting: wilderness, wildlife and people

four stars

95.81

717 Poplar Avenue Boulder, CO 80304
tel: (303) 442-8811   Web Site
EIN: 23-7389749

Board Leadership
Joel Holtrop
Chair

CEO
Vance G. Martin
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.81 four stars
  Financial 95.63 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As the heart of the global wilderness community for over 40 years, The WILD Foundation protects wilderness while meeting the needs of human communities, working across cultures and boundaries by collaborating with local peoples, organizations, the private sector, and governments to create dynamic practical projects and communications initiatives. WILD's work promotes and demonstrates Nature Needs Half, a science-based and common-sense vision in which humans and wild nature share our planet so that large natural areas - land and water - are of sufficient size and are interconnected so they can continue to provide essential, life-supporting services that assure both human health and prosperity, and a bountiful, beautiful resource of wild nature. WILD is also the founder and steward of the World Wilderness Congress, the world's longest-running, public, international conservation program.

As the heart of the global wilderness community for over 40 years, The WILD Foundation protects wilderness while meeting the needs of human communities, working across cultures and boundaries by collaborating with local peoples, organizations, the private sector, and governments to create dynamic practical projects and communications initiatives. WILD's work promotes and demonstrates Nature Needs Half, a science-based and common-sense vision in which humans and wild nature share our planet so that large natural areas - land and water - are of sufficient size and are interconnected so they can continue to provide essential, life-supporting services that assure both human health and prosperity, and a bountiful, beautiful resource of wild nature. WILD is also the founder and steward of the World Wilderness Congress, the world's longest-running, public, international conservation program.

Financial

four stars

95.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
89.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WILD Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WILD Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WILD Foundation (CO) 95.81 four stars
Carolina Raptor Center (NC) 87.96 three stars
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 89.14 three stars
Ocean Alliance (MA) 86.33 three stars
Global Wildlife Conservation (TX) 95.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,161,017
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $180,498
Total Contributions $5,341,515
   Program Service Revenue $17,444
Total Primary Revenue $5,358,959
   Other Revenue $170,687
TOTAL REVENUE $5,529,646
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,689,910
   Administrative Expenses $342,008
   Fundraising Expenses $125,567
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,157,485
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $372,161
   
Net Assets $2,897,851

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
Nature Needs Half $2,888,910 61.6%
Location Specific Projects $1,801,000 38.4%

Ratings History
WILD Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 95.81 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 96.20 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 97.58 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 88.94 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 85.76 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 92.73 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 91.11 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.24 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 96.49 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 93.84 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 86.69 three stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 99.02 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 96.92 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 99.10 four stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 78.57 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 76.56 two stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 79.31 two 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 23-7389749
Name in IRS Master File THE INTERNATIONAL WILDERNESS LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(40) Scholarships (other)
(299) Travel tours
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 July, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$109,824 2.12% Vance Martin President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WILD Foundation (CO) 95.81 four stars
Wildlife Center of Virginia (VA) 91.19 four stars
HawkWatch International (UT) 97.12 four stars
Pacific Marine Mammal Center (CA) 87.14 three stars
Carolina Raptor Center (NC) 87.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

WILD Foundation
717 Poplar Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
tel: (303) 442-8811
fax: (303) 442-8877
EIN: 23-7389749

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Board Leadership

Joel Holtrop
Chair

CEO

Vance G. Martin
President

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