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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

WILD Foundation

Protecting through connecting: wilderness, wildlife and people

four stars

96.66

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

Board Leadership
Marilynn Cowgill
Chair

CEO
Vance G. Martin
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
89.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
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) 96.66 four stars
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 92.24 four stars
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (OR) 93.63 four stars
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 94.34 four stars
Ocean Alliance (MA) 86.33 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,791,270
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $116,290
Total Contributions $3,907,560
   Program Service Revenue $10,163
Total Primary Revenue $3,917,723
   Other Revenue $94,690
TOTAL REVENUE $4,012,413
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,264,785
   Administrative Expenses $292,561
   Fundraising Expenses $134,490
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,691,836
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $320,577
   
Net Assets $2,511,437

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 $2,467,503 75.6%
Location Specific Projects $797,282 24.4%

Ratings History
WILD Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$99,569 2.69% Vance Martin President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WILD Foundation (CO) 96.66 four stars
New England Wildlife Center (MA) 86.32 three stars
Cheetah Conservation Fund (VA) 92.62 four stars
International Primate Protection League (SC) 92.92 four stars
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 93.91 four 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

Marilynn Cowgill
Chair

CEO

Vance G. Martin
President

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