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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

WILD Foundation

Creating and strengthening leadership and communities to respect and protect wilderness for the benefit of life on Earth

four stars

95.47

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 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We create and strengthen leadership and communities that respect and protect wilderness for the benefit of all life on Earth.

Working together matters. Here's why.

More people than ever are working around the world to protect wildlife and wilderness. Unfortunately the rate of environmental destruction accelerates because the barriers hindering unified leadership and coordinated action are many.

WILD envisions a bold future for wilderness conservation, one that is about unity, not isolation, and integrity, not exclusion. We are creating a world in which wildlife and wild places are safe because governments and grassroots organizations coordinated around large-scale solutions, unified in respect for each other and nature, for the purpose of keeping Earth wild.

Discover how you can protect wildlife and wild places by helping to strengthen coordinated leadership and teamwork for nature.

We create and strengthen leadership and communities that respect and protect wilderness for the benefit of all life on Earth.

Working together matters. Here's why.

More people than ever are working around the world to protect wildlife and wilderness. Unfortunately the rate of environmental destruction accelerates because the barriers hindering unified leadership and coordinated action are many.

WILD envisions a bold future for wilderness conservation, one that is about unity, not isolation, and integrity, not exclusion. We are creating a world in which wildlife and wild places are safe because governments and grassroots organizations coordinated around large-scale solutions, unified in respect for each other and nature, for the purpose of keeping Earth wild.

Discover how you can protect wildlife and wild places by helping to strengthen coordinated leadership and teamwork for nature.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
90.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth 16.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WILD Foundation (CO) 95.47 four stars
Polar Bears International (MT) 86.52 three stars
Point Blue Conservation Science (CA) 91.23 four stars
International Wolf Center (MN) 95.22 four stars
Wildlife Center of Virginia (VA) 94.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,569,482
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $344,503
Total Contributions $4,913,985
   Program Service Revenue $34,179
Total Primary Revenue $4,948,164
   Other Revenue $128,727
TOTAL REVENUE $5,076,891
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,107,900
   Administrative Expenses $328,284
   Fundraising Expenses $255,056
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,691,240
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-614,349
   
Net Assets $3,429,645

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 $2,907,900 56.9%
Location Specific Projects $2,200,000 43.1%

Ratings History
WILD Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 95.47 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 96.66 four stars
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

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,000 1.93% Vance Martin President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WILD Foundation (CO) 95.47 four stars
EcoHealth Alliance (NY) 92.92 four stars
Georgia Wildlife Federation (GA) 92.92 four stars
Pacific Marine Mammal Center (CA) 87.87 three stars
Ocean Alliance (MA) 89.39 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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