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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Forever

Conserving America's wildlife heritage

three stars

81.43

5350 Highway 61 North Suite 7
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
tel: (763) 253-0222   Web Site
EIN: 36-3566121

Board Leadership
Scott Grieve
Chairman

CEO
Pat Conzemius
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.43 three stars
  Financial 75.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Wildlife Forever is to conserve America's wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. Since 1987, Wildlife Forever has provided funding to more than 600 projects in 50 states plus Canada through private special interest conservation groups, state game and fish departments and federal agencies. Wildlife Forever projects target research, management, land acquisition, and educational purposes. Special emphasis is placed upon grassroots programs.

The mission of Wildlife Forever is to conserve America's wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. Since 1987, Wildlife Forever has provided funding to more than 600 projects in 50 states plus Canada through private special interest conservation groups, state game and fish departments and federal agencies. Wildlife Forever projects target research, management, land acquisition, and educational purposes. Special emphasis is placed upon grassroots programs.

Financial

two stars

75.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
94.3%
  Administrative Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.04
  Program Expenses Growth -0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wildlife Forever on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wildlife Forever on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wildlife Forever (MN) 81.43 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $561,739
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $84,444
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $559,048
Total Contributions $1,205,231
   Program Service Revenue $176,683
Total Primary Revenue $1,381,914
   Other Revenue $15
TOTAL REVENUE $1,381,929
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,334,949
   Administrative Expenses $32,997
   Fundraising Expenses $48,283
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,416,229
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-34,300
   
Net Assets $69,846

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
Clean Drain Dry Initiative $1,139,409 85.4%
Habitat Restoration $120,212 9.0%
State-Fish Art $75,328 5.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 81.43 three stars
2018-12 10/01/2019 83.33 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 81.64 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 80.96 three stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 79.73 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.72 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.73 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.82 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 92.28 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 84.21 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 88.41 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.32 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 68.88 one star
2008-12 11/01/2009 88.36 three stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 83.92 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2007 78.43 two stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 64.52 one star
2004-12 08/01/2005 65.53 one star
2003-12 08/01/2004 62.50 one star
2002-12 09/01/2003 81.65 three 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 36-3566121
Name in IRS Master File WILDLIFE FOREVER
NTEE Code D30
NTEE Classification Wildlife Preservation, Protection
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 March, 1988
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$88,000 6.21% Pat Conzemius President & CEO

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Wildlife Forever (MN) 81.43 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Wildlife Forever
5350 Highway 61 North
Suite 7
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
tel: (763) 253-0222
fax: (763) 560-9961
EIN: 36-3566121

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Board Leadership

Scott Grieve
Chairman

CEO

Pat Conzemius
President & CEO

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