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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

International Crane Foundation

Saving cranes... and the places where cranes dance.

four stars

91.97

E-11376 Shady Lane Road P.O. Box 447
Baraboo, WI 53913
tel: (608) 356-9462   Web Site
EIN: 39-1187711

Board Leadership
Urban C. Lehner
Chairman

CEO
Richard Beilfuss
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.97 four stars
  Financial 88.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The International Crane Foundation (ICF), founded in 1973, works worldwide to conserve cranes and the wetland and grassland ecosystems on which they depend. ICF is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to these ecosystems. We strive to alert scientists, government officials, and the public to the dependence of cranes on their habitats, the causes and remedies for habitat destruction, and the importance of wetlands and grasslands for both wildlife and people. ICF supports research, serving primarily as a catalyst for research, by making available its facilities and bird collection to scientists, by sponsoring workshops and publications, and by nurturing a network of conservationists, biologists, and managers around the world.

The International Crane Foundation (ICF), founded in 1973, works worldwide to conserve cranes and the wetland and grassland ecosystems on which they depend. ICF is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to these ecosystems. We strive to alert scientists, government officials, and the public to the dependence of cranes on their habitats, the causes and remedies for habitat destruction, and the importance of wetlands and grasslands for both wildlife and people. ICF supports research, serving primarily as a catalyst for research, by making available its facilities and bird collection to scientists, by sponsoring workshops and publications, and by nurturing a network of conservationists, biologists, and managers around the world.

Financial

three stars

88.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.47
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Crane Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Crane Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Crane Foundation (WI) 91.97 four stars
Wildlife Center of Virginia (VA) 91.19 four stars
Georgia Wildlife Federation (GA) 90.94 four stars
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 94.23 four stars
Pacific Marine Mammal Center (CA) 87.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,935,736
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $460,007
   Fundraising Events $35,085
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $253,928
Total Contributions $6,684,756
   Program Service Revenue $93,308
Total Primary Revenue $6,778,064
   Other Revenue $583,062
TOTAL REVENUE $7,361,126
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,220,590
   Administrative Expenses $752,990
   Fundraising Expenses $876,160
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,849,740
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $511,386
   
Net Assets $39,482,593

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
ICF Center for Conservation Leadership $2,084,232 39.9%
North America $1,067,213 20.4%
East Asia $1,018,068 19.5%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 12/01/2018 91.97 four stars
2017-03 03/01/2018 92.37 four stars
2016-03 12/21/2016 92.48 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 89.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 12/22/2015 91.98 four stars
2014-03 08/01/2015 87.24 three stars
2013-03 03/01/2014 86.82 three stars
2012-03 07/01/2013 81.92 three stars
2011-03 09/01/2012 90.51 four stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 84.12 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 85.22 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 06/01/2011 80.30 three stars
2009-03 07/01/2010 93.16 four stars
2008-03 04/01/2009 91.13 four stars
2007-03 07/01/2008 88.70 three stars
2006-03 02/01/2007 98.74 four stars
2005-03 04/01/2006 98.87 four stars
2004-03 07/01/2005 99.07 four stars
2003-03 12/01/2003 96.52 four stars
2002-03 10/15/2002 98.65 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 39-1187711
Name in IRS Master File INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code D32
NTEE Classification Bird Sanctuary, Preserve
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(199) Other scientific research activities
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 July, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013

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
$115,593 1.68% Richard Beilfuss President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Crane Foundation (WI) 91.97 four stars
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Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 100.00 four stars
WildAid (CA) 100.00 four stars
Carolina Raptor Center (NC) 87.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

International Crane Foundation
E-11376 Shady Lane Road
P.O. Box 447
Baraboo, WI 53913
tel: (608) 356-9462
fax: (608) 356-9465
EIN: 39-1187711

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Board Leadership

Urban C. Lehner
Chairman

CEO

Richard Beilfuss
President and Chief Executive Officer

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