Animals : Wildlife Conservation

International Crane Foundation

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

four stars

91.72

E11376 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 91.72 four stars
  Financial 88.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of Whooping Cranes added to the landscape.
505
Number of paid participants on field trips
22,573
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
75.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.89
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,921,584
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $501,826
   Fundraising Events $35,420
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $284,933
Total Contributions $10,743,763
   Program Service Revenue $98,057
Total Primary Revenue $10,841,820
   Other Revenue $692,234
TOTAL REVENUE $11,534,054
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,524,525
   Administrative Expenses $863,256
   Fundraising Expenses $1,023,014
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,410,795
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,123,259
   
Net Assets $44,295,877

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$118,424 1.59% Richard Beilfuss President, CEO

Mission

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.

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International Crane Foundation (WI) 91.72 four stars
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American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (NY) 85.68 three stars
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 91.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

International Crane Foundation
E11376 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