Animals : Wildlife Conservation

American Bird Conservancy

Conserving native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas

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four stars

91.41

P.O. Box 249 4249 Loudoun Avenue
The Plains, VA 20198
tel: (888) 247-3624   Web Site
EIN: 52-1501259

Board Leadership
Larry Selzer
Chair

CEO
Michael J. Parr
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.41 four stars
  Financial 88.53 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

American Bird Conservancy's (ABC) mission is to conserve wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Founded in 1994, it is the only U.S.-based group exclusively devoted to bird conservation throughout the Americas. ABC acts across the full spectrum of threats to birds to safeguard the rarest bird species, restore habitats, and reduce threats, while unifying and strengthening the bird conservation movement. ABC advances bird conservation through direct action and by finding and engaging the people and groups needed to succeed, regardless of their political, economic, or social point of view. ABC seeks innovative, fair solutions to difficult issues.

American Bird Conservancy's (ABC) mission is to conserve wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Founded in 1994, it is the only U.S.-based group exclusively devoted to bird conservation throughout the Americas. ABC acts across the full spectrum of threats to birds to safeguard the rarest bird species, restore habitats, and reduce threats, while unifying and strengthening the bird conservation movement. ABC advances bird conservation through direct action and by finding and engaging the people and groups needed to succeed, regardless of their political, economic, or social point of view. ABC seeks innovative, fair solutions to difficult issues.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of acres managed for bird conservation.
6,400,000
Number of Endangered Bird Species Protected
82
Total number of bird species with protected habitat.
2,900
Number of bird extinctions prevented.
4
This impact information is current as of July 2019, 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

88.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Bird Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Bird Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,665,748
   Federated Campaigns $45,776
   Membership Dues $3,540,452
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,862,539
Total Contributions $17,114,515
   Program Service Revenue $85,940
Total Primary Revenue $17,200,455
   Other Revenue $307,350
TOTAL REVENUE $17,507,805
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,730,613
   Administrative Expenses $1,464,474
   Fundraising Expenses $635,840
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,830,927
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,676,878
   
Net Assets $10,739,938

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$192,542 1.50% Michael J. Parr President
Other Salaries of Note
$104,600 0.81% George H. Fenwick Former President

Mission

American Bird Conservancy's (ABC) mission is to conserve wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Founded in 1994, it is the only U.S.-based group exclusively devoted to bird conservation throughout the Americas. ABC acts across the full spectrum of threats to birds to safeguard the rarest bird species, restore habitats, and reduce threats, while unifying and strengthening the bird conservation movement. ABC advances bird conservation through direct action and by finding and engaging the people and groups needed to succeed, regardless of their political, economic, or social point of view. ABC seeks innovative, fair solutions to difficult issues.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Bird Conservancy (VA) 91.41 four stars
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (FL) 88.36 three stars
WILD Foundation (CO) 95.47 four stars
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 90.94 four stars
Snow Leopard Trust (WA) 93.73 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Bird Conservancy
P.O. Box 249
4249 Loudoun Avenue
The Plains, VA 20198
tel: (888) 247-3624
fax: (540) 253-5782
EIN: 52-1501259

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Board Leadership

Larry Selzer
Chair

CEO

Michael J. Parr
President