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Bat Conservation International

To conserve the world's bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.

three stars

88.49

500 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg 1-201 Austin, TX 78746
tel: (800) 538-2287   Web Site
EIN: 74-2553144

Board Leadership
Charles Chester
Board Chair

CEO
Mike Daulton
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.49 three stars
  Financial 83.73 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bat Conservation International (BCI), based in Austin, Texas, works to conserve the world's bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.

Bats make up 20% of the world's mammal species--and their vast numbers, species diversity and extensive presence around the globe reflects their unique role and value as pollinators, pest managers and seed dispersers. Farms, forests and fields of native flora all benefit from the ecosystem services of bats.

For almost thirty years BCI has addressed bat conservation issues ranging from the destruction of bat habitats in caves and mines to the dangers posed to bats by the increase in the wind turbine industry and the growing threat of White-Nose Syndrome. As the world's bats face increasing challenges to their existence, it has become clear that conservation success is always based on promoting awareness of the essential role bats play in the world's ecosystems.

Bat Conservation International (BCI), based in Austin, Texas, works to conserve the world's bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.

Bats make up 20% of the world's mammal species--and their vast numbers, species diversity and extensive presence around the globe reflects their unique role and value as pollinators, pest managers and seed dispersers. Farms, forests and fields of native flora all benefit from the ecosystem services of bats.

For almost thirty years BCI has addressed bat conservation issues ranging from the destruction of bat habitats in caves and mines to the dangers posed to bats by the increase in the wind turbine industry and the growing threat of White-Nose Syndrome. As the world's bats face increasing challenges to their existence, it has become clear that conservation success is always based on promoting awareness of the essential role bats play in the world's ecosystems.

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Financial

three stars

83.73

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bat Conservation International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bat Conservation International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bat Conservation International (TX) 88.49 three stars
Cheetah Conservation Fund (VA) 94.53 four stars
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 91.77 four stars
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research (DE) 86.42 three stars
EcoHealth Alliance (NY) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,728,052
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,240,888
Total Contributions $3,968,940
   Program Service Revenue $745,874
Total Primary Revenue $4,714,814
   Other Revenue $199,985
TOTAL REVENUE $4,914,799
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,990,522
   Administrative Expenses $596,175
   Fundraising Expenses $717,934
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,304,631
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-389,832
   
Net Assets $9,060,995

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
Protecting Habitats & Advancing Knowledge $3,740,752 93.7%
Public Programs & Educational Outreach $249,770 6.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 88.49 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 88.68 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 87.49 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 87.31 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 87.17 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.86 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.57 four stars
2013-05 12/04/2014 89.28 three stars
2013-05 07/01/2014 87.06 three stars
2012-05 06/01/2013 87.29 three stars
2011-05 03/01/2012 86.09 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 86.58 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 12/22/2010 89.81 three stars
2009-05 07/01/2010 83.75 three stars
2008-05 02/01/2009 90.03 four stars
2007-05 02/01/2008 88.16 three stars
2006-05 12/15/2006 80.28 three stars
2005-05 02/01/2006 79.06 two stars
2004-05 01/05/2005 74.31 two stars
2003-05 01/01/2004 77.73 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 74-2553144
Name in IRS Master File BAT CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational 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 August, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • May, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$206,041 3.88% Michael Daulton Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bat Conservation International (TX) 88.49 three stars
Sea Turtle Conservancy (FL) 92.37 four stars
International Wolf Center (MN) 96.15 four stars
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 92.29 four stars
Primarily Primates (TX) 89.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bat Conservation International
500 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg 1-201
Austin, TX 78746
tel: (800) 538-2287
fax: (512) 327-9724
EIN: 74-2553144

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 140434
Austin, TX 78714

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Board Leadership

Charles Chester
Board Chair

CEO

Mike Daulton
Executive Director

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