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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Bat Conservation International

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

90.86

4600 N. Fairfax Drive Seventh Floor
Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (800) 538-2287   Web Site
EIN: 74-2553144

Board Leadership
Cullen Geiselman
Board Chair

CEO
Andrew Walker
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.86
  Financial 87.72
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

87.72

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bat Conservation International (VA) 90.86
Boreal Songbird Initiative (WA) 86.79
Ocean Alliance (MA) 86.72
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 100.00
Georgia Wildlife Federation (GA) 92.22

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,697,981
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $252,976
Total Contributions $6,950,957
   Program Service Revenue $721,781
Total Primary Revenue $7,672,738
   Other Revenue $126,507
TOTAL REVENUE $7,799,245
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,319,250
   Administrative Expenses $675,163
   Fundraising Expenses $372,909
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,367,322
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,431,923
   
Net Assets $8,970,720

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 $3,031,904 91.3%
Public Programs & Educational Outreach $287,346 8.6%

Ratings History
Bat Conservation International has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.86
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.57
2013-05 12/04/2014 89.28
2013-05 07/01/2014 87.06
2012-05 06/01/2013 87.29
2011-05 03/01/2012 86.09
2010-05 09/20/2011 86.58
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 12/22/2010 89.81
2009-05 07/01/2010 83.75
2008-05 02/01/2009 90.03
2007-05 02/01/2008 88.16
2006-05 12/15/2006 80.28
2005-05 02/01/2006 79.06
2004-05 01/05/2005 74.31
2003-05 01/01/2004 77.73
2002-05 02/05/2003 91.65
2001-05 10/15/2002 83.61

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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • May, 2013
  • May, 2012
  • May, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,384 3.44% Andrew Walker Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bat Conservation International (VA) 90.86
WildAid (CA) 100.00
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (GA) 89.00
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 87.46
The Marine Mammal Center (CA) 94.94

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Charity Contact Info

Bat Conservation International
4600 N. Fairfax Drive
Seventh Floor
Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (800) 538-2287
fax: (512) 327-9724
EIN: 74-2553144

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 162603
Austin, TX 78716

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Board Leadership

Cullen Geiselman
Board Chair

CEO

Andrew Walker
Executive Director

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