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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Keeping Texas Wild

four stars

95.05

2914 Swiss Ave Dallas, TX 75204
tel: (214) 720-1478   Web Site
EIN: 74-2602504

Board Leadership
Mike Greene
Chair

CEO
Anne Brown
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.05 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation's mission is to provide private support to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to ensure that all Texans, today and in the future, can enjoy the wild things and wild places of Texas. TPWF funds projects supported by sound science with measurable results and meaningful impact. Private funding, secured by TPWF through gifts and grants, addresses critical conservation needs; improves and expands natural areas, state parks, and wildlife management areas; and enhances opportunities to enjoy and appreciate the abundance of natural beauty throughout Texas. Since its inception, TPWF has raised over $170 million to ensure every Texan, today and in the future, can enjoy, explore, and be inspired by the incredible wild things and wild places in Texas.

Founded in 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation's mission is to provide private support to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to ensure that all Texans, today and in the future, can enjoy the wild things and wild places of Texas. TPWF funds projects supported by sound science with measurable results and meaningful impact. Private funding, secured by TPWF through gifts and grants, addresses critical conservation needs; improves and expands natural areas, state parks, and wildlife management areas; and enhances opportunities to enjoy and appreciate the abundance of natural beauty throughout Texas. Since its inception, TPWF has raised over $170 million to ensure every Texan, today and in the future, can enjoy, explore, and be inspired by the incredible wild things and wild places in Texas.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
94.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 12.35
  Program Expenses Growth 21.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TX) 95.05 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,504,459
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $422,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,926,709
   Program Service Revenue $411,229
Total Primary Revenue $17,337,938
   Other Revenue $478,386
TOTAL REVENUE $17,816,324
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,984,353
   Administrative Expenses $161,048
   Fundraising Expenses $95,856
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,241,257
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,575,067
   
Net Assets $78,455,608

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
Land Acquisition & Management $1,703,887 28.5%
Species & Habitat Conservation $1,326,261 22.2%
Texas State Parks $766,656 12.8%

Ratings History
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 95.05 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.57 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 95.72 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 91.51 four stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 96.85 four stars
2011-08 03/01/2013 97.25 four stars
2011-08 02/01/2013 96.05 four stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 89.04 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 83.20 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 89.44 three stars
2008-08 10/01/2009 98.72 four stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 82.43 three stars
2006-08 10/01/2007 75.27 two stars
2005-08 07/01/2006 92.59 four stars
2003-08 10/01/2004 98.84 four stars
2002-08 10/01/2003 98.74 four stars
2001-08 02/05/2003 79.83 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 74-2602504
Name in IRS Master File PARKS AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION OF TEXAS INC
NTEE Code D12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above.  509(a)(3)
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 December, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$184,320 2.95% Anne Brown Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation
2914 Swiss Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
tel: (214) 720-1478
fax: (214) 720-3864
EIN: 74-2602504

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Board Leadership

Mike Greene
Chair

CEO

Anne Brown
Executive Director

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