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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Keeping Texas Wild

97.17

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

Board Leadership
Mike Greene
Chair

CEO
Susan Houston
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17
  Financial 100.00
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 $190 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 $190 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.

Financial

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
97.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.98
  Program Expenses Growth 19.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TX) 97.17
Trees, Water & People (CO) 99.02
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 86.34
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin (WI) 86.52
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (FL) 93.45

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,365,622
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,469,050
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,834,672
   Program Service Revenue $248,635
Total Primary Revenue $9,083,307
   Other Revenue $232,255
TOTAL REVENUE $9,315,562
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,249,358
   Administrative Expenses $548,846
   Fundraising Expenses $129,209
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,927,413
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,611,851
   
Net Assets $62,421,605

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
Engage Program $4,438,609 43.3%
Conserve TPWF $2,703,849 26.4%
Lead Program $2,409,282 23.5%

Ratings History
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 97.17
2018-12 06/01/2020 92.22
2017-12 06/01/2019 100.00
2016-12 04/01/2018 95.05
2015-12 03/01/2017 100.00
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.57
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 95.72
2013-12 03/01/2015 91.51
2012-08 12/01/2013 96.85
2011-08 03/01/2013 97.25
2011-08 02/01/2013 96.05
2011-08 08/01/2012 89.04
2010-08 09/20/2011 83.20
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 89.44
2008-08 10/01/2009 98.72
2007-08 10/01/2008 82.43
2006-08 10/01/2007 75.27
2005-08 07/01/2006 92.59
2003-08 10/01/2004 98.84
2002-08 10/01/2003 98.74

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 C11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status 509(a)(3) Type I
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$172,107 1.57% Susan Houston Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$85,182 0.77% Anne Brown Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TX) 97.17
Manomet (MA) 85.65
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 96.04
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM) 94.37
Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MN) 89.61

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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

Susan Houston
Executive Director

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