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International Rhino Foundation

Dedicated to the survival of the world's rhino species through conservation and research

94.28

201 Main Street Suite 2600
Fort Worth, TX 76102
tel: (540) 465-9595   Web Site
EIN: 75-2395006

Board Leadership
John Lukas
President

CEO
Nina Fascione
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.28
  Financial 91.92
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1989, the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is dedicated to the survival of the world's rhino species through conservation and research. For 26 years, IRF has funded and operated rhino conservation programs in Africa and Asia, focusing expertise and resources in areas where rhinos are most in need of protection, and where conservation efforts will do the most good. At the heart of IRF's vision is the belief that these magnificent species should endure for future generations, and that protecting rhinos ensures the survival of many other species, including people. Since its founding, IRF has also provided funding for scientific research that enhances the ability to manage rhinoceros populations both in the wild. IRF has awarded nearly $700,000 to applied rhino research in the past 10 years, and is the only source of funding exclusively devoted to rhinoceros.

Founded in 1989, the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is dedicated to the survival of the world's rhino species through conservation and research. For 26 years, IRF has funded and operated rhino conservation programs in Africa and Asia, focusing expertise and resources in areas where rhinos are most in need of protection, and where conservation efforts will do the most good. At the heart of IRF's vision is the belief that these magnificent species should endure for future generations, and that protecting rhinos ensures the survival of many other species, including people. Since its founding, IRF has also provided funding for scientific research that enhances the ability to manage rhinoceros populations both in the wild. IRF has awarded nearly $700,000 to applied rhino research in the past 10 years, and is the only source of funding exclusively devoted to rhinoceros.

Financial

91.92

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.49
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Rhino Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Rhino Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Rhino Foundation (TX) 94.28
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (FL) 88.16
Wolf Conservation Center (NY) 93.45
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (GA) 97.47
Turtle Island Restoration Network (CA) 97.23

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,853,704
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $738,698
Total Contributions $3,592,402
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,592,402
   Other Revenue $89,081
TOTAL REVENUE $3,681,483
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,999,005
   Administrative Expenses $374,440
   Fundraising Expenses $207,104
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,580,549
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $100,934
   
Net Assets $4,591,925

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
Rhino Protection Units $2,092,460 69.8%
Zimbabwe Black Rhino Conservation $431,293 14.4%
Southern Africa, Operation Stop Poaching Now $137,398 4.6%

Ratings History
International Rhino Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 94.28
2018-12 10/01/2019 96.81
2017-12 12/21/2018 93.96
2016-12 02/01/2018 94.69
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.39
2014-12 11/01/2016 94.72
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.01
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 95.05
2013-12 12/22/2014 89.67
2012-12 11/01/2013 94.45
2011-12 03/01/2013 91.26
2010-12 11/01/2011 86.72
2010-12 09/20/2011 83.97
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 76.20
2008-12 11/01/2009 82.71
2007-12 12/17/2008 83.87
2006-12 02/01/2008 89.62
2005-12 03/01/2007 90.14
2004-12 04/01/2006 85.63
2003-12 02/01/2005 91.67

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 75-2395006
Name in IRS Master File THE INTERNATIONAL RHINO FOUNDATION
NTEE Code D31
NTEE Classification Protection of Endangered Species
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 December, 1997
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
$148,385 4.14% Susie Ellis Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Rhino Foundation (TX) 94.28
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Re:wild (fka Global Wildlife Conservation) (TX) 97.13
Orangutan Foundation International (CA) 95.12
WildAid (CA) 96.48

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Charity Contact Info

International Rhino Foundation
201 Main Street
Suite 2600
Fort Worth, TX 76102
tel: (540) 465-9595
EIN: 75-2395006

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Board Leadership

John Lukas
President

CEO

Nina Fascione
Executive Director

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