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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Conserving birds of prey worldwide

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four stars

91.35

1700 Hawk Mountain Road Kempton, PA 19529
tel: (610) 756-6961   Web Site
EIN: 23-1392700

Board Leadership
Frederick Beste, III
Chairman

CEO
Sean Grace
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.35 four stars
  Financial 89.98 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

"To conserve birds of prey worldwide by providing leadership in raptor conservation science and education, and by maintaining Hawk Mountain Sanctuary as a model observation, research, and education facility."

Hawk Mountain is a leading voice for raptor conservation globally and operates a 2,500-acre Appalachian wildlife Sanctuary, open to the public, year round. The Sanctuary connects people to nature and the annual autumn raptor migration, and by association, raptors globally.
Endowment, grants, bequests, admission fees, and membership dues support local-to-international scientific research, training, and education programs.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is best known for its annual autumn hawkwatch, the longest-running raptor migration count in the world and, more recently, its international Conservation Science Training Program. The current strategic plan calls for a new focus on growing the conservation education program to a similar leadership level.

"To conserve birds of prey worldwide by providing leadership in raptor conservation science and education, and by maintaining Hawk Mountain Sanctuary as a model observation, research, and education facility."

Hawk Mountain is a leading voice for raptor conservation globally and operates a 2,500-acre Appalachian wildlife Sanctuary, open to the public, year round. The Sanctuary connects people to nature and the annual autumn raptor migration, and by association, raptors globally.
Endowment, grants, bequests, admission fees, and membership dues support local-to-international scientific research, training, and education programs.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is best known for its annual autumn hawkwatch, the longest-running raptor migration count in the world and, more recently, its international Conservation Science Training Program. The current strategic plan calls for a new focus on growing the conservation education program to a similar leadership level.

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Total number of paid admissions
72,073
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Financial

three stars

89.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.81
  Program Expenses Growth 9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hawk Mountain Sanctuary on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hawk Mountain Sanctuary on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA) 91.35 four stars
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (CO) 92.92 four stars
Animals Asia Foundation Limited (CA) 86.12 three stars
Keepers of the Wild (AZ) 93.98 four stars
Performing Animal Welfare Society (CA) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,824,625
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $89,245
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,751
Total Contributions $1,934,621
   Program Service Revenue $824,644
Total Primary Revenue $2,759,265
   Other Revenue $573,508
TOTAL REVENUE $3,332,773
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,310,111
   Administrative Expenses $225,500
   Fundraising Expenses $203,528
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,739,139
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $593,634
   
Net Assets $16,950,218

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 04/01/2018 91.35 four stars
2016-03 03/01/2017 92.24 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 92.81 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 12/22/2015 90.29 four stars
2014-03 08/18/2015 89.92 three stars
2013-03 04/01/2014 86.23 three stars
2012-03 06/01/2013 79.85 two stars
2011-03 12/01/2012 79.30 two stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 74.06 two stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 72.27 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 05/01/2011 72.33 two stars
2009-03 05/01/2010 86.09 three stars
2008-03 12/17/2008 70.11 two stars
2007-03 03/01/2008 77.16 two stars
2006-03 02/01/2007 77.95 two stars
2005-03 03/01/2006 80.41 three stars
2004-03 01/05/2005 92.36 four stars
2003-03 02/01/2004 84.38 three 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 23-1392700
Name in IRS Master File HAWK MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code D30
NTEE Classification Wildlife Preservation, Protection
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 March, 1946
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013

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
$89,755 3.27% Keith Bildstein Interim President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA) 91.35 four stars
The Wildcat Sanctuary (MN) 93.87 four stars
American Eagle Foundation (TN) 95.05 four stars
Performing Animal Welfare Society (CA) 92.92 four stars
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary (NY) 86.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
1700 Hawk Mountain Road
Kempton, PA 19529
tel: (610) 756-6961
fax: (610) 756-4468
EIN: 23-1392700

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Board Leadership

Frederick Beste, III
Chairman

CEO

Sean Grace
President

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