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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Conserving birds of prey worldwide

91.70

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

Board Leadership
Jeff Weil
Chair

CEO
Sean Grace
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.70
  Financial 88.27
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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, stewardship, 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, stewardship, 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.

Financial

88.27

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.33
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
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) 91.70
Center for Great Apes (FL) 99.17
The Wildcat Sanctuary (MN) 95.04
Our Companions Animal Rescue (CT) 97.17
The Wild Animal Sanctuary Texas (TX) 88.86

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,055,093
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $35,579
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,090,672
   Program Service Revenue $771,987
Total Primary Revenue $4,862,659
   Other Revenue $1,153,890
TOTAL REVENUE $6,016,549
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,591,097
   Administrative Expenses $192,174
   Fundraising Expenses $337,259
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,120,530
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,896,019
   
Net Assets $19,858,490

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 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 08/03/2021 91.70
2019-03 04/01/2021 91.42
2019-03 03/01/2021 90.97
2018-03 12/20/2019 88.64
2018-03 04/01/2019 88.29
2017-03 04/01/2018 91.35
2016-03 03/01/2017 92.24
2015-03 06/01/2016 92.81
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 12/22/2015 90.29
2014-03 08/18/2015 89.92
2013-03 04/01/2014 86.23
2012-03 06/01/2013 79.85
2011-03 12/01/2012 79.30
2011-03 05/01/2012 74.06
2010-03 09/20/2011 72.27
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 05/01/2011 72.33
2009-03 05/01/2010 86.09
2008-03 12/17/2008 70.11
2007-03 03/01/2008 77.16
2006-03 02/01/2007 77.95

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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,647 4.12% Sean Grace President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA) 91.70
Big Cat Rescue (FL) 97.40
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA (CA) 91.22
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (CO) 92.92
The Elephant Sanctuary (TN) 96.80

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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

Jeff Weil
Chair

CEO

Sean Grace
President

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