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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Helping people. Saving gorillas.

89.00

800 Cherokee Avenue, SE Atlanta, GA 30315
tel: (800) 851-0203   Web Site
EIN: 52-1118866

Board Leadership
Dwight Scott
Chair

CEO
Tara Stoinski
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.00
  Financial 84.97
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

84.97

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.88
  Program Expenses Growth -7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (GA) 89.00
International Rhino Foundation (TX) 94.01
Pollinator Partnership (CA) 92.22
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (OR) 92.59
WILD Foundation (CO) 95.47

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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (GA) 89.00
World Wildlife Fund (DC) 86.04
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 80.25
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 94.94
Defenders of Wildlife (DC) 86.71

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Founded by Dr. Dian Fossey in 1978, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitat in Africa. We are committed to promoting continued research on their threatened ecosystems and education about their relevance to the world in which we live. In collaboration with government agencies and other international partners, we also provide assistance to local communities through education, training and economic development initiatives. Our activities take place on many levels and places, with people from Rwanda and elsewhere in Africa, the United States, and around the world.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,306,326
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $144,960
Total Contributions $3,451,286
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,451,286
   Other Revenue $964
TOTAL REVENUE $3,452,250
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,649,139
   Administrative Expenses $211,169
   Fundraising Expenses $318,330
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,178,638
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $273,612
   
Net Assets $3,226,777

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
Karisoke Research Center $1,086,662 41.0%
Education, Capacity Building, and Awareness $905,148 34.2%
Grauer's Gorilla Conservation and Research Program $564,024 21.3%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 07/01/2016 89.00
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.55
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 81.25
2013-09 03/01/2015 80.51
2012-09 11/01/2013 78.84
2011-09 12/01/2012 87.93
2010-09 02/01/2012 92.37
2009-09 09/20/2011 93.23
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 90.91
2008-09 02/01/2010 91.32
2007-09 11/01/2008 86.03
2006-09 11/01/2007 90.68
2005-09 09/01/2006 85.78
2003-03 02/01/2004 87.67
2002-03 04/15/2003 85.14

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

EIN 52-1118866
Name in IRS Master File DIAN FOSSEY GORILLA FUND
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (355) Wildlife sanctuary or refuge
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 August, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,505 3.31% Tara Stoinski President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$118,457 3.72% Clare F. Richardson Former President, CEO

Founded by Dr. Dian Fossey in 1978, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitat in Africa. We are committed to promoting continued research on their threatened ecosystems and education about their relevance to the world in which we live. In collaboration with government agencies and other international partners, we also provide assistance to local communities through education, training and economic development initiatives. Our activities take place on many levels and places, with people from Rwanda and elsewhere in Africa, the United States, and around the world.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (GA) 89.00
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 100.00
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 92.24
American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (NY) 87.62
Wildlife Forever (MN) 85.72

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (GA) 89.00
World Wildlife Fund (DC) 86.04
National Wildlife Federation (VA) 80.25
African Wildlife Foundation (DC) 94.94
Defenders of Wildlife (DC) 86.71

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Charity Contact Info

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
800 Cherokee Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
tel: (800) 851-0203
EIN: 52-1118866

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Board Leadership

Dwight Scott
Chair

CEO

Tara Stoinski
President, CEO


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