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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


Tara Stoinski
President, CEO

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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Helping people. Saving gorillas.

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 89.00 3 stars
  Financial 84.97 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
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 Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  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.

Income Statement     (FYE 09/2015)

   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
   Program Expenses $2,649,139
   Administrative Expenses $211,169
   Fundraising Expenses $318,330
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $273,612
Net Assets $3,226,777

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 09/2015)

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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