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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Helping people. Saving gorillas.

three stars

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 three stars
  Financial 84.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four 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

three stars

84.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (GA) 89.00 three stars
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (OR) 93.63 four stars
World Wildlife Fund (DC) 86.04 three stars
HawkWatch International (UT) 98.89 four stars
International Crane Foundation (WI) 92.48 four stars

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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%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 07/01/2016 89.00 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.55 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 81.25 three stars
2013-09 03/01/2015 80.51 three stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 78.84 two stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 87.93 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 92.37 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 93.23 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 90.91 four stars
2008-09 02/01/2010 91.32 four stars
2007-09 11/01/2008 86.03 three stars
2006-09 11/01/2007 90.68 four stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 85.78 three stars
2003-03 02/01/2004 87.67 three stars
2002-03 04/15/2003 85.14 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 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]
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (GA) 89.00 three stars
The Marine Mammal Center (CA) 94.94 four stars
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 92.24 four stars
Sea Turtle Conservancy (FL) 89.11 three stars
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 92.08 four stars

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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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