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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Cheetah Conservation Fund

Conserving cheetahs and their ecosystems

four stars

94.53

2210 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Suite 301 Alexandria, VA 22301
tel: (866) 909-3399   Web Site
EIN: 31-1726923

Board Leadership
Mike Hill
Chairman

CEO
Laurie Marker
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.53 four stars
  Financial 92.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) mission is to be the internationally recognized center of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF will work with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education, and land use to benefit all species, including people. While CCF's main headquarters are in Namibia -- the country with the largest number of wild cheetah, its reach and vision are worldwide. CCF has close links and assists in training and sharing program successes with other countries where cheetah live. CCF's international program includes distributing CCF materials, lending resources and support, and providing training through Africa and the rest of the world. Efforts are currently underway to develop new conservation programs or support existing cheetah conservation efforts.

Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) mission is to be the internationally recognized center of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF will work with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education, and land use to benefit all species, including people. While CCF's main headquarters are in Namibia -- the country with the largest number of wild cheetah, its reach and vision are worldwide. CCF has close links and assists in training and sharing program successes with other countries where cheetah live. CCF's international program includes distributing CCF materials, lending resources and support, and providing training through Africa and the rest of the world. Efforts are currently underway to develop new conservation programs or support existing cheetah conservation efforts.

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Financial

four stars

92.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cheetah Conservation Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cheetah Conservation Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cheetah Conservation Fund (VA) 94.53 four stars
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 91.77 four stars
Ocean Alliance (MA) 89.39 three stars
Sea Turtle Conservancy (FL) 92.37 four stars
American Bird Conservancy (VA) 93.50 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,781,984
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $48,050
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,830,034
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,830,034
   Other Revenue $29,710
TOTAL REVENUE $2,859,744
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,280,167
   Administrative Expenses $263,387
   Fundraising Expenses $200,462
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,744,016
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $115,728
   
Net Assets $1,551,147

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
Cheetah Conservation Fund has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 94.53 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 91.55 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 95.47 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 92.62 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.11 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 86.95 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 92.21 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 93.21 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 94.15 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 94.73 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.74 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 68.93 one star
2008-12 11/01/2010 67.20 one star

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

EIN 31-1726923
Name in IRS Master File CHEETAH CONSERVATION FUND
NTEE Code D01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 December, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$75,154 2.73% Laurie L. Marker Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cheetah Conservation Fund (VA) 94.53 four stars
The Jane Goodall Institute (VA) 87.23 three stars
Ocean Alliance (MA) 89.39 three stars
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (FL) 88.40 three stars
WILD Foundation (CO) 95.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cheetah Conservation Fund
2210 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22301
tel: (866) 909-3399
fax: (206) 338-2161
EIN: 31-1726923

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2496
Alexandria, VA 22301

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Board Leadership

Mike Hill
Chairman

CEO

Laurie Marker
Executive Director

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