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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Wild Center

Igniting an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together

three stars

85.04

45 Museum Drive Tupper Lake, NY 12986
tel: (518) 359-7800   Web Site
EIN: 14-1811534

Board Leadership
Donald K. Clifford, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Stephanie Ratcliffe
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.04 three stars
  Financial 81.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

81.93

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 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)
66.7%
  Administrative Expenses 22.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.56
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Wild Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Wild Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Wild Center (NY) 85.04 three stars
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (MT) 95.77 four stars
Glacier National Park Conservancy (MT) 88.55 three stars
Wild Earth Allies, Inc. (MD) 100.00 four stars
Seacology (CA) 94.70 four stars

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The Wild Center's mission is to ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together and set an example for the world. We believe that people and the rest of the natural world can thrive together. We think that with the help of science we can move beyond our present challenges where our economy often comes at the expense of the natural world, and find ways to have a vibrant human economy and thriving nature. The Wild Center is committed to helping the Adirondacks become a model for this idea, and one that can lead by example.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,596,160
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $554,498
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,782,874
Total Contributions $5,933,532
   Program Service Revenue $1,638,888
Total Primary Revenue $7,572,420
   Other Revenue $831,878
TOTAL REVENUE $8,404,298
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,658,688
   Administrative Expenses $1,495,167
   Fundraising Expenses $579,618
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,733,473
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,670,825
   
Net Assets $32,931,033

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 08/01/2017 85.04 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 14-1811534
Name in IRS Master File NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF THE ADIRONDACKS
NTEE Code A56
NTEE Classification Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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 June, 1999
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$159,798 2.78% Stephanie Ratcliffe Executive Director

The Wild Center's mission is to ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together and set an example for the world. We believe that people and the rest of the natural world can thrive together. We think that with the help of science we can move beyond our present challenges where our economy often comes at the expense of the natural world, and find ways to have a vibrant human economy and thriving nature. The Wild Center is committed to helping the Adirondacks become a model for this idea, and one that can lead by example.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Wild Center (NY) 85.04 three stars
Wild Earth Allies, Inc. (MD) 100.00 four stars
Rocky Mountain Conservancy (CO) 95.41 four stars
Conservation International (VA) 90.81 four stars
Nature and Culture International (CA) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Wild Center
45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
tel: (518) 359-7800
EIN: 14-1811534

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Board Leadership

Donald K. Clifford, Jr.
Chairman

CEO

Stephanie Ratcliffe
Executive Director

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