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HawkWatch International

Conserving raptors and our shared environment

four stars

97.12

2240 South 900 East Salt Lake City, UT 84106
tel: (800) 726-4295   Web Site
EIN: 85-0358519

Board Leadership
Natalie Kaddas
Chair

CEO
Paul Parker
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.12 four stars
  Financial 99.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of HawkWatch International (HWI) is to conserve our environment through education, long-term monitoring, and scientific research on raptors as indicators of ecosystem health. We believe that through our efforts to monitor and protect birds of prey (also known as raptors), we can also protect our shared environment, our rich natural heritage, and ourselves. HWI was founded in 1986. The core of HWI's research program focuses on the development and maintenance of a long-term, large-scale database of raptor population numbers and trends. HWI conducts education programs using live raptors to stress the essential importance of nature's complex inter-relationships, the value of raptors as environmental barometers, and to promote environmental awareness and responsibility.

The mission of HawkWatch International (HWI) is to conserve our environment through education, long-term monitoring, and scientific research on raptors as indicators of ecosystem health. We believe that through our efforts to monitor and protect birds of prey (also known as raptors), we can also protect our shared environment, our rich natural heritage, and ourselves. HWI was founded in 1986. The core of HWI's research program focuses on the development and maintenance of a long-term, large-scale database of raptor population numbers and trends. HWI conducts education programs using live raptors to stress the essential importance of nature's complex inter-relationships, the value of raptors as environmental barometers, and to promote environmental awareness and responsibility.

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Financial

four stars

99.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 29.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HawkWatch International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HawkWatch International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HawkWatch International (UT) 97.12 four stars
International Crane Foundation (WI) 91.97 four stars
Orangutan Foundation International (CA) 93.42 four stars
Snow Leopard Trust (WA) 94.35 four stars
Georgia Wildlife Federation (GA) 90.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $215,372
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $61,780
   Fundraising Events $1,284
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $406,948
Total Contributions $685,384
   Program Service Revenue $834,334
Total Primary Revenue $1,519,718
   Other Revenue $13,089
TOTAL REVENUE $1,532,807
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,389,550
   Administrative Expenses $214,099
   Fundraising Expenses $70,536
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,674,185
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-141,378
   
Net Assets $2,475,745

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
Conservation & Scientific Research Program $1,079,899 77.7%
Education Program $240,374 17.3%
Membership & Public Outreach Program $69,277 5.0%

Ratings History
HawkWatch International has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 97.12 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 97.10 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 98.89 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.57 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 91.65 four stars
2014-06 12/01/2015 91.18 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 89.91 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 84.22 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 80.98 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 89.52 three stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 85.05 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.90 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-06 04/01/2009 80.95 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 89.60 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 69.47 one star
2005-06 06/01/2006 79.16 two stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 73.88 two stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 91.33 four stars
2002-06 04/01/2004 91.24 four 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 85-0358519
Name in IRS Master File HAWKWATCH INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code D32
NTEE Classification Bird Sanctuary, Preserve
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (199) Other scientific research 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 February, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$74,353 4.44% Paul Parker Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HawkWatch International (UT) 97.12 four stars
WildCare (CA) 85.16 three stars
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 100.00 four stars
WildAid (CA) 100.00 four stars
Orangutan Foundation International (CA) 93.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

HawkWatch International
2240 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
tel: (800) 726-4295
fax: (801) 484-6810
EIN: 85-0358519

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Board Leadership

Natalie Kaddas
Chair

CEO

Paul Parker
Executive Director

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