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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Snow Leopard Trust

Saving snow leopards for over 35 years

four stars

94.35

4649 Sunnyside Avenue N Suite 325
Seattle, WA 98103
tel: (206) 632-2421   Web Site
EIN: 91-1144119

Board Leadership
Rhetick Sengupta
President

CEO
Michael Despines
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.35 four stars
  Financial 92.01 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1981, Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) is the world's leading authority on the study and protection of the endangered snow leopard. The snow leopard's range encompasses twelve mountainous Central Asian Countries. Snow Leopard Trust currently has programs in China, India, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, and Pakistan. With programs and staff in five snow leopard range countries, and connections with researchers and conservation organizations around the world, Snow Leopard Trust is a leader in the effort to secure the future of the wild snow leopard.

Founded in 1981, Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) is the world's leading authority on the study and protection of the endangered snow leopard. The snow leopard's range encompasses twelve mountainous Central Asian Countries. Snow Leopard Trust currently has programs in China, India, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, and Pakistan. With programs and staff in five snow leopard range countries, and connections with researchers and conservation organizations around the world, Snow Leopard Trust is a leader in the effort to secure the future of the wild snow leopard.

Financial

four stars

92.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 14.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Snow Leopard Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Snow Leopard Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,811,185
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $139,237
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,950,422
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,950,422
   Other Revenue $158,070
TOTAL REVENUE $2,108,492
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,948,232
   Administrative Expenses $155,431
   Fundraising Expenses $213,468
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,317,131
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-208,639
   
Net Assets $3,341,362

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 of the Endangered Snow Leopard $1,168,939 60.0%
Research and Monitoring of Snow Leopards and their Environment $428,611 22.0%
Education and Capacity Building $350,682 18.0%

Ratings History
Snow Leopard Trust has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 94.35 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 96.05 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.60 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 92.56 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.57 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 91.34 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 88.91 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.42 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 94.18 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.63 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 91.55 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 91.46 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 98.84 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 96.12 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 90.66 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 91-1144119
Name in IRS Master File THE INTERNATIONAL SNOW LEOPARD TRUST
NTEE Code D12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (199) Other scientific research 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]
Ruling Date October, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$62,292 2.68% Michael Despines Executive Director

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Snow Leopard Trust (WA) 94.35 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Snow Leopard Trust
4649 Sunnyside Avenue N
Suite 325
Seattle, WA 98103
tel: (206) 632-2421
fax: (206) 632-3967
EIN: 91-1144119

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Board Leadership

Rhetick Sengupta
President

CEO

Michael Despines
Executive Director

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