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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Florida Wildlife Federation

Keeping the Wild in Florida since 1936!

two stars

78.11

P.O. Box 6870 Tallahassee, FL 32314
tel: (850) 656-7113   Web Site
EIN: 59-1398265

Board Leadership
Jay Exum
Chair

CEO
Preston T. Robertson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.11 two stars
  Financial 69.20 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Florida Wildlife Federation is a statewide, non-profit citizens' conservation organization composed of thousands of concerned Floridians and other citizens from all walks of life who have a common interest in preserving, managing, and improving Florida's fish, wildlife, soil, water, and plant life. As the State Affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, FWF has been improving Florida's wildlife since 1936. The goal of the Federation is to be the leader in promoting, through education and political action, the conservation, restoration, sound management, and wise and ethical use of Florida's natural resources, to the end that present and future Floridians may live, work and pursue traditional outdoor activities in an outstanding natural environment.

The Florida Wildlife Federation is a statewide, non-profit citizens' conservation organization composed of thousands of concerned Floridians and other citizens from all walks of life who have a common interest in preserving, managing, and improving Florida's fish, wildlife, soil, water, and plant life. As the State Affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, FWF has been improving Florida's wildlife since 1936. The goal of the Federation is to be the leader in promoting, through education and political action, the conservation, restoration, sound management, and wise and ethical use of Florida's natural resources, to the end that present and future Floridians may live, work and pursue traditional outdoor activities in an outstanding natural environment.

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Financial

one star

69.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
66.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 24.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Florida Wildlife Federation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Florida Wildlife Federation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Florida Wildlife Federation (FL) 78.11 two stars
International Wolf Center (MN) 95.22 four stars
Global Wildlife Conservation (TX) 96.29 four stars
New England Wildlife Center (MA) 91.78 four stars
Big Life Foundation USA (WA) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,087,451
   Federated Campaigns $615
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $220,315
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,308,381
   Program Service Revenue $231,882
Total Primary Revenue $1,540,263
   Other Revenue $-98,511
TOTAL REVENUE $1,441,752
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $887,062
   Administrative Expenses $159,662
   Fundraising Expenses $372,690
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,419,414
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,338
   
Net Assets $1,189,703

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 $558,977 63.0%
Southwest Florida Office $101,029 11.4%
Northeast Florida Office $40,730 4.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 05/01/2019 78.11 two stars
2017-09 10/01/2018 77.10 two stars
2016-09 09/01/2017 79.99 two stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 82.09 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 04/01/2016 84.59 three stars
2014-09 10/01/2015 82.17 three stars
2013-09 06/01/2014 82.49 three stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 78.57 two stars
2011-09 05/01/2012 74.39 two 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 59-1398265
Name in IRS Master File FLORIDA WILDLIFE FEDERATION
NTEE Code D01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 July, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$101,694 7.16% Manley K. Fuller President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Florida Wildlife Federation (FL) 78.11 two stars
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (OR) 91.34 four stars
Carolina Raptor Center (NC) 85.13 three stars
Global Wildlife Conservation (TX) 96.29 four stars
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 90.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Florida Wildlife Federation
P.O. Box 6870
Tallahassee, FL 32314
tel: (850) 656-7113
fax: (850) 942-4431
EIN: 59-1398265

Mail donations to:
2545 Blairstone Pines Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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Board Leadership

Jay Exum
Chair

CEO

Preston T. Robertson
President & CEO

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