Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Center for Biological Diversity

Because life is good.

four stars

97.87

P.O. Box 710 Tucson, AZ 85702
tel: (866) 357-3349   Web Site
EIN: 27-3943866

Board Leadership
Marcey Olajos
Board Chair

CEO
Kierán Suckling
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.87 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Biological Diversity believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature - to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive. The Center has six program areas: Biodiversity, Climate, International, Oceans, Wildlands, and Urban Wildlands. The Center looks forward to a future of continued expansion, creativity, and no-holds-barred action on behalf of the world's most critically endangered animals and plants.

The Center for Biological Diversity believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature - to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive. The Center has six program areas: Biodiversity, Climate, International, Oceans, Wildlands, and Urban Wildlands. The Center looks forward to a future of continued expansion, creativity, and no-holds-barred action on behalf of the world's most critically endangered animals and plants.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.09
  Program Expenses Growth 17.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Biological Diversity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Biological Diversity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,718,439
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $20,718,439
   Program Service Revenue $1,420,111
Total Primary Revenue $22,138,550
   Other Revenue $432,372
TOTAL REVENUE $22,570,922
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,218,902
   Administrative Expenses $1,431,404
   Fundraising Expenses $1,726,242
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,376,548
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $194,374
   
Net Assets $22,206,882

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$232,327 1.03% Kieran Suckling Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$234,896 1.04% Peter Galvin Director

Mission

The Center for Biological Diversity believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature - to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive. The Center has six program areas: Biodiversity, Climate, International, Oceans, Wildlands, and Urban Wildlands. The Center looks forward to a future of continued expansion, creativity, and no-holds-barred action on behalf of the world's most critically endangered animals and plants.

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Biological Diversity
P.O. Box 710
Tucson, AZ 85702
tel: (866) 357-3349
fax: (520) 623-9797
EIN: 27-3943866

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Board Leadership

Marcey Olajos
Board Chair

CEO

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director