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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Safari Club International Foundation

Dedicated to sustainable-use wildlife conservation, outdoor education, and chapter-driven humanitarian service projects.

three stars

85.70

4800 West Gates Pass Road Tucson, AZ 85745
tel: (888) 724-4868   Web Site
EIN: 86-0292099

Board Leadership
Warren Sackman III
President

CEO
Robert K. Benson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.70 three stars
  Financial 79.78 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) is "First for Wildlife." The mission is to fund and direct worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education. SCI Foundation works closely with Safari Club International, its chapters, and members to advance local, regional and global wildlife conservation, outdoor education, and humanitarian projects each year.

The group also supports scientific studies in the field of predator-prey relationships and wildlife habitat restoration and management. SCI Foundation demonstrates the constructive role that sustainable-use hunting and hunters play in the conservation of wildlife; carries out and supports outdoor educational programs; supports humanitarian programs to assist the disabled and those in need to enjoy hunting; and provides donations to other organizations pursuing similar goals.

Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) is "First for Wildlife." The mission is to fund and direct worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education. SCI Foundation works closely with Safari Club International, its chapters, and members to advance local, regional and global wildlife conservation, outdoor education, and humanitarian projects each year.

The group also supports scientific studies in the field of predator-prey relationships and wildlife habitat restoration and management. SCI Foundation demonstrates the constructive role that sustainable-use hunting and hunters play in the conservation of wildlife; carries out and supports outdoor educational programs; supports humanitarian programs to assist the disabled and those in need to enjoy hunting; and provides donations to other organizations pursuing similar goals.

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Financial

two stars

79.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
75.5%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.56
  Program Expenses Growth -0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Safari Club International Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Safari Club International Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Safari Club International Foundation (AZ) 85.70 three stars
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (MT) 88.07 three stars
Pheasants Forever (MN) 89.87 three stars
Ducks Unlimited (TN) 88.38 three stars
Quality Deer Management Association (GA) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,641,503
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $28,915
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $2,859,208
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,529,626
   Program Service Revenue $308,785
Total Primary Revenue $4,838,411
   Other Revenue $1,050,115
TOTAL REVENUE $5,888,526
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,817,967
   Administrative Expenses $806,088
   Fundraising Expenses $803,493
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,427,548
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $460,978
   
Net Assets $21,520,955

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
Wildlife Conservation Program $1,610,053 42.2%
Education Projects $1,118,281 29.3%
International Wildlife Museum $850,532 22.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 02/01/2018 85.70 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 94.71 four stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 92.80 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.27 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.54 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 83.22 three stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 79.65 two stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 81.24 three stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 80.48 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.85 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 74.66 two stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 92.67 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 94.56 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 95.06 four stars
2004-12 06/01/2006 79.46 two stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 80.67 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 86-0292099
Name in IRS Master File SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
NTEE Code D30
NTEE Classification Wildlife Preservation, Protection
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (286) Hunting or fishing club
(317) Other sports or athletic activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
Ruling Date September, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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
$149,920 2.76% Robert K. Benson Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Safari Club International Foundation (AZ) 85.70 three stars
Pheasants Forever (MN) 89.87 three stars
California Waterfowl Association (CA) 89.54 three stars
Delta Waterfowl Foundation (ND) 87.27 three stars
National Wild Turkey Federation (SC) 89.70 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Safari Club International Foundation
4800 West Gates Pass Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
tel: (888) 724-4868
fax: (520) 622-1205
EIN: 86-0292099

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Board Leadership

Warren Sackman III
President

CEO

Robert K. Benson
Executive Director

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