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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Whitetails Unlimited

Working for an American tradition

three stars

82.59

2100 Michigan Street P.O. Box 720
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
tel: (800) 274-5471   Web Site
EIN: 39-1415070

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Schinkten
President

CEO
Peter J. Gerl
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.59 three stars
  Financial 88.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited (WTU) is a national conservation organization that has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation. We have gained the reputation of being the nation's premier organization dedicating our resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Our purpose is to raise funds in support of educational programs; habitat conservation; and preservation of the hunting tradition for the direct benefit of the white-tailed deer and other wildlife. Since our beginning, we have spent over 49.7 million dollars on WTU projects including research, wildlife agency assistance, habitat enhancement/acquisition, public education, hunter safety/education, and cooperative projects with conservation organizations.

Founded in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited (WTU) is a national conservation organization that has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation. We have gained the reputation of being the nation's premier organization dedicating our resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Our purpose is to raise funds in support of educational programs; habitat conservation; and preservation of the hunting tradition for the direct benefit of the white-tailed deer and other wildlife. Since our beginning, we have spent over 49.7 million dollars on WTU projects including research, wildlife agency assistance, habitat enhancement/acquisition, public education, hunter safety/education, and cooperative projects with conservation organizations.

Financial

three stars

88.97

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
90.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.22
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Whitetails Unlimited on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Whitetails Unlimited on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Whitetails Unlimited (WI) 82.59 three stars
Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation (OH) 86.17 three stars
National Wild Turkey Federation (SC) 87.00 three stars
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (MT) 92.24 four stars
Delta Waterfowl Foundation (ND) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $595,486
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $838,167
   Fundraising Events $903,031
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,336,684
   Program Service Revenue $763,162
Total Primary Revenue $3,099,846
   Other Revenue $6,413,762
TOTAL REVENUE $9,513,608
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,887,480
   Administrative Expenses $471,647
   Fundraising Expenses $386,643
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,745,770
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $767,838
   
Net Assets $10,175,244

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
Preserving the Hunting Tradition $2,460,761 31.2%
Deer Program $2,293,699 29.1%
Staying on Target Program $2,234,534 28.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 82.59 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 83.89 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 76.00 two stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 73.59 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 73.00 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 73.11 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 72.88 two stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 75.28 two stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 75.06 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 75.88 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 69.82 one star
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 88.17 three stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 76.36 two stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 70.29 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 73.01 two stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 85.23 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 85.13 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 76.72 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 39-1415070
Name in IRS Master File WHITETAILS UNLIMITED INC
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 WHITETAILS UNLIMITED INC NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
Ruling Date June, 1986
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$177,493 2.02% Peter Gerl Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$59,922 0.68% Jeffrey Schinkten President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Whitetails Unlimited (WI) 82.59 three stars
Ruffed Grouse Society (PA) 97.23 four stars
Trout Unlimited, Inc. (VA) 86.83 three stars
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (DC) 92.27 four stars
Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation (OH) 86.17 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Whitetails Unlimited
2100 Michigan Street
P.O. Box 720
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
tel: (800) 274-5471
fax: (920) 743-4658
EIN: 39-1415070

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey Schinkten
President

CEO

Peter J. Gerl
Executive Director

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