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International Wolf Center

Teaching the world about wolves

four stars

96.70

1396 Highway 169 Ely, MN 55731
tel: (763) 560-7374   Web Site
EIN: 41-1543539

Board Leadership
Nancy jo Tubbs
Chair

CEO
Rob Schultz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.70 four stars
  Financial 95.34 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. Our science-based wolf information is available through our wolf.org website, social media pages, the International Wolf magazine, special events, K-12 classroom presentations, and the live ambassador wolves at the flagship interpretive center in Ely, Minnesota. As an educational organization, we strive to inform opinions based on facts, not folklore and misinterpretations common in today's culture. We share all sides of the complex issues surrounding wolves in our modern world, trusting individuals to form their own opinions about this keystone predator.

The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. Our science-based wolf information is available through our wolf.org website, social media pages, the International Wolf magazine, special events, K-12 classroom presentations, and the live ambassador wolves at the flagship interpretive center in Ely, Minnesota. As an educational organization, we strive to inform opinions based on facts, not folklore and misinterpretations common in today's culture. We share all sides of the complex issues surrounding wolves in our modern world, trusting individuals to form their own opinions about this keystone predator.

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Financial

four stars

95.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
90.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Wolf Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Wolf Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Wolf Center (MN) 96.70 four stars
Carolina Raptor Center (NC) 87.96 three stars
EcoHealth Alliance (NY) 92.92 four stars
American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (NY) 91.16 four stars
International Crane Foundation (WI) 91.97 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $646,083
   Federated Campaigns $41,342
   Membership Dues $300,163
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $98,545
Total Contributions $1,086,133
   Program Service Revenue $551,827
Total Primary Revenue $1,637,960
   Other Revenue $129,952
TOTAL REVENUE $1,767,912
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,523,735
   Administrative Expenses $50,597
   Fundraising Expenses $94,781
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,669,113
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $98,799
   
Net Assets $1,747,858

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
International Wolf Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 96.70 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 91.55 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 90.20 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 92.49 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.97 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 86.06 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 93.55 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 91.35 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 90.60 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2012 87.98 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 77.79 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.43 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 73.80 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 41-1543539
Name in IRS Master File INTERNATIONAL WOLF CENTER
NTEE Code D31
NTEE Classification Protection of Endangered Species
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 January, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • 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
$91,408 5.47% Robert Schultz Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Wolf Center (MN) 96.70 four stars
Carolina Raptor Center (NC) 87.96 three stars
WILD Foundation (CO) 96.66 four stars
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 89.14 three stars
Snow Leopard Trust (WA) 94.35 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

International Wolf Center
1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731
tel: (763) 560-7374
fax: (763) 560-7368
EIN: 41-1543539

Mail donations to:
7100 Northland Circle North
Ste. 205
Minneapolis, MN 55428

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Board Leadership

Nancy jo Tubbs
Chair

CEO

Rob Schultz
Executive Director

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