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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

WildEarth Guardians

A force for nature

four stars

91.41

516 Alto Street Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel: (505) 988-9126   Web Site
EIN: 85-0406306

Board Leadership
Robin Smith
President

CEO
John Horning
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.41 four stars
  Financial 94.85 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

94.85

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 18.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WildEarth Guardians on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WildEarth Guardians on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WildEarth Guardians (NM) 91.41 four stars
Appalachian Voices (NC) 95.31 four stars
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 91.18 four stars
Walden Woods Project (MA) 85.93 three stars
Friends of the Arava Institute (MA) 85.47 three stars

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WildEarth Guardians was formed in January of 2008 from the merger of Forest Guardians, Sinapu, and the Sagebrush Sea Campaign. With offices in Boulder, Denver, Phoenix and Santa Fe, WildEarth Guardians brings people, science, and the law together in defense of the American West's rivers, forests, deserts, grasslands, and the delicate web of life to which we are inextricably linked. Our Wildlife Program seeks to prevent extinction and ensure protection of native plants and animals in the West. Our Wild Places program works to protect the West's natural wildness and beauty while restoring previously degraded areas to a more natural state. The Wild Rivers Program works to keep our cleanest water clean, and the Climate & Energy Program works to set the West on a sustainable energy path that will benefit native ecosystems as well as the economy.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,206,536
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $90,257
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $484,736
Total Contributions $2,781,529
   Program Service Revenue $195,824
Total Primary Revenue $2,977,353
   Other Revenue $-2,311
TOTAL REVENUE $2,975,042
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,525,340
   Administrative Expenses $194,394
   Fundraising Expenses $233,738
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,953,472
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $21,570
   
Net Assets $2,040,086

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
River Restoration $582,363 23.1%
Wild Places Program $509,462 20.2%
Legal $411,746 16.3%

Ratings History
WildEarth Guardians has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 91.41 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.33 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 95.34 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 96.39 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 93.22 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 92.11 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 97.19 four stars
2009-12 12/01/2011 94.72 four stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 93.34 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.49 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 93.70 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 93.76 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 93.10 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 93.11 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 90.09 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2005 90.24 four 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 85-0406306
Name in IRS Master File WILDEARTH GUARDIANS
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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]
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- John C. Horning Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$68,001 2.30% Carol Norton Associate Director

WildEarth Guardians was formed in January of 2008 from the merger of Forest Guardians, Sinapu, and the Sagebrush Sea Campaign. With offices in Boulder, Denver, Phoenix and Santa Fe, WildEarth Guardians brings people, science, and the law together in defense of the American West's rivers, forests, deserts, grasslands, and the delicate web of life to which we are inextricably linked. Our Wildlife Program seeks to prevent extinction and ensure protection of native plants and animals in the West. Our Wild Places program works to protect the West's natural wildness and beauty while restoring previously degraded areas to a more natural state. The Wild Rivers Program works to keep our cleanest water clean, and the Climate & Energy Program works to set the West on a sustainable energy path that will benefit native ecosystems as well as the economy.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WildEarth Guardians (NM) 91.41 four stars
NatureServe (VA) 85.57 three stars
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 90.18 four stars
Oregon Natural Desert Association (OR) 95.05 four stars
SOLVE (OR) 90.03 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WildEarth Guardians
516 Alto Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel: (505) 988-9126
fax: (505) 213-1895
EIN: 85-0406306

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Board Leadership

Robin Smith
President

CEO

John Horning
Executive Director

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