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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

WildEarth Guardians

A force for nature

four stars

95.47

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

Board Leadership
Mimsi Milton
President

CEO
John Horning
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 11.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WildEarth Guardians (NM) 95.47 four stars
Acadia Center (ME) 94.88 four stars
The Conservation Alliance (OR) 85.92 three stars
Environmental Grantmakers Association (NY) 91.44 four stars
Washington Trails Association (WA) 93.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,538,808
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $120,081
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $486,954
Total Contributions $3,145,843
   Program Service Revenue $468,600
Total Primary Revenue $3,614,443
   Other Revenue $16,205
TOTAL REVENUE $3,630,648
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,833,357
   Administrative Expenses $171,496
   Fundraising Expenses $262,341
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,267,194
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $363,454
   
Net Assets $2,334,523

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 $1,216,641 42.9%
Wild Rivers $884,288 31.2%
Wildlife $412,750 14.6%
Climate and Energy Program $319,678 11.3%

Ratings History
WildEarth Guardians has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 95.47 four stars
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]
Ruling Date July, 1993
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
None reported -- John C. Horning Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$71,250 2.18% Carol Norton Associate Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WildEarth Guardians (NM) 95.47 four stars
Georgia Conservancy (GA) 86.47 three stars
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (NC) 99.97 four stars
Ecology Center (MI) 98.21 four stars
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 94.44 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

Mimsi Milton
President

CEO

John Horning
Executive Director

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