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Defenders of Wildlife

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Defenders of Wildlife is a wildlife sanctuary based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1947. As of 2019 they had $33 million in revenue and $44 million in assets.

Defenders of Wildlife is a national leader in science-based, results-oriented wildlife conservation. We stand out in our commitment to saving imperiled wildlife and championing the Endangered Species Act, the landmark law that protects them.

(202) 682-9400
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Program areas at Defenders of Wildlife

Conservation and Restoration of Imperiled Biodiversity in North America: Defenders of Wildlife focuses on the conservation of imperiled species and keystone or umbrella species that help restore the integrity and health of ecosystems. Our focus on wildlife and habitat conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity defines our important niche in the environmental and conservation community. Long known for our leadership on endangered species issues, our programs emphasize imperiled species and their habitat throughout North America because of the irreparable loss that species extinction represents. We believe in the inherent value of wildlife and the natural world. See Continuation in Schedule O.

Mobilization of a Broader Constituency for Wildlife Conservation: Defenders of Wildlife implements nation-wide conservation initiatives and place-based conservation programs that are rooted in the communities in which we work. We focus on strategic areas where we can have a positive impact on wildlife and landscapes. We are driven by our responsibility to mobilize and grow a movement for conservation that will endure for generations to come. We issue a quarterly publication, DEFENDERS, sent to all members, which features informative articles on important wildlife and land management conservation issues, editorial comment, and updates on current activities taken by the organization. See Continuation in Schedule O.

Form 990s for Defenders of Wildlife

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-09Sep 3, 2020990View PDF
2019-09Aug 27, 2020990View PDF
2018-09Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-09Jun 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Aug 1, 2017990View PDF
...and eight more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Defenders of Wildlife

Total grants, contributions, etc.$32,219,787
Program services$31,665
Investment income and dividends$408,347
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$719,416
Net rental income$12,724
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$78,508
Net income from fundraising events$-52,509
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$4,804
Total revenues$33,422,742

Vendors for Defenders of Wildlife

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2020-06-16
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███████ ██████████ ███Insurance agent or broker$1,0172019-12-31
██████ ███████ █████████ ████Insurance agent or broker$4172019-12-31
...and 14 more vendors

Personnel at Defenders of Wildlife

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Jamie Rappaport ClarkPresident and Chief Executive Officer$482,360Sept. 3, 2020
Elizabeth NicholsVice President , Finance and Chief Financial Officer$166,573Sept. 30, 2019
█████ ██████Senior Vice President , Operations$247,711Sept. 30, 2019
█████ ██████Vice President , Communications$114,267Sept. 30, 2019
█████ ██████Vice President , Information Services and C$167,763Sept. 30, 2018
████ ████████Vice President , Philanthropy$181,935Sept. 30, 2019
████████ ████████Vice President , Integrated Marketing$179,259Sept. 30, 2019
████ █████Vice President , Landscape Conservation$136,617Sept. 30, 2019
█████ ██████Vice President , Field Conservation Programs$125,880Sept. 30, 2018
█████ ████████Vice President , Field Conservation$137,863Sept. 30, 2019
...and 20 more key personnel

Peer wildlife sanctuaries and refuges

1International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)501(c)(3)$28 millionYarmouth Port, MA
2The Jane Goodall Institute501(c)(3)$15 millionVienna, VA
3Coastal Conservation Association501(c)(3)$17 millionHouston, TX
4The Wild Animal Sanctuary501(c)(3)$20 millionKeenesburg, CO
5The Conservancy of Southwest Florida501(c)(3)$24 millionNaples, FL
6National Wild Turkey Federation501(c)(3)$40 millionEdgefield, SC
7American Rivers501(c)(3)$22 millionWashington, DC
8The Fund For Animals501(c)(3)$8.5 millionWashington, DC
9The Ocean Foundation (TOF)501(c)(3)$8.5 millionWashington, DC
10Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC)501(c)(3)$21 millionAustin, TX
11Philadelphia Zoo501(c)(3)$40 millionPhiladelphia, PA
12Great Basin Institute501(c)(3)$16 millionReno, NV
13Ecohealth Alliance501(c)(3)$17 millionNew York, NY
14The Marine Mammal Center501(c)(3)$15 millionSausalito, CA
15World Wildlife Fund Canada501(c)(3)$18 millionCanada,
16American Forest Foundation501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
17American Humane - First To Serve501(c)(3)$19 millionWashington, DC
18African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)501(c)(3)$29 millionWashington, DC
19International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)501(c)(3)$8.9 millionWashington, DC
20Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies501(c)(3)$23 millionWashington, DC
21National Geographic Society (NGS)501(c)(3)$130 millionWashington, DC
22Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)501(c)(3)$9.1 millionWashington, DC
23National Wildlife Federation501(c)(3)$94 millionReston, VA
24Oceana501(c)(3)$51 millionWashington, DC
25Bayorg501(c)(3)$10 millionSan Francisco, CA