EIN 53-0183181

Defenders of Wildlife

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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.

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
2020-092021-04-12990View PDF
2019-092020-09-03990View PDF
2019-092020-08-27990View PDF
2018-092019-06-19990View PDF
2017-092018-06-14990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

Who funds Defenders of Wildlife

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Carroll Petrie FoundationWildlife Defense and Restoration Campaign and New Mexico Work$1,000,000
 View purchase optionsPromote the Preservation and Conservation of Wildlife, Natural Resources and Wilderness Areas$669,474
 View purchase optionsFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$523,497
...and 137 more grants received

Grants made by Defenders of Wildlife

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The Nature ConservancySub-Grant From the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation To Facilitate and Expedite the Sensitive Siting of Renewable Energy Projects Through the Development of Federal and State Energy and Land Management Policies.$312,748
Wilderness SocietySub-Grant From the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation To Facilitate and Expedite the Sensitive Siting of Renewable Energy Projects Through the Development of Federal and State Energy and Land Management Policies.$192,280
Natural Resources Defense CouncilSub-Grant From the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation To Facilitate and Expedite the Sensitive Siting of Renewable Energy Projects Through the Development of Federal and State Energy and Land Management Policies.$169,000
 View purchase optionsTo Support the Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign's Work To Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.$50,000
 View purchase optionsTo Contribute To the Blackfeet Buffalo Program To Continue the Grazing Lease Agreement of the 1,078 Acres of Buffalo Habitat.$20,000
...and 4 more grants made

Financials for Defenders of Wildlife

RevenuesFYE 09/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$33,399,878
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$424,342
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$696,239
Net rental income$15,568
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-38,608
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,096
Total revenues$34,498,515

Personnel at Defenders of Wildlife

Jamie Rappaport ClarkPresident and Chief Executive Officer / Board Member$476,108
Elizabeth NicholsVice President , Finance and Chief Financial Officer$180,094
James StofanSenior Vice President , Operations$248,894
 View purchase optionsVice President, Communications
 View purchase optionsVice President, Philanthropy
...and 17 more key personnel

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Coastal Conservation AssociationHouston, TX$17,877,101
National Audubon SocietyNew York, NY$157,358,989
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Great Basin InstituteReno, NV$16,509,588
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The Jane Goodall InstituteVienna, VA$18,979,885
Rainforest AllianceNew York, NY$46,704,876
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General information
1130 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(202) 682-9400
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D34: Wildlife Sanctuary, Refuge
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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Central organization