Wildlife Conservation Society

Organization Overview

Wildlife Conservation Society is located in Bronx, NY. The organization was established in 1939. According to its NTEE Classification (D50) the organization is classified as: Zoos & Aquariums, under the broad grouping of Animal-Related and related organizations. As of 06/2020, Wildlife Conservation Society employed 2,796 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, Wildlife Conservation Society generated $255.6m in total revenue. The organization has seen a slow decline revenue. Over the past 5 years, revenues have fallen by an average of 0.0% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $298.6m during the year ending 06/2020. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, Wildlife Conservation Society has awarded 236 individual grants totaling $41,301,158. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) SAVES WILDLIFE AND WILD PLACES WORLDWIDE THROUGH SCIENCE, CONSERVATION ACTION, EDUCATION, AND INSPIRING PEOPLE TO VALUE NATURE.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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GLOBAL CONSERVATION AND HEALTH PROGRAMS ARE FUNDED PRIMARILY BY RESTRICTED GIFTS, GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FROM PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS, FOUNDATIONS, FEDERAL AGENCIES AND OTHER SOURCES. ACCOMPLISHMENTS CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O.


BRONX ZOO AND NEW YORK AQUARIUM: TOTAL ATTENDANCE AT ALL FIVE WCS FACILITIES WAS 2,318,936. AT THE BRONX ZOO ATTENDANCE TOTALED 1,056,288 AND AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM ATTENDANCE TOTALED 395,373. ACCOMPLISHMENTS CONTINUED SCHEDULE O.


CITY ZOOS: CENTRAL PARK/PROSPECT PARK AND QUEENS ZOOS; CENTRAL PARK ZOO (CPZ) ATTENDANCE 568,767; PROSPECT PARK ZOO (PPZ) ATTENDANCE 169,975; QUEENS ZOO ATTENDANCE 128,533. ACCOMPLISHMENTS CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O.


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Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Turner Construction
Construction
$63,802,209
Di Domenico Partners Llp
Construction
$1,137,519
Endangered Species Protection
Consultants
$1,095,927
R S Construction
Construction
$678,742
Boru Design Build Inc
Construction
$669,238
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$4,658,040
Fundraising events$1,562,691
Related organizations$0
Government grants $105,713,933
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$81,936,319
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $6,970,160
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$193,870,983
Total Program Service Revenue$51,406,470
Investment income $2,096,892
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $244,064
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $2,715,551
Net Income from Fundraising Events $2,376
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $3,386,431
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $255,583,692

Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Wildlife Conservation Society has awarded $4,040,088 in support to 31 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND

Org PageRecipient Profile

Washington, DC

PURPOSE: Conservation

$909,440

NATURE CONSERVANCY

Org PageRecipient Profile

Arlington, VA

PURPOSE: CONSERVATION

$480,139

WOODS HOLE RESEARCH CENTER

Org PageRecipient Profile

Falmouth, MA

PURPOSE: Conservation

$426,498

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL

Org PageRecipient Profile

Arlington, VA

PURPOSE: CONSERVATION

$319,157

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION FUND

Org PageRecipient Profile

Chicago, IL

PURPOSE: CONSERVATION

$311,568

AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION

Org PageRecipient Profile

Washington, DC

PURPOSE: Conservation

$209,731
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Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 84 grants that Wildlife Conservation Society has recieved totaling $3,649,487.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc

San Francisco, CA

PURPOSE: GENERAL PROGRAM SUPPORT

$1,827,083
The Thomas J Edelman Foundation

New York, NY

PURPOSE: TO HELP ACTIVITIES OF VAR PUBLIC CHAR INST WHICH ARE EXEMPT UNDER 501 (C)(3)

$240,000
Jewish Communal Fund

New York, NY

PURPOSE: General support

$212,914
National Geographic Society

Washington, DC

PURPOSE: External Project Funding

$160,000
National Geographic Society

Washington, DC

PURPOSE: External Project Funding

$160,000
Minnesota Zoo Foundation

Apple Valley, MN

PURPOSE: CONSERVATION

$142,352
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$430,260,536
Earnings-$8,541,671
Net Contributions$1,185,000
Other Expense$26,511,648
Grants$392,110
Ending Balance$396,000,107

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