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Bat Conservation International

CharityWatch report issued
October 2022

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Bat Conservation International
500 N Capital Texas Hwy
Bldg 8-225
Austin, TX 78746

Other Names


Tax Status




Stated Mission

To conserve the world's bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2021

Program Percentage: 79%

The percentage of Bat Conservation International's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $21

How many dollars Bat Conservation International spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

25% to 49%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Bat Conservation International Audited Financial Statements 74-2553144
Bat Conservation International IRS Form 990 74-2553144
Entity: Bat Conservation International
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 74-2553144
Entity: Bat Conservation International
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 74-2553144

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Bat Conservation International
meets governance benchmarks.
Bat Conservation International
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy No Sharing  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Michael Daulton Executive Director $239,594
2 William Kevin Pierson Chief Conservation Officer $169,239
3 Winifred Frick Chief Scientist $154,290
Name: Michael Daulton
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $239,594
Name: William Kevin Pierson
Title: Chief Conservation Officer
Compensation: $169,239
Name: Winifred Frick
Title: Chief Scientist
Compensation: $154,290

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to the Bat Conservation International (BCI) audited Statement of Activities for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, BCI reports receiving "Government program (CARES Act)" revenue in the amount of $776,422.

According to the Bat Conservation International (BCI) audit of June 30, 2021 (Note 4, Property and Equipment):

"BCI held a building available for sale as of June 30, 2020, with a carrying value of $120,994. On March 8, 2021, the building was sold for $2,475,000 and included in the sale was a leaseback of 1,059 square feet of office space through February of 2023. The estimated monthly value of the office space is $2,118..."