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Bat Conservation International

CharityWatch report issued
March 2017

Top-Rated Charity
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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
PO Box 162603
Austin, TX 78716

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 06/30/2016

Program Percentage: 75%

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: $10

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


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

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.
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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
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Andrew Walker Executive Director $178,750
2 Joy Gaddy Senior Director, Operations $165,961
3 Susan Sirkus Senior Director, Philanthropy $145,157
Name: Andrew Walker
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $178,750
Name: Joy Gaddy
Title: Senior Director, Operations
Compensation: $165,961
Name: Susan Sirkus
Title: Senior Director, Philanthropy
Compensation: $145,157

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) audit of June 30, 2016 (Note 10, Acquisition of Crescent Hills):

"During the year ended June 30, 2015, BCI entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for the acquisition of Crescent Hills. The acquisition includes 1,521 acres adjacent to TNC's Cibolo Bluffs Preserve and BCI's Bracken Bat Cave Preserve. BCI agrees to contribute at least $5 million to TNC for funding the acquisition by October 31, 2016. Within 60 days of October 31, 2016, TNC shall convey 760 acres to BCI. If BCI does not provide the entire contribution of $5 million by October 31, 2016, TNC shall convey a reduced acreage that is calculated by multiplying 760 acres by the ratio of the amount of BCI funding contributed to $5 million. A total of $4,724,768 has been contributed as of June 30, 2016."

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