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|Entity||Document Type||Tax ID|
|WildAid & Subsidiary||Consolidated Audited Financial Statements||Multiple|
|WildAid||IRS Form 990||20-3644441|
Entity: WildAid & Subsidiary
Document Type: Consolidated Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 20-3644441
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|2||John Baker||Managing Director, Programs||$200,544|
Name: Peter Knights
Name: John Baker
Title: Managing Director, Programs
Name: Tom Stahl
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.
|CharityWatch's rating of WildAid also includes the financial activities of WildAid's related China based private consulting company, Biyuan Consulting Co. Ltd.
According to the WildAid consolidated audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 1, Nature of Operations):
"...WildAid, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, with programs in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Tanzania, South Africa, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, and Kenya...
"In 2013, WildAid, Inc. formed Biyuan Consulting Co. Ltd. ('Biyuan'), a private consulting company, in China in order to facilitate fundraising efforts in China, as a subsidiary of WildAid, Inc...."
According to the WildAid consolidated audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 2, Subsequent events):
"... WildAid formed a new subsidiary WildAid Beijing, which became active in early 2018. The plan is for WildAid Beijing to gradually take over all activities from Biyuan by June 2018..."
|According to the WildAid consolidated audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 10, Concentration of Revenue and Support):
"During the year ended December 31, 2017, grants from three foundations accounted for approximately 47% of total grants and awards revenue..."
|According to the WildAid consolidated audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 6, Contributed Goods and Services), WildAid reports receiving donated media support in 2017 on which it placed a value of $225,705,458:
"... WildAid received material donations of advertising space on print and on electronic billboards, airtime on television, advertising on the Internet and radio, and advertising in magazines...in China, India, Vietnam, and the United States..."
In addition, WildAid notes:
"... WildAid has over 100 celebrities worldwide who have donated their time to be featured in WildAid's public service announcements. Along with filming, they often participate in campaign launches and other media events as well. No value is booked [on the financial statements] to reflect their donated time..."
[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]
|According to the WildAid 2017 tax filing, WildAid reports re: Business Transactions Involving Interested Persons, a transaction in the amount of $115,000, described as "W2 Wages" paid to Corie Knights, spouse of CEO (IRS Form 990, Schedule L, Part IV).
In addition, WildAid reports:
"... In 2012, Corie Knights, spouse of Executive Director Peter Knights, was hired to assist with fundraising and major gifts, with approval of the WildAid board of directors" (IRS Form 990, Schedule O).