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WildEarth Guardians works to preserve the diversity of healthy ecosystems through all of our programs. We apply that same fundamental belief to our fundraising efforts and it helps explain how and why we’ve continued to grow our budget over the year after year, even in during the economic downturn.

We have earned Charity Navigator's seventh consecutive 4-star rating for our ability to efficiently manage and grow our finances. Only 3% of the charities Charity Navigator rates have received seven consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that WildEarth Guardians consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, out performing most other charities.

In 2010 WildEarth Guardians implemented both a staff Whistleblower Policy and a Document Retention Policy, and a revised Privacy Policy to meet the highest level of accountability and transparency. These added policies are reflected in our most recent 990. In 2015, WildEarth Guardians updated their Anti-Discrimination Policy, it can be found here.

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Annual Reports

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Audited Financial Statements

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Form 990 Non-profit Tax Returns

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My husband and I have hiked in the West for over 20 years. We love the wildlife and wilderness and believe both must be preserved. I contribute monthly to WildEarth Guardians because they are at the forefront of this fight to protect “the treasures of the West”.

  ~ Charlotte and Steve Heldstab, Normal, IL, members since May 2008


I've spent many vacations in New Mexico, and I feel very connected to it. I "tithe" to support nature conservation, so I'm happy to support WildEarth Guardians' work to protect areas I care about.

  ~ Sara Gann, Arlington, VA, member since 2004





 We are amazed at the scope of projects WildEarth is concerned with and the aggressive style of challenging rules and regulations that harm the wild.

 ~ Marilyn and Gene Monroe, Lyons, CO.



I salute and support WildEarth Guardians because they love and protect not only the wildlife of our land but also the land upon which the wildlife resides. Saving both is a good deal. Two for the price of one—you can't beat that!

  ~ Ron Reading, Enfield, NH, monthly donor since 2008