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Wild Animals Worldwide Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/02/2012: Wild Animals Worldwide

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: WILD ANIMALS WORLDWIDE

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AKA  WAW
Larkspur, CA
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Wild Animals Worldwide Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/02/2012: Wild Animals Worldwide

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: WILD ANIMALS WORLDWIDE

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Also Known As: WAW
Physical Address: Larkspur, CA 94939 
EIN: 20-8774272
Web URL: www.savewildanimals.org 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D30 Wildlife Preservation/Protection
D Animal related
D31 Protection of Endangered Species
D Animal related
D99 Animal Related Activities N.E.C.
Ruling Year: 2007 


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Mission Statement

Wild Animals Worldwide (WAW) is an IRS-recognized tax-exempt federated group representing wild animal charitable organizations. Its mission is to organize and prepare its member charities for effective participation in at-work employee charitable fund drives and other types of fundraising activities, to screen and certify these charities to assure they meet the eligibility criteria to participate in these fund drives, to help educate contributors about the work of these worthy causes, and to provide for the secure, accurate, and timely transmission of contributions from the fund drives to the recipient charities. And to do all the above as cost-effectively as possible consistent with delivering quality service.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, May 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: May 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: April 30, 2013

Total Revenue $1,075,511
Total Expenses $1,075,511

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Programs

Program: Screening and certification for inclusion in workplace campaigns (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

Wild Animals Worldwide provides the following programs and services to its members and to the giving public: - Fund drive application assistance. - Review and certification of charitable agency eligibility documentation. - Representation of the members before fund drive organizing and/or regulatory authorities. - Disseminating information about the work of the charities to the workplace giving public. - Organizing member participation in fund drive promotional and educational events. - Forwarding contributor name and address information, and accounting for and transmitting gift funds, with annual audit.

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