Jackson Wild

aka JHWFF   |   Jackson, WY   |
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Jackson Wild

EIN: 83-0295637


Jackson Wild is a catalyst for our industry, recognizing excellence in storytelling, celebrating innovative ideas and creating connections for deeper impact to restore and protect our planet. Our global community of passionate storytellers, thought leaders and change agents elevates diverse stories that illuminate our collective and urgent responsibility to the wild.

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Principal Officer

Geoffrey Daniels

Main address

Box 3940 240 S Glenwood, Suite. 102

Jackson, WY 83001 USA

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Subject area info

Arts services

Wildlife biodiversity

Communication media

Population served info

Artists and performers

NTEE code info

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Jackson Wild Summit

The Jackson Wild Summit is the premier industry gathering where filmmaking executives, commissioners, thought-leaders, policy makers, storytellers, scientists and conservation advocates come together in the shadow of the Teton Mountains to deeply engage on the critical issues facing our planet. It is an extraordinary convening where collaboration and innovation thrive, ideas are launched, and strategic partnerships are forged.
For five days, attendees will have access to thought-provoking panels and keynote conversations, interactive workshops, cutting-edge gear demos, film premieres and networking events. Hosted in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, the Summit is like no other industry event — it is a convening of the global Jackson Wild community, making this the most prestigious and well-oved nature, conservation and science filmmaking event.

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Direction of Success


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Jackson Wild
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.66 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 16% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Jackson Wild

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Jackson Wild

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Jackson Wild

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Jackson Wild’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $7,156 -$44,099 $141,080 $98,409 $38,123
As % of expenses 0.6% -5.4% 10.0% 12.9% 4.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $5,886 -$44,828 $141,080 $98,409 $38,123
As % of expenses 0.5% -5.5% 10.0% 12.9% 4.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,166,003 $776,408 $1,582,375 $871,888 $983,397
Total revenue, % change over prior year 106.3% -33.4% 103.8% -44.9% 0.0%
Program services revenue 41.7% 23.8% 66.3% 41.3% 45.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 2.5%
All other grants and contributions 58.2% 76.2% 20.5% 58.7% 51.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 12.9% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,158,626 $820,507 $1,405,480 $765,018 $945,274
Total expenses, % change over prior year 67.0% -29.2% 71.3% -45.6% 0.0%
Personnel 41.3% 56.4% 30.2% 56.9% 66.5%
Professional fees 0.6% 1.0% 2.4% 4.0% 7.3%
Occupancy 2.5% 3.2% 3.0% 4.0% 6.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 55.6% 39.5% 64.4% 35.0% 19.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,159,896 $821,236 $1,405,480 $765,018 $945,274
One month of savings $96,552 $68,376 $117,123 $63,752 $78,773
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $25,388 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,256,448 $889,612 $1,522,603 $854,158 $1,024,047

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2022
Months of cash 0.2 0.2 1.1 7.0 1.6
Months of cash and investments 0.2 0.2 1.1 7.0 1.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.4 -0.1 1.2 3.3 2.9
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2022
Cash $15,084 $12,557 $130,655 $444,394 $123,392
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $127,800 $27,800 $86,353 $77,623 $271,441
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $71,372 $71,372 $70,579 $95,967 $95,967
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 97.5% 98.6% 99.7% 73.3% 73.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 73.0% 113.4% 39.9% 59.7% 43.5%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $39,299 -$5,529 $135,551 $233,961 $256,702

Key data checks

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Principal Officer

Geoffrey Daniels

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Jackson Wild

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Jackson Wild

Board of directors
as of 02/09/2024
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Board chair

William Gardner


Bill Gardner


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Jonny Keeling

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Kim Woodard


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Gernot Lercher

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Brian Henderson

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/8/2023

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