Project Wildlife

Address
5500 Gaines St
San Diego, CA 92110
Contact
Website: http://www.projectwildlife.org
Phone: +1 (619) 299-7012
Nonprofit
NTEE: D34 - Wildlife Sanctuary, Refuge
EIN: 95-3005393

Mission

Project Wildlife's mission is to improve the quality of life for local wildlife and the community, serving as the primary resource for animal rehabilitation and conservation education.
 20142013201220112010
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1976
Metropolitan statistical area7320
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$77,155.00$570,042.00   
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$77,155.00$0.00$110,793.00$105,563.00$0.00
Number of employees280000
Number of people compensated >$100k00110
Number of volunteers46760006000
Number of highly compensated contractors00   
Personnel
Bickel, Ellice
Title  PRESIDENT  
Name of key/compensated person  ELLICE BICKEL  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Current officer  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Braund, Les
Title   DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   LES BRAUNDLES BRAUND
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   0.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Chang, Ellen
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    ELLEN CHANG
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Culver, Lisa
Title  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  LISA CULVERLISA CULVERLISA CULVER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org  40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org  $110,793.00$105,563.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$88,011.00
Ferran, Karen
Title  DIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated person  KAREN FERRAN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Fitzgerald, Jim
TitleVice PresidentVICE-PRESIDENTDIRECTOR PRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personJim FitzgeraldJIM FITZGERALDJIM FITZGERALD JIM FITZGERALD
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue True
Current officerTrueTrue  True
Average hours per week working for org1.000.000.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00 $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 $0.00
Foray, Debbie
Title   VICE-PRESIDENTDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   DEBBIE FORAYDEBBIE FORAY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   0.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Garsson, Karen
TitlePresidentPRESIDENTVICE-PRESIDENTDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personKaren GarssonKAREN GARSSONKAREN GARSSONKAREN GARSSON 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.000.000.000.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Georgiou, Bob
Title  DIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated person  BOB GEORGIOU  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Holcomb, Yolana
Title  DIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated person  YOLANA HOLCOMB  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Johnson, Eric
Title   SECRETARYDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   ERIC JOHNSONERIC JOHNSON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   0.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Kryzuda, Aurie
TitleDirectorDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personAurie KryzudaAURIE KRYZUDA   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.000.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Loveall, Susan
TitleDirectorDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personSusan LoveallSUSAN LOVEALL   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.000.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Murthy, Nandita
TitleSecretarySECRETARYSECRETARYDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personNandita MurthyNANDITA MURTHYNANDITA MURTHYNANDITA MURTHY 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.000.000.000.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Myers, Brys
TitleDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personBrys C MyersBRYS MYERSBRYS MYERSBRYS MYERSBRYS MYERS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.000.000.000.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Myers, Rita
TitleDirectorDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personRita MyersRITA MYERS   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.000.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
O'Neil, Michael
Title  DIRECTORPRESIDENTSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person  MICHAEL O'NEILMICHAEL O'NEILMICHAEL O'NEIL
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Current officer   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  0.000.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Scott, Deborah
Title   DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   DEBORAH SCOTTDEBORAH SCOTT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   0.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Shepard, Sarah
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   SARAH SHEPARD 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Current officer   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Smith, Patricia
TitleTreasurerTREASURERTREASURERTREASURERTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personPatricia SmithPATRICIA M SMITHPATRICIA M SMITHPATRICIA M SMITHPATRICIA M SMITH
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue True
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.000.000.000.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Tantum, Ty
TitleDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personTy TantumTY TANTUMTY TANTUM  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.000.000.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Ugoretz, Beth
TitleExecutive DirectorEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personBeth UgoretzBETH UGORETZ   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org40.0030.00   
Reportable compensation from org$77,155.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Warren, Stephanie
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    STEPHANIE WARREN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Weishaupt, Raefel
Title DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person RAEFEL WEISHAUPT   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 0.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Weishaupt, Raphael
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personRaphael Weishaupt    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Wilber, Jeff
Title  DIRECTOR DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  JEFF WILBER JEFF WILBER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True True
Average hours per week working for org  0.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00 $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00 $0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesProject Wildlife's mission is to improve the quality of life for local wildlife and the community, serving as the primary resource for animal rehabilitation and conservation education.THE ORGANIZATION'S PURPOSE IS TO PROTECT THE WILDLIFE OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY. IT WILL RESCUE, CARE FOR, REHABILITATE, AND RELEASE BACK INTO SUITABLE HABITATS, WILDLIKE THAT COULD NOT OTHERWISE SURVIVE ON THEIR OWN IN THE WILD. IT ALO PRESENTS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO THE COMMUNITY RELATING TO WILDLIFE, HABITATS AND CONSERVATION.THE ORGANIZATION'S PURPOSE IS TO PROTECT THE WILDLIFE OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY. IT WILL RESCUE, CARE FOR, REHABILITATE, AND RELEASE BACK INTO SUITABLE HABITATS, WILDLIKE THAT COULD NOT OTHERWISE SURVIVE ON THEIR OWN IN THE WILD. IT ALO PRESENTS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO THE COMMUNITY RELATING TO WILDLIFE, HABITATS AND CONSERVATION.THE ORGANIZATION'S PURPOSE IS TO PROTECT THE WILDLIFE OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY. IT WILL RESCUE, CARE FOR, REHABILITATE, AND RELEASE BACK INTO SUITABLE HABITATS, WILDLIKE THAT COULD NOT OTHERWISE SURVIVE ON THEIR OWN IN THE WILD. IT ALO PRESENTS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO THE COMMUNITY RELATING TO WILDLIFE, HABITATS AND CONSERVATION.THE ORGANIZATION'S PURPOSE IS TO PROTECT THE WILDLIFE OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY. IT WILL RESCUE, CARE FOR, REHABILITATE, AND RELEASE BACK INTO SUITABLE HABITATS, WILDLIKE THAT COULD NOT OTHERWISE SURVIVE ON THEIR OWN IN THE WILD. IT ALO PRESENTS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO THE COMMUNITY RELATING TO WILDLIFE, HABITATS AND CONSERVATION.
Program service expenses, total$643,218.00$732,641.00$1,288,696.00$1,265,807.00$1,129,044.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
In 2014, nearly 10,000 animals from opossums to owls and rabbits to raccoons made their way through Project Wildlifes doors. More than three-quarters were birds, from song birds and shore birds to birds of prey and hummingbirds. Roughly 40 percent made it back into their natural habitat, a number that is above the national average. The goal is to rehabilitate an animal back to 100 percent capacity before releasing it back into the wild. Project Wildlife is the only resource in San Diego County for the majority of wildlife to receive help.
Program expenses$643,218.00    
Program descriptionIn 2014, nearly 10,000 animals from opossums to owls and rabbits to raccoons made their way through Project Wildlifes doors. More than three-quarters were birds, from song birds and shore birds to birds of prey and hummingbirds. Roughly 40 percent made it back into their natural habitat, a number that is above the national average. The goal is to rehabilitate an animal back to 100 percent capacity before releasing it back into the wild. Project Wildlife is the only resource in San Diego County for the majority of wildlife to receive help.    
TO RESCUE, CARE FOR, REHABLILITATE, AND RELEASE WILD ANIMALS THAT HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE UNABLE TO SURVIVE ON THEIR OWN IN THE WILD. IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN DEDUCTED FROM THE PROGRAM SERVICE EXPENSES AS FOLLOWS: $1,260,814 LESS $528,173 FOR A TOTAL OF $732,641..
Program expenses $732,641.00  $1,129,044.00
Program description TO RESCUE, CARE FOR, REHABLILITATE, AND RELEASE WILD ANIMALS THAT HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE UNABLE TO SURVIVE ON THEIR OWN IN THE WILD. IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN DEDUCTED FROM THE PROGRAM SERVICE EXPENSES AS FOLLOWS: $1,260,814 LESS $528,173 FOR A TOTAL OF $732,641..TO RESCUE, CARE FOR, REHABLILITATE, AND RELEASE WILD ANIMALS THAT HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE UNABLE TO SURVIVE ON THEIR OWN IN THE WILD.TO RESCUE, CARE FOR, REHABLILITATE, AND RELEASE WILD ANIMALS THAT HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE UNABLE TO SURVIVE ON THEIR OWN IN THE WILD.TO RESCUE, CARE FOR, REHABLILITATE, AND RELEASE WILD ANIMALS THAT HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE UNABLE TO SURVIVE ON THEIR OWN IN THE WILD.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$816,344.00$1,066,474.00$1,545,305.00$1,577,413.00$1,234,429.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$746,635.00$889,262.00$779,050.00$795,066.00$609,843.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$4,672.00    
Investment income, current yr$1,883.00$3,377.00$1,832.00$6,045.00$544.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$746,635.00$889,262.00$779,050.00$795,066.00$609,843.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$58,968.00$129,268.00$731,086.00$745,928.00$590,930.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$8,858.00$44,567.00$33,337.00$30,374.00$33,112.00
Gross receipts$854,669.00$1,066,474.00$1,545,305.00$1,577,413.00$1,234,429.00
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues    $609,843.00
Contributions from related organizations   $795,066.00 
Revenue from gov't grants$12,632.00    
Revenue from all other contributions$734,003.00$889,262.00$779,050.00  
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00    
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00 $619,788.00$645,563.00$460,039.00
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00    
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$1,883.00$3,377.00$1,832.00$6,045.00$544.00
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$58,968.00$129,268.00$111,298.00$100,365.00$130,891.00
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00    
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$822,264.00$1,019,554.00$1,621,519.00$1,542,609.00$1,311,508.00
Total functional expenses: program service $643,218.00$732,641.00$1,288,696.00$1,265,807.00$1,129,044.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$72,607.00$86,055.00$62,774.00$59,225.00$45,065.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$106,439.00$200,858.00$270,049.00$217,577.00$137,399.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00    
Legal fees (total)$5,631.00$32,468.00$995.00  
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$11,262.00$6,320.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$0.00    
Investment management fees (total)$0.00    
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$0.00$386,125.00$356,880.00$408,012.00$392,127.00
Total assets, beginning of year$386,125.00$356,880.00$408,012.00$392,127.00$468,154.00
Total liabilities$0.00$31,442.00$44,812.00$19,730.00$38,649.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$31,442.00$44,812.00$19,730.00$38,649.00$37,597.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00    
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00    
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr $330,944.00$243,072.00$320,259.00$320,808.00
Temporarily restricted net assets $23,739.00$68,996.00$68,023.00$32,670.00
Net assets$0.00$354,683.00$312,068.00$388,282.00$353,478.00
Net assets, beginning of year$354,683.00$312,068.00$388,282.00$353,478.00$430,557.00
Other liabilities $23,270.00$23,442.00$16,366.00$19,957.00
Intangible assets$0.00    
Other assets-$59,850.00$2,807.00$2,807.00$2,807.00$2,807.00
Investments: other securities$0.00    
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00    
Cash: non-interest bearing$0.00$226,509.00$197,231.00$165,111.00$151,484.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$226,509.00$197,231.00$324,251.00$151,484.00$358,776.00
Investments -- program-related$0.00    
Inventories for sale or use$0.00    
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$5,920.00$46,920.00-$76,214.00$34,804.00-$77,079.00
Advertising (total)$5,528.00$9,964.00$13,737.00$7,993.00$2,811.00
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00$86,371.00$87,844.00$159,140.00$153,416.00
Accounts receivable, net$0.00    
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$0.00    
Accounts payable & accrued expenses $8,172.00$21,370.00$3,364.00$18,692.00
Total net assets or fund balances$0.00$354,683.00$312,068.00$388,282.00$353,478.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$10,588.00$12,517.00$11,957.00$13,545.00$22,316.00
Payment to affiliates$0.00    
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1011111110
Number of independent voting members90000
Financial sheets audited   True 
Relationships among key personnelTrue    
Discontinued or disposed >25% of net assetsTrue    
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2014-01-012013-01-012012-01-012011-01-012010-01-01
Tax year end date2014-10-012013-12-012012-12-012011-12-012010-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Reason for form submission
Address changeTrue    
Final return / terminatedTrue    
Date e-filing submitted2015-08-102014-10-282013-12-102012-10-222011-10-26
IRS schema version2014v5.02013v3.02012v2.12011v1.22010v3.2
Filing identifier201532099349300233201412169349300146201342259349301339201232169349300543201101969349300925
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