African Wildlife Foundation (Washington, DC)


  • Name:Ms. Brenna Thompson
  • Title:Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:African Wildlife Foundation
  • Address:1400 Sixteenth Street NW
    Suite 120
    Washington, DC 20036
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:202-939-3333
  • Main fax:202-939-3332

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is to work together with the people of Africa to ensure that the wildlife and wild lands of Africa endure forever.

  • Overview:
  • AWF is headquartered in Nairobi, and is the leading international conservation organization focused exclusively on Africa. AWF’s long history in Africa gives it a deep understanding of the complex issues surrounding wildlife conservation, and the ability to deliver tangible conservation outputs that have meaningful benefits to both communities and wildlife.

    We focus on integrating wildlife and wild lands protection with economic growth, productive livelihoods, and social justice. To this end, AWF implements four priority programs: 1) species conservation; 2) land and habitat protection; 3) sustainable conservation enterprise; and 4) education and capacity building for African people and institutions. We believe this integrated approach is essential for fostering landscapes where people and wildlife can coexist.

  • History:
  • In 1961, African Wildlife Leadership Foundation, Inc. was founded at the height of the African Independence movement to help newly independent African nations and people conserve their own wildlife.

    Since then, this organization, now called the African Wildlife Foundation, has played a major role in ensuring the continued existence of some of Africa’s most rare and treasured species, including the elephant, the mountain gorilla, the rhinoceros and the lion. To do so, AWF has invested in Africa’s people by training and educating conservation professionals and developing conservation enterprises (i.e., sustainable business ventures) to improve peoples’ livelihoods while also conserving wildlife.

    In 1998, AWF ushered in a new era in conservation with its African Heartlands Program. In essence, we have drawn lines in the sand around large priority landscapes that are key to sustaining a diversity of species well into the future. These landscapes – or Heartlands – are at the heart of everything we do.

  • Year established:1961
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:35
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:165


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:52-0781390

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:520781390
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  • Organization Address:1100 NEW JERSEY AVE SE STE 900
  • Organization City:WASHINGTON
  • Organization State:DC
  • Organization Zip:20003-3348
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:July, 1962
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):350, 059, 911
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Preservation of natural resources (conservation), Other school related activities, Foreign organization
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:D30Z
  • Asset Amount:$44,408,909
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$28,969,244
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$24,276,409
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 7:32:25 pm

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