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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Protection of Endangered Species, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: IEF creates a sustainable future for elephants. We generate and effectively invest resources to support elephant conservation, education, research, and management programs worldwide. Through our passion, expertise, knowledge and partnerships we inspire and engage people to ensure a vibrant future with elephants everywhere.

Target demographics: support Asian and African elephant conservation, expertise, and research.

Geographic areas served: any country with elephants

Programs: Mahouts and trained elephants patrol forests and the surrounding community protecting the forest and wildlife, reporting and interceding in forest crime, mitigating human-elephant conflict, and conducting wildlife conservation education programs.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

I care deeply about the elephants and was looking for a U.S. charity that was making a difference in the lives of elephants around the world. I found just that in the International Elephant Foundation. They not only deal with elephants hands on but are very involved in education and anti-poaching efforts.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The International Elephant Foundation is globally recognized as perhaps the premier elephant conservation charity in the world. The work they do is literally saving elephants from extinction. Unlike phony animal charities that spend their monies on political stunts, etc, IEF spends nearly 90% of donations on conservationist programs that directly impact the survival of elephants. I cannot recommend them more highly.

2 Joanne

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The International Elephant Foundation is a great charity. Well over 90% of the monies received goes directly to their projects, they do not line their pockets with it like so many other charities. The people involved with IEF truly have the best interest of elephants at heart. Other charities should look upon them as an example. They have created awareness in range countries that will help aid in the fight against extinction.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The International Elephant Foundation is a wonderful organization. They help elephants here and in the wild. Over 95% of the money they take in actually goes to help elephants. This is a worthwhile organization to donate to.

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2 A.Liddell

Donor

Rating: 5

The connection people have with elephants is immeasurable, but the contribution the International Elephant Foundation has made to elephants across the globe is HUGE. Unlike other animal charities that claim to care for animals but really have political agendas with no money going to actual animal care, the IEF has over 95% of its funds going towards elephants. Their projects help elephants in their range lands and in human care, and they are the only major animal charity doing anything to find a cure for EEHV--a disease that is killing 1 in 4 elephants! I cannot say enough great things about IEF and the work they do!

1 Linda Reifschneider

Donor

Rating: 5

For those who care about elephants, here is a non profit organization that supports both African and Asian elephant projects benefiting wild populations, medical and field research, and educational opportunities in elephant range countries. Their total effort is toward elephants: today and their future tomorrow and I can see exactly where and how my support is used. Check out their website for yourself!

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Donor

Rating: 5

IEF is without a doubt one of the best NGOs working inbehalf of Asian and African elephants: their support in the field, medical research, and every worthwhile effort their budget can manage.
Was introduced to them in 2003; their board members are both some of my best mentors and collaborators to the work my small NGO, www.asianelephantsupport.org, is involved with. For example, concrete progress is being made in Sumatra and IEF led the way there in providing medical support and proper food for the elephants as well as initially helping with the mahouts' salaries. Now mahout and vet workshops for training in elephant care as well as educational and outreach efforts/

3 kari

Donor

Rating: 5

We donate to IEF because we are able to specify what elephant project our donation will be used for and are confident that our wishes will be honored and fulfilled.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We lost our baby elephant to Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV) We appreciate the fact that the International Elephant Foundation has been helping to sponsor an EEHV workshop for several years. Our loss has made finding a way to keep other baby elephants from dieing a priority for us. IEF has been an excellent organization to collect and distribute the donations we are helping to collect. IEF has knowledge of and relationships with the researchers, scientists and veterinarians who are working on EEHV. We trust IEF to know the best way to put donatons to work.

slynne

Donor

Rating: 5

The International Elephant Foundation provides a great and important contribution to the health, protection and future of all elephants. 100 % of it's funds goes directly to the elephants.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The International Elephant Foundation is a wonderful nonprofit organization, made up of hardworking , dedicated professionals from around the world. The vast majority of proceeds (if not ALL) goes directly to benefiting elephants. All nonprofits should be run this way.

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Donor

Rating: 5

IEF is an amazing organization. Within the last year alone they have rallied and attacked EEHV (elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus) which is a fatal disease that kills 1 in 4 baby elephants. There's no cure, and IEF is focusing their efforts to find a cure. This is truly important work that people need to know about.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The IEF is the absolute best organization concerning elephants. Their work to help saved this endangered species is priceless and they are infinitely passionate about it! Not only does the IEF do amazing work but they are run like charities should be--as little administrative bureaucracy as possible so that all donations reach the elephants themselves. So many animal organizations use animals to raise money but end up never actually helping them, the IEF is the exact opposite. Everyone there lives and breathes elephants and devotes endless time and energy for the cause.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I know some of the founders of The International Elephant Foundation and they are the most caring and courageous people I know. They have dedicated their lives to educating the public about elephants, caring for elephants and doing everything they can to help elephants survive around the globe instead of becoming extinct. I tell everyone possible about the IEF because it does important work well. 98% of the donated money goes directly to helping the elephants. Because these founders are involved, I am confident it is the best run organization in the industry of saving and caring for elephants.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The IEF is a truly worthy nonprofit. I can't think of any other which is more dedicated to its cause. They do great work for elephant conservation domestically and abroad, and the money you give is almost entirely directed to those efforts. The IEF deserves your support.