World Wildlife Fund, Inc.

Rating: 2.9 stars   48 reviews

Issues: Animals, Environment

Location: 1250 24th St NW Washington DC 20037 USA

Mission: WWF’s mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. By 2020, WWF will conserve 15 of the world’s most ecologically important regions by working in partnership with others to: * Protect and restore species and their habitats * Strengthen local communities' ability to conserve the natural resources they depend upon * Transform markets and policies to reduce the impact of the production and consumption of commodities * Ensure that the value of nature is reflected in decisions made by individuals, communities, governments and businesses * Mobilize hundreds of millions of people to support conservation
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 1 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Why does the CEO make $495,806????? I am not sending my hard earned dollars to here. Sorry, but that is too much. there are may charities out there that don't spend so much on salaries. That's just not right.

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2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The income statement numbers on Charity Navigator do not match the ones released by WWF (2012 annual report). There is no way to tell then what percentage is spent on programs. How did Charity Navigator come up with the numbers in the income statement?

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am dismayed by the small percentage of donations that go to the programs. If you go to their website, they claim that they spend 84% of their budget on programs . Either that's an outright misstatement or they haven't been checked out by CN lately. My cut-off is 75%, so these people are off my list. Also, staff is too highly paid for a non-profit.
Last year I made the mistake of allowing them to charge an automatic payment against my credit card. In January this year, I called to have that arrangement cancelled, and, in fact, it did not appear on my February statement. But it just appeared on my March statement. Of course, I will have to make another call and have my credit card company disallow this payment. I don't need this.



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Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Like many other reviewers, too much of my donation goes for fundraising (22%), plus the CEO is too richly paid for this type of organization. Didn't know what one reviewer said: that they support hunting ...is that true?? Gave them 2 (vs. 1) star 'cause I do think that they have an impact on some important wildlife projects. I have shifted most of my donation, however, to Wildlife Conservation Network, a very lean, focused, professional organization.

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Rating: 1 stars  

No more donations to WWF, they spend some of our money to send mails all the time and waste papers. Help other group like Endangered Species International or the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I gave $200 in early 2012 and every few weeks received solicitations for more money. I saved every one of those mailings and their combined weight over a year is a tad more than 3 pounds. I am extremely unhappy and will be giving elsewhere in future.

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

They do good work to protect wild animals, but not apparently because they want them to live in peace. They
are a pro hunting organization so they want to save wildlife from poachers so rich people can have the
pleasure of killing them on safari. Hard to understand. They seem to have the attitude that animals
are ours to exploit without out any rights of their own.

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1999

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I love animals and if you love animals you should donate. Habitat Loss and Pollution are the main factors that are wiping out wildlife. WWF helps protect wildlife from these, by helping establish laws, create captive breading facilities, etc...

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Rating: 1 stars  

Although I totally support the cause of helping wildlife and animals in general, unfortunately my experience with WWF was a very bad one. When I called to donate I was told that I would receive a "save the tigers" t-shirt. When I called weeks later and inquired why I never received it the employees were very arrogant and rude to me. They gave me the brush off and talked to me in a very unprofessional and insulting manner and even hung up on me. This left a very bad impression on me and I will never donate to them again. They really need to address the lack of common sense and professionalism of these employees who take the money over the phone.

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2007

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

World Wildlife Fund is the premier global wildlife non profit organization. They work in numerous countries around the world helping endangered species and their habitats. They also have a strong focus on climate change and how it affects the Earth and its inhabitants. They have a heavy involvement in the war on wildlife trafficking. The WWF campaign that touches my heart the most is the one trying to save wild tigers. Wild tigers could become extinct in my lifetime if people don't step up to help. WWF is one of the leaders in trying to save wild tigers by their efforts in saving tiger habitat and trying to stop tiger trafficking and poaching. I an proud to be a supporter of World Wildlife Fund.

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2012

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