Budgets, Programs, Assets, & Overhead of Seven Opposition Organizations

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, December 2005:

NOTE
Americans for Medical Progress
TYPE: AEV
GIVEN/EARNED $ 709,680
BUDGET $ 516,252
PROGRAMS $ 416,932
OVERHEAD $ 99,320
19%
ADJ 19%
NET ASSETS $ 387,973
TANGIBLE ASSETS $ 4,050
FUNDS/INVEST $ 294,219

Center for Consumer Freedom
TYPE: AE
[No new filing of IRS Form 990 was available when ANIMAL PEOPLE went to press.]

Note:

The Center for Consumer Freedom appears to have been
relatively quiet since Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in
Washington (D.C.) executive director Melanie Sloan on November 16,
2004 alleged to the IRS that CCF violated the requirements for
holding nonprofit status “by engaging in prohibited electioneering
against presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich; by making
substantial payments to founder Richard Berman and to Berman’s wholly
owned for-profit entity Berman & Co.; and by engaging in activities
with no charitable purpose.” The CREW complaint is posted at
<www.citizensforethics.org>.

 

Ducks Unlimited
TYPE: CHU
GIVEN/EARNED $ 196,130,296
BUDGET $ 199,652,383
PROGRAMS [not clearly stated] NET ASSETS $ 13,642,429
TANGIBLE ASSETS $ 11,402,625
FUNDS/INVEST $ 22,391,915

International Fund for Conservation of Resources
TYPE: AE
GIVEN/EARNED $ 352,027
BUDGET $ 349,526
PROGRAMS [not clearly stated] NET ASSETS $ 63,810
TANGIBLE ASSETS $ 52,083
FUNDS/INVEST $ 11,727

Note:

Funders of the International Foundation for the Conservation
of Natural Resources include Darden Restaurants, owners of Red
Lobster and Olive Garden restaurant chains; the National Trappers
Assn.; the Intl. Fur Trade Assn.; Monsanto Corp., the leading
maker of bovine somatotropin, a synthetic hormone used to
artificially boost milk production; the Japan Whaling Assn.; the
Maryland Trappers Assn.; Caspian Star Caviar; the food service
provider Sysco Corporation; Smithfield Foods; the Strauss Veal
Company; and the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast
Research Lab. The highest recent individual donor, according to IRS
Form 990, was Lori J. White, wife of David Wills, who was listed
as the chief contact for the IFCNR on their 2004 filing of Form 990.
Formerly vice president of investigations for the Humane Society of
the U.S., Wills was fired in 1995 and pleaded guilty to embezzling
from HSUS in 1999. For further backgroound on IFCNR and Wills, see
“ESA rewrite author Pombo took junket funding from anti-animal
welfare front,” ANIMAL PEOPLE, November 2005.

 

Foundation for Biomedical Research
TYPE: AEV
[No new filing of IRS Form 990 was available when ANIMAL PEOPLE went to press.]

National Animal Interest Alliance
TYPE: AE
[No new filing of IRS Form 990 was available when ANIMAL PEOPLE went to press.]

Safari Club International Foundation
TYPE: H
GIVEN/EARNED $ 4,818,989
BUDGET $ 4,009,602
PROGRAMS $ 2,951,581
OVERHEAD $ 1,058,021
26%
ADJ 26%
NET ASSETS $ 6,364,775
TANGIBLE ASSETS $ 6,421,521
FUNDS/INVEST $ 777,474

Note:

Safari Club International has more than 160 independently
funded U.S. affiliates.

 

U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
TYPE: H
GIVEN/EARNED $ 731,243
BUDGET $ 813,725
PROGRAMS $ 708,721
OVERHEAD $ 105,004
13%
ADJ 13%
NET ASSETS $ 178,181
TANGIBLE ASSETS $ (none)
FUNDS/INVEST $ 239,024

Note:

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
Fund are affiliates.

U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation
TYPE: H
GIVEN/EARNED $ 2,211,734
BUDGET $ 1,528,504
PROGRAMS $ 1,309,353
OVERHEAD $ 219,151
14%
ADJ 24%
NET ASSETS $ 3,470,254
TANGIBLE ASSETS $ 630,945
FUNDS/INVEST $ 1,650,652

Note:

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
Fund are affiliates.

 

White Buffalo
TYPE: H
GIVEN/EARNED $ 286,710
BUDGET $ 353,958
PROGRAMS $ 350,611
OVERHEAD $ 3,347
1%
ADJ 1%
NET ASSETS $ 237,456
TANGIBLE ASSETS $ 111,790
FUNDS/INVEST $ 132,785

Note:

White Buffalo claims “To conserve native species and
ecosystems by sponsoring, supporting, and conducting scientific
research and education…To aid and assist in the management of
wildlife populations through reduction or enhancement.” What White
Buffalo mostly does is enable founder Anthony DeNicola to hunt deer
at taxpayer expense. Hired by local governments, DeNicola and
assistants have within the past five years reportedly killed 590 deer
in Iowa City, Iowa; 582 in Fairmount Park, Pennsylvania; 875 in
Princeton Township, New Jersey; 119 at sites managed by Cleveland
MetroParks; and 600 in Solon, Ohio. “DeNicola recently won a
contract to kill 200 St. Paul and Maplewood deer at $200 a head,”
Jason Hoppin of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported on October 27,
2005. DiNicola has long outspokenly denouncd contraceptive means of
controlling deer. Yet DeNicola was also hired to test the
experimental deer contraceptive SpayVac in Princeton Township and
Cleveland during 2005. Both tests failed. “ImmunoVaccine
Technologies Inc. of Nova Scotia, which owns the patent and rights to
manufacture SpayVac, has stopped funding the project,” reported
Brian T. Murray of the Newark Star-Ledger. DiNiccola at last report
was testing another promising contraceptive, GnRH, in Princeton
Township.

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