Virunga Fund Inc in Brooklyn, New York (NY)

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Virunga Fund Inc
Employer Identification Number (EIN)263292040
Name of OrganizationVirunga Fund Inc
In Care of NameGretchen Crary
Address378 Clinton Street Unit 1, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Websitehttp://www.gorilla.cd
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date02/2009
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period2008
Assets$10,000,000 to $49,999,999
Income$10,000,000 to $49,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$13,591,392
Amount of Income$12,850,796
Form 990 Revenue Amount$12,850,796
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Animal-Related: Wildlife Preservation, Protection


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Amount of income in 2008: $12,850,796 (it was $12,850,796 in 2013)
Virunga Fund Inc: 

 $12,850,796
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $64,119

Assets in 2008: $13,591,392 (it was $13,591,392 in 2013)
Virunga Fund Inc: 

 $13,591,392
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $34,827

Expenses in 2013: $3,916,088
Virunga Fund Inc: 

 $3,916,088
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $51,105

Income to expenses ratio in 2013: 3.3
Virunga Fund Inc: 

 3.3
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.3

Grants share in income in 2013: 99.8%
This organization: 

 99.8%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 99.4%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2013

Assets at the end of 2013

Functional expenses for 2013

Support schedule

Checklist
20122013
Is the organization described in section 501(c)(3) or 4947(a)(1) (other than a private foundation)?YesYes
Is the organization required to complete Schedule B, Schedule of Contributors?YesYes
Did the organization engage in direct or indirect political campaign activities on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for public office?NoNo
Did the organization engage in lobbying activities, or have a section 501(h) election in effect during the tax year?NoNo
Is the organization a section 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), or 501(c)(6) organization that receives membership dues, assessments, or similar amounts as defined in Revenue Procedure 98-19?NoNo
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds or any similar funds or accounts for which donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts?NoNo
Did the organization receive or hold a conservation easement, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas, or historic structures?NoNo
Did the organization maintain collections of works of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets?NoNo
Did the organization report an amount for escrow or custodial account liability; serve as a custodian or provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?NoNo
Did the organization, directly or through a related organization, hold assets in temporarily restricted endowments, permanent endowments, or quasi-endowments?NoNo
Did the organization report an amount for land, buildings, and equipment?YesYes
Did the organization report an amount for investments-other securities that is 5% or more of its total assets?NoNo
Did the organization report an amount for investments-program related that is 5% or more of its total assets?NoNo
Did the organization report an amount for other assets that is 5% or more of its total assets?NoNo
Did the organization report an amount for other liabilities?NoNo
Did the organization's separate or consolidated financial statements for the tax year include a footnote that addresses the organization's liability for uncertain tax positions under FIN 48 (ASC 740)?YesYes
Did the organization obtain separate, independent audited financial statements for the tax year?NoYes
Was the organization included in consolidated, independent audited financial statements for the tax year?NoNo
Is the organization a school described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)?NoNo
Did the organization maintain an office, employees, or agents outside of the United States?NoNo
Did the organization have aggregate revenues or expenses of more than $10,000 from grantmaking, fundraising, business, investment, and program service activities outside the United States, or aggregate foreign investments valued at $100,000 or more?YesYes
Did the organization report more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to or for any foreign organization?YesYes
Did the organization report more than $5,000 of aggregate grants or other assistance to or for foreign individuals?NoNo
Did the organization report a total of more than $15,000 of expenses for professional fundraising services?NoNo
Did the organization report more than $15,000 total of fundraising event gross income and contributions?NoNo
Did the organization report more than $15,000 of gross income from gaming activities?NoNo
Did the organization operate one or more hospital facilities?NoNo
Did the organization attach a copy of its audited financial statements?NoNo
Did the organization report more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to any domestic organization or domestic government?NoNo
Did the organization report more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to or for domestic individuals?NoNo
Did the organization answer 'Yes' about compensation of the organization's current and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, and highest compensated employees?NoNo
Did the organization have a tax-exempt bond issue with an outstanding principal amount of more than $100,000 as of the last day of the year, that was issued after December 31, 2002?NoNo
Did the organization invest any proceeds of tax-exempt bonds beyond a temporary period exception?NoNo
Did the organization maintain an escrow account other than a refunding escrow at any time during the year to defease any tax-exempt bonds?NoNo
Did the organization act as an 'on behalf of' issuer for bonds outstanding at any time during the year?NoNo
Did the organization engage in an excess benefit transaction with a disqualified person during the year?NoNo
Is the organization aware that it engaged in an excess benefit transaction with a disqualified person in a prior year, and that the transaction has not been reported on any of the organization's prior Forms 990 or 990-EZ?NoNo
Did the organization report any amount for receivables from or payables to any current or former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, highest compensated employees, or disqualified persons?NoNo
Did the organization provide a grant or other assistance to an officer, director, trustee, key employee, substantial contributor or employee thereof, a grant selection committee member, or to a 35% controlled entity or family member of any of these persons?NoNo
Was the organization a party to a business transaction with one of the following parties
A current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee?NoNo
A family member of a current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee?NoNo
An entity of which a current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee (or a family member thereof) was an officer, director, trustee, or direct or indirect owner?NoNo
Did the organization receive more than $25,000 in non-cash contributions?NoNo
Did the organization receive contributions of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets, or qualified conservation contributions?NoNo
Did the organization liquidate, terminate, or dissolve and cease operations?NoNo
Did the organization sell, exchange, dispose of, or transfer more than 25% of its net assets?NoNo
Did the organization own 100% of an entity disregarded as separate from the organization under Regulations sections 301.7701-2 and 301.7701-3?NoNo
Was the organization related to any tax-exempt or taxable entity?NoYes
Did the organization have a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?NoNo
Did the organization make any transfers to an exempt non-charitable related organization?NoNo
Did the organization conduct more than 5% of its activities through an entity that is not a related organization and that is treated as a partnership for federal income tax purposes?NoNo
Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance
201120122013
The number reported in Box 3 of Form 1096000
The number of Forms W-2G000
Did the organization comply with backup withholding rules for reportable payments to vendors and reportable gaming (gambling) winnings to prize winners?NoNoNo
The number of employees reported on Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, filed for the calendar year ending with or within the year covered by this return000
Did the organization file all required federal employment tax returns?NoNoNo
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?NoNoNo
Has it filed a Form 990-T for this year?NoNoNo
At any time during the calendar year, did the organization have an interest in, or a signature or other authority over, a financial account in a foreign country (such as a bank account, securities account, or other financial account)?NoNoNo
Was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction at any time during the tax year?NoNoNo
Did any taxable party notify the organization that it was or is a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?NoNoNo
Did the organization file Form 8886-T?NoNoNo
Does the organization have annual gross receipts that are normally greater than $100,000, and did the organization solicit any contributions that were not tax deductible as charitable contributions?NoNoNo
Did the organization include with every solicitation an express statement that such contributions or gifts were not tax deductible?NoNoNo
Did the organization receive a payment in excess of $75 made partly as a contribution and partly for goods and services provided to the payor?NoNoNo
Did the organization notify the donor of the value of the goods or services provided?NoNoNo
Did the organization sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of tangible personal property for which it was required to file Form 8282?NoNoNo
Did the organization receive any funds, directly or indirectly, to pay premiums on a personal benefit contract?NoNoNo
Did the organization, during the year, pay premiums, directly or indirectly, on a personal benefit contract?NoNoNo
If the organization received a contribution of qualified intellectual property, did the organization file Form 8899 as required?NoNoNo
If the organization received a contribution of cars, boats, airplanes, or other vehicles, did the organization file a Form 1098-C?NoNoNo
Did a donor advised fund maintained by the sponsoring organization have excess business holdings at any time during the year?NoNoNo
Did the sponsoring organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?NoNoNo
Did the sponsoring organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?NoNoNo
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0$0$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0$0$0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0$0$0
Gross income from other sources$0$0$0
Is the organization filing Form 990 in lieu of Form 1041?NoNoNo
The amount of tax-exempt interest received or accrued during the year$0$0$0
Is the organization licensed to issue qualified health plans in more than one state?NoNoNo
The amount of reserves the organization is required to maintain by the states in which the organization is licensed to issue qualified health plans$0$0$0
The amount of reserves on hand$0$0$0
Did the organization receive any payments for indoor tanning services during the tax year?NoNoNo
Has it filed a Form 720 to report these payments?NoNoNo
Compensation of Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, Highest Compensated Employees, and Independent Contractors
20122013
Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and Highest Compensated Employees
Total reportable compensation from the organization$0$0
Total reportable compensation from related organizations$0$164,514
Total estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations$0$0
Total number of individuals who received more than $100,000 of reportable compensation from the organization00
Total number of independent contractors who received more than $100,000 of compensation from the organization01
Statement of Revenue
201120122013
Total revenue$241,720$5,541,280$12,850,796
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$241,701$5,541,231$12,820,690
Program Service Revenue$0$0$0
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$19$49$30,106
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0$0$0
Royalties$0$0$0
Net rental income$0$0$0
Net gain/loss from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0
Net income/loss from fundraising events$0$0$0
Net income/loss from gaming activities$0$0$0
Net income/loss from sales of inventory$0$0$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0$0$0
Statement of Functional Expenses
201120122013
Total functional expenses$173,975$1,287,664$3,916,088
Grants and other assistance to domestic organizations and domestic governments$0$0$0
Grants and other assistance to domestic individuals$0$0$0
Grants and other assistance to foreign organizations, foreign governments, and foreign individuals$145,045$1,010,516$3,675,076
Benefits paid to or for members$0$0$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0
Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons$0$0$0
Other salaries and wages$0$0$0
Pension plan accruals and contributions$0$0$0
Other employee benefits$0$0$0
Payroll taxes$0$0$0
Fees for services (non-employees)
Management$0$0$0
Legal$0$0$0
Accounting$14,688$26,915$48,015
Lobbying$0$0$0
Professional fundraising services$0$0$0
Investment management fees$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Advertising and promotion$0$0$0
Office expenses$0$3,697$9,005
Information technology$0$0$0
Royalties$0$0$0
Occupancy$0$0$2,250
Travel$0$7,109$15,687
Payments of travel or entertainment expenses for any federal, state, or local public officials$0$0$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0
Interest$0$0$271
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization$13,400$13,400$13,400
Insurance$0$0$0
Other expenses$842$151,878$85,391
Other expenses$0$30,990$16,988
Other expenses$0$26,850$14,135
Other expenses$0$7,818$10,305
Other expenses$0$8,491$25,565
Balance Sheet
201120122013
Total assets$187,564$4,451,430$13,591,392
Cash - non-interest-bearing$140,664$4,217,030$7,258,561
Savings and temporary cash investments$0$0$0
Pledges and grants receivable, net$0$200,000$0
Accounts receivable, net$0$0$0
Loans and other receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, and highest compensated employees$0$0$0
Loans and other receivables from other disqualified persons, persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B), and contributing employers and sponsoring organizations of section 501(c)(9) voluntary employees' beneficiary organizations$0$0$0
Notes and loans receivable, net$0$0$6,282,640
Inventories for sale or use$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$0$900$0
Land, buildings, and equipment: cost or other basis$46,900$33,500$20,100
Investments - publicly traded securities$0$0$0
Investments - other securities$0$0$0
Investments - program-related$0$0$0
Intangible assets$0$0$0
Other assets$0$0$30,091
Total liabilities$11,500$21,750$227,004
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$11,500$21,750$77,004
Grants payable$0$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0
Escrow or custodial account liability$0$0$0
Loans and other payables to current and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, highest compensated employees, and disqualified persons$0$0$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0$0$150,000
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0$0$0
Other liabilities (including federal income tax, payables to related third parties, and other liabilities)$0$0$0
Total net assets or fund balances$176,064$4,429,680$13,364,388
Unrestricted net assets$7,363$157,302$209,727
Temporarily restricted net assets$168,701$4,272,378$13,154,661
Permanently restricted net assets$0$0$0
Capital stock or trust principal, or current funds$0$0$0
Paid-in or capital surplus, or land, building, or equipment fund$0$0$0
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0$0$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2013)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Number of organizations supported0
Sum of amounts of support$0
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (for 2009 - 2013)
2009 - 2013 Total
Public Support$1,794,936
Subtotal Support$4,533,679
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$4,533,679
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
The portion of total contributions by each person (other than a governmental unit or publicly supported organization) that exceeds 2% of the total support$2,738,743
Total Support$4,563,853
Public Support$4,533,679
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$30,174
Net income from unrelated business activities, whether or not the business is regularly carried on$0
Other income. Do not include gain or loss from the sale of capital assets$0
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$0
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Alabama14
Arkansas19
Arizona27
California129
Colorado50
Connecticut17
District of Columbia10
Delaware6
Florida113
Georgia64
Hawaii9
Iowa13
Idaho15
Illinois32
Indiana23
Kansas8
Kentucky23
Louisiana16
Massachusetts30
Maryland27
Maine11
Michigan53
Minnesota27
Missouri30
Mississippi19
Montana17
North Carolina43
North Dakota6
Nebraska4
New Hampshire8
New Jersey19
New Mexico20
Nevada22
New York71
Ohio36
Oklahoma20
Oregon26
Pennsylvania36
Rhode Island2
South Carolina32
South Dakota8
Tennessee23
Texas112
Utah18
Virginia45
Vermont6
Washington53
Wisconsin32
West Virginia6
Wyoming8
International9
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