SAVE THE FROGS! is an international team of scientists, educators, policymakers and naturalists dedicated to protecting the world’s amphibian species: the frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and caecilians. SAVE THE FROGS! was founded by Ecologist Dr. Kerry Kriger in May 2008.
SAVE THE FROGS! is America's first public charity dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation. Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. Our vision is a world in which not a single amphibian species is threatened with extinction. With your advice, your involvement and your financial support, we are 100% positive we can SAVE THE FROGS!
SAVE THE FROGS! scientists and volunteers have held over 1,300 educational events in 59 countries to raise awareness of the rapid decline of amphibian populations and to provide people with practical tools that will empower them to protect amphibians in their communities.
SAVE THE FROGS! is comprised of:
SAVE THE FROGS! is a 501(c)(3) public charity and our IRS determination letter is available upon request. SAVE THE FROGS! was founded and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in May 2008. You can view our Articles of Incorporation here, our Amendments to those Articles here, and our Bylaws here. SAVE THE FROGS! operates and is based in California: you can see our California Certificate of Qualification here.
Please be sure to scan through our What We Do page and the numerous other pages on this site that detail our multitude of activities.
In 2008, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger realized that few of the recommendations scientists were making were being implemented. Few people knew frogs were disappearing, or understood why it even mattered. Teachers did not have the educational materials they needed to ensure the next generation of humans cared about frogs or knew how to protect them. Politicians were uninformed about amphibian issues and thus important legislation was not being created. More generally, Dr. Kriger saw a need for a complete societal change from an environmentally
destructive society to a society that respects and appreciates nature
and wildlife. SAVE THE FROGS! exists in order to create the type of
society that humans and wildlife need if we are to coexist and to
survive far into the future.
Here is a summary of SAVE THE FROGS! 2012 Financial Data:
-- TOTAL EXPENSES: $158,288
Program Expenses: $146,916 (92.8%)
Administrative Expenses: $8,082 (5.1%)
Fundraising Expenses: $3,290 (2.1%)
SAVE THE FROGS! Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger's 2012 salary was $33,333.
-- TOTAL REVENUES: $192,944
Donations from Individuals: $144,645 (74.9%)
Donations from Corporations: $1,904 (1.0%)
Membership Dues: $8,788 (4.6%)
Merchandise: $30,492 (16.0%)
Honorariums for Lectures: $1,412 (0.7%)
Foundation Grants: $5,642 (2.9%)
Here is a summary of SAVE THE FROGS! 2011 Financial Data:
-- TOTAL EXPENSES: $128,177
Program Expenses: $114,771 (89.6%)
Administrative Expenses: $11,264 (8.8%)
Fundraising Expenses: $2,142 (1.6%)
SAVE THE FROGS! Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger's 2011 salary was $38,333.
-- TOTAL REVENUES: $131,310
Donations from Individuals: $64,339 (49.0%)
Donations from Corporations: $25,295 (19.3%)
Membership Dues: $11,583 (8.8%)
Merchandise: $28,193 (21.5%)
Honorariums for Lectures: $1,900 (1.4%)