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1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (877) 762-3262
fax: (202) 833-2070
EIN: 51-0401308

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Board Leadership

Simon Sidamon-Eristoff


Andrew Sharpless
Chief Executive Officer

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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation


Protecting the world's oceans

(out of 100)
Overall 81.86 3 stars
  Financial 74.66 2 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 04/01/2016 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 19.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Primary Revenue Growth 2.4%
  Program Expenses Growth -3.2%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.04
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oceana on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,587,800
   Federated Campaigns $50,554
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,260,661
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $211,274
Total Contributions $21,110,289
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $21,110,289
   Other Revenue $-470,907
TOTAL REVENUE $20,639,382
   Program Expenses $15,215,776
   Administrative Expenses $4,307,334
   Fundraising Expenses $2,393,689
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,277,417
Net Assets $44,725,008


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$301,396 1.37% Andrew F. Sharpless Chief Executive Officer


Founded in 2001, Oceana is the largest international group focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in North America, South America and Europe, work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. We believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Our scientists lead our team of economists, lawyers, and advocates focused on achieving tangible results for the oceans. Saving the oceans may take decades, but in each of our campaigns we aim to accomplish an important milestone in that effort within two to five years.

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