Mission:

THE WYLAND FOUNDATION IS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING, PROTECTING, AND PRESERVING THE WORLD'S OCEAN, WATERWAYS, AND MARINE LIFE. THE FOUNDATION ENCOURAGES ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS TH ... (More)


 www.wylandfoundation.org
 |  30265 TOMAS Rcho Sta Marg CA 92688-2123

Wyland Foundation is headquartered in Rcho Sta Marg, CA, has an EIN of 33-0543876, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible.  It is classified by the IRS as a Charitable Organization, with a ruling year of 1993.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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Overall Score (BETA)

75

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.

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Finance & Accountability Score (BETA)

75

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V1 of Finance Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2017.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

Board Composition

8/10 Independent

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

49.10%

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

Total Revenue

$1,085,986

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Finance & Accountability Report

75

of 100 points (BETA)

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Overview

Overview

The Finance and Accountability Score provides a basic measure for organizational health. At this time, it comprises 100% of a charity's Overall Score.

Program Expense Ratio

84.02%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

8/10 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review/Financial Audit

No Audit

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

49.10%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

Data Sources

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

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Impact & Results Score (BETA)

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Impact & Results Rating Highlights

This organization's programs include:

Amount Spent
% of Program Expense
Program Description

$456,886

100%

The Wyland Foundation is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world's ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness by bringing communities tog ... (More)

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Overview

Overview


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Impact & Results scores are not available in Encompass Rating System Beta V1.

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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

With roughly eighty percent of marine pollution originating on land, the Wyland Foundation uses a range of innovative programs and strategies to foster a broader understanding of the causes of marine pollution and promote sustained and effective actions to reduce land-based impacts on the marine environment. This upstream approach to eco-system management supports a host of additional benefits that correspond to healthier, more sustainable communities Our goals include: 1) Promoting understanding of the human relationship to watersheds and the global water cycle 2) Raising awareness about the ways upstream activities contribute to non-point and source pollution 3) Increasing the willingness of individuals to change behavior to reduce runoff By working together with our community partners across the United States and the world, the Wyland Foundation believes it can contribute to a measurable improvement in the overall environmental stress on local, regional, and national marine systems


What are your strategies for making this happen?

The Wyland Foundation encourages environmental awareness through education programs, public arts projects, and community events. We utilize a “whole community” engagement strategy that incorporates goal setting, social modeling, and connecting with the positive associations consumers have with cleaner communities and the benefits of reducing waste. Business community Leverage common interests in the health and well being of our ocean and waterways Families Introduce school based interactive education — art projects, traveling science museums, classroom activities — that can inspire and inform. Government Work with municipalities on conservation outreach in every region of the country


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

Wyland Foundation programs are notable for their ability to connect on a grassroots level, while scaling up for national impact. National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Since 2012, the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation has encouraged residents from more than 3,000 cities across the U.S. to take specific actions to improve water quality and reduce pollution in local water sheds. The program in association with Toyota, the Toro Company, U.S. EPA and the National League of Cities brings together schools, governments, business, and civic leaders to promote a broader understanding of water issues across the country. Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center This 1,000 square foot science center on wheels has served nearly a million people since it was created a decade ago. The center, which includes a 40-person on board interactive movie theater, and a range of exhibits, including an actual running river, computer model simulations, and city models with falling rain, provides museum quality education to schools that have been impacted by budget cuts. National Art Challenge The foundation’s focus on water quality comes alive through the vivid imagination of thousands of students across the country. Classrooms that take part in the challenge are encouraged to work in collaboration to identify local or national water issues and create a visual response through the painting of 50-square foot murals. The murals are used as public messaging to inspire and inform the community.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

The foundation uses a variety of data collection tools, including qualitative and qualitative data collection, to gauge the level of success of our programs.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

From May to August 2018, the foundation conducted a research study to assess the success of its clean water mobile learning center program with Irvine-based research firm Evalcorp of 16 classrooms at 3 school sites to over 400 students in 4th and 5th grade in southern California. Three data collection tools were used to assess the success of the MCE Program and collect important information from students and teachers. Findings from data collection efforts showed that the MCE Program is successful in its goals to: • Increase students’ knowledge of water conservation efforts and other related topics • Encourage students’ attitude and behavior change to reduce water waste/runoff Findings included: - 20 percent increase in knowledge of source pollution - 30 percent increase in knowledge of issues related to eutrophication - 21 percent increase in knowledge of estuaries Moreover - 87 percent of the students in a post visit survey expressed a willing to change behavior at school in order to reduce source pollution - 85 percent of the students in a post visit survey expressed a willing to change behavior at school in order to change source pollution



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Organization Status

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Vetted

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