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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Los Angeles Waterkeeper

Protecting and restoring Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay and adjacent waters

three stars

87.34

120 Broadway Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel: (310) 394-6162   Web Site
EIN: 95-4444787

Board Leadership
Jon Varat
Chair

CEO
Bruce Reznik
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.34 three stars
  Financial 91.98 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 84.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

91.98

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

84.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth 9.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Los Angeles Waterkeeper on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Los Angeles Waterkeeper on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Los Angeles Waterkeeper (CA) 87.34 three stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 88.92 three stars
Gulf Restoration Network (LA) 90.31 four stars
Oceana (DC) 87.12 three stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 96.60 four stars

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Founded in 1993, Los Angeles Waterkeeper's mission is to protect and restore Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay, and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork, and community action. We work to achieve this goal through litigation and regulatory programs that ensure water quality protections in waterways throughout L.A. County. LA Waterkeeper's Litigation & Advocacy, Marine, and Water Quality teams conduct interconnected projects that serve this mission.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $466,420
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $17,000
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $483,420
   Program Service Revenue $283,746
Total Primary Revenue $767,166
   Other Revenue $289,552
TOTAL REVENUE $1,056,718
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $831,764
   Administrative Expenses $45,922
   Fundraising Expenses $179,099
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,056,785
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-67
   
Net Assets $780,497

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Advocacy $422,708 50.8%
Marine/ Kelp Restoration $293,199 35.3%
Watershed $43,901 5.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 87.34 three stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 80.16 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-4444787
Name in IRS Master File LOS ANGELES WATERKEEPER
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, etc)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Founded in 1993, Los Angeles Waterkeeper's mission is to protect and restore Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay, and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork, and community action. We work to achieve this goal through litigation and regulatory programs that ensure water quality protections in waterways throughout L.A. County. LA Waterkeeper's Litigation & Advocacy, Marine, and Water Quality teams conduct interconnected projects that serve this mission.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Los Angeles Waterkeeper (CA) 87.34 three stars
Marine Conservation Institute (WA) 86.10 three stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 92.54 four stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 90.87 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Los Angeles Waterkeeper
120 Broadway
Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel: (310) 394-6162
fax: (310) 394-6178
EIN: 95-4444787

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Board Leadership

Jon Varat
Chair

CEO

Bruce Reznik
Executive Director

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