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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

84.68

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

Board Leadership
Jonathan Varat
Chair

CEO
Bruce Reznik
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.68 three stars
  Financial 89.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

89.60

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 12.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Los Angeles Waterkeeper (CA) 84.68 three stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00 four stars
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 94.15 four stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.27 three stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 90.93 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $818,143
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $818,143
   Program Service Revenue $832,319
Total Primary Revenue $1,650,462
   Other Revenue $191,479
TOTAL REVENUE $1,841,941
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,382,153
   Administrative Expenses $37,738
   Fundraising Expenses $184,030
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,603,921
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $238,020
   
Net Assets $1,053,339

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 and Litigation $723,463 52.3%
Marine Monitoring, Research, and Restoration $275,562 19.9%
Education and Outreach $221,541 16.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 84.68 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 82.14 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,000 8.72% Bruce Reznik Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Los Angeles Waterkeeper (CA) 84.68 three stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 88.19 three stars
Oceana (DC) 94.11 four stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00 four stars
Healthy Gulf (LA) 88.68 three 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

Jonathan Varat
Chair

CEO

Bruce Reznik
Executive Director

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