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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Marine Conservation Institute

"Saving wild ocean places, for us and future generations"

three stars

85.70

4010 Stone Way N Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98103
tel: (206) 686-1455   Web Site
EIN: 91-1725640

Board Leadership
David Johns
Chair

CEO
Lance Morgan
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.70 three stars
  Financial 79.78 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Marine Conservation Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving our living oceans. We work with scientists, politicians, government officials and other organizations around the world to protect essential ocean places and the wild species in them.

Marine Conservation Institute is a leader in the global movement to protect and recover the integrity of vast ocean areas. We use the latest science to identify important marine ecosystems around the world, and then advocate for their protection, for us and future generations.

Marine Conservation Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving our living oceans. We work with scientists, politicians, government officials and other organizations around the world to protect essential ocean places and the wild species in them.

Marine Conservation Institute is a leader in the global movement to protect and recover the integrity of vast ocean areas. We use the latest science to identify important marine ecosystems around the world, and then advocate for their protection, for us and future generations.

Results Information

Program Name: Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES)
Problem

Healthy oceans are essential to human survival and prosperity. Currently, only 3% of the oceans are protected and they are in deep trouble due to overfishing, climate change, industrialization, pollution and habitat destruction. We need to dramatically accelerate protection for 30% of the ocean's important and vulnerable marine ecosystems, yet there are no strong incentives to catalyze protection and counteract the short-term, self-interested exploitation of the seas. Time is not on our side.

Strategy

The Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES) is a strategic, scientific and systematic initiative that will catalyze strong protection for at least 30% of the ecosystems in each region of the ocean by 2030, enough to avert extinction of marine life in the face of unprecedented climate change. The best way to maintain our oceans’ biological diversity, abundance and resilience is by protecting marine life and their ecosystems in effective marine protected areas, which we can incentivize with GLORES.

IF:THEN

IF Marine scientists recommend that at least 30% of the ocean needs to be protected to secure productive fisheries, maintain biodiversity and withstand future climate change....

THEN We house the most up-to-date central repository of marine protected area information at MPAtlas.org, and we have the mapping and technical expertise to deliver a workable global framework for a representative system of protected areas.

IF Global Ocean Refuge status, governments, agencies and communities that govern protected marine areas will need to make an uncompromising commitment to protect places where marine life can thrive....

THEN Achieving Global Ocean Refuge status will bring multiple benefits to governments and communities, including international recognition, funding leverage, ecotourism, and a sense of pride to local communities and managers.
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Financial

two stars

79.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
75.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth -21.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marine Conservation Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marine Conservation Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marine Conservation Institute (WA) 85.70 three stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars
Oceana (DC) 88.47 three stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 93.79 four stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 95.85 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $947,135
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $21,428
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $968,563
   Program Service Revenue $124,909
Total Primary Revenue $1,093,472
   Other Revenue $-32,601
TOTAL REVENUE $1,060,871
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $674,887
   Administrative Expenses $156,223
   Fundraising Expenses $129,678
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $960,788
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $100,083
   
Net Assets $681,535

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
Global Ocean Refuge Systems (GLORES) $634,394 94.0%
Marine Life and Ecosystems $40,493 6.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 85.70 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2017 86.35 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 86.18 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.10 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 77.63 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 80.31 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.57 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 90.02 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 90.21 four 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 91-1725640
Name in IRS Master File MARINE CONSERVATION BIOLOGY INSTITUTE
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(199) Other scientific research activities
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 October, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,025 13.01% Lance Morgan President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marine Conservation Institute (WA) 85.70 three stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 92.03 four stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 87.17 three stars
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 92.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Marine Conservation Institute
4010 Stone Way N
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98103
tel: (206) 686-1455
fax: (206) 686-1460
EIN: 91-1725640

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Board Leadership

David Johns
Chair

CEO

Lance Morgan
President

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