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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Marine Conservation Institute

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

three stars

81.68

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 81.68 three stars
  Financial 74.10 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

two stars

74.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth -12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.6%
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) 81.68 three stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.27 three stars
Oceana (DC) 94.11 four stars
Healthy Gulf (LA) 88.68 three stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $697,574
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $697,574
   Program Service Revenue $31,243
Total Primary Revenue $728,817
   Other Revenue $2,905
TOTAL REVENUE $731,722
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $772,916
   Administrative Expenses $144,980
   Fundraising Expenses $150,302
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,068,198
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-336,476
   
Net Assets $355,891

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) $700,318 90.6%
Marine Life and Ecosystems $72,598 9.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 81.68 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,689 11.76% Lance Morgan President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marine Conservation Institute (WA) 81.68 three stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.27 three stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 91.55 four stars
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 96.93 four stars
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance (MA) 88.88 three 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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