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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Marine Conservation Institute

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

three stars

83.27

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 83.27 three stars
  Financial 76.54 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of acres of land protected
1,212,940,000
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

76.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
72.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth -5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.5%
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) 83.27 three stars
Coral Restoration Foundation (FL) 92.39 four stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 90.93 four stars
Los Angeles Waterkeeper (CA) 88.11 three stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 95.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,161,403
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,395
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,163,798
   Program Service Revenue $60,620
Total Primary Revenue $1,224,418
   Other Revenue $4,458
TOTAL REVENUE $1,228,876
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $762,180
   Administrative Expenses $143,532
   Fundraising Expenses $95,277
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,000,989
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $227,887
   
Net Assets $581,124

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
Marine Life and Ecosystems $386,793 50.7%
Global Ocean Refuge Systems (GLORES) $375,387 49.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 83.27 three stars
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
$129,452 12.93% Lance Morgan President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marine Conservation Institute (WA) 83.27 three stars
WILDCOAST (CA) 96.19 four stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 87.46 three stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00 four stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 90.02 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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