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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Marine Conservation Institute

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

87.07

1914 N 34th Street Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98103
tel: (206) 686-1455   Web Site
EIN: 91-1725640

Board Leadership
Nathalie Udo
Chair

CEO
Lance Morgan
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.07
  Financial 81.72
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

81.72

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
74.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.0%
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) 87.07
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 91.54
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 99.69
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 91.11
WILDCOAST (CA) 94.77

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $946,070
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,702
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $951,772
   Program Service Revenue $74,255
Total Primary Revenue $1,026,027
   Other Revenue $9,441
TOTAL REVENUE $1,035,468
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $773,421
   Administrative Expenses $114,123
   Fundraising Expenses $125,834
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,013,378
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,090
   
Net Assets $625,957

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
Blue Parks $434,916 56.2%
Marine Life and Ecosystems $338,505 43.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 87.07
2018-12 02/01/2021 83.41
2018-12 05/01/2020 83.27
2017-12 04/01/2019 81.68
2016-12 05/01/2018 85.70
2015-12 12/01/2017 86.35
2015-12 06/01/2017 86.18
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.10
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 77.63
2013-12 07/01/2015 80.31
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.57
2011-12 03/01/2013 90.02
2010-12 04/01/2012 90.21

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
$133,294 13.15% Lance Morgan President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marine Conservation Institute (WA) 87.07
San Diego Coastkeeper (CA) 94.02
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 94.46
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.15
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00

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Charity Contact Info

Marine Conservation Institute
1914 N 34th Street
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98103
tel: (206) 686-1455
fax: (206) 686-1460
EIN: 91-1725640

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Board Leadership

Nathalie Udo
Chair

CEO

Lance Morgan
President

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