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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Clean Ocean Action

Making waves to save our seas

four stars

99.87

18 Hartshorne Drive Suite 2
Highlands, NJ 07732
tel: (732) 872-0111   Web Site
EIN: 22-2897204

Board Leadership
Tom Fagan
President

CEO
Cindy Zipf
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.87 four stars
  Financial 99.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1984, Clean Ocean Action (COA) is a broad-based coalition of over 115 active boating, business, community, conservation, diving, environmental, fishing, religious, service, student, surfing, and women's groups. COA works with these Ocean Wavemakers to clean up and protect the waters of the New York Bight from Montauk, NY, to Cape May, NJ. With continuous, relentless efforts COA uses research, education, and citizen action to empower people and convince our elected officials to protect our marine resources for today and for future generations.

Founded in 1984, Clean Ocean Action (COA) is a broad-based coalition of over 115 active boating, business, community, conservation, diving, environmental, fishing, religious, service, student, surfing, and women's groups. COA works with these Ocean Wavemakers to clean up and protect the waters of the New York Bight from Montauk, NY, to Cape May, NJ. With continuous, relentless efforts COA uses research, education, and citizen action to empower people and convince our elected officials to protect our marine resources for today and for future generations.

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Financial

four stars

99.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.51
  Program Expenses Growth 10.8%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clean Ocean Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clean Ocean Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 99.87 four stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.27 three stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 96.46 four stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 96.46 four stars
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance (MA) 88.88 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $887,120
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $887,120
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $887,120
   Other Revenue $45,175
TOTAL REVENUE $932,295
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $603,361
   Administrative Expenses $68,170
   Fundraising Expenses $27,316
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $698,847
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $233,448
   
Net Assets $1,536,476

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
Education and Outreach $603,361 100.0%

Ratings History
Clean Ocean Action has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 99.87 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 92.82 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 92.60 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 92.15 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 92.90 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.35 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 83.85 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 86.38 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 88.06 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 87.07 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 87.50 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 95.96 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.50 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 96.99 four stars
2008-12 12/15/2009 95.22 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 87.18 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 96.60 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 98.88 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 22-2897204
Name in IRS Master File CLEAN OCEAN ACTION INC
NTEE Code C20
NTEE Classification Pollution Abatement and Control Services
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (529) Ecology or conservation
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 June, 1989
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
$69,360 9.92% Cindy Zipf Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 99.87 four stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 90.17 four stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 91.87 four stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00 four stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 90.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Clean Ocean Action
18 Hartshorne Drive
Suite 2
Highlands, NJ 07732
tel: (732) 872-0111
fax: (732) 872-8041
EIN: 22-2897204

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Board Leadership

Tom Fagan
President

CEO

Cindy Zipf
Executive Director

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