Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Ocean Discovery Institute

Young lives transformed through science

four stars

90.15

4255 Thorn Street San Diego, CA 92105
tel: (619) 795-8365   Web Site
EIN: 33-0862531

Board Leadership
Scott Pearson
Chair

CEO
Shara Fisler
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.15 four stars
  Financial 86.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ocean Discovery Institute uses an ocean science platform to engage young people, from urban underserved backgrounds, and empowers them to transform their lives, their community, and ultimmately our world as science and conservation leaders.

We provide programs to the community of City Heights, in central San Diego 100% tuition-free.

Ocean Discovery Institute uses an ocean science platform to engage young people, from urban underserved backgrounds, and empowers them to transform their lives, their community, and ultimmately our world as science and conservation leaders.

We provide programs to the community of City Heights, in central San Diego 100% tuition-free.

Financial

three stars

86.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.00
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ocean Discovery Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ocean Discovery Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,978,333
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $390,480
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $395,988
Total Contributions $2,764,801
   Program Service Revenue $660
Total Primary Revenue $2,765,461
   Other Revenue $-59,295
TOTAL REVENUE $2,706,166
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,244,828
   Administrative Expenses $308,173
   Fundraising Expenses $218,416
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,771,417
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $934,749
   
Net Assets $5,205,307

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$129,780 7.32% Shara Fisler Executive Director

Mission

Ocean Discovery Institute uses an ocean science platform to engage young people, from urban underserved backgrounds, and empowers them to transform their lives, their community, and ultimmately our world as science and conservation leaders.

We provide programs to the community of City Heights, in central San Diego 100% tuition-free.

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Charity Contact Info

Ocean Discovery Institute
4255 Thorn Street
San Diego, CA 92105
tel: (619) 795-8365
EIN: 33-0862531

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Board Leadership

Scott Pearson
Chair

CEO

Shara Fisler
Executive Director