Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Ocean Discovery Institute

Young live transformed through science

four stars

90.28

2211 Pacific Beach Drive Suite A
San Diego, CA 92109
tel: (858) 488-3849   Web Site
EIN: 33-0862531

Board Leadership
Scott Pearson
Chair

CEO
Shara Fisler
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.28 four stars
  Financial 86.86 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

86.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
74.0%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.57
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
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 $2,160,839
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $310,489
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $497,987
Total Contributions $2,969,315
   Program Service Revenue $14,670
Total Primary Revenue $2,983,985
   Other Revenue $-82,431
TOTAL REVENUE $2,901,554
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,098,576
   Administrative Expenses $207,618
   Fundraising Expenses $157,008
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,463,202
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,438,352
   
Net Assets $3,507,810

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$113,384 7.74% Shara Fisler Executive Director

Mission

Ocean Discovery Institute empowers urban and diverse young people to protect our ocean and natural environment, improve the health of our communities, and strengthen our quality of life. Founded in 1999, we were created to leverage San Diego's natural environments as a means to engage young people from underserved communities and inspire them to become part of the next generation of scientific and environmental leaders. We spearhead a series of initiatives that incorporate education, scientific research, and environmental stewardship. Currently these initiatives reach 5,000+ low-income students and community members each year. All of our programming is provided tuition-free.

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Charity Contact Info

Ocean Discovery Institute
2211 Pacific Beach Drive
Suite A
San Diego, CA 92109
tel: (858) 488-3849
fax: (858) 488-4265
EIN: 33-0862531

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Board Leadership

Scott Pearson
Chair

CEO

Shara Fisler
Executive Director

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