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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Safina Center

Inspiring ocean conservation

two stars

78.85

80 North Country Road Setauket, NY 11733
tel: (631) 675-1984   Web Site
EIN: 61-1406022

Board Leadership
B. Eric Graham
Chairman

CEO
Carl Safina
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.85 two stars
  Financial 85.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

85.24

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.98
  Program Expenses Growth -7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Safina Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Safina Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Safina Center (NY) 78.85 two stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 90.02 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 99.87 four stars
Coral Restoration Foundation (FL) 87.85 three stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $562,332
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $88,417
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,000
Total Contributions $655,749
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $655,749
   Other Revenue $17,487
TOTAL REVENUE $673,236
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $327,266
   Administrative Expenses $77,230
   Fundraising Expenses $25,340
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $429,836
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $243,400
   
Net Assets $1,531,548

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
Seafood Research $179,258 54.8%
Sea Ethic Public Awareness $148,008 45.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 06/01/2019 78.85 two stars
2017-05 06/01/2018 77.85 two stars
2016-05 06/01/2017 75.53 two stars
2015-05 08/01/2016 79.02 two stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 80.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 11/01/2015 75.09 two stars
2013-05 10/01/2014 80.46 three stars
2012-05 06/01/2013 80.67 three stars
2011-05 07/01/2012 84.36 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 80.54 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 06/01/2011 78.82 two stars
2008-05 07/01/2009 90.36 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 61-1406022
Name in IRS Master File THE CARL SAFINA CENTER INC
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 September, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$38,000 8.84% Carl Safina President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Safina Center (NY) 78.85 two stars
Los Angeles Waterkeeper (CA) 88.11 three stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 88.19 three stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 96.46 four stars
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance (MA) 88.88 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Safina Center
80 North Country Road
Setauket, NY 11733
tel: (631) 675-1984
EIN: 61-1406022

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Board Leadership

B. Eric Graham
Chairman

CEO

Carl Safina
President

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