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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

San Diego Coastkeeper

Protects and restores San Diego County's rivers, bays, beaches, and coastline through education, outreach, and advocacy.

three stars

88.34

2825 Dewey Road Suite 207
San Diego, CA 92106
tel: (619) 758-7743   Web Site
EIN: 33-0647946

Board Leadership
Catherine Stiefel
President

CEO
Matt O'Malley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.34 three stars
  Financial 84.01 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable, and drinkable waters in San Diego County using a strategic blend of education, community engagement, science, and advocacy to address persistent and emerging threats to clean water.

Since 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper has been the region's leading environmental nonprofit protecting and restoring the rivers, streams, bays, lagoons, wetlands, and coastal waters across San Diego County. We use a strategic blend of education, community engagement, science, and advocacy to tackle persistent and emerging threats to water quality, water supply, and ecosystem health, and to meet our goals and advance our mission. We believe that humans and the environment share a fundamental right to clean water.

San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable, and drinkable waters in San Diego County using a strategic blend of education, community engagement, science, and advocacy to address persistent and emerging threats to clean water.

Since 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper has been the region's leading environmental nonprofit protecting and restoring the rivers, streams, bays, lagoons, wetlands, and coastal waters across San Diego County. We use a strategic blend of education, community engagement, science, and advocacy to tackle persistent and emerging threats to water quality, water supply, and ecosystem health, and to meet our goals and advance our mission. We believe that humans and the environment share a fundamental right to clean water.

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Financial

three stars

84.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
72.8%
  Administrative Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth -0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Coastkeeper on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Coastkeeper on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Coastkeeper (CA) 88.34 three stars
Healthy Gulf (LA) 86.11 three stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 88.19 three stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 90.69 four stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 90.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $678,568
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $153,680
Total Contributions $832,248
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $832,248
   Other Revenue $36,957
TOTAL REVENUE $869,205
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $469,118
   Administrative Expenses $55,211
   Fundraising Expenses $56,195
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $580,524
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $288,681
   
Net Assets $816,883

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
Advocacy $203,804 43.4%
Education $159,120 33.9%
Monitoring $106,194 22.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 88.34 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 82.24 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 78.81 two stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 77.26 two stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 80.05 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.22 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 77.31 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 78.56 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 73.55 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 68.46 one star
2011-12 04/01/2013 74.56 two 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 33-0647946
Name in IRS Master File SAN DIEGO COASTKEEPER
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
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
(351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, etc)
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 August, 1995
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
$111,900 19.27% Matt O'Malley Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Coastkeeper (CA) 88.34 three stars
Coral Restoration Foundation (FL) 92.39 four stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 90.17 four stars
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 96.22 four stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Diego Coastkeeper
2825 Dewey Road
Suite 207
San Diego, CA 92106
tel: (619) 758-7743
EIN: 33-0647946

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Board Leadership

Catherine Stiefel
President

CEO

Matt O'Malley
Executive Director

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