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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Ocean Research & Conservation Association

Changing the nature of aquatic conservation

two stars

74.75

PO Box 4291 Fort Pierce, FL 34948
tel: (772) 467-1600   Web Site
EIN: 20-0901011

Board Leadership
Wayne A. Mills
Chairman

CEO
Edie Widder
Chief Executive Officer and Senior Scientist

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.75 two stars
  Financial 66.37 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 2005, Edie Widder, Ph.D. co-founded the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) in Fort Pierce, Florida, with a focus on developing innovative technologies to protect and restore our aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain. The mission of ORCA is to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action. Since its inception, Dr. Widder and the ORCA team of engineers, research scientists and marine biologists have achieved exciting progress in using the latest technologies to develop low-cost solutions for analysis of our polluted waterways.

In 2005, Edie Widder, Ph.D. co-founded the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) in Fort Pierce, Florida, with a focus on developing innovative technologies to protect and restore our aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain. The mission of ORCA is to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action. Since its inception, Dr. Widder and the ORCA team of engineers, research scientists and marine biologists have achieved exciting progress in using the latest technologies to develop low-cost solutions for analysis of our polluted waterways.

Financial

one star

66.37

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 22.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 96.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ocean Research & Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ocean Research & Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ocean Research & Conservation Association (FL) 74.75 two stars
EarthEcho International (DC) 97.06 four stars
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 94.30 four stars
Heal the Bay (CA) 85.50 three stars
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 97.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $607,723
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $714,604
Total Contributions $1,322,327
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,322,327
   Other Revenue $876
TOTAL REVENUE $1,323,203
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,183,074
   Administrative Expenses $213,968
   Fundraising Expenses $93,992
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,491,034
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-167,831
   
Net Assets $21,503

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2021 74.75 two stars
2019-06 02/01/2021 72.33 two stars
2018-06 06/01/2020 73.41 two stars
2018-06 02/01/2020 70.48 two stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 68.58 one star
2017-06 09/01/2018 72.08 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 71.78 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 72.83 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 67.29 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 68.02 one star
2013-06 11/01/2014 68.49 one star
2012-06 11/01/2013 74.73 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 82.93 three 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 20-0901011
Name in IRS Master File OCEAN RESEARCH & CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
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 May, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ocean Research & Conservation Association (FL) 74.75 two stars
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (WA) 87.92 three stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 91.54 four stars
Heal the Bay (CA) 85.50 three stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 93.50 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ocean Research & Conservation Association
PO Box 4291
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
tel: (772) 467-1600
EIN: 20-0901011

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Board Leadership

Wayne A. Mills
Chairman

CEO

Edie Widder
Chief Executive Officer and Senior Scientist

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