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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Ocean Research & Conservation Association

Changing the nature of aquatic conservation

two stars

73.41

1420 Seaway Drive Fort Pierce, FL 34949
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 73.41 two stars
  Financial 68.17 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 80.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of overall donors
436
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

one star

68.17

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

80.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
70.0%
  Administrative Expenses 24.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 73.1%
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) 73.41 two stars
San Diego Coastkeeper (CA) 88.69 three stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 87.46 three stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 90.93 four stars
Oceana (DC) 95.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $965,044
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $721,346
Total Contributions $1,686,390
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,686,390
   Other Revenue $2,976
TOTAL REVENUE $1,689,366
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $767,768
   Administrative Expenses $512,165
   Fundraising Expenses $32,856
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,312,789
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $376,577
   
Net Assets $189,334

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
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) 73.41 two stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00 four stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 90.02 four stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 87.46 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ocean Research & Conservation Association
1420 Seaway Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 34949
tel: (772) 467-1600
fax: (772) 467-1602
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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