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Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Promoting the conservation of ocean ecosystems

four stars

93.91

14200 U.S. Highway One Juno Beach, FL 33408
tel: (561) 627-8280   Web Site
EIN: 59-2445926

Board Leadership
Lynne Wells
Chair

CEO
Jack E. Lighton
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.91 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is a non-profit sea turtle hospital that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.

LMC is dedicated to ocean conservation efforts specifically through education, conservation and research efforts of LMC staff and volunteers. We can not do this alone - we need your support to help us achieve our vision, to be recognized locally and internationally as the leading authority in sea turtle education, research, and rehabilitation.

The Center is situated on one of the world's most important sea turtle nesting beaches and features an on-site campus hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is a non-profit sea turtle hospital that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.

LMC is dedicated to ocean conservation efforts specifically through education, conservation and research efforts of LMC staff and volunteers. We can not do this alone - we need your support to help us achieve our vision, to be recognized locally and internationally as the leading authority in sea turtle education, research, and rehabilitation.

The Center is situated on one of the world's most important sea turtle nesting beaches and features an on-site campus hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 13.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Loggerhead Marinelife Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Loggerhead Marinelife Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (FL) 93.91 four stars
Polar Bears International (MT) 92.81 four stars
International Crane Foundation (WI) 91.72 four stars
Cheetah Conservation Fund (VA) 94.53 four stars
Sea Turtle Conservancy (FL) 92.37 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,070,806
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $300,224
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $281,131
Total Contributions $5,652,161
   Program Service Revenue $1,018,178
Total Primary Revenue $6,670,339
   Other Revenue $1,298,810
TOTAL REVENUE $7,969,149
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,679,445
   Administrative Expenses $227,259
   Fundraising Expenses $371,226
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,277,930
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,691,219
   
Net Assets $11,983,259

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
Educational Programs $908,652 24.7%
Sea Turtle Tracking $630,120 17.1%
Sea Turtle Care and Release $552,558 15.0%

Ratings History
Loggerhead Marinelife Center has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 93.91 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 94.74 four stars
2016-12 08/01/2018 92.62 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.42 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 91.64 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 91.58 four stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 86.97 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 59-2445926
Name in IRS Master File LOGGERHEAD MARINELIFE CENTER INC
NTEE Code U21
NTEE Classification Marine Science and Oceanography
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, 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 December, 1988
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
$177,140 4.14% Jack Lighton President And CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (FL) 93.91 four stars
The Marine Mammal Center (CA) 94.11 four stars
WildAid (CA) 100.00 four stars
Point Blue Conservation Science (CA) 87.88 three stars
EcoHealth Alliance (NY) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Loggerhead Marinelife Center
14200 U.S. Highway One
Juno Beach, FL 33408
tel: (561) 627-8280
fax: (561) 627-8305
EIN: 59-2445926

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Board Leadership

Lynne Wells
Chair

CEO

Jack E. Lighton
President & CEO

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