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Boat US Foundation

Keep Boating Smart, Safe, and Clean

three stars

81.86

147 Old Solomons Island Road Suite 513
Annapolis, MD 21401
tel: (800) 245-2628   Web Site
EIN: 54-1156448

Board Leadership
Kirk La
Chairman

CEO
Chris Edmonston
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.86 three stars
  Financial 79.20 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is an innovative leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. The Foundation provides educational outreach directly to boaters and supports partner organizations nationwide. With millions of boaters on the water, our aim is to reduce accidents and fatalities, increase stewardship of our waterways and keep boating a safe and enjoyable pastime. The BoatUS Foundation is a national 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Our work is primarily funded by grants and individual donations.

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is an innovative leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. The Foundation provides educational outreach directly to boaters and supports partner organizations nationwide. With millions of boaters on the water, our aim is to reduce accidents and fatalities, increase stewardship of our waterways and keep boating a safe and enjoyable pastime. The BoatUS Foundation is a national 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Our work is primarily funded by grants and individual donations.

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Financial

two stars

79.20

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
73.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boat US Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boat US Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boat US Foundation (MD) 81.86 three stars
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America (NY) 91.51 four stars
Education For Employment (DC) 90.31 four stars
ProLiteracy (NY) 89.28 three stars
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport (CT) 96.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,864,509
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,864,509
   Program Service Revenue $227,203
Total Primary Revenue $2,091,712
   Other Revenue $79,095
TOTAL REVENUE $2,170,807
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,472,861
   Administrative Expenses $183,418
   Fundraising Expenses $411,279
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,067,558
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $103,249
   
Net Assets $1,416,145

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
Kids Afloat $697,141 47.3%
Online Course $351,704 23.9%
General Education And Research $250,219 17.0%
Course Development $173,797 11.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 81.86 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 74.78 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 74.72 two stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 71.66 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 54-1156448
Name in IRS Master File BOAT US FOUNDATION
NTEE Code M40
NTEE Classification Safety Education
NTEE Type Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 June, 1981
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 Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Christopher Edmonston President $118,959

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boat US Foundation (MD) 81.86 three stars
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport (CT) 96.45 four stars
The National GEM Consortium (VA) 88.86 three stars
Literacy Partners (NY) 86.01 three stars
ProLiteracy (NY) 89.28 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boat US Foundation
147 Old Solomons Island Road
Suite 513
Annapolis, MD 21401
tel: (800) 245-2628
EIN: 54-1156448

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Board Leadership

Kirk La
Chairman

CEO

Chris Edmonston
President

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