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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Florida Oceanographic Society

Inspiring environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy

three stars

81.91

890 Northeast Ocean Boulevard Stuart, FL 34996
tel: (772) 225-0505   Web Site
EIN: 59-1114306

Board Leadership
Allen Herskowitz
Board Chair

CEO
Mark D. Perry
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.91 three stars
  Financial 82.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy. Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, FL situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. Florida Oceanographic offers educational programs to people of all ages and conducts research and restoration programs that lead to healthy coastal ecosystems.

Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy. Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, FL situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. Florida Oceanographic offers educational programs to people of all ages and conducts research and restoration programs that lead to healthy coastal ecosystems.

Financial

three stars

82.88

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.62
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Florida Oceanographic Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Florida Oceanographic Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Florida Oceanographic Society (FL) 81.91 three stars
Great Meadow Foundation (VA) 87.74 three stars
Blandford Nature Center (MI) 85.35 three stars
Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center (MN) 89.57 three stars
Earthplace (CT) 85.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $744,928
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $180,785
   Fundraising Events $267,583
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $65,752
Total Contributions $1,259,048
   Program Service Revenue $541,621
Total Primary Revenue $1,800,669
   Other Revenue $74,450
TOTAL REVENUE $1,875,119
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,220,211
   Administrative Expenses $201,473
   Fundraising Expenses $227,752
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,649,436
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $225,683
   
Net Assets $2,944,355

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
2017-09 02/01/2019 81.91 three stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 79.72 two stars
2016-09 05/01/2018 82.08 three stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 80.14 three stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 76.62 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 71.12 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 66.92 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 59-1114306
Name in IRS Master File FLORIDA OCEANOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 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 (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$101,428 6.14% Mark Perry Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Florida Oceanographic Society (FL) 81.91 three stars
Delaware Nature Society (DE) 91.54 four stars
Access Fund (CO) 87.80 three stars
World Forestry Center (OR) 89.70 three stars
Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center (MN) 89.57 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Florida Oceanographic Society
890 Northeast Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34996
tel: (772) 225-0505
EIN: 59-1114306

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Board Leadership

Allen Herskowitz
Board Chair

CEO

Mark D. Perry
Executive Director

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