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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

two stars

77.95

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 77.95 two stars
  Financial 78.96 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

two stars

78.96

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
70.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.64
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Florida Oceanographic Society (FL) 77.95 two stars
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 91.90 four stars
ODC Network (MI) 94.56 four stars
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (OH) 89.78 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,995,637
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $183,086
   Fundraising Events $349,022
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,527,745
   Program Service Revenue $586,834
Total Primary Revenue $3,114,579
   Other Revenue $472,807
TOTAL REVENUE $3,587,386
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,227,631
   Administrative Expenses $239,715
   Fundraising Expenses $300,410
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,767,756
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,819,630
   
Net Assets $6,511,423

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
Coastal Center Operations $433,974 35.4%
Educational Programs $256,006 20.8%
Research & Conversation $195,657 15.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 77.95 two stars
2018-09 02/01/2020 78.67 two stars
2018-09 10/01/2019 77.01 two stars
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)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,040 5.94% Mark Perry Executive Director

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Florida Oceanographic Society (FL) 77.95 two stars
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Regional Parks Foundation (CA) 91.29 four stars
Shelburne Farms (VT) 90.40 four 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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