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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing marine mammals and inspiring ocean stewardship

three stars

85.32

20612 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach, CA 92651
tel: (949) 494-3050   Web Site
EIN: 95-3680896

Board Leadership
Jeff Meberg
Chair

CEO
Peter Chang
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.32 three stars
  Financial 79.25 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education and collaboration. The majority of the Pinnipeds we rescue are severely malnourished, suffer from dehydration and may have respiratory infections. We also treat animals that are affected by gill net entanglement, fishing line / hooks, human inflicted injuries, shark bites, parasites and various diseases. Trash has also become an increasingly vital concern for the health and safety of our oceans.

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education and collaboration. The majority of the Pinnipeds we rescue are severely malnourished, suffer from dehydration and may have respiratory infections. We also treat animals that are affected by gill net entanglement, fishing line / hooks, human inflicted injuries, shark bites, parasites and various diseases. Trash has also become an increasingly vital concern for the health and safety of our oceans.

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Financial

two stars

79.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
69.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.92
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Marine Mammal Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Marine Mammal Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Marine Mammal Center (CA) 85.32 three stars
Wildlife Conservation Network (CA) 98.23 four stars
Big Life Foundation USA (WA) 96.66 four stars
EcoHealth Alliance (NY) 92.92 four stars
The Marine Mammal Center (CA) 94.11 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,286,136
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $161,200
Total Contributions $1,447,336
   Program Service Revenue $113,582
Total Primary Revenue $1,560,918
   Other Revenue $-114,018
TOTAL REVENUE $1,446,900
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,509,441
   Administrative Expenses $238,317
   Fundraising Expenses $471,812
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,219,570
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-772,670
   
Net Assets $9,801,827

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
2018-12 06/01/2020 85.32 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 87.87 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 87.14 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2018 88.68 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 83.95 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 95-3680896
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE SEA LION INC
NTEE Code D34
NTEE Classification Wildlife Sanctuary, Refuge
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
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 August, 1982
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
$59,058 2.66% Peter Chang Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$117,829 5.30% Keith Matassa Director of Zoological Conservation

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Marine Mammal Center (CA) 85.32 three stars
WILD Foundation (CO) 95.47 four stars
Turtle Island Restoration Network (CA) 96.93 four stars
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (FL) 93.91 four stars
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 90.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pacific Marine Mammal Center
20612 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
tel: (949) 494-3050
EIN: 95-3680896

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Board Leadership

Jeff Meberg
Chair

CEO

Peter Chang
CEO

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