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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

Securing a diversified fishing future for the communities of Eastern Maine and beyond

three stars

81.68

P.O. Box 27 13 Atlantic Avenue
Stonington, ME 04681
tel: (207) 367-2708   Web Site
EIN: 27-0069386

Board Leadership
James Chesney
Chair

CEO
Paul Anderson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.68 three stars
  Financial 86.32 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is a non-profit organization that works to secure a diversified fishing future for the communities of Eastern Maine and beyond. We do this by developing and implementing innovative programs that provide value for today's fishermen and drive more sustainable management approaches for future fisheries. An essential component of our work is connecting the knowledge of fishermen, the findings of scientists, and the world of policy makers. While we work throughout Maine and regionally, nationally, and internationally as needed, our focus is on the area from Penobscot Bay, east to the Canadian border. The area is distinct ecologically and socio-economically. It comprises about one third of the Gulf of Maine, has ~3000 commercial fishermen, and includes the two most fisheries dependent counties on the East Coast.

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is a non-profit organization that works to secure a diversified fishing future for the communities of Eastern Maine and beyond. We do this by developing and implementing innovative programs that provide value for today's fishermen and drive more sustainable management approaches for future fisheries. An essential component of our work is connecting the knowledge of fishermen, the findings of scientists, and the world of policy makers. While we work throughout Maine and regionally, nationally, and internationally as needed, our focus is on the area from Penobscot Bay, east to the Canadian border. The area is distinct ecologically and socio-economically. It comprises about one third of the Gulf of Maine, has ~3000 commercial fishermen, and includes the two most fisheries dependent counties on the East Coast.

Financial

three stars

86.32

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.25
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 81.68 three stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 93.50 four stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 87.46 three stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 94.80 four stars
Healthy Gulf (LA) 86.59 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,221,505
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,823
Total Contributions $1,225,328
   Program Service Revenue $9,637
Total Primary Revenue $1,234,965
   Other Revenue $3,312
TOTAL REVENUE $1,238,277
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,173,198
   Administrative Expenses $204,053
   Fundraising Expenses $87,047
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,464,298
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-226,021
   
Net Assets $1,950,872

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
Ecosystem Co-Management $540,701 46.1%
Public Outreach and Communication $432,503 36.9%
Education $177,446 15.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 81.68 three stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 92.15 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 94.15 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.90 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2017 94.09 four 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 27-0069386
Name in IRS Master File MAINE CENTER FOR COASTAL FISHERIES
NTEE Code U21
NTEE Classification Marine Science and Oceanography
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 April, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,712 7.90% Paul Anderson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 81.68 three stars
San Diego Coastkeeper (CA) 88.69 three stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 91.54 four stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 95.00 four stars
Healthy Gulf (LA) 86.59 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
P.O. Box 27
13 Atlantic Avenue
Stonington, ME 04681
tel: (207) 367-2708
fax: (207) 367-2680
EIN: 27-0069386

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Board Leadership

James Chesney
Chair

CEO

Paul Anderson
Executive Director

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