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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

four stars

94.09

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

Board Leadership
Dennis Damon
Chair

CEO
Robin Alden
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.09 four stars
  Financial 95.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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

four stars

95.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.97
  Program Expenses Growth 11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 94.09 four stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 94.05 four stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 96.06 four stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 88.54 three stars
Los Angeles Waterkeeper (CA) 87.34 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,316,638
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,316,638
   Program Service Revenue $23,319
Total Primary Revenue $1,339,957
   Other Revenue $11,725
TOTAL REVENUE $1,351,682
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,084,532
   Administrative Expenses $212,408
   Fundraising Expenses $121,815
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,418,755
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-67,073
   
Net Assets $2,381,191

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 $433,224 39.9%
Public Outreach and Communication $401,487 37.0%
Education $183,295 16.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,795 8.51% Louise P. Alden Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 94.09 four stars
Gulf Restoration Network (LA) 90.31 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 94.74 four stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 94.69 four stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 94.69 four 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

Dennis Damon
Chair

CEO

Robin Alden
Executive Director

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