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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

94.15

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 94.15 four stars
  Financial 95.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

95.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 14.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.4%
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) 94.15 four stars
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 96.93 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 97.23 four stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.31 three stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 91.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,014,637
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,950
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $19,550
Total Contributions $2,041,137
   Program Service Revenue $40,096
Total Primary Revenue $2,081,233
   Other Revenue $9,812
TOTAL REVENUE $2,091,045
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,344,022
   Administrative Expenses $224,539
   Fundraising Expenses $96,365
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,664,926
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $426,119
   
Net Assets $2,706,634

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
Public Outreach and Communication $491,720 36.6%
Ecosystem Co-Management $446,098 33.2%
Education $308,246 22.9%

Ratings History
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$37,000 2.22% Paul Anderson Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$127,972 7.68% Louise P. Alden Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 94.15 four stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 91.97 four stars
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.60 four stars
Healthy Gulf (LA) 88.68 three stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 95.85 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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