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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Orange County Coastkeeper

Promoting and restoring water resources that are drinkable, fishable, swimmable, and sustainable

four stars

94.74

3151 Airway Avenue Suite F-110
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
tel: (714) 850-1965   Web Site
EIN: 33-0847892

Board Leadership
Steve Bone
Board Chairman

CEO
Garry W. Brown
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.74 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Orange County Coastkeeper (Coastkeeper) is a nonprofit clean water organization that serves as a proactive steward of our fresh and saltwater ecosystems. We work collaboratively with diverse groups in the public and private sectors to achieve healthy, accessible, and sustainable water resources for the region. We implement innovative, effective programs in education, advocacy, restoration, research, enforcement, and conservation. All people have the inalienable right to clean water. Coastkeeper promotes and restores water resources that are drinkable, fishable, swimmable, and sustainable.

Orange County Coastkeeper (Coastkeeper) is a nonprofit clean water organization that serves as a proactive steward of our fresh and saltwater ecosystems. We work collaboratively with diverse groups in the public and private sectors to achieve healthy, accessible, and sustainable water resources for the region. We implement innovative, effective programs in education, advocacy, restoration, research, enforcement, and conservation. All people have the inalienable right to clean water. Coastkeeper promotes and restores water resources that are drinkable, fishable, swimmable, and sustainable.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Total pounds of debris collected
21,500
Number of students educated through field trips
5,473
Number of testimonies offered
54
Number of audience members with favorable attitudes towards the issue or interest
1,200
Number of civil litigation matters handled
4
Number of stories successfully placed in the media
164
Number of volunteers
8,460
Number of comment letters to government agencies
64
Acres of natural habitat restored
2
Number of individuals in the target audience that expresses intent to adopt (or continue) desired behavior
3,361
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.08
  Program Expenses Growth 29.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Orange County Coastkeeper on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Orange County Coastkeeper on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 92.15 four stars
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 94.30 four stars
Healthy Gulf (LA) 86.11 three stars
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,341,954
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $92,610
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $68,926
Total Contributions $3,503,490
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,503,490
   Other Revenue $15,351
TOTAL REVENUE $3,518,841
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,480,598
   Administrative Expenses $143,103
   Fundraising Expenses $63,341
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,687,042
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $831,799
   
Net Assets $2,190,717

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
Enforcement $1,367,512 55.1%
Education $415,029 16.7%
Advocacy $352,619 14.2%

Ratings History
Orange County Coastkeeper has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 94.74 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 94.74 four stars
2016-12 08/01/2018 94.74 four stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 87.14 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 87.14 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 33-0847892
Name in IRS Master File ORANGE COUNTY COASTKEEPER
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
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 June, 1999
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
$232,338 8.64% Garry Brown President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars
WILDCOAST (CA) 96.19 four stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 90.93 four stars
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.60 four stars
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 94.30 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Orange County Coastkeeper
3151 Airway Avenue
Suite F-110
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
tel: (714) 850-1965
fax: (714) 850-1592
EIN: 33-0847892

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Board Leadership

Steve Bone
Board Chairman

CEO

Garry W. Brown
Executive Director, CEO

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