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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Orange County Coastkeeper

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

88.29

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

Board Leadership
Robert King
Board Chairman

CEO
Garry W. Brown
Founder & President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.29
  Financial 85.00
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 12/23/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 12/23/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
90.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.93
  Program Expenses Growth -3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.5%
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) 88.29
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 99.89
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.21
Tampa Bay Watch (FL) 90.53
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,366,109
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $77,161
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $329,500
Total Contributions $1,772,770
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,772,770
   Other Revenue $23,431
TOTAL REVENUE $1,796,201
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,425,942
   Administrative Expenses $130,022
   Fundraising Expenses $47,149
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,603,113
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $193,088
   
Net Assets $1,953,132

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
Advocacy $487,906 34.2%
Enforcement $455,946 32.0%
Education $216,186 15.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 12/23/2021 88.29
2019-12 12/01/2020 94.15
2018-12 11/01/2019 94.74
2017-12 11/01/2018 94.74
2016-12 08/01/2018 94.74
2016-12 12/22/2017 87.14
2015-12 09/01/2017 87.14

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)
(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
$185,000 11.54% Garry Brown President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 88.29
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (WA) 89.32
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 94.13
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 85.22
Healthy Gulf (LA) 86.59

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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

Robert King
Board Chairman

CEO

Garry W. Brown
Founder & President

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