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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance

Protecting and preserving the waters of Puget Sound

three stars

87.92

130 Nickerson Street Suite 107
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 297-7002   Web Site
EIN: 91-1285783

Board Leadership
Patricia Baird
President

CEO
Sean Dixon
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.92 three stars
  Financial 84.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Puget Soundkeeper's mission is to protect and enhance the waters of Puget Sound for the health and restoration of our aquatic ecosystems and the communities that depend on them. Our vision is for a Puget Sound teeming with diverse marine life and providing safe opportunities for swimming, fishing, recreation and sustainable economic activity. We seek a Sound that supports the lifeways and traditional cultural practices of indigenous peoples; provides all communities with a clean, healthy place to live and work; and once again is home to an abundance of salmon and orca. We monitor Puget Sound water quality, help set strong policies and regulations that protect our waterways and our health, enforce environmental regulations, engage citizens and businesses in waterway cleanups and recovery projects, educate and involve the public in local water pollution issues, and partner with local and regional groups to advance solutions that protect Puget Sound.

Puget Soundkeeper's mission is to protect and enhance the waters of Puget Sound for the health and restoration of our aquatic ecosystems and the communities that depend on them. Our vision is for a Puget Sound teeming with diverse marine life and providing safe opportunities for swimming, fishing, recreation and sustainable economic activity. We seek a Sound that supports the lifeways and traditional cultural practices of indigenous peoples; provides all communities with a clean, healthy place to live and work; and once again is home to an abundance of salmon and orca. We monitor Puget Sound water quality, help set strong policies and regulations that protect our waterways and our health, enforce environmental regulations, engage citizens and businesses in waterway cleanups and recovery projects, educate and involve the public in local water pollution issues, and partner with local and regional groups to advance solutions that protect Puget Sound.

Financial

three stars

84.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Puget Soundkeeper Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Puget Soundkeeper Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (WA) 87.92 three stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 87.46 three stars
Tampa Bay Watch (FL) 90.53 four stars
Marine Conservation Institute (WA) 87.07 three stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.15 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $993,889
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $193,986
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $75,910
Total Contributions $1,263,785
   Program Service Revenue $205,249
Total Primary Revenue $1,469,034
   Other Revenue $-36,161
TOTAL REVENUE $1,432,873
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $971,161
   Administrative Expenses $106,052
   Fundraising Expenses $261,960
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,339,173
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $93,700
   
Net Assets $1,068,626

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
Soundkeeper $446,445 46.0%
Outreach $329,692 33.9%
Pollution Prevention $195,024 20.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 87.92 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 91-1285783
Name in IRS Master File PUGET SOUNDKEEPER ALLIANCE
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, etc)
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 May, 1985
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
$25,000 1.86% Gene Rilling Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$58,142 4.34% Chris Wilke Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (WA) 87.92 three stars
San Diego Coastkeeper (CA) 94.02 four stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 93.50 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 94.80 four stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 94.03 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
130 Nickerson Street
Suite 107
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 297-7002
EIN: 91-1285783

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Board Leadership

Patricia Baird
President

CEO

Sean Dixon
Executive Director

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