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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Ocean Conservancy

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90.87

1300 Nineteenth Street, NW 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (800) 519-1541   Web Site
EIN: 23-7245152

Board Leadership
David C. Aldrich
Chair

CEO
Andreas Merkl
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.87
  Financial 87.73
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

87.73

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 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)
73.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.61
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ocean Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ocean Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 90.87
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.90
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 92.54
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 95.58
EarthEcho International (DC) 85.98

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Founded in 1972, Ocean Conservancy promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life. Through research, education, and science-based advocacy, Ocean Conservancy informs, inspires, and empowers people to speak and act on behalf of the oceans. In all its work, Ocean Conservancy strives to be the world's foremost advocate for the oceans. Ocean Conservancy's four strategic priorities reflect the critical ocean conservation issues that will be the main focus of our efforts, including restoring sustainable American fisheries, protecting wildlife from human impacts, conserving special ocean places, and reforming government for better ocean stewardship.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $30,794,586
   Federated Campaigns $24,819
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $105,533
Total Contributions $30,924,938
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $30,924,938
   Other Revenue $3,027,975
TOTAL REVENUE $33,952,913
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,858,569
   Administrative Expenses $2,097,408
   Fundraising Expenses $3,685,596
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,641,573
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,311,340
   
Net Assets $34,073,366

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
Communications and Outreach $3,627,318 22.9%
Gulf of Mexico Restoration $3,299,568 20.8%
Ocean Policy Science and Governance $3,853,688 24.3%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.87
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.63
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.53
2013-06 10/01/2014 92.63
2012-06 08/01/2013 82.44
2011-06 06/01/2012 85.07
2009-09 09/20/2011 89.64
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 84.39
2008-09 03/01/2010 77.29
2007-09 12/01/2008 83.34
2006-09 08/01/2007 79.67
2005-09 07/01/2006 77.79
2004-04 04/01/2005 80.09
2003-04 03/01/2004 80.29
2002-04 04/15/2003 77.75
2001-04 10/15/2002 79.86

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7245152
Name in IRS Master File OCEAN CONSERVANCY INC
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
(529) Ecology or conservation
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 December, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$333,482 1.54% Andreas Merkl President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$266,540 1.23% Janis Jones Chief Operating Officer

Founded in 1972, Ocean Conservancy promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life. Through research, education, and science-based advocacy, Ocean Conservancy informs, inspires, and empowers people to speak and act on behalf of the oceans. In all its work, Ocean Conservancy strives to be the world's foremost advocate for the oceans. Ocean Conservancy's four strategic priorities reflect the critical ocean conservation issues that will be the main focus of our efforts, including restoring sustainable American fisheries, protecting wildlife from human impacts, conserving special ocean places, and reforming government for better ocean stewardship.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 90.87
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 95.58
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 92.54
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 88.92
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 94.78

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Charity Contact Info

Ocean Conservancy
1300 Nineteenth Street, NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (800) 519-1541
fax: (202) 872-0619
EIN: 23-7245152

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Board Leadership

David C. Aldrich
Chair

CEO

Andreas Merkl
President, CEO

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