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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Ocean Conservancy

Start a sea change

three stars

88.54

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

Board Leadership
Thomas Allen and Daniel Oros
Co-Chairs

CEO
Janis Searles Jones
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.54 three stars
  Financial 84.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

84.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
72.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.40
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.3%
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) 88.54 three stars
Los Angeles Waterkeeper (CA) 87.34 three stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 94.05 four stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 94.69 four stars
Gulf Restoration Network (LA) 90.31 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,182,615
   Federated Campaigns $144,018
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $289,357
Total Contributions $18,615,990
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,615,990
   Other Revenue $245,786
TOTAL REVENUE $18,861,776
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,302,339
   Administrative Expenses $2,205,240
   Fundraising Expenses $3,562,353
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,069,932
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,208,156
   
Net Assets $31,207,931

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 $4,010,398 24.6%
Ocean Policy Science and Governance $3,941,089 24.2%
Gulf of Mexico Restoration $3,223,756 19.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 88.54 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.87 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.63 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.53 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 92.63 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 82.44 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 85.07 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 89.64 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 84.39 three stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 77.29 two stars
2007-09 12/01/2008 83.34 three stars
2006-09 08/01/2007 79.67 two stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 77.79 two stars
2004-04 04/01/2005 80.09 three stars
2003-04 03/01/2004 80.29 three stars
2002-04 04/15/2003 77.75 two stars
2001-04 10/15/2002 79.86 two 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 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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$345,982 1.56% Andreas Merkl President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 88.54 three stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 86.45 three stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.15 four stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 94.05 four stars
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 94.09 four stars

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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

Thomas Allen and Daniel Oros
Co-Chairs

CEO

Janis Searles Jones
CEO

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