Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Ocean Conservancy

Start a sea change

four stars

90.93

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 90.93 four stars
  Financial 87.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

87.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.80
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $36,155,156
   Federated Campaigns $157,787
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $245,022
Total Contributions $36,557,965
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $36,557,965
   Other Revenue $858,256
TOTAL REVENUE $37,416,221
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,021,458
   Administrative Expenses $2,175,733
   Fundraising Expenses $3,827,204
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,024,395
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,391,826
   
Net Assets $46,098,517

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$356,227 1.36% Janis Jones President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$381,357 1.46% Andreas Merkl Former President, CEO

Mission

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) 90.93 four stars
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 96.93 four stars
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 92.15 four stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.27 three stars
Los Angeles Waterkeeper (CA) 88.11 three 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