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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay

Advocating for a swimmable, fishable, healthy and accessible Bay.

three stars

80.23

100 Save The Bay Drive Providence, RI 02905
tel: (401) 272-3540   Web Site
EIN: 05-0343046

Board Leadership
Cheryl Nathanson
President

CEO
Jonathan Stone
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.23 three stars
  Financial 72.33 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1970, Save The Bay's history is one of accomplishment for the Bay. Once choked by raw sewage and dying a slow death from industrial toxins, the Bay is making a comeback, but there is still room for improvement, and our continued efforts ensure that more people than ever are able to swim, fish, sail and enjoy the waters of Narragansett Bay. However, there are three inexorable forces that our putting our progress at risk - Population pressures, climate change, and constrained government.

As an organization we will:
~Advocate for waters that are swimmable, fishable, healthy and accessible.
~Expand and enrich our Bay education and outreach to people of all ages.
~Develop and implement strategic communications campaigns in support of Save The Bay's programmatic and organizational goals.
~Put in place the human resources and physical infrastructure necessary to fulfill our mission.
~Create a multi-sourced financial model for present and future

Founded in 1970, Save The Bay's history is one of accomplishment for the Bay. Once choked by raw sewage and dying a slow death from industrial toxins, the Bay is making a comeback, but there is still room for improvement, and our continued efforts ensure that more people than ever are able to swim, fish, sail and enjoy the waters of Narragansett Bay. However, there are three inexorable forces that our putting our progress at risk - Population pressures, climate change, and constrained government.

As an organization we will:
~Advocate for waters that are swimmable, fishable, healthy and accessible.
~Expand and enrich our Bay education and outreach to people of all ages.
~Develop and implement strategic communications campaigns in support of Save The Bay's programmatic and organizational goals.
~Put in place the human resources and physical infrastructure necessary to fulfill our mission.
~Create a multi-sourced financial model for present and future

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of acres restored through salt marsh plantings
80,000
Number of students educated through field trips
12,955
Number of volunteers
4,394
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
28,686
Number of donations made by board members
100
Total pounds of debris collected
25,970
Number of storm drains marked
600
Estimated number of supportive policies secured for the sector
79
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

72.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
70.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.69
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay (RI) 80.23 three stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.27 three stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 91.87 four stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 90.17 four stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 88.19 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,636,652
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $226,650
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $379,231
Total Contributions $4,242,533
   Program Service Revenue $538,732
Total Primary Revenue $4,781,265
   Other Revenue $129,067
TOTAL REVENUE $4,910,332
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,345,311
   Administrative Expenses $212,911
   Fundraising Expenses $707,973
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,266,195
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,644,137
   
Net Assets $9,289,259

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
Education Program "Explore the Bay" $1,270,530 54.2%
Policy, Advocacy & Restoration Programs $853,682 36.4%
Outreach Initiatives $221,099 9.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 80.23 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 79.63 two stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 78.60 two stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 81.28 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 82.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 79.93 two stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 82.04 three stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 86.92 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 86.30 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 86.23 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.66 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 89.49 three stars
2009-06 11/01/2010 76.58 two stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 95.39 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 91.44 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 91.82 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 96.48 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 85.87 three stars
2003-06 07/01/2004 83.58 three stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 82.89 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 05-0343046
Name in IRS Master File SAVE THE BAY INC
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 (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 March, 1971
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$127,331 3.89% Jonathan Stone Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay (RI) 80.23 three stars
Coral Restoration Foundation (FL) 87.85 three stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 91.55 four stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars
Los Angeles Waterkeeper (CA) 88.11 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay
100 Save The Bay Drive
Providence, RI 02905
tel: (401) 272-3540
fax: (401) 273-7153
EIN: 05-0343046

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Board Leadership

Cheryl Nathanson
President

CEO

Jonathan Stone
Executive Director

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