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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Coastal Conservation Association

Educating the public on conservation of marine resources

three stars

81.37

6919 Portwest Drive Suite 100
Houston, TX 77024
tel: (800) 201-3474   Web Site
EIN: 74-1984482

Board Leadership
Mitch Brownlee
Chairman

CEO
Patrick Murray
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.37 three stars
  Financial 78.35 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is comprised of 17 coastal state chapters spanning the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific coasts. CCA's strength is drawn from the tens of thousands of recreational saltwater anglers who make up its membership. From South Texas to the upper reaches of Maine, CCA's grassroots influence is felt through state capitals, U.S. Congress and, most importantly, in the conservation and restoration of our coastal marine resources. CCA's unmatched breadth and depth of volunteer involvement has made it the largest marine conservation group of its kind. Its grassroots network and unique combination of membership, fundraising and advocacy have enacted positive change on all levels of coastal marine conservation and management.

Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is comprised of 17 coastal state chapters spanning the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific coasts. CCA's strength is drawn from the tens of thousands of recreational saltwater anglers who make up its membership. From South Texas to the upper reaches of Maine, CCA's grassroots influence is felt through state capitals, U.S. Congress and, most importantly, in the conservation and restoration of our coastal marine resources. CCA's unmatched breadth and depth of volunteer involvement has made it the largest marine conservation group of its kind. Its grassroots network and unique combination of membership, fundraising and advocacy have enacted positive change on all levels of coastal marine conservation and management.

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Financial

two stars

78.35

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coastal Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coastal Conservation Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coastal Conservation Association (TX) 81.37 three stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 91.87 four stars
Healthy Gulf (LA) 88.68 three stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,791,954
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,826,542
   Fundraising Events $810,354
   Related Organizations $569,034
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,997,884
   Program Service Revenue $1,092,651
Total Primary Revenue $6,090,535
   Other Revenue $8,860,063
TOTAL REVENUE $14,950,598
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,177,917
   Administrative Expenses $2,317,900
   Fundraising Expenses $280,716
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,776,533
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,174,065
   
Net Assets $10,772,748

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
Habitat Management and research $1,583,627 14.2%
Publication of TIDE Magazine & Rising Tide newsletter $765,807 6.9%
State Chapter newsletter $231,472 2.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 81.37 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 82.48 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 84.97 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.17 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 89.00 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 86.27 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 84.22 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 79.07 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.32 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 71.15 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 80.58 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 82.27 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 86.74 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 82.65 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 77.49 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 74.12 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 85.21 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 90.79 four 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 74-1984482
Name in IRS Master File COASTAL CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
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 (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(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 August, 1978
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
$264,237 1.91% Patrick Murray President
Other Salaries of Note
$222,292 1.61% Robert Byers Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coastal Conservation Association (TX) 81.37 three stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.27 three stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00 four stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 91.87 four stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Coastal Conservation Association
6919 Portwest Drive
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77024
tel: (800) 201-3474
fax: (713) 626-5852
EIN: 74-1984482

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Board Leadership

Mitch Brownlee
Chairman

CEO

Patrick Murray
President

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