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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Heal the Bay

Envisioning thriving oceans, healthy watersheds and smart water, we're working toward a greener, bluer LA County!

three stars

85.50

1444 Ninth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel: (310) 451-1500   Web Site
EIN: 95-4031055

Board Leadership
Paul Stimpfl
Chairman

CEO
Shelley Luce
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.50 three stars
  Financial 79.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy.

Heal the Bay's work and vision is best defined by the following pillars: Thriving Oceans, Healthy Watersheds and Smart Water Management.

Programs include: The Beach Report Card, Coastal Cleanup Day - Los Angeles County, Speakers Bureau, Key to the Sea, Nothin' But Sand Beach Cleanups, MPA Watch, Pier Angler Outreach Program, Stream Team, Marine Debris Prevention Program, Know the Flow and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Heal the Bay's marine science education facility.

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy.

Heal the Bay's work and vision is best defined by the following pillars: Thriving Oceans, Healthy Watersheds and Smart Water Management.

Programs include: The Beach Report Card, Coastal Cleanup Day - Los Angeles County, Speakers Bureau, Key to the Sea, Nothin' But Sand Beach Cleanups, MPA Watch, Pier Angler Outreach Program, Stream Team, Marine Debris Prevention Program, Know the Flow and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Heal the Bay's marine science education facility.

Financial

two stars

79.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
74.5%
  Administrative Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heal the Bay on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heal the Bay on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heal the Bay (CA) 85.50 three stars
Healthy Gulf (LA) 86.59 three stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 91.11 four stars
Tampa Bay Watch (FL) 90.53 four stars
San Diego Coastkeeper (CA) 94.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,970,808
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $250,558
   Fundraising Events $592,265
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $479,641
Total Contributions $6,293,272
   Program Service Revenue $352,018
Total Primary Revenue $6,645,290
   Other Revenue $-263,943
TOTAL REVENUE $6,381,347
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,846,999
   Administrative Expenses $673,954
   Fundraising Expenses $290,207
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,811,160
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,570,187
   
Net Assets $3,943,213

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 $2,289,938 80.4%
Research and Advocacy $501,425 17.6%
Direct Lobbying $55,636 2.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 85.50 three stars
2018-09 02/01/2020 80.17 three stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 80.13 three stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 80.15 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 84.45 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 76.78 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 76.53 two stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 79.55 two stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 74.07 two stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 76.21 two stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 84.70 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 84.59 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/22/2010 82.04 three stars
2008-09 02/01/2010 95.58 four stars
2007-09 12/01/2008 95.41 four stars
2006-09 11/01/2007 95.60 four stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 93.48 four stars
2004-09 05/01/2005 90.64 four stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 87.03 three stars
2002-09 04/15/2003 75.53 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 95-4031055
Name in IRS Master File HEAL THE BAY
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, etc)
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 July, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$194,250 5.09% Shelley Luce President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heal the Bay (CA) 85.50 three stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 99.95 four stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 91.11 four stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 94.03 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Heal the Bay
1444 Ninth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel: (310) 451-1500
EIN: 95-4031055

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Board Leadership

Paul Stimpfl
Chairman

CEO

Shelley Luce
President and CEO

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