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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

80.17

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 80.17 three stars
  Financial 71.97 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

two stars

71.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
74.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heal the Bay on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
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) 80.17 three stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 90.17 four stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 88.19 three stars
Coral Restoration Foundation (FL) 92.39 four stars
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 92.15 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,349,583
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $259,574
   Fundraising Events $663,790
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $558,188
Total Contributions $3,831,135
   Program Service Revenue $355,002
Total Primary Revenue $4,186,137
   Other Revenue $-75,757
TOTAL REVENUE $4,110,380
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $2,842,558
   Administrative Expenses $694,091
   Fundraising Expenses $303,900
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,840,549
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $269,831
   
Net Assets $1,373,026

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 $1,738,522 60.8%
Aquarium $530,272 18.6%
Science and Policy $524,728 18.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-09 02/05/2003 87.84 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 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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,830 3.12% Shelley Luce President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heal the Bay (CA) 80.17 three stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 90.17 four stars
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.60 four stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 88.19 three stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 96.46 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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