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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Center for Coastal Studies

Over 40 years of marine animal and ecosystem research, marine animal rescue, and marine science education.

four stars

96.06

115 Bradford Street Provincetown, MA 02657
tel: (508) 487-3622   Web Site
EIN: 04-2609788

Board Leadership
Bill Bonn
Chair

CEO
Richard Delaney
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.06 four stars
  Financial 95.32 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Coastal Studies believes the preservation of marine and coastal habitats and the recovery of species is crucial to the health of all life. At the heart of our mission is conservation biology, what socio-biologist E.O. Wilson calls, "a discipline with a deadline, for what we do not save today may be gone tomorrow." Our mission is: to conduct scientific research with emphasis on marine mammals of the western North Atlantic and on the coastal and marine habitats and resources of the Gulf of Maine; to promote stewardship of coastal and marine ecosystems; to conduct educational activities and to provide resources that encourage the responsible use and conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems; and to collaborate with other institutions and individuals whenever possible to advance the Center's mission.

The Center for Coastal Studies believes the preservation of marine and coastal habitats and the recovery of species is crucial to the health of all life. At the heart of our mission is conservation biology, what socio-biologist E.O. Wilson calls, "a discipline with a deadline, for what we do not save today may be gone tomorrow." Our mission is: to conduct scientific research with emphasis on marine mammals of the western North Atlantic and on the coastal and marine habitats and resources of the Gulf of Maine; to promote stewardship of coastal and marine ecosystems; to conduct educational activities and to provide resources that encourage the responsible use and conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems; and to collaborate with other institutions and individuals whenever possible to advance the Center's mission.

Financial

four stars

95.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth 9.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Coastal Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Coastal Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 96.06 four stars
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 86.98 three stars
Oceana (DC) 93.71 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.15 four stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,933,244
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $71,015
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,004,259
   Program Service Revenue $77,940
Total Primary Revenue $3,082,199
   Other Revenue $596,304
TOTAL REVENUE $3,678,503
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,519,392
   Administrative Expenses $594,817
   Fundraising Expenses $90,742
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,204,951
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $473,552
   
Net Assets $4,011,358

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Center for Coastal Studies has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 96.06 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.78 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 96.52 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 90.66 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 93.99 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2012 81.33 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 85.47 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 70.53 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 73.63 two stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 85.73 three stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 69.63 one star
2006-12 10/01/2007 82.89 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 81.96 three stars
2004-12 08/01/2005 81.43 three stars
2003-12 08/01/2004 89.64 three stars
2002-12 08/01/2003 77.11 two stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 78.39 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 04-2609788
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR COASTAL STUDIES INC
NTEE Code C05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, 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 January, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,500 4.44% Richard Delaney President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 96.06 four stars
Oceana (DC) 93.71 four stars
Gulf Restoration Network (LA) 90.31 four stars
Los Angeles Waterkeeper (CA) 87.34 three stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 94.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Coastal Studies
115 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
tel: (508) 487-3622
fax: (508) 487-4495
EIN: 04-2609788

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Board Leadership

Bill Bonn
Chair

CEO

Richard Delaney
President & CEO

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