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Center for Coastal Studies

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

four stars

90.17

5 Holway Avenue Provincetown, MA 02657
tel: (508) 487-3622   Web Site
EIN: 04-2609788

Board Leadership
Elizabeth Frankel
Chair

CEO
Richard Delaney
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.17 four stars
  Financial 87.99 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

87.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.37
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 90.17 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 99.87 four stars
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.60 four stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 96.46 four stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,284,768
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $72,337
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $868,062
Total Contributions $3,225,167
   Program Service Revenue $34,082
Total Primary Revenue $3,259,249
   Other Revenue $142,033
TOTAL REVENUE $3,401,282
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,724,959
   Administrative Expenses $374,876
   Fundraising Expenses $340,373
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,440,208
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-38,926
   
Net Assets $4,802,354

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 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 90.17 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 94.03 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.93 four stars
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)
(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
$162,000 4.70% Richard Delaney President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 90.17 four stars
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 96.93 four stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 91.55 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 99.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Coastal Studies
5 Holway Avenue
Provincetown, MA 02657
tel: (508) 487-3622
fax: (508) 487-4495
EIN: 04-2609788

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Board Leadership

Elizabeth Frankel
Chair

CEO

Richard Delaney
President & CEO

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