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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.

91.33

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 91.33
  Financial 87.75
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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

87.75

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.6%
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) 91.33
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 99.95
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 99.89
Oceana (DC) 94.29
EarthEcho International (DC) 97.06

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,610,971
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,421,088
Total Contributions $4,032,059
   Program Service Revenue $5,842
Total Primary Revenue $4,037,901
   Other Revenue $267,532
TOTAL REVENUE $4,305,433
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,314,422
   Administrative Expenses $348,512
   Fundraising Expenses $480,267
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,143,201
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $162,232
   
Net Assets $5,162,277

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 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 12/01/2021 91.33
2019-12 12/01/2020 91.54
2018-12 08/01/2020 91.50
2018-12 09/03/2019 90.17
2017-12 11/01/2018 94.03
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.93
2015-12 02/01/2017 96.06
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.78
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 96.52
2013-12 05/01/2015 90.66
2012-12 11/01/2013 93.99
2011-12 07/01/2012 81.33
2010-12 12/23/2011 85.47
2009-12 09/20/2011 70.53
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 73.63
2008-12 11/01/2009 85.73
2007-12 10/01/2008 69.63
2006-12 10/01/2007 82.89
2005-12 11/01/2006 81.96
2004-12 08/01/2005 81.43

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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$176,019 4.24% Richard Delaney President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 91.33
EarthEcho International (DC) 97.06
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 94.13
Healthy Gulf (LA) 86.59

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Coastal Studies
5 Holway Avenue
Provincetown, MA 02657
tel: (508) 487-3622
fax: (508) 487-4695
EIN: 04-2609788

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Board Leadership

Elizabeth Frankel
Chair

CEO

Richard Delaney
President & CEO

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