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

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$162,000 4.70% Richard Delaney President

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 90.17 four stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 96.46 four stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.27 three stars
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.60 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