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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Ocean Alliance

A research organization focused on whales and marine toxicology

two stars

75.38

32 Horton Street Gloucester, MA 01930
tel: (978) 281-2814   Web Site
EIN: 22-2573677

Board Leadership
Andrew Morse
Chairman

CEO
Iain Kerr
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.38 two stars
  Financial 86.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 68.00 one star
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ocean Alliance, founded in 1971 by biologist Roger Payne, collects a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life relating particularly to toxicology, behavior, bioacoustics, and genetics. From that data we work with our scientific partners to advise educators and policy makers on wise stewardship of the oceans to: reduce pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, maintain human access to fish and other sea life, and promote ocean and human health. Ocean Alliance is concerned with the conservation of whales and all sea life, as well as human impacts on the marine environment. Through the Ocean Alliance program the Voyage of the Odyssey, we are able to focus on measuring the concentrations of synthetic contaminants that adversely affect the world's oceans and its marine species.

Ocean Alliance, founded in 1971 by biologist Roger Payne, collects a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life relating particularly to toxicology, behavior, bioacoustics, and genetics. From that data we work with our scientific partners to advise educators and policy makers on wise stewardship of the oceans to: reduce pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, maintain human access to fish and other sea life, and promote ocean and human health. Ocean Alliance is concerned with the conservation of whales and all sea life, as well as human impacts on the marine environment. Through the Ocean Alliance program the Voyage of the Odyssey, we are able to focus on measuring the concentrations of synthetic contaminants that adversely affect the world's oceans and its marine species.

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Financial

three stars

86.30

Accountability & Transparency

one star

68.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.66
  Program Expenses Growth -3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ocean Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ocean Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ocean Alliance (MA) 75.38 two stars
International Crane Foundation (WI) 92.37 four stars
Point Blue Conservation Science (CA) 92.38 four stars
Panthera Corporation (NY) 96.87 four stars
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (OR) 91.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $756,708
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $26,366
Total Contributions $783,074
   Program Service Revenue $53,992
Total Primary Revenue $837,066
   Other Revenue $80,431
TOTAL REVENUE $917,497
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $643,509
   Administrative Expenses $93,180
   Fundraising Expenses $28,534
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $765,223
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $152,274
   
Net Assets $3,688,701

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
Ocean Encounters $381,423 59.3%
The Voyage of the Odyssey Program $218,088 33.9%
Right Whale Research Program $19,308 3.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 75.38 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 86.33 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 86.72 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.94 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 88.96 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 89.73 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 84.90 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 87.23 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 71.94 two stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 73.05 two stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 67.84 one star
2009-06 09/20/2011 64.23 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 65.35 one star
2008-06 11/01/2009 78.06 two stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 75.08 two stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 55.40 one star
2004-06 07/01/2006 78.26 two stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 80.33 three stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 90.07 four stars
2001-06 04/15/2003 88.04 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 22-2573677
Name in IRS Master File OCEAN ALLIANCE INC
NTEE Code C05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (199) Other scientific research activities
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
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 November, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,000 12.80% Iain Kerr Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ocean Alliance (MA) 75.38 two stars
Point Blue Conservation Science (CA) 92.38 four stars
International Crane Foundation (WI) 92.37 four stars
International Primate Protection League (SC) 92.92 four stars
American Bird Conservancy (VA) 91.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ocean Alliance
32 Horton Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
tel: (978) 281-2814
fax: (978) 281-2816
EIN: 22-2573677

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Board Leadership

Andrew Morse
Chairman

CEO

Iain Kerr
Chief Executive Officer

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