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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Ocean Alliance

A research organization focused on whales and marine toxicology

three stars

89.39

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 89.39 three stars
  Financial 94.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

four stars

94.61

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.70
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
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) 89.39 three stars
New England Wildlife Center (MA) 93.19 four stars
Primarily Primates (TX) 89.48 three stars
Snow Leopard Trust (WA) 91.24 four stars
Turtle Conservancy (CA) 90.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $769,220
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $43,634
Total Contributions $812,854
   Program Service Revenue $162,815
Total Primary Revenue $975,669
   Other Revenue $-9,618
TOTAL REVENUE $966,051
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $553,066
   Administrative Expenses $95,434
   Fundraising Expenses $30,021
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $678,521
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $287,530
   
Net Assets $3,976,231

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
Research Expeditions $228,100 41.2%
Ocean Encounters $207,985 37.6%
The Voyage of the Odyssey Program $96,325 17.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 89.39 three stars
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

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,167 20.21% Iain Kerr Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ocean Alliance (MA) 89.39 three stars
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research (DE) 86.42 three stars
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 90.94 four stars
The Marine Mammal Center (CA) 94.11 four stars
International Wolf Center (MN) 96.15 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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