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Ocean Institute

Experience is the teacher

three stars

83.44

24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive Dana Point, CA 92629
tel: (949) 496-2274   Web Site
EIN: 33-0203488

Board Leadership
Mel Chambers
Chairperson

CEO
Dan Pingaro
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.44 three stars
  Financial 79.33 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1977, the Ocean Institute works to inspire all generations through education to become responsible stewards for our oceans. The Ocean Institute has become nationally known for its hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs. More than 110,000 K-12 students and 6,000 teachers annually participate in the Institute's 61 award-winning, immersion style programs. We are an educational facility specializing in innovative marine and social science programs. To learn maritime history and literature, students spend an entire night aboard the brig Pilgrim - each student hauling lines, hoisting sails, standing night watch and swabbing decks. Our vision is to be the world's best experiential ocean educational organization.

Founded in 1977, the Ocean Institute works to inspire all generations through education to become responsible stewards for our oceans. The Ocean Institute has become nationally known for its hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs. More than 110,000 K-12 students and 6,000 teachers annually participate in the Institute's 61 award-winning, immersion style programs. We are an educational facility specializing in innovative marine and social science programs. To learn maritime history and literature, students spend an entire night aboard the brig Pilgrim - each student hauling lines, hoisting sails, standing night watch and swabbing decks. Our vision is to be the world's best experiential ocean educational organization.

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Financial

two stars

79.33

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.42
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.05
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ocean Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ocean Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ocean Institute (CA) 83.44 three stars
Silicon Valley Education Foundation (CA) 87.14 three stars
FIRST (NH) 95.87 four stars
Society for Science & the Public (DC) 96.45 four stars
MATHCOUNTS (VA) 89.42 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $839,156
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $46,001
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $422,837
Total Contributions $1,307,994
   Program Service Revenue $3,319,829
Total Primary Revenue $4,627,823
   Other Revenue $939,759
TOTAL REVENUE $5,567,582
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,245,670
   Administrative Expenses $525,960
   Fundraising Expenses $660,803
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,432,433
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-864,851
   
Net Assets $15,173,731

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 Science & Environment Education $4,351,049 82.9%
Maritime History Education $805,889 15.4%
Collaboration $88,732 1.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 83.44 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 85.50 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 78.53 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 84.88 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 87.68 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 77.52 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 79.64 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.92 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 64.84 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 75.45 two stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 76.80 two stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 72.81 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 77.44 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 65.33 one star
2003-06 04/01/2004 77.86 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 33-0203488
Name in IRS Master File OCEAN INSTITUTE
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 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 July, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$176,295 2.74% Dori Moorehead CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ocean Institute (CA) 83.44 three stars
ORT America (NY) 90.27 four stars
MIND Research Institute (CA) 85.25 three stars
Society for Science & the Public (DC) 96.45 four stars
Mouse (NY) 86.28 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
tel: (949) 496-2274
EIN: 33-0203488

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Board Leadership

Mel Chambers
Chairperson

CEO

Dan Pingaro
President, CEO

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