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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Coastal Conservation League

Protecting the natural environment of the South Carolina coastal plain

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four stars

91.84

328 East Bay Street P.O. Box 1765
Charleston, SC 29402
tel: (843) 723-8035   Web Site
EIN: 57-0887278

Board Leadership
Charley Tarver
Chair

CEO
Laura Cantral
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.84 four stars
  Financial 88.47 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1989, the Coastal Conservation League works to protect the natural environment of the South Carolina coastal plain and to enhance the quality of life of our communities by working with individuals, businesses and government to ensure balanced solutions. From the white sand beaches and pristine marshes to the freshwater swamps and pine savannahs, we focus on the most efficient and effective ways to protect natural habitats, the wildlife that depends on them, and the variety of benefits they bring to this state. We also believe that the communities we live in are important, and that our quality of life deserves the same high level of attention. We envision beautiful and livable communities, surrounded by productive agricultural lands and wild lands rich with biodiversity.

Founded in 1989, the Coastal Conservation League works to protect the natural environment of the South Carolina coastal plain and to enhance the quality of life of our communities by working with individuals, businesses and government to ensure balanced solutions. From the white sand beaches and pristine marshes to the freshwater swamps and pine savannahs, we focus on the most efficient and effective ways to protect natural habitats, the wildlife that depends on them, and the variety of benefits they bring to this state. We also believe that the communities we live in are important, and that our quality of life deserves the same high level of attention. We envision beautiful and livable communities, surrounded by productive agricultural lands and wild lands rich with biodiversity.

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Financial

three stars

88.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
70.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.25
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coastal Conservation League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coastal Conservation League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 91.84 four stars
Grand Canyon Trust (AZ) 95.38 four stars
Pacific Environment (CA) 87.50 three stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 91.06 four stars
Community Environmental Council (CA) 89.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,875,951
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $95,472
Total Contributions $2,971,423
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,971,423
   Other Revenue $488,877
TOTAL REVENUE $3,460,300
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,674,516
   Administrative Expenses $564,679
   Fundraising Expenses $452,668
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,691,863
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-231,563
   
Net Assets $15,328,018

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
Protecting South Carolina Coastal Plain $1,079,711 40.4%
Communities and Transportation $691,259 25.8%
Climate and Energy $462,990 17.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 91.84 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.87 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.32 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 84.06 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.19 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 76.12 two stars
2011-12 10/08/2013 75.47 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 80.86 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.27 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 76.90 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 92.53 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 97.81 four stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 91.86 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 86.53 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 92.79 four stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 89.01 three stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 90.39 four stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 92.41 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 57-0887278
Name in IRS Master File SOUTH CAROLINA COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE INC
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 August, 1989
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$153,839 4.16% Dana Beach Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 91.84 four stars
Quebec-Labrador Foundation (MA) 92.79 four stars
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 94.01 four stars
Sierra Club Foundation (CA) 95.21 four stars
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (WA) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Coastal Conservation League
328 East Bay Street
P.O. Box 1765
Charleston, SC 29402
tel: (843) 723-8035
EIN: 57-0887278

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Board Leadership

Charley Tarver
Chair

CEO

Laura Cantral
Executive Director

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