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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Sea Turtle Conservancy

Ensuring the survival of sea turtles within the Wider Caribbean basin and Atlantic

89.11

4424 Northwest 13th Street Suite B-11
Gainesville, FL 32609
tel: (352) 373-6441   Web Site
EIN: 59-6151069

Board Leadership
Landon T. Clay
Chairman of the Board

CEO
David Godfrey
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.11
  Financial 84.60
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

84.60

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sea Turtle Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sea Turtle Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sea Turtle Conservancy (FL) 89.11
Carolina Raptor Center (NC) 91.62
Turtle Island Restoration Network (CA) 90.61
International Rhino Foundation (TX) 94.72
American Bird Conservancy (VA) 93.98

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The Sea Turtle Conservancy (formerly Caribbean Conservation Corporation) is the oldest and most accomplished sea turtle organization in the world. Since its founding in 1959, the Conservancy's work has greatly improved the survival outlook for several species of sea turtles. The Sea Turtle Conservancy is a world-renowned leader in sea turtle research and conservation. The mission of the Conservancy is to ensure the survival of sea turtles within the Wider Caribbean basin and Atlantic through research, education, training, advocacy and the protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend. To achieve its mission, the Conservancy uses research, habitat protection, public education, community outreach, networking and advocacy as its basic tools. Ongoing programs are carried out in Florida, Costa Rica, Panama, Bermuda and the West Indies.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,024,675
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $184,230
   Fundraising Events $6,966
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $552,559
Total Contributions $1,768,430
   Program Service Revenue $592,127
Total Primary Revenue $2,360,557
   Other Revenue $89,514
TOTAL REVENUE $2,450,071
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,101,319
   Administrative Expenses $136,898
   Fundraising Expenses $154,661
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,392,878
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $57,193
   
Net Assets $3,830,524

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
Florida Advocacy and Education Program $736,996 35.1%
Tortuguero Research and Conservation $485,158 23.1%
Lighting and Predation $364,912 17.4%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.11
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 86.45
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.32
2012-12 03/01/2014 93.68
2011-12 06/01/2013 95.43
2010-12 05/01/2012 94.97
2009-12 02/01/2012 94.51
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.91
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 93.35
2008-12 07/01/2010 90.76
2007-12 12/17/2008 93.27
2006-12 02/01/2008 98.33
2005-12 12/15/2006 95.54
2004-12 01/01/2006 90.46
2003-12 01/05/2005 72.27
2002-12 12/01/2003 62.07
2001-12 06/09/2003 80.56

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 59-6151069
Name in IRS Master File SEA TURTLE CONSERVANCY
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 June, 1961
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,850 4.84% David Godfrey Chief Executive Officer

The Sea Turtle Conservancy (formerly Caribbean Conservation Corporation) is the oldest and most accomplished sea turtle organization in the world. Since its founding in 1959, the Conservancy's work has greatly improved the survival outlook for several species of sea turtles. The Sea Turtle Conservancy is a world-renowned leader in sea turtle research and conservation. The mission of the Conservancy is to ensure the survival of sea turtles within the Wider Caribbean basin and Atlantic through research, education, training, advocacy and the protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend. To achieve its mission, the Conservancy uses research, habitat protection, public education, community outreach, networking and advocacy as its basic tools. Ongoing programs are carried out in Florida, Costa Rica, Panama, Bermuda and the West Indies.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sea Turtle Conservancy (FL) 89.11
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 92.08
World Wildlife Fund (DC) 86.04
Carolina Raptor Center (NC) 91.62
Pollinator Partnership (CA) 92.22

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Charity Contact Info

Sea Turtle Conservancy
4424 Northwest 13th Street
Suite B-11
Gainesville, FL 32609
tel: (352) 373-6441
fax: (352) 375-2449
EIN: 59-6151069

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Board Leadership

Landon T. Clay
Chairman of the Board

CEO

David Godfrey
Executive Director

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