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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Sea Turtle Conservancy

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

four stars

96.46

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

Board Leadership
F. Peter Rose
Chairman of the Board

CEO
David Godfrey
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
88.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
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) 96.46 four stars
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 90.94 four stars
Bat Conservation International (VA) 88.68 three stars
New England Wildlife Center (MA) 87.04 three stars
HawkWatch International (UT) 97.12 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,629,584
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $213,502
   Fundraising Events $4,021
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $582,829
Total Contributions $2,429,936
   Program Service Revenue $481,887
Total Primary Revenue $2,911,823
   Other Revenue $122,323
TOTAL REVENUE $3,034,146
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,525,080
   Administrative Expenses $164,466
   Fundraising Expenses $174,696
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,864,242
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $169,904
   
Net Assets $4,258,181

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
Lighting and Predation $779,687 30.9%
Florida Advocacy and Education Program $728,672 28.8%
Tortuguero Research and Conservation $484,348 19.2%

Ratings History
Sea Turtle Conservancy has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 96.38 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 86.45 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.32 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 93.68 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 95.43 four stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 94.97 four stars
2009-12 02/01/2012 94.51 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.91 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 93.35 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 90.76 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 93.27 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 98.33 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 95.54 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 90.46 four stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 72.27 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 62.07 one star
2001-12 06/09/2003 80.56 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 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, 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
$124,292 4.33% David Godfrey Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sea Turtle Conservancy (FL) 96.46 four stars
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WILD Foundation (CO) 96.66 four stars
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (GA) 92.38 four stars
HawkWatch International (UT) 97.12 four stars

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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

F. Peter Rose
Chairman of the Board

CEO

David Godfrey
Executive Director

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