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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Save The Bay, California

Giving The Bay a Voice Since 1961

three stars

82.62

1330 Broadway Suite 1800
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 463-6850   Web Site
EIN: 94-6078420

Board Leadership
Christopher Hockett
Chair

CEO
David Lewis
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.62 three stars
  Financial 76.44 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay since 1961. Save The Bay engages more than 50,000 supporters, advocates, and volunteers to protect the Bay from pollution and reckless shoreline development and make it cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. Save The Bay is leading a region-wide effort to re-establish 100,000 acres of tidal marsh that are essential for a healthy Bay. Volunteers from the community, local businesses, and schools work with our science team to perform hands-on restoration of the Bay shoreline. Save The Bay inspires the next generation of Bay activists through our award-winning restoration education programs.

Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay since 1961. Save The Bay engages more than 50,000 supporters, advocates, and volunteers to protect the Bay from pollution and reckless shoreline development and make it cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. Save The Bay is leading a region-wide effort to re-establish 100,000 acres of tidal marsh that are essential for a healthy Bay. Volunteers from the community, local businesses, and schools work with our science team to perform hands-on restoration of the Bay shoreline. Save The Bay inspires the next generation of Bay activists through our award-winning restoration education programs.

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Financial

two stars

76.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
61.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Save The Bay, California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Save The Bay, California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save The Bay, California (CA) 82.62 three stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.60 four stars
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 91.87 four stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 90.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,997,554
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $189,572
Total Contributions $3,187,126
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,187,126
   Other Revenue $139,232
TOTAL REVENUE $3,326,358
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $2,190,368
   Administrative Expenses $530,568
   Fundraising Expenses $780,322
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,501,258
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-174,900
   
Net Assets $2,099,984

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
Habitat Restoration $1,114,671 48.3%
Education and Outreach $806,247 34.9%
Bay Smart Communities $387,165 16.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 12/01/2019 82.62 three stars
2017-09 12/21/2018 76.17 two stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 74.68 two stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 74.31 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 79.74 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 78.52 two stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 80.03 three stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 76.17 two stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 75.23 two stars
2011-09 05/01/2013 81.68 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 80.48 three stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 89.30 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 88.55 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 87.27 three stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 90.23 four stars
2007-09 11/01/2008 80.99 three stars
2006-09 09/01/2007 64.64 one star
2005-09 10/01/2006 68.34 one star
2004-09 11/01/2005 80.50 three stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 88.04 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 94-6078420
Name in IRS Master File SAVE THE BAY
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
(460) Public interest litigation 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 December, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,696 3.81% David Lewis Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save The Bay, California (CA) 82.62 three stars
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 92.15 four stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.27 three stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 99.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Save The Bay, California
1330 Broadway
Suite 1800
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 463-6850
fax: (510) 453-6851
EIN: 94-6078420

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Board Leadership

Christopher Hockett
Chair

CEO

David Lewis
Executive Director

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