Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

92.55

942 Calle Negocio Suite 350
San Clemente, CA 92673
tel: (949) 492-8170   Web Site
EIN: 95-3941826

Board Leadership
Adriana Estrada
Chair

CEO
Chad Nelsen
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.55
  Financial 92.13
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 60,000 members and 100 chapters worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit www.surfrider.org.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 60,000 members and 100 chapters worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit www.surfrider.org.

Financial

92.13

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Surfrider Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Surfrider Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,719,958
   Federated Campaigns $240,521
   Membership Dues $1,606,878
   Fundraising Events $75,616
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $173,590
Total Contributions $9,816,563
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,816,563
   Other Revenue $1,640,510
TOTAL REVENUE $11,457,073
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $6,369,345
   Administrative Expenses $548,184
   Fundraising Expenses $830,957
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,748,486
   
Payments to Affiliates $7,051
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,708,587
   
Net Assets $8,893,716

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,479 1.94% Chad Nelsen Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$150,620 1.94% Michelle Kremer Chief Operating Officer

Mission

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 60,000 members and 100 chapters worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit www.surfrider.org.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 92.55
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.15
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 94.13
Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay (RI) 88.60
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.21

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Charity Contact Info

Surfrider Foundation
942 Calle Negocio
Suite 350
San Clemente, CA 92673
tel: (949) 492-8170
fax: (949) 492-8142
EIN: 95-3941826

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 73550
San Clemente, CA 92673

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Board Leadership

Adriana Estrada
Chair

CEO

Chad Nelsen
Chief Executive Officer