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.

three stars

85.31

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

Board Leadership
Leon Richter
Chair

CEO
Chad Nelsen
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.31 three stars
  Financial 82.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

three stars

82.38

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.8%
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 $4,514,959
   Federated Campaigns $169,329
   Membership Dues $1,430,827
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $91,860
Total Contributions $6,206,975
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,206,975
   Other Revenue $802,761
TOTAL REVENUE $7,009,736
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $5,517,081
   Administrative Expenses $498,560
   Fundraising Expenses $932,691
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,948,332
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $61,404
   
Net Assets $4,241,388

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$145,991 2.10% Chad Nelsen CEO

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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.31 three stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 96.46 four stars
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 96.93 four stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 95.85 four stars
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance (MA) 88.88 three stars

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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 6010
San Clemente, CA 92674

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Board Leadership

Leon Richter
Chair

CEO

Chad Nelsen
Chief Executive Officer