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

84.75

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 84.75 three stars
  Financial 78.82 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

two stars

78.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth -3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.0%
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 $3,882,151
   Federated Campaigns $171,648
   Membership Dues $1,408,002
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $50,935
Total Contributions $5,512,736
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,512,736
   Other Revenue $1,754,529
TOTAL REVENUE $7,267,265
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $4,847,213
   Administrative Expenses $439,530
   Fundraising Expenses $773,602
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,060,345
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,206,920
   
Net Assets $4,145,468

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$158,100 2.60% 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 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