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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Seacology

Protecting the unique habitats and cultures of islands worldwide

four stars

94.70

1623 Solano Avenue Berkeley, CA 94707
tel: (510) 559-3505   Web Site
EIN: 87-0495235

Board Leadership
Paul Alan Cox
Chair

CEO
Duane Silverstein
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.70 four stars
  Financial 92.51 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

92.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.12
  Program Expenses Growth 13.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seacology on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seacology on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seacology (CA) 94.70 four stars
Fontenelle Forest (NE) 87.96 three stars
The Wild Center (NY) 85.04 three stars
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (MT) 95.77 four stars
Glacier National Park Conservancy (MT) 88.55 three stars

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Seacology is the world's premier environmental organization with the sole purpose of preserving the highly endangered biodiversity of islands throughout the world. Indigenous people are all too often faced with the dilemma of choosing between protecting their precious natural resources, and economic development. Seacology searches for win-win situations where both the local environment is protected and islanders receive some tangible benefit for doing so. Because we work closely with islanders right from the beginning, our projects enjoy strong local support and consequently lead to long-term benefits. Our ever-expanding list of projects shows that we are truly making a difference in protecting threatened island biodiversity throughout the world. In 2015, Seacology launched the largest project in its history, helping Sri Lanka become the first nation to protect all of its mangrove forests while providing economic aid to thousands of the country's disadvantaged women.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,554,736
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,554,736
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,554,736
   Other Revenue $101,288
TOTAL REVENUE $5,656,024
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,743,651
   Administrative Expenses $123,862
   Fundraising Expenses $230,044
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,097,557
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,558,467
   
Net Assets $7,216,376

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
Conservation Projects $1,728,990 98.2%
Seacology Prize $30,876 1.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 94.70 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 89.62 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 86.52 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 81.19 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 85.90 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 82.56 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 82.34 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.38 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 87.93 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 82.01 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 95.25 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 92.97 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 92.94 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 85.97 three stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 95.26 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 98.07 four 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 87-0495235
Name in IRS Master File SEACOLOGY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 June, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$186,694 8.90% Duane Silverstein Executive Director

Seacology is the world's premier environmental organization with the sole purpose of preserving the highly endangered biodiversity of islands throughout the world. Indigenous people are all too often faced with the dilemma of choosing between protecting their precious natural resources, and economic development. Seacology searches for win-win situations where both the local environment is protected and islanders receive some tangible benefit for doing so. Because we work closely with islanders right from the beginning, our projects enjoy strong local support and consequently lead to long-term benefits. Our ever-expanding list of projects shows that we are truly making a difference in protecting threatened island biodiversity throughout the world. In 2015, Seacology launched the largest project in its history, helping Sri Lanka become the first nation to protect all of its mangrove forests while providing economic aid to thousands of the country's disadvantaged women.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seacology (CA) 94.70 four stars
Conservation Northwest (WA) 93.23 four stars
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 96.39 four stars
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (MT) 95.77 four stars
The Wild Center (NY) 85.04 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Seacology
1623 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707
tel: (510) 559-3505
fax: (510) 559-3506
EIN: 87-0495235

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Board Leadership

Paul Alan Cox
Chair

CEO

Duane Silverstein
Executive Director

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