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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Seacology

Protecting the unique habitats and cultures of islands worldwide

90.11

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 90.11
  Financial 86.02
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

86.02

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  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) 90.11
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 91.33
Emerald Necklace Conservancy (MA) 88.62
Rocky Mountain Conservancy (CO) 96.28
Conservation International (VA) 91.17

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,418,332
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,418,332
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,418,332
   Other Revenue $188,584
TOTAL REVENUE $2,606,916
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $2,063,164
   Administrative Expenses $195,322
   Fundraising Expenses $337,924
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,596,410
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,506
   
Net Assets $7,933,307

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 $2,052,228 98.2%
Seacology Prize $37,352 1.8%

Ratings History
Seacology has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 90.11
2018-12 02/01/2020 96.25
2017-12 12/01/2018 97.98
2016-12 03/01/2018 97.29
2015-12 03/01/2017 94.70
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.11
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 89.62
2013-12 04/01/2015 86.52
2012-12 10/01/2013 81.19
2011-12 11/06/2012 85.90
2010-12 04/01/2012 82.56
2010-12 12/01/2011 82.34
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.38
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 87.93
2008-12 04/01/2010 82.01
2007-12 02/01/2009 95.25
2006-12 12/01/2007 92.97
2005-12 12/01/2006 92.94
2004-12 01/01/2006 85.97
2003-12 11/01/2004 95.26

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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$215,000 8.28% Duane Silverstein Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seacology (CA) 90.11
Conservation Northwest (WA) 85.93
Mohonk Preserve (NY) 85.91
Wild Earth Allies (MD) 90.51
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (MT) 98.18

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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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