Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Seacology

Protecting the unique habitats and cultures of islands worldwide

four stars

97.98

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 97.98 four stars
  Financial 97.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

four stars

97.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.44
  Program Expenses Growth 25.5%
  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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,472,046
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,472,046
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,472,046
   Other Revenue $617,448
TOTAL REVENUE $3,089,494
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $2,391,576
   Administrative Expenses $171,354
   Fundraising Expenses $254,467
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,817,397
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $272,097
   
Net Assets $8,360,543

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$201,333 7.14% Duane Silverstein Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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