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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Galveston Bay Foundation

Preserving, protecting and enhancing Galveston Bay

four stars

92.54

1100 Hercules Avenue Suite 200
Houston, TX 77058
tel: (281) 332-3381   Web Site
EIN: 76-0279876

Board Leadership
Timothy Love
Chairman

CEO
Bob Stokes
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.54 four stars
  Financial 89.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

three stars

89.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 18.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Galveston Bay Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Galveston Bay Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 92.54 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.15 four stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 96.06 four stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 90.87 four stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 88.92 three stars

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Since 1987, the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) has worked to preserve, protect and enhance the natural resources of the Galveston Bay estuarine system and its tributaries for present users and for posterity. To accomplish this mission the Foundation has targeted four goals: advocacy, conservation, education and research. As part of its conservation activities, GBF owns about 3,000 acres of property identified as having significant habitat or educational value. Galveston Bay Expeditions, GBF's outdoor education program, annually draws close to 1,000 participants who explore the Bay as part of youth, adult, family, or teacher expeditions. Thousands more are introduced to the Bay each year through GBF's Bay Day festival and celebration.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,905,904
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $268,635
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,228,941
Total Contributions $4,403,480
   Program Service Revenue $16,054
Total Primary Revenue $4,419,534
   Other Revenue $200,126
TOTAL REVENUE $4,619,660
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,792,869
   Administrative Expenses $242,275
   Fundraising Expenses $383,059
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,418,203
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $201,457
   
Net Assets $2,804,575

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 Programs $2,654,582 70.0%
Education Programs $694,332 18.3%
Advocacy Programs $404,810 10.7%

Ratings History
Galveston Bay Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.54 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 97.22 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 93.46 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.84 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 80.82 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 97.10 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 90.07 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 89.68 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.81 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 93.74 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 75.86 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 93.93 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 78.56 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 94.12 four stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 82.62 three stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 91.76 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 76-0279876
Name in IRS Master File GALVESTON BAY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
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 May, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$115,000 2.60% Robert Stokes President

Since 1987, the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) has worked to preserve, protect and enhance the natural resources of the Galveston Bay estuarine system and its tributaries for present users and for posterity. To accomplish this mission the Foundation has targeted four goals: advocacy, conservation, education and research. As part of its conservation activities, GBF owns about 3,000 acres of property identified as having significant habitat or educational value. Galveston Bay Expeditions, GBF's outdoor education program, annually draws close to 1,000 participants who explore the Bay as part of youth, adult, family, or teacher expeditions. Thousands more are introduced to the Bay each year through GBF's Bay Day festival and celebration.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 92.54 four stars
EarthEcho International (DC) 85.98 three stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 88.92 three stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 96.60 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 95.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Galveston Bay Foundation
1100 Hercules Avenue
Suite 200
Houston, TX 77058
tel: (281) 332-3381
EIN: 76-0279876

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Board Leadership

Timothy Love
Chairman

CEO

Bob Stokes
President

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