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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Galveston Bay Foundation

Preserving, protecting and enhancing Galveston Bay

four stars

93.50

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

Board Leadership
Fred Pounds
Chairman

CEO
Bob Stokes
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.50 four stars
  Financial 90.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

four stars

90.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.75
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.6%
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.

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Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 93.50 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,890,195
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $423,570
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,320,824
Total Contributions $7,634,589
   Program Service Revenue $31,389
Total Primary Revenue $7,665,978
   Other Revenue $-102,045
TOTAL REVENUE $7,563,933
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,034,586
   Administrative Expenses $645,401
   Fundraising Expenses $584,464
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,264,451
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,299,482
   
Net Assets $9,686,000

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 $3,601,156 71.5%
Education Programs $763,310 15.2%
Advocacy Programs $389,901 7.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 93.50 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.19 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 92.92 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 94.69 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,400 2.24% Robert J. Stokes Jr. President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 93.50 four stars
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 94.30 four stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00 four stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 90.93 four stars
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 100.00 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

Fred Pounds
Chairman

CEO

Bob Stokes
President

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