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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Coral Reef Alliance

Uniting communities to save coral reefs

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four stars

92.03

1330 Broadway Suite 1602
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (888) 267-2573   Web Site
EIN: 94-3211245

Board Leadership
Kris Billeter
Chair

CEO
Michael Webster
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.03 four stars
  Financial 88.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1994, the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is a member-supported organization, dedicated to protecting coral reefs by integrating ecosystem management, sustainable tourism, and community partnerships. CORAL works with communities to identify and solve conservation challenges; changes attitudes and behavior through education and training; provides resources to strengthen conservation efforts; and creates incentives for sustainable tourism. Like rain forests, coral reefs are invaluable resources for scientific research, with the potential to provide raw materials for lifesaving medical treatments. Reefs and their associated mangrove and sea grass ecosystems buffer coastlines from the destruction of devastating storms, and they provide rich economic opportunities through tourism and fishing.

Founded in 1994, the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is a member-supported organization, dedicated to protecting coral reefs by integrating ecosystem management, sustainable tourism, and community partnerships. CORAL works with communities to identify and solve conservation challenges; changes attitudes and behavior through education and training; provides resources to strengthen conservation efforts; and creates incentives for sustainable tourism. Like rain forests, coral reefs are invaluable resources for scientific research, with the potential to provide raw materials for lifesaving medical treatments. Reefs and their associated mangrove and sea grass ecosystems buffer coastlines from the destruction of devastating storms, and they provide rich economic opportunities through tourism and fishing.

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This impact information is current as of November 2018, when it was provided to us by GlobalGiving. Impact information published on this organization's rating page has no effect on its rating at this time. Further, the availability of GG Rewards information has no effect on Charity Navigator's evaluation of GlobalGiving. All CN ratings are calculated based solely on the methodology outlined here.

Financial

three stars

88.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth 17.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coral Reef Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coral Reef Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 92.03 four stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.60 four stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 93.79 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 97.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,618,804
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $202,399
Total Contributions $2,821,203
   Program Service Revenue $26
Total Primary Revenue $2,821,229
   Other Revenue $658
TOTAL REVENUE $2,821,887
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,525,739
   Administrative Expenses $256,183
   Fundraising Expenses $337,558
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,119,480
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-297,593
   
Net Assets $2,090,323

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
Science of Adaptation $854,397 33.8%
Hawai'i $786,400 31.1%
Mesoamerican Reef & Honduras Coral Works $501,579 19.9%
Fiji $383,363 15.2%

Ratings History
Coral Reef Alliance has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 06/01/2018 92.03 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 94.05 four stars
2015-06 05/01/2017 96.60 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 95.58 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.48 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 95.59 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 95.20 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 92.63 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 76.43 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.16 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 02/01/2011 84.97 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 84.47 three stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 81.51 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 86.88 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 75.63 two stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 75.16 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 61.01 one star
2003-06 12/01/2004 64.45 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-3211245
Name in IRS Master File THE CORAL REEF ALLIANCE
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 December, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$161,838 5.18% Michael Webster Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 92.03 four stars
Marine Conservation Institute (WA) 85.70 three stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 94.03 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 97.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Coral Reef Alliance
1330 Broadway
Suite 1602
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (888) 267-2573
fax: (510) 370-0519
EIN: 94-3211245

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Board Leadership

Kris Billeter
Chair

CEO

Michael Webster
Executive Director

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