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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Coral Reef Alliance

Saving the World's Coral Reefs

three stars

87.46

1330 Broadway Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (888) 267-2573   Web Site
EIN: 94-3211245

Board Leadership
Kirby Ryan
Chair

CEO
Dr. Madhavi Colton
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.46 three stars
  Financial 82.27 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is a non-profit, environmental NGO that is on a mission to save the world's coral reefs. We work collaboratively with communities to reduce direct threats to reefs in ways that provide lasting benefits to people and wildlife. In parallel, CORAL is actively expanding the scientific understanding of how corals adapt to climate change and applying this information to give reefs the best chance to thrive for generations to come. This combined expertise uniquely positions us to achieve our mission by rallying the conservation community around scalable and effective solutions for coral reefs.

The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is a non-profit, environmental NGO that is on a mission to save the world's coral reefs. We work collaboratively with communities to reduce direct threats to reefs in ways that provide lasting benefits to people and wildlife. In parallel, CORAL is actively expanding the scientific understanding of how corals adapt to climate change and applying this information to give reefs the best chance to thrive for generations to come. This combined expertise uniquely positions us to achieve our mission by rallying the conservation community around scalable and effective solutions for coral reefs.

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Financial

three stars

82.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
75.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 87.46 three stars
Healthy Gulf (LA) 86.11 three stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 93.50 four stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 95.00 four stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,046,866
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $355,017
Total Contributions $2,401,883
   Program Service Revenue $60,360
Total Primary Revenue $2,462,243
   Other Revenue $15,670
TOTAL REVENUE $2,477,913
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,509,550
   Administrative Expenses $329,591
   Fundraising Expenses $651,188
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,490,329
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,012,416
   
Net Assets $1,975,141

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
Hawai'i $933,256 37.2%
Mesoamerican Region $808,501 32.2%
Science of Adaptation $344,393 13.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 87.46 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 91.55 four stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$173,920 4.98% Michael Webster Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 87.46 three stars
EarthEcho International (DC) 86.58 three stars
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.60 four stars
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 92.15 four stars
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Coral Reef Alliance
1330 Broadway
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (888) 267-2573
fax: (510) 370-0519
EIN: 94-3211245

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Board Leadership

Kirby Ryan
Chair

CEO

Dr. Madhavi Colton
Executive Director

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