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Sea Education Association

SEA educates and inspires ocean scholars, stewards and leaders.

three stars

87.47

171 Woods Hole Road Falmouth, MA 02540
tel: (800) 552-3633   Web Site
EIN: 04-2702102

Board Leadership
Richard Cost
Chair

CEO
Peg Brandon
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.47 three stars
  Financial 82.29 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.

Founded in 1971, Sea Education Association (SEA) is a global teaching, learning and research community dedicated to the exploration, understanding and stewardship of marine and maritime environments. SEA empowers students with life-changing sea voyages of scientific and cultural discovery, academic rigor and personal growth. Our SEA Semester program features an interdisciplinary curriculum and dynamic leadership-development experience - at sea aboard tall ships and on shore.

SEA educates and inspires ocean scholars, stewards and leaders. SEA fosters and enhances knowledge about the state of the oceans and coastal communities. It also helps shape public dialogue and policy through long-term environmental research, global partnerships and the continues impact of our students, faculty and alumni worldwide.

Founded in 1971, Sea Education Association (SEA) is a global teaching, learning and research community dedicated to the exploration, understanding and stewardship of marine and maritime environments. SEA empowers students with life-changing sea voyages of scientific and cultural discovery, academic rigor and personal growth. Our SEA Semester program features an interdisciplinary curriculum and dynamic leadership-development experience - at sea aboard tall ships and on shore.

SEA educates and inspires ocean scholars, stewards and leaders. SEA fosters and enhances knowledge about the state of the oceans and coastal communities. It also helps shape public dialogue and policy through long-term environmental research, global partnerships and the continues impact of our students, faculty and alumni worldwide.

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Financial

three stars

82.29

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)
75.3%
  Administrative Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.58
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sea Education Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sea Education Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sea Education Association (MA) 87.47 three stars
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education (UT) 86.82 three stars
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) (MA) 90.56 four stars
Ocean Discovery Institute (CA) 88.29 three stars
Shake-A-Leg Miami (FL) 85.12 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,459,118
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $199,603
Total Contributions $7,658,721
   Program Service Revenue $5,734,807
Total Primary Revenue $13,393,528
   Other Revenue $402,242
TOTAL REVENUE $13,795,770
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,840,485
   Administrative Expenses $1,542,234
   Fundraising Expenses $636,218
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,018,937
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,776,833
   
Net Assets $19,319,595

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
Sea Semester Program $5,490,194 80.3%
Sea High School Summer Programs $153,895 2.2%
Collaborative Programs $746,396 10.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 87.47 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 86.13 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 83.40 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 86.99 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 83.08 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 85.35 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 93.99 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 88.14 three stars
2012-06 04/01/2013 89.09 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 85.90 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.21 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 71.51 two stars
2009-06 05/01/2010 73.38 two stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 66.67 one star
2007-06 05/01/2008 61.55 one star
2006-06 04/01/2008 67.09 one star
2005-06 10/01/2006 82.27 three stars
2004-06 01/01/2006 79.05 two stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 77.73 two 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 04-2702102
Name in IRS Master File SEA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(199) Other scientific research activities
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 July, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$157,103 1.74% Margaret Brandon President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sea Education Association (MA) 87.47 three stars
Wilderness Inquiry (MN) 97.94 four stars
Shake-A-Leg Miami (FL) 85.12 three stars
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) (MA) 90.56 four stars
Birthright Israel Foundation (NY) 87.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sea Education Association
171 Woods Hole Road
Falmouth, MA 02540
tel: (800) 552-3633
EIN: 04-2702102

Mail donations to:
PO Box 6
Woods Hole, MA 02543

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Board Leadership

Richard Cost
Chair

CEO

Peg Brandon
President

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