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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Buzzards Bay Coalition

Dedicated to the restoration, protection and sustainable use of Buzzards Bay

three stars

87.17

114 Front Street New Bedford, MA 02740
tel: (508) 999-6363   Web Site
EIN: 04-2971978

Board Leadership
Laura Ryan Shachoy
Chair

CEO
Mark Rasmussen
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.17 three stars
  Financial 83.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1987, The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to the restoration, protection and sustainable use and enjoyment of our irreplaceable Bay and its watershed. The Coalition works to improve the health of the Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research and advocacy. The Coalition strives for a Bay shoreline defined by safe swimming beaches, open shellfish beds, and stretches of scenic spaces for all to enjoy; healthy waters that support abundant fish, shellfish, and wildlife populations; a Bay safe from the threats of oil spills, industrial and sewer discharges, and ocean dumping; and a watershed where rivers, streams, inland forests, and wetlands that buffer the Bay are protected.

Founded in 1987, The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to the restoration, protection and sustainable use and enjoyment of our irreplaceable Bay and its watershed. The Coalition works to improve the health of the Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research and advocacy. The Coalition strives for a Bay shoreline defined by safe swimming beaches, open shellfish beds, and stretches of scenic spaces for all to enjoy; healthy waters that support abundant fish, shellfish, and wildlife populations; a Bay safe from the threats of oil spills, industrial and sewer discharges, and ocean dumping; and a watershed where rivers, streams, inland forests, and wetlands that buffer the Bay are protected.

Financial

three stars

83.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.86
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Buzzards Bay Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Buzzards Bay Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 87.17 three stars
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 86.98 three stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.15 four stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00 four stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 88.54 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,710,450
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $261,001
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,316,626
Total Contributions $5,288,077
   Program Service Revenue $24,856
Total Primary Revenue $5,312,933
   Other Revenue $270,250
TOTAL REVENUE $5,583,183
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,841,881
   Administrative Expenses $283,026
   Fundraising Expenses $507,830
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,632,736
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,950,447
   
Net Assets $9,482,283

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
Watershed Protection $1,462,336 51.4%
Advocacy $780,975 27.5%
Community Engagement $393,085 13.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 09/01/2017 87.17 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 81.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 78.32 two stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 82.36 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 88.25 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 88.38 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 82.08 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 73.40 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 74.37 two stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 83.02 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 89.35 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 91.84 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 88.23 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 92.95 four stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 98.09 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 04-2971978
Name in IRS Master File BUZZARDS BAY COALITION INC
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (300) Amateur athletic association
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 February, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$157,939 4.34% Mark Rasmussen President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 87.17 three stars
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Los Angeles Waterkeeper (CA) 87.34 three stars
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Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Buzzards Bay Coalition
114 Front Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
tel: (508) 999-6363
fax: (508) 984-7913
EIN: 04-2971978

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Board Leadership

Laura Ryan Shachoy
Chair

CEO

Mark Rasmussen
President

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