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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Buzzards Bay Coalition

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

four stars

91.87

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 91.87 four stars
  Financial 96.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

96.70

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.22
  Program Expenses Growth 23.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
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) 91.87 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 96.46 four stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 88.19 three stars
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.60 four stars
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,936,192
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $304,038
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $901,901
Total Contributions $8,142,131
   Program Service Revenue $8,887
Total Primary Revenue $8,151,018
   Other Revenue $39,172
TOTAL REVENUE $8,190,190
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,504,026
   Administrative Expenses $298,901
   Fundraising Expenses $461,041
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,263,968
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,926,222
   
Net Assets $12,582,035

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 $3,362,444 74.7%
Science & Advocacy $801,146 17.8%
Community Engagement $340,434 7.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 11/01/2018 91.87 four stars
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$161,997 3.07% Mark Rasmussen President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Buzzards Bay Coalition (MA) 91.87 four stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 90.17 four stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.27 three stars
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 96.93 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 99.87 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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