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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Oceana

Protecting the world's oceans

three stars

87.12

1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (877) 762-3262   Web Site
EIN: 51-0401308

Board Leadership
Simon Sidamon-Eristoff
Chair

CEO
Andrew Sharpless
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.12 three stars
  Financial 82.23 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

82.23

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
72.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.36
  Program Expenses Growth -3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oceana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oceana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oceana (DC) 87.12 three stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 96.06 four stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 90.87 four stars
Gulf Restoration Network (LA) 90.31 four stars
Marine Conservation Institute (WA) 86.18 three stars

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Founded in 2001, Oceana is the largest international group focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in North America, South America and Europe, work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. We believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Our scientists lead our team of economists, lawyers, and advocates focused on achieving tangible results for the oceans. Saving the oceans may take decades, but in each of our campaigns we aim to accomplish an important milestone in that effort within two to five years.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,587,800
   Federated Campaigns $50,554
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,260,661
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $211,274
Total Contributions $21,110,289
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $21,110,289
   Other Revenue $-470,907
TOTAL REVENUE $20,639,382
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,215,776
   Administrative Expenses $4,307,334
   Fundraising Expenses $2,393,689
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,916,799
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,277,417
   
Net Assets $44,725,008

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
International Activities $7,102,306 46.7%
North American Oceans $5,105,768 33.6%
Communications $1,715,300 11.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.12 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 81.86 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 89.27 three stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 87.18 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 87.01 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 94.88 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 94.46 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.06 four stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 93.77 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 92.33 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.81 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 90.44 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 94.33 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 97.93 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 89.69 three stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 92.11 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 51-0401308
Name in IRS Master File OCEANA INC
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 January, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$301,396 1.37% Andrew F. Sharpless Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the largest international group focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in North America, South America and Europe, work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. We believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Our scientists lead our team of economists, lawyers, and advocates focused on achieving tangible results for the oceans. Saving the oceans may take decades, but in each of our campaigns we aim to accomplish an important milestone in that effort within two to five years.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oceana (DC) 87.12 three stars
EarthEcho International (DC) 85.98 three stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 91.40 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 95.05 four stars
Marine Conservation Institute (WA) 86.18 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Oceana
1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (877) 762-3262
fax: (202) 833-2070
EIN: 51-0401308

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Board Leadership

Simon Sidamon-Eristoff
Chair

CEO

Andrew Sharpless
Chief Executive Officer

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