Disable all preview features
Sign in or Register  |     0 Donation(s), $0 total

Charity Contact Info

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Simon Sidamon-Eristoff


Andrew Sharpless
Chief Executive Officer

Give From Your Donor Advised Fund

Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation


Protecting the world's oceans

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 87.12 3 stars
  Financial 82.23 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Overall Rating Chart

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  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.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   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
   Program Expenses $15,215,776
   Administrative Expenses $4,307,334
   Fundraising Expenses $2,393,689
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,277,417
Net Assets $44,725,008

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

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.

Charities Performing Similar Types of Work

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oceana (DC) 87.12 3 stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 95.05 4 stars
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 88.88 3 stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 92.54 4 stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.90 4 stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Most Viewed

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oceana (DC) 87.12 3 stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 90.87 4 stars
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (MD) 82.71 3 stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 96.48 4 stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 92.90 4 stars

Compare These Charities (Most Viewed)

Charity Representative Login

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.


Join Our Mailing List

Join over 230,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.


Help & Support