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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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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Oceana

Protecting the world's oceans

 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
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.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  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.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

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

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$301,396 1.37% Andrew F. Sharpless Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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.

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