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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Oceana

Protecting the world's oceans

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four stars

94.11

1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (877) 762-3262   Web Site
EIN: 51-0401308

Board Leadership
Valarie van Cleave
Chair

CEO
Andrew Sharpless
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.11 four stars
  Financial 91.68 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

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91.68

Accountability & Transparency

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100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
73.4%
  Administrative Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 23.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
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) 94.11 four stars
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 91.55 four stars
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance (MA) 88.88 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 $44,588,299
   Federated Campaigns $57,376
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,078,818
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $597,715
Total Contributions $48,322,208
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $48,322,208
   Other Revenue $-42,479
TOTAL REVENUE $48,279,729
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $28,301,733
   Administrative Expenses $6,689,431
   Fundraising Expenses $2,889,417
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $37,880,581
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,399,148
   
Net Assets $37,593,914

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
North American Oceans $11,741,871 41.5%
International Activities $11,667,947 41.2%
Communications $2,666,855 9.4%
Marine Science $1,434,236 5.1%
Law $790,824 2.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 94.11 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 88.47 three stars
2015-12 11/01/2017 93.71 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 93.10 four stars
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$367,877 0.97% Andrew F. Sharpless Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oceana (DC) 94.11 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 99.87 four stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 90.93 four stars
Center for Coastal Studies (MA) 90.17 four stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 88.19 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Oceana
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (877) 762-3262
fax: (202) 833-2070
EIN: 51-0401308

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Board Leadership

Valarie van Cleave
Chair

CEO

Andrew Sharpless
Chief Executive Officer

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