Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Oceana

Protecting the world's oceans

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.

Financial

four stars

91.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$367,877 0.97% 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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oceana (DC) 94.11 four stars
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 97.13 four stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 92.92 four stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 93.79 four stars
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 92.90 four 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