Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Oceana

Protecting the world's oceans

four stars

94.29

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

Board Leadership
Sam Waterston
Chair

CEO
Andrew Sharpless
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.29 four stars
  Financial 91.93 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

91.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
74.4%
  Administrative Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $34,591,000
   Federated Campaigns $73,072
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,895,663
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12
Total Contributions $38,559,747
   Program Service Revenue $17,312
Total Primary Revenue $38,577,059
   Other Revenue $55,416
TOTAL REVENUE $38,632,475
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,184,691
   Administrative Expenses $5,705,300
   Fundraising Expenses $3,115,208
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $36,005,199
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,627,276
   
Net Assets $54,093,524

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$429,918 1.19% Andrew F. Sharpless CEO

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) 94.29 four stars
EarthEcho International (DC) 86.58 three stars
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 94.03 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 94.80 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (MD) 86.20 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

Sam Waterston
Chair

CEO

Andrew Sharpless
Chief Executive Officer