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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF)

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NMSF is a water or wetland protection organization based in Silver Spring, MD that was founded in 2000. As of 2018 they had $10 million in revenue and $9.6 million in assets.

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity whose vision is to strengthen and expand the network of national marine sanctuaries for the benefit of current and future generations.

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Program areas at NMSF

Working in partnership with the office of national marine sanctuaries, the national marine sanctuary foundation (foundation) implements public education, outreach, conservation, and maritime heritage projects that encourage people to become engaged stewards of u.s. Ocean, coasts, and great lakes. Programmatic work includes: (1) promoting sustainable recreation and tourism in national marine sanctuaries; (2) establishing lifelong connections to national marine sanctuaries and monuments through education and public awareness; (3) demonstrating how the national marine sanctuary system serves as a global model for marine protected area management; (4) engaging partners and the public in conservation and stewardship of marine protected areas; and, (5) promoting national marine sanctuaries and monuments as living laboratories and hubs for scientific research to improve understanding of our ocean and great lakes. Through this partnership, the foundation supports public outreach activities at six sanctuary-focused visitor centers and numerous exhibits located at partner venues that welcome millions of visitors ...

Working with individual sanctuaries within the national marine sanctuary system, the foundation supports locally-implemented projects to improve conservation and management of our protected waters, engage surrounding communities and stakeholders in stewardship of sanctuaries, and to enhance our scientific knowledge of our ocean, coasts, and great lakes. One project, goal clean seas Florida keys, helped remove nearly 6,000 pounds of marine debris and 5,500 feet of lines and rope from the Florida keys national marine sanctuary.

The national marine sanctuary foundation implements marine education and outreach projects throughout the u.s. to promote awareness and understanding of marine species and habitats managed by noaa fisheries, including those in national marine sanctuaries. Our efforts focus on: fostering partnerships that benefit educators and their students; expanding awareness of the challenges facing endangered and protected species; enhancing sustainability of fishing communities--particularly those near national marine sanctuaries; and, convening stakeholders in ocean and great lakes issues to advance collaborations, partnerships, and cross-sector understanding. Programs support efforts to build awareness of the eight noaa species in the spotlight as well as other threatened species; reach more than 1,000 k-12 educators; and connect more sites each year in the national marine sanctuary system to new audiences connected to sustainable fisheries and endangered/protected species.working in partnership with ocean exploration and research, the foundation manages an education program that promotes the advancement of ocean science ...

Form 990s for NMSF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06May 14, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Jun 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Jul 18, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 18, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Mar 19, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for NMSF

Total grants, contributions, etc.$9,328,561
Program services$1,055,422
Investment income and dividends$105,169
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-13,720
Net income from fundraising events$-171,487
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$55,892
Miscellaneous revenues$69,486
Total revenues$10,429,323

Vendors for NMSF

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
EventBriteFundraising software2020-02-29
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███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-02-29
█████████Content management system software2020-02-29
██████ █████████ ███ ████████Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-04-12
██████ ███Software2018-07-26
█████ ████Developed Fundraising Document for Start Up Chapter$18,0002018-06-01
███████ ████Advised CEO and Board on New Fundraising Activity$10,0002018-06-01
...and three more vendors

Personnel at NMSF

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Kristen SarriPresident and Chief Executive Officer$234,828June 30, 2018
Velma HartChief Financial Officer$141,013April 12, 2019
████ ████████Treasurer$0July 17, 2019
███ ███████Vice Chair$0July 17, 2019
███ ████Secretary$0July 17, 2019
██████ ███████Chairman$0June 30, 2018
████ ██████Past Treasurer$0June 30, 2016
█████ ██████President and Chief Executive Officer Until April 30 , 2016$151,731June 30, 2016
███ ███████████Past President and Chief Executive Officer Since May Second$0June 30, 2016
█████ █████President and Chief Executive Officer$142,043June 30, 2013
...and two more key personnel

Peer water quality and wetland conservation organizations

1Maine Audubon501(c)(3)$2.9 millionFalmouth, ME
2California Waterfowl Association501(c)(3)$10 millionRoseville, CA
3Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS)501(c)(3)$5.5 millionChevy Chase, MD
4Anacostia Watershed Society501(c)(3)$2.6 millionBladensburg, MD
5Oyster Recovery Partnership501(c)(3)$7.3 millionAnnapolis, MD
6South River Federation501(c)(3)$2.9 millionEdgewater, MD
7Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay501(c)(3)$5.4 millionAnnapolis, MD
8Blue Water Baltimore501(c)(3)$3.9 millionBaltimore, MD
9American Rivers501(c)(3)$23 millionWashington, DC
10Wildearth Guardians501(c)(3)$4.3 millionSanta Fe, NM
11Greater Yellowstone Coalition501(c)(3)$5.2 millionBozeman, MT
12Ruffed Grouse Society501(c)(3)$5.7 millionCoraopolis, PA
13American Forest Foundation501(c)(3)$15 millionWashington, DC
14Conservation Resource Alliance (CRA)501(c)(3)$4.2 millionTraverse City, MI
15Ecology Project International (EPI)501(c)(3)$6.0 millionMissoula, MT
16Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper501(c)(3)$4.2 millionBuffalo, NY
17North Carolina Coastal Federation501(c)(3)$5.9 millionNewport, NC
18Natural Heritage Trust501(c)(3)$15 millionAlbany, NY
19Chesapeake Bay Foundation501(c)(3)$35 millionAnnapolis, MD
20Teatown Lake Reservation501(c)(3)$2.7 millionOssining, NY
21National Forest Foundation501(c)(3)$13 millionMissoula, MT
22Seacology501(c)(3)$3.0 millionBerkeley, CA
23The Sierra Fund501(c)(3)$3.1 millionNevada City, CA
24Buzzards Bay Coalition501(c)(3)$8.1 millionNew Bedford, MA
25Truckee River Watershed Council501(c)(3)$3.5 millionTruckee, CA

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