EIN 23-7245152

Ocean Conservancy

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Ocean Conservancy makes careful use of your support, and holds high ratings from charity watchdogs. Ocean Conservancy seeks the best and brightest to help us achieve our goal of a healthy, thriving ocean.
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Program areas at Ocean Conservancy

Science, policy and outreach: Ocean Conservancy uses the best available knowledge, evidence and science, public opinion polling and political science to inform our conservation, advocacy and outreach to advance conservation solutions that benefit the ocean and the people and communities that depend on it. Truly durable conservation solutions are possible when we have a foundation of justice and equity across our conservation, advocacy and outreach priorities and that real leadership and durable conservation change requires meaningful partnerships with citizens, businesses, scientists, decision-makers and governments - at the local, state, national and international level. We reach our members, supporters, partners and the ocean and coastal-concerned through our website, email, direct mail, social media, reporter
Climate: Ocean Conservancy is working to advance solutions to address one of the greatest challenges facing the ocean: climate change. We work with key partners and decision-makers at the local, state, national and international level to develop, inform and advocate for ocean-specific solutions to the climate crisis. Our state-based work engages people at all levels: citizens, businesses, NGO partners, local governments and the state government to advance meaningful solutions that directly address the concerns of coastal citizens, show that ocean and climate-related actions are possible to protect our incredible ocean, coastal environments and wildlife - and the people, businesses and communities that depend on them. Ocean Conservancy's shipping program targets the sixth-largest source of global greenhouse gas
Trash Free Seas: Ocean Conservancy empowers citizens, businesses, governments and NGOs at the local, state, national and international level to reduce the global plastic footprint and to stop the flow of 11 million tons of trash and plastic flowing into the ocean annually. We implement and organize the International Coastal Cleanup, one of the largest single day volunteer events on behalf of the ocean, responsible for preventing and removing more than 300 million pounds of trash and plastic from our ocean, coasts and waterways, and engaging millions of volunteers on behalf of the ocean. We partner with cities and municipalities to implement innovative ocean plastic reduction efforts and are spearheading an ocean plastic river capture project in Vietnam. We work with and enable the private sector, through our Trash Free Seas
Marine ecosystem protection: Ocean Conservancy works at the local, state, federal and international level to advance conservation solutions, using the best available evidence and community knowledge, to protect ecosystems and the communities that depend on them. We advance protections for culturally and ecologically important Arctic ecosystems, working in partnership with Indigenous communities. We work at the regional, national and international level to rebuild ecologically important fisheries, partnering with fishermen and local communities to advance durable protections through meaningful, innovative approaches to management and policy outcomes in the face of the biodiversity and climate crisis.

Grants made by Ocean Conservancy

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Global Resilient Cities NetworkConservation Education$375,000
University of Georgia Research FoundationUrban Ocean Circularity Assessment Protocol Working Group$184,882
Native American Rights Fund (NARF)North Bering Sea Fisheries$150,000
...and 52 more grants made totalling $2,139,685

Who funds Ocean Conservancy

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Central Florida FoundationTeam Seas, Support Ocean Clean Up$4,000,000
Robertson FoundationOcean-Climate Nexus$1,500,000
Gordon E and Betty I Moore FoundationTo Protect Ecological Hotspots and Secure Science-Based Fisheries Management in the U.s. Bering and Chukchi Seas.$1,297,069
...and 385 more grants received totalling $20,822,987

Personnel at Ocean Conservancy

Janis Searles JonesChief Executive Officer$641,698
Kenneth DonaldsonChief Financial Officer$241,729
Sarah HumphriesChief Development Officer$282,534
Adrienne LoftinChief People and Culture Officer$238,771
Katherine AndrewsChief of Strategy$254,466
...and 20 more key personnel

Financials for Ocean Conservancy

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$47,087,114
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,123,863
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$856,882
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-497,736
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$32,042
Total revenues$48,602,165

Form 990s for Ocean Conservancy

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062024-02-20990View PDF
2022-062023-02-14990View PDF
2021-062022-02-14990View PDF
2020-062021-04-06990View PDF
2019-062020-10-19990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 22, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
May 19, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 18, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
May 17, 2024
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $30,000 from Timken Matthews Family Foundation
February 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 115 new grant, including a grant for $1,500,000 from Robertson Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsEnvironmental organizationsCharities
Land and water conservationEnvironment
Political advocacyLobbyingOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
1300 19th St NW Ste 800
Washington, DC 20036
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(800) 519-1541
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C32: Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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