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Ocean Conservancy

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Ocean Conservancy is a water or wetland protection organization based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1972. As of 2018 they had $37 million in revenue and $48 million in assets.

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

Communications & Outreach - Ocean Conservancy educates the public through various communication channels including websites, e-mail, direct mail, social media, paid advertising, public service announcements, reporter outreach, written reports, blogging and more. Ocean Conservancy has more than 130,000 members, International Coastal Cleanup volunteers numbering around 800,000 each year and a social media audience of more than 800,000. We also engage in various efforts to provide strategic advice, messaging and digital assets to the broader ocean community.

Ocean Policy Science and Governance - Ocean Conservancy translates threats into sound practical policies that protect our ocean and improve our lives. We recognize that real leadership means real cooperation between governments, businesses, scientists, policymakers, conservation organizations and citizen advocates. We seek to achieve this by advocating for improvement in quality and quantity of ocean research and monitoring, reform of ocean governance and planning for various ocean uses like fishing, fish farming, and other types of resource development. Thanks to improved management practices and restoration of nursery habitat, many of our nation's fisheries are producing sustainable yields that fuel a strong economy, support well-paying jobs, provide for ample recreational opportunities and supply Americans with healthy seafood.

Marine Debris Education & Prevention: For more than 30 years, Ocean Conservancy has been bringing together passionate ocean lovers who have the common goal of trash free seas. We mobilize the International Coastal Cleanup - the world's largest volunteer effort to clean up waterways and the ocean. We research and share key details about what is trashing our ocean with the public, scientific community and decision-makers. We are also bringing together leaders from industry, government and academia through the Trash Free Seas Alliance to lead to innovative solutions that stop trash and plastic at the source.

Form 990s for Ocean Conservancy

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Jul 28, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Mar 4, 2016990View PDF
2014-06May 20, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Ocean Conservancy

Total grants, contributions, etc.$36,557,965
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$520,062
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$304,441
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$33,753
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$37,416,221

Vendors for Ocean Conservancy

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Engaging NetworksFundraising software; Advocacy software2019-09-06
█████████ ████████Software2019-09-06
█████████Content management system software2019-09-06
██████ ███ ███████ ████Tax accounting2019-02-14
██████ ██████████Policy Counsel$138,0002018-06-01
██████████ ███ ██████Digital Fundraising$129,3192018-06-01
███████ ██████ ███ ██████Direct Mail Consultant; Direct Mail$283,0002018-06-01
█████ ████████ █████ ███Telemarketing$7,8312018-06-01
...and five more vendors

Personnel at Ocean Conservancy

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Janis Searles JonesPresident and Chief Executive Officer$356,227April 27, 2020
Kenneth DonaldsonChief Financial Officer / Vice President , Finance and Admin$160,747April 27, 2020
██████ ███████Chief Scientist$143,528June 30, 2018
█████ ████████Vice President , Communications$163,429April 27, 2020
█████ █████████Vice President , Digital Communications / Vice President , Digital Strategy$156,832June 30, 2018
█████ ████Vice President , Human Resources and Administration$153,395June 30, 2017
█████ ███████Vice President , Conservation Policy and Programs$192,034April 27, 2020
█████ █████████Vice President , Resource Development$201,960April 27, 2020
█████ █████Managing Director , International Initiatives$177,691June 30, 2018
████████ ████Director , Digital Communications$136,783June 30, 2018
...and 14 more key personnel

Peer water quality and wetland conservation organizations

1American Rivers501(c)(3)$23 millionWashington, DC
2Rails-To-Trails Conservancy501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
3California Waterfowl Association501(c)(3)$10 millionRoseville, CA
4American Forest Foundation501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
5Resources Legacy Fund501(c)(3)$53 millionSacramento, CA
6The Everglades Foundation501(c)(3)$10 millionPalmetto Bay, FL
7Oceana501(c)(3)$51 millionWashington, DC
8Chesapeake Bay Foundation501(c)(3)$35 millionAnnapolis, MD
9Earth Island Institute501(c)(3)$14 millionBerkeley, CA
10Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)501(c)(3)$27 millionUnited Kingdom,
11Greenpeace501(c)(4)$36 millionWashington, DC
12San Francisco Estuary Institute501(c)(3)$10 millionRichmond, CA
13Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)501(c)(3)$15 millionDauphin Island, AL
14Rare501(c)(3)$21 millionArlington, VA
15Pheasants Forever Incorporated501(c)(3)$76 millionSt Paul, MN
16Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC)501(c)(3)$27 millionPittsburgh, PA
17Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy501(c)(3)$72 millionSan Francisco, CA
18Western Rivers Conservancy501(c)(3)$13 millionPortland, OR
19National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF)501(c)(3)$10 millionSilver Spring, MD
20Public Citizen Foundation501(c)(3)$24 millionWashington, DC
21Population Connection501(c)(3)$15 millionWashington, DC
22Casey Trees501(c)(3)$10 millionWashington, DC
23Food and Water Watch501(c)(3)$17 millionWashington, DC
24Friends of the Earth501(c)(3)$10 millionWashington, DC
25Environmental Working Group501(c)(3)$14 millionWashington, DC

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