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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 2019 they had $30 million in revenue and $49 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

Marine Wildlife & Ecosystem Protection:Arctic Conservation: Ocean Conservancy work across jurisdictions and venues to advance science-based policy solutions that together form a mosaic of protections for ecologically and culturally important Arctic Ocean ecosystems. Indigenous communities who live in and depend on these marine ecosystems are key partners and guide much of our work to develop durable conservation measures in one of the most iconic and threatened biomes on earth.Ocean Acidification: Ocean Conservancy's approach is to work with ocean-dependent businesses affected by ocean acidification and scientists studying ocean acidification in order to build awareness of and support for action at the state and local levels.

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

Trash Free Seas: Ocean Conservancy empowers citizens and NGOs, globally, to achieve unprecedented impact by keeping a cumulative (and growing) 150,000 tons of marine debris out of the ocean. We compel and enable the private sector to play a greater role in implementing international policy and financing solutions to reduce ocean plastics inputs and impacts. By supporting and advancing public sector policy, we advocate for eliminating the most problematic forms of single-use plastic packaging and products. And through cross-sector engagement, we foster best practices among key stakeholders to create new, innovative approaches to prevent ghost fishing gear from the start. An integrated communications strategy underpins all of these initiatives, enabling us to drive the global narrative surrounding ocean plastic pollution.

Form 990s for Ocean Conservancy

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Oct 19, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Jul 28, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Mar 4, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Ocean Conservancy

Total grants, contributions, etc.$28,163,632
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$627,949
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$140,029
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,936,892
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$30,868,502

Vendors for Ocean Conservancy

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2020-09-09
█████████ ████████Software2020-09-09
██████ ███ ███████ ████Tax accounting2020-02-12
██████ ████████ ██████████████Telemarketing$9,7262019-06-01
██████████ ███ ██████Digital Consulting$124,0522019-06-01
███████ ██████ ███ ██████Direct Mail Consulting; Direct Mail Consultant$270,9162019-06-01
██████████ ██████████Digital Consulting$46,4032019-06-01
...and three 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 , Conservation Policy and Programs$192,034April 27, 2020
█████ █████████Vice President , Resource Development$201,960April 27, 2020
████████ ████Director , Digital Communications$136,783June 30, 2018
█████ ████Director , Foundation Support$146,385June 30, 2018
██████ ███████Director , Program Development$140,493June 30, 2018
...and 12 more key personnel

Peer water quality and wetland conservation organizations

1American Rivers501(c)(3)$22 millionWashington, DC
2Rails To Trails Conservancy501(c)(3)$10 millionWashington, DC
3California Waterfowl Association501(c)(3)$11 millionRoseville, CA
4American Forest Foundation501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
5Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)501(c)(3)$29 millionUnited Kingdom,
6Surfrider Foundation501(c)(3)$8.6 millionSan Clemente, CA
7Earth Island Institute501(c)(3)$15 millionBerkeley, CA
8Chesapeake Bay Foundation501(c)(3)$29 millionAnnapolis, MD
9The Everglades Foundation501(c)(3)$10 millionPalmetto Bay, FL
10Resources Legacy Fund501(c)(3)$53 millionSacramento, CA
11Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation501(c)(3)$12 millionAlexandria, VA
12Oceana501(c)(3)$51 millionWashington, DC
13Greenpeace501(c)(4)$36 millionWashington, DC
14Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR)501(c)(3)$8.0 millionWashington, DC
15The Water Institute of the Gulf501(c)(3)$8.2 millionBaton Rouge, LA
16Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)501(c)(3)$15 millionDauphin Island, AL
17San Francisco Estuary Institute501(c)(3)$10 millionRichmond, CA
18Lancaster County Conservancy501(c)(3)$7.7 millionLancaster, PA
19Buzzards Bay Coalition501(c)(3)$8.6 millionNew Bedford, MA
20National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF)501(c)(3)$10 millionSilver Spring, MD
21Western Rivers Conservancy501(c)(3)$13 millionPortland, OR
22National Forest Foundation501(c)(3)$13 millionMissoula, MT
23Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy501(c)(3)$67 millionSan Francisco, CA
24Pheasants Forever Incorporated501(c)(3)$62 millionSt Paul, MN
25Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC)501(c)(3)$27 millionPittsburgh, PA