EIN 93-0792021

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society strives to conserve and protect ecosystems and species in the world's oceans through its mission of marine wildlife conservation, with a focus on ending the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife. The organization operates four ships (Sharpie, Farley, MV John Paul DeJoria, Martin Sheen) to support its various campaigns, and recently added a new vessel to its fleet, GIS Seahorse. One of their current campaigns is Operation Milagro, which marks their ninth year fighting illegal fishing practices in Mexico's Sea of Cortez.
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Program areas at Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Conservation campaigns:during 2022, 4 ships (sharpie, farley, mv john paul dejoria, martin sheen) were in operation to support the various campaigns of the organization and a 4th ship, the gis seahorse was added to the fleet.operation milagro: it was our 9th consecutive year working on the front lines to protect the world's most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita porpoise, along with the highly sought after totoaba. The totoaba is valuable and in high demand by cartels from mexico and asia. (continued on schedule o)working in conjunction with the mexican navy, sscs vessels were on the front lines, to stand against the cartels and prevent this species from total extinction. Operation guadalupe islands- the rv martin sheen and our crew worked closely with the mexican government and world-renowned scientists to gather data and intelligence on several marine species, with the goal of enacting protection campaigns and preserving the diverse islands of guadalupe.

Grants made by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Marine Protection AllianceOperating Support$225,000
Marine Protection AllianceOperating Support$225,000

Who funds Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Schlinger Family FoundationGeneral & Unrestricted$300,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$161,406
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$161,406
...and 75 more grants received totalling $1,829,340

Personnel at Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

David HanceChief Operating Officer$155,886
Roger FiskDirector of Media$142,864
Paul WatsonFormer President; Advisor$180,000
Alex CornelissenPresident$9,600
James CostaSecretary , Interim Treasurer$0
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$13,248,726
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$888
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$490,947
Miscellaneous revenues$63,234
Total revenues$13,803,795

Form 990s for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-10-12990View PDF
2022-122023-09-18990View PDF
2020-122021-09-03990View PDF
2019-122020-11-17990View PDF
2018-122020-02-08990View PDF
...and 11 more Form 990s

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Data update history
February 4, 2024
Received grants
Identified 22 new grant, including a grant for $150,000 from Winifred Stevens Foundation
October 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
October 25, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $28,517 from The Blackbaud Giving Fund
October 22, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsWildlife protection organizationsAnimal organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Operates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 8628
Alexandria, VA 22306
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Fairfax County, VA
Website URL
(212) 220-2302
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D30: Wildlife Preservation, Protection
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
Parent/child status
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