Oceana’s contributors provided the support that is essential to our campaigns to preserve and rebuild ocean life. In 2016, Oceana received cash or commitments from our generous donors totaling $26 million, of which approximately $17 million was time- or programrestricted support and approximately $9 million was unrestricted. In addition, Oceana satisfied the time or program restrictions for about $26 million in previously made donations and commitments, making those funds available to support our work in 2016.
Expenses totaled $37 million in 2016. Of every dollar of expenses, approximately 74 cents were spent directly on Oceana’s programs. The remainder was spent on general and administrative costs (about 16 cents), and raising funds (about 10 cents). Oceana ended 2016 with $29 million in net assets available for use in 2017 and beyond.
Financial data was derived from audited financial statements, copies of which are available upon request, and are posted on the websites for the following Oceana entities: Oceana, Inc.; Fundacion Oceana; Oceana Belize; Oceana Brasil; Oceana Philippines; and Oceana Canada. Donations to the various Oceana entities may be tax deductible.
Oceana, Inc. is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, so contributions may be tax-deductible. Please contact Oceana at the address below for information on making gifts to Oceana, a copy of our articles of incorporation, by-laws, Form 1023, or for other inquiries. Oceana’s articles of incorporation, as well as a certificate of good standing, are also independently available through the department of consumer and regulatory affairs for the District of Columbia (where Oceana Inc. is incorporated), though there is a fee for this service.
Attn: Development Department
1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
You can also find more financial information by reading our Annual Reports.