Oceana’s support comes from foundations, organizations and individuals in more than 150 countries. Oceana benefits not only from cash contributions, but also from generous in-kind contributions of goods and services.
Oceana’s contributors provide the support that is essential to our campaigns to preserve and rebuild ocean life. In 2020, Oceana received cash and commitments from our generous donors totaling $44 million, of which approximately $27 million was time- or program-restricted support and approximately $17 million was unrestricted.
Expenses totaled $38 million in 2020, of which $23 million was paid from restricted funds, and $15 million was paid from unrestricted funds. Of every dollar of expenses, approximately 80 cents were spent directly on Oceana’s programs. The remainder was spent on general and administrative costs (about 13 cents) and raising funds (about 7 cents).
Including cash received and commitments for additional contributions in future years, Oceana ended 2020 with $63 million in net assets available for use in 2021 and future years. Financial data was derived from audited financial statements for the following Oceana entities.
Oceana entities are tax-exempt in most locations. In the United States, Oceana, Inc. is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, so contributions may be tax deductible. See individual country websites for specific information about tax-exempt status.
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
1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
You can also find more financial information by reading our Annual Reports.
*Note: Oceana Canada is an independent charity affiliated with the Oceana, Inc. family.