Financials | Oceana
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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 provided the support that is essential to our campaigns to preserve and rebuild ocean life. In 2015, Oceana received revenue and support of approximately $29 million in unrestricted funds, including the release of over $22 million in time- and program-restricted gifts for which commitments had been received in the current and prior years.

Oceana continues to benefit from significant multi-year grant commitments, which is a major reason why Oceana ended 2015 with just over $39 million in net assets. Expenses were approximately $27 million in 2015. Of every dollar of expenses, approximately 72 cents were spent directly on Oceana’s programs. The remainder was spent on general and administrative costs (about 17 cents), raising funds (about 10 cents), and good/services that event ticket purchasers paid for (approximately 1 cent).

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.

Oceana, Inc.
Attn: Development Department
1025 Connecticut Ave., NW., Suite 200,
Washington, DC 20036

You can also find more financial information by reading our Annual Reports.