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Save the Whales Inc

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Salinas, CA   |  www.savethewhales.org
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Save the Whales Inc

EIN: 95-3263536


Mission

Save The Whales' mission is to preserve and protect the ocean and its inhabitants.

Ruling year info

1979

Executive Director

Maris Sidenstecker

Main address

14040 Reservation Road

Salinas, CA 93908 USA

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EIN

95-3263536

Subject area info

Natural resources

Environment

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Inspiring Youth and Community Engagement

EDUCATED 5,695 STUDENTS (OVER 354,254 SINCE 1990) GRADES K-COLLEGE (IN ENGLISH & SPANISH) WITH HANDS-ON ARTIFACTS, SCIENCE BASED MARINE MAMMAL PROGRAMS. YEAR LONG ACTIVITIES AND FIELD TRIPS PROVIDED FOR 157 UNDERSERVED STUDENTS. PROVIDED SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 26 COLLEGE STUDENTS. ENGAGED 2,164 PEOPLE THROUGH 45 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION EVENTS INCLUDING: STORM DRAIN MARKING ACTIVITIES, WATERWAY LITTER CLEANUPS (OVER 832 POUNDS TRASH COLLECTED), AND OUTREACH TO GARDEN STORES REGARDING PESTICIDE ALTERNATIVES. CONTINUED ENDANGERED SPECIES PARK ART PROJECT, WATER MONITORING PROGRAM, AND CARE OF MONARCH BUTTERFLY GARDENS IN SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES. ASSISTED MUNICIPALITIES WITH STORM DRAIN POLLUTION PREVENTION OUTREACH,AND MEDIA CAMPAIGNS. PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE WHALE DISENTANGLEMENT NETWORK, PENINSULA PLASTIC POLLUTION COALITION, RESPECT WILDLIFE COALITION, AND THE ENDANGERED VAQUITA. STRANDING NETWORK RESOURCE TO ASSIST WHALES NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY.

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Financials

Save the Whales Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.00

Average of 163.84 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

40.8

Average of 23.7 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 7% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Save the Whales Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Save the Whales Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Save the Whales Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $105,516 $327,885 $375,596 $91,309 $300,898
As % of expenses 24.9% 82.6% 114.6% 22.0% 65.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $104,914 $327,241 $374,833 $90,467 $300,177
As % of expenses 24.7% 82.3% 114.1% 21.8% 65.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $530,025 $724,972 $703,475 $506,287 $761,039
Total revenue, % change over prior year 76.0% 36.8% -3.0% -28.0% 50.3%
Program services revenue 86.4% 47.2% 53.6% 68.2% 58.9%
Membership dues 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 2.6% 0.0% 0.0% 5.3%
All other grants and contributions 12.7% 49.9% 46.0% 31.0% 35.1%
Other revenue 0.8% 0.3% 0.4% 0.7% 0.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $424,509 $397,087 $327,879 $414,978 $460,141
Total expenses, % change over prior year 25.3% -6.5% -17.4% 26.6% 10.9%
Personnel 29.6% 35.2% 48.0% 46.1% 43.3%
Professional fees 1.9% 3.1% 18.1% 24.2% 5.1%
Occupancy 2.6% 2.6% 2.9% 5.3% 5.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1%
All other expenses 65.9% 59.0% 31.0% 24.1% 46.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $425,111 $397,731 $328,642 $415,820 $460,862
One month of savings $35,376 $33,091 $27,323 $34,582 $38,345
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $909 $0 $1,288
Total full costs (estimated) $460,487 $430,822 $356,874 $450,402 $500,495

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 13.5 24.5 43.3 36.6 40.8
Months of cash and investments 13.5 24.5 43.3 36.6 40.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 13.4 24.2 43.1 36.7 40.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $476,970 $810,341 $1,183,885 $1,266,333 $1,565,943
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $26,542 $26,946 $27,855 $27,855 $29,143
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 56.2% 57.8% 58.6% 61.7% 61.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.6% 1.1% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $486,122 $813,363 $1,188,196 $1,278,663 $1,578,840
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $486,122 $813,363 $1,188,196 $1,278,663 $1,578,840

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Maris Sidenstecker

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 05/10/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Michele Levin

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Carolyn Skinder

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Mary Cunningham-Welsh

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Laura Thompson-Olais

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Bridget Hoover

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Brianne Spiersch

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/10/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
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