PLATINUM2023

SAVE THE GREAT SOUTH BAY INC

Start Where You Stand

GuideStar Charity Check

SAVE THE GREAT SOUTH BAY INC

EIN: 46-2635637


Mission

Save The Great South Bay is dedicated to revitalizing and protecting the bay so that our children and grandchildren can fish, swim, boat, and clam as did generations past. We work to educate Long Islanders as to what is wrong with their waters - and how we can fix them. We advocate for local sewer construction along the bay, for open space preservation, for stricter guidelines on fertilizer use, for implementing the latest in wastewater technologies, for local action, and most importantly, for a return of the clams and the oysters.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Todd Shaw

Main address

PO Box 373

Babyon, NY 11702 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

46-2635637

Subject area info

Environment

Water resources

Aquatic wildlife protection

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Unemployed people

Farmers

NTEE code info

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Fisheries (D33)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Show Forms 990

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Bay Friendly Yards

We advocate for native plantings in our yards. They require no fertilizers, pesticides, or extra watering, and are therefore cheaper to maintain. They are also inherently more beautiful Native plantings in yards also restore native habitats for insects, for birds and other creatures. They also help to filter our groundwater through their root systems and through the soil biome that develops around them. This is 21st Century Civic Beautification, the kind that restores our land to what it once was, as much as that is possible.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

There are some 50 creeks that feed into The Great South Bay, through every South Shore community. With over 15,000 members from the area, past and present, we promote local stewardship. We organize clean ups, educate students and adults about the estuaries surrounding them and their important role in the ecosystem. Further we advocate for the return of native trees, plants, shrubs and grasses along the uplands around these creeks so that the water flowing into them is cleaner, and so that ancient habitats can begin to be restored.

The goal is to plant "swamp forests" that filter the ground water and crowd out the invasives, returning beauty to these creeks.

We maintain that the bay is but a symptom, that it's the mainland that is sick, and if we can get people to heal the land, we can start to heal the bay.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Bringing shellfish back to The Great South Bay in the form of an oyster sanctuary will both clean the bay and return a billion dollar industry to The South Shore. Oysters are filter feeders. We advocate for cleaner water going into the bay so that the oysters have a fighting chance and the oystermen can earn a livelihood.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Unemployed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total pounds of debris collected

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Creek Defender Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Oyster Planted in Great South Bay Oyster Project Sanctuary

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Great South Bay Oyster Project

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To protect and preserve the Great South Bay by reducing both physical and chemical pollutants that enter it and to restore the natural filtration capacity of shellfish.

Conduct four programs:

1. Creek Defender whereby we clean up debris and invasive species along the 50 creeks leading into the Bay to ensure maximum water flow.

2. Native Habitat Restoration whereby we restore native plantings to open areas and encourage homeowners to Start Where They Stand by utilizing Bay Friendly practices in their own yards.

3. Great South Bay Oyster Project whereby we are restoring oysters to the Bay through our oyster sanctuary. One adult oyster filters up to 50 gallons of water per day.

4. Advocacy & Education whereby we advocate for the increased use of innovative and alternative waste water treatment systems and increased use of sewers to reduce nitrogen flow into the Bay; Bay Friendly practices to reduce fertilizer usage and thereby nitrogen flowing into the Bay; education at the K-12 level to engage students in learning about their hyperlocal water ways and create the next generation of local stewards.

Financials

SAVE THE GREAT SOUTH BAY 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.

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

SAVE THE GREAT SOUTH BAY INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

SAVE THE GREAT SOUTH BAY INC

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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.

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization

President

Todd Shaw

Todd serves as Board President and Chairman of the Creek Defender program. He grew up on the Amityville River and his childhood revolved around being on and in the Bay. Today, there are certain days he won’t even let his family in the water. His passion is to help reverse that damage for future generations. Todd is a Senior VP at Morgan Stanley and a Managing Partner in The Shaw Group, specializing in wealth planning and asset management. He serves on the board of the Cancer Research and Treatment Fund at NY Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center.

SAVE THE GREAT SOUTH BAY INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
Other
Related
Show data for fiscal year
Compensation data
Download up to 5 most recent years of officer and director compensation data for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

SAVE THE GREAT SOUTH BAY INC

Board of directors
as of 01/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
Download the most recent year of board of directors data for this organization
Board chair

Todd Shaw

Morgan Stanley

Term: 2015 -

Rhianna Quinn Roddy

Wayne Horsley

Karen Marvin

Frank Piccininni

Bill Zeller

Mark Murray

Michael Busch

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/16/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data