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PangeaSeed Foundation

Giving the Ocean a Creative Voice

aka PangeaSeed   |   Hilo, HI   |  https://www.pangeaseed.org/
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PangeaSeed Foundation

EIN: 47-2605555


Mission

Our mission is to bridge art and science to advance ocean conservation. Leveraging art’s emotional impact and science’s evidence-based approach, we creatively communicate pressing ocean narratives. Through our pioneering approach, we give the ocean a creative voice. Our vibrant art programs, interdisciplinary collaborations, and educational community outreach events foster a deeper commitment to environmental stewardship, inspiring individuals and communities to take action to protect the planet and become active ocean stewards.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Mr. Archie Packard

Director of Operations

Mrs. Akira Biondo

Main address

PO Box 4775

Hilo, HI 96720 USA

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EIN

47-2605555

Subject area info

Arts services

Public arts

Visual arts

Environmental justice

Climate change

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Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Artists and performers

Activists

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Knowledge Gap Scientific research informs our understanding of how a healthy or stressed ocean functions. Science offers evidence-based insights that inform policy decisions, nature-based and technical solutions, and calls to action that drive ocean conservation. Understanding the fundamentals of ocean science empowers individuals. When people grasp the root causes of environmental issues, they are better equipped to advocate for meaningful solutions. Empowered individuals and communities, armed with scientific knowledge, are instrumental in pushing forward policy changes and sustainable practices that drive the conservation movement and safeguard our oceans for generations to come. However, science can be inherently complex, difficult to access, sometimes mistrusted, and challenging to translate across cultures and contexts. This has led to a lack of ocean science literacy amongst the general public.

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?

Impact Program

Through the Impact Program, we facilitate collaborations between researchers and artists on creative projects that elevate, amplify, and communicate ocean research and conservation initiatives. Impact projects aim to bridge common gaps in scientific understanding and accessibility by leveraging the transformative power of art and increasing ocean science literacy amongst the public.

The Impact Program provides a pathway for scientists and artists to work together to broaden the impacts of their work through the power of creative communication. Integrating research findings and concepts into artistic creations has the power to promote scientific literacy, make science relatable, memorable, and motivational, and build community around and local support for research and conservation initiatives.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Printed Oceans is PangeaSeed’s fine art print program that raises awareness and educates about pressing marine environmental issues through the lens of some of today’s most respected creative minds.

Since 2012, we have released over 350 original fine art print editions highlighting endangered marine species and threatened ocean habitats. These stunning handcrafted editions help bring important conservation stories into homes, classrooms, and workspaces worldwide, creating critical dialogue and inspiring positive action for ocean conservation.

We collaborate with a diverse, international community of artists to create original artworks addressing our Priority Ocean Challenges. A thorough briefing process provides artists with comprehensive information, allowing artists to infuse their work with a profound understanding of the urgent need for ocean conservation. Our goal is to inspire both artists and audiences to take meaningful actions to safeguard the ocean for future generations.

Population(s) Served
Activists
Academics
Activists
Academics

Under the Commissioned Program, projects are collaborative efforts between PangeaSeed and mission-aligned businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, and more. We apply our unique approach of bridging art and science to deliver impactful and purpose-driven creative program services that demonstrate our client’s commitment to ocean conservation and sustainability. Understanding the client’s vision, goals, and messaging objectives, we ensure that the final creative output aligns seamlessly with our client’s goals while maintaining our commitment to communicating ocean science and conservation priorities.

By working with us, our partners gain access to our network of over 1000 concerned global creatives, 10+ years of project management and curatorial experience, and our network of scientific advisors.

The fees generated from the Commissioned Program play a crucial role in supporting our operations and our Impact Program, contributing to our broader mission.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers
Adults
Artists and performers
Adults
Artists and performers

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 number of exhibitions

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars paid to artists

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of works in collection

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Related Program

Impact Program

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Output - describing our activities and reach

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Increasing

Number of unique website visitors

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Increasing

Number of volunteers

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Impact Program

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Increasing

Number of list subscribers

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Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Our Solution

We believe art is a powerful tool to bridge this knowldege gap. Integrating the latest scientific findings and
concepts into artistic creations has the power to:

Promote Scientific Literacy
- Make science accessible to broad audiences
- Translate complex scientific ideas into digestible visualizations or experiences

Make Science Relatable, Memorable and Motivational
- Elicit emotions and engage viewers through storytelling
- Raise awareness and inspire people to take action on critical issues
- Encourage hope and positivity about difficult realities

Build Community
- Foster trust with individuals and communities, particularly those historically marginalized
- Bring the oceans to communities without coastal access


We integrating the below three goals into our work to ensure we achieve our mission.

1. Work with diverse ocean advocates
Everyone has a stake in the health of our oceans. Whether you're a mission-aligned business, an active researcher, a conservation initiative, (non)-governmental organization, or an empowered ocean advocate - we have created pathways to join forces and work together for a bluer future.

2. Facilitate collaboration between artists and scientists
We are developing the world's first network of artists and marine scientists mutually passionate about protecting our oceans. For every single one of our arts-based projects we leverage this network to create a collaboration point, ensuring that our work is grounded in sound, data-driven, ocean science.

3. Produce impactful creative work
We deliver purpose-driven work that addresses our four Priority Ocean Challenges. Our projects scale from fine art prints, large-scale public murals, experiential installations, sculptures, youth workshops, and beyond. We are always exploring new media to give the oceans a creative voice.

We achieve our goals through three central programs:

Impact Program
We connect scientists with our community of artists to broaden the impact of ocean research and conservation initiatives through creative communications.

Commissioned Program
We deliver impactful, purpose-driven, creative services that champion ocean conservation through unique, customized experiences and products.

Printed Oceans
We collaborate with a diverse international community of renowned contemporary artists to create fine artwork print editions addressing priority ocean issues.

PangeaSeed is uniquely placed to bridge the gap between art and science:

- We’re the only organization doing this kind of work at this scale
- We have a global network of over 1000 artists who want to participate in the ocean conservation movement
- We have over ten years of experience
- We excel at working with a range of partners including researchers, brands, non-profits, foundations, schools, and advocacy organizations
- We’re bilingual: we speak marine science and art
- We are actively pursuing research partnerships to grow our network of ocean scientists
- We’re experts in producing super cool purpose-driven art
- We are ocean lovers

Our Artist Network:
Over 1,200 artists have joined our creative community representing 69 nationalities and participating in global collaboration and cultural exchange in 20 countries

Our Creations:
We have created 550 murals, transforming urban spaces worldwide, 257 limited edition print editions, and 43 short films that engage and educate audiences on our work and marine conservation issues

Engagement:
Communities have been engaged through 48 hosted events, 38 cities activated through public art installations and educational public programming, and 1,350 youth engaged through schools and extracurricular activities

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

PangeaSeed Foundation
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

7.32

Average of 6.75 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8.1

Average of 3.8 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

23%

Average of 12% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

PangeaSeed Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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PangeaSeed Foundation

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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PangeaSeed Foundation

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of PangeaSeed Foundation’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 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $54,097 $107,553 $155,727 $8,190
As % of expenses 18.3% 38.3% 23.7% 1.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $51,034 $104,753 $155,472 $7,565
As % of expenses 17.1% 36.9% 23.7% 1.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $350,170 $388,430 $812,613 $794,784
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 10.9% 109.2% -2.2%
Program services revenue 3.3% 7.7% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.5% 2.2% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 70.6% 38.9% 73.6% 72.3%
Other revenue 26.0% 52.9% 24.1% 27.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $296,073 $280,877 $656,886 $639,894
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% -5.1% 133.9% -2.6%
Personnel 29.2% 39.6% 19.5% 24.2%
Professional fees 28.2% 35.6% 44.1% 34.8%
Occupancy 4.1% 0.0% 0.6% 1.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 1.6% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 38.6% 23.1% 35.8% 39.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $299,136 $283,677 $657,141 $640,519
One month of savings $24,673 $23,406 $54,741 $53,325
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $17,852 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $4,264
Total full costs (estimated) $323,809 $307,083 $729,734 $698,108

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.9 10.3 7.0 8.1
Months of cash and investments 4.9 10.3 7.0 8.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.4 9.2 6.8 7.0
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $121,105 $242,185 $384,556 $434,382
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $13,049 $13,049 $13,049 $17,312
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 76.6% 98.0% 100.0% 79.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 10.7% 11.1% 3.5% 13.6%
Unrestricted net assets $110,870 $215,623 $371,095 $378,660
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $110,870 $215,623 $371,095 $378,660

Key data checks

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

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mr. Archie Packard

Tré Packard is an internationally renowned public art curator and award-winning environmental photographer marrying both art and activism to cultivate a new era in marine conservation. As a passionate conservationist, Tre’ has traveled throughout Asia documenting some of the most remote locations bringing to light never before documented fisheries contributing to the destruction of ocean ecosystems and the often illegal trade of threatened marine life. He is the creator of the Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans public art program which has curated over 500 environmental ocean-themed public artworks in 10 countries since 2014. In addition, Tré is a lifelong scuba diver and PADI Dive Ambassador.

Director of Operations

Akira Biondo

Akira, originally from Switzerland, is the Director of Operations at PangeaSeed and a co-founder of the Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans program (2014-2024). Her passion for the environment stems from her extensive travels across the globe and experiencing first-hand humanity’s impact on the planet. With a background in Sustainability Studies and Cultural Anthropology, she believes that protecting our home planet for future generations requires an interdisciplinary approach that includes the arts, creative problem-thinking, and the voices of all people.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

PangeaSeed Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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PangeaSeed Foundation

Board of directors
as of 06/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Alexandria Warneke

Derek Sabori

Alexandria Warneke

Michael Crawford

Daniell Washington

John Mandelman

Board leadership practices

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  • 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? No
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • 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 6/14/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/14/2024

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.