PLATINUM2024

Beach Junki Inc

Our mission is to raise public awareness of the need to keep the beach clean and safe for nesting sea turtles. Our goal is to inspire others to keep the beach clean, dark, and flat during nesting season - pick up litter, turn off lights, fill in holes, and knock down sandcastles.

Fernandina Beach, FL   |  http://www.beachjunki.org
GuideStar Charity Check

Beach Junki Inc

EIN: 83-4421357


Mission

Our mission is to promote clean beaches and protect sea turtles by raising awareness of the need to keep the beach clean, dark and flat.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder & Director

Amy Beach

Main address

1417 Sadler Rd #343

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA

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EIN

83-4421357

Subject area info

Arts and culture

Environment

Community organizing

Population served info

Families

Retired people

Students

Activists

NTEE code info

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We want to expand our beach clean ups to other nearby counties and events. We hope to install our Washed Up Project at Peters Point in 2024. Our goal is to purchase a reliable used van to transport our tools and supplies to other events.

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?

Sea Turtle & Trash Talk Outreach Program

Our founder, Amy Beach, started the Sea Turtle & Trash Talk outreach program to let audiences know that plastics and other marine debris are polluting our beaches and creating an unsafe environment for nesting sea turtles. To give audiences an idea of the different types of trash that wash up on the beach, Amy puts samples of marine debris on display. The audience also gets a chance to see "treasures" such as sharks' teeth that were found on the beach.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Sea Turtle License Plate Program 2022

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 volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Sea Turtle & Trash Talk Outreach Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Hours are documented from our daily beach cleanups. We have 3 volunteers that cleanup a section of beach 7 days a week. We also add the hours from our community beach cleanup events.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our dedicated volunteers that have joined us to help keep the beach clean. We had over 50 volunteers help out with our Earth Day Turtle Fest.

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.

We are dedicated to reducing plastic and trash pollution on our beaches. To achieve this, we have installed informative posters at the entrances to local beaches to encourage beach goers to take their trash away and to leave only their footprints. Our aim is to extend our information program by installing posters on the beaches in neighboring counties.

* Organize community Beach cleanups
* Create ocean-themed art pieces by using marine debris as construction materials
* Work with local schools and students who want to create artistic pieces from marine debris
* Perform outreach programs at local festivals
* Perform speaking engagements throughout the community

We have a website that shows our annual schedule of events. We announce upcoming beach cleanups, outreach programs, festivals we will be attending, and speaking engagements. We encourage groups and organizations to complete a form on the website to request more information or contact us if they want to participate in any of these events.

Each morning, our volunteers pick up trash that was left behind by beach goers, and trash that washed up in the morning tide. We have installed educational signs and ocean-themed art pieces on the beaches throughout the community to inform the public about protecting nesting sea turtles. Our next step is to extend our information program by installing posters on beaches in neighboring counties.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify if our sea turtles' signs are making a differnece by reaching visitors

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

    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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

Beach Junki Inc

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Beach Junki Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $4,444
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $4,444
Expenses
Program Services $2,500
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $2,500

Beach Junki Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $1
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $1
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $1

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder & Director

Amy Beach

Amy Beach founded Beach Junki organization after witnessing the harmful levels of plastic and other debris that were washing up on the beach. Knowing that pollution creates an unsafe environment for nesting sea turtles, Amy has been cleaning the beaches since 2012. Amy can be seen riding her bike on the beach daily as she searches for marine debris that washes up with the morning tide.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Beach Junki Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Amy Beach

Beach Junki Inc

Term: 2020 -

Amy Beach

Director

Carol Guiney

Member

Sandra Baker-Hinton

Member

Melody Conrad

Member

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/4/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/04/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.