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Surfrider Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/07/2015: Surfrider Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 04/16/2015: SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

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San Clemente, CA

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Basic Organization Information

Surfrider Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/07/2015: Surfrider Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 04/16/2015: SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

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Physical Address: San Clemente, CA 92674 6010
EIN: 95-3941826
Web URL: www.surfrider.org 
Blog URL: www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog 
NTEE Category: C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C32 Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C20 Pollution Abatement and Control Services
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C30 Natural Resource Conservation and Protection
Year Founded: 1984 
Ruling Year: 1990 
Top Funders: Grants - $1,953,621
Membership - $1,255,043
Major Gift Donations - $1,102,017


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Mission Statement

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains more than 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $6,835,726
Total Expenses $6,584,159

Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

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Leadership

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Jim Moriarty

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Jim Moriarty, CEO, is an avid surfer, entrepreneur and innovator. Moriarty has more than 15 years management experience in corporate start-ups, specializing in e-learning, e-commerce, infrastructure software, and business-to-business ventures. He lives with his wife and two children in Solana Beach, CA, where he is also active leading and mentoring high school students on surfing and home-building trips to the Baja Peninsula. He brings to the position a wealth of international, fundraising and team-building experience that translate to leading the Surfrider Foundation. Jim holds a B.S. in Information Systems from The Ohio State University, and has had speaking engagements in the US, Europe, Australia and Latin America. His home break is Cardiff Reef.

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Yes
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Yes
Ethics & Transparency ?
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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements within the past year?
Yes
Board Composition ?
Why does this matter? The best boards are composed of individuals who bring a variety of skills, perspectives, backgrounds, and resources to tackle the complex and strategic challenges confronting their organizations. BoardSource recommends that boards commit to diversity and inclusion by establishing written policies and practices, which include strategic and intentional recruitment of diverse board members, continual commitment to inclusivity, and equal access to board leadership opportunities.

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Yes
Board Performance ?
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Yes

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Programs

Program: Environmental Protection (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$5,622,382
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Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

A variety of programs are developed at the National level then distributed to the chapters for local implementation. These programs include: (1) Respect the Beach, an environmental educational program; (2) Blue Water Task Force, a water quality testing and monitoring program; and (3) Beachscape, a coastal mapping program utilizing Geographic Information Systems.

Program Long-Term Success:

Conducted over 7,000 individual ocean water quality tests across the country and organized community coastal clean-up events at over 450 U.S. beaches.

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