Alabama Coastal Foundation Inc

Mobile, AL   |  www.joinacf.org

Mission

The mission of the Alabama Coastal Foundation is to improve and protect Alabama's coastal environment through cooperation, education, and participation.

Notes from the nonprofit

The ACF’s work has been recognized widely through several awards including the Gulf of Mexico Program’s Gulf Guardian Award, Coastal America Spirit Award, Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Award, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program Stewardship Award, Best Environmental Education Program Award through the Environmental Education Association of Alabama and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's Gulf Coast Marine Environmental Leadership Award.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Mr. Mark Berte

Main address

P.O. Box 1073

Mobile, AL 36633 USA

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EIN

58-2050101

NTEE code info

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since its inception in 1993, the Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) has worked to bring together stakeholders with differing interests to facilitate mutually beneficial solutions to Alabama's environmental challenges. ACF envisions a society where environmental decisions are based on an accurate understanding of the underlying science, the dissemination of factual information, and the engagement of government, industry and citizens to find solutions to those challenges.

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?

Cooperation

Green Coast Council
Livable Communities Coalition
Share the Beach Sea Turtle Conservation
Eco-Team
Oyster Shell Recycling Program
Alabama Coastal Bird Stewardship Program

Population(s) Served
Families

Education programs for youth K-12 and adults.
Gulf Coast Bay Buddy
Water Festivals
Coastal Kids Quiz
Estuary Corps
Coastal Alabama Service Learning
Documentaries
Continuing Education Workshops for professionals and elected officials

Population(s) Served
Families

Alabama Coastal Cleanup
Habitat Restoration and Monitoring
Sea Oat and Tree Planting
Osprey Platforms
Wood Duck Boxes
Invasive Species Removal

Population(s) Served
Families

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.

Hours of volunteer service

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

Participation

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

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

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who consider the implications of their actions on others, their community, and the environment

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

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

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

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Cooperation

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Nonprofits, state and federal governmental entities, individuals, corporations, foundations, and schools.

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.

The ACF's goals are to cooperate with government, private sector, and nonprofit organizations to lead volunteer activities for large-scale restoration efforts. The ACF also works with local school districts to ensure that educational programming is approved according to the state curriculum, while also ensuring that our programming is focused on equality and diversity.

The ACF strives to provide consistent, diverse, ongoing opportunities for citizen action in each of the three areas focused on within the mission statement: cooperation, education, and participation. The ACF cooperates with government, private sector, and nonprofit organizations to lead volunteer activities for large-scale conservation efforts such as Share the Beach Sea Turtle monitoring program.

The ACF is capable of achieving its goals through cooperation, participation and education. The ACF's work has been recognized widely through several awards including the Gulf of Mexico Program’s Gulf Guardian Award, Coastal America Spirit Award, Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Award, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program Stewardship Award, Best Environmental Education Program Award through the Environmental Education Association of Alabama and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's Gulf Coast Marine Environmental Leadership Award.

The Alabama Coastal Foundation measures its progress in all areas by the increased number of volunteers, hours, community/nonprofit/government partners, number of youth and adults educated on the importance of protecting the environment, and habits restored/protected.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Alabama Coastal Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 1/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Pam Ramos-Brown

Ramos Group

Term: 2021 - 2022

Rebecca Bryant

WATERSHED

Mark Eiland

Trustmark Bank

Pam Ramos Brown

Ramos Group

John Dindo

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Gary Ellis

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Jason Goffinet

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Bart Greer

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Neil Johnston

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Reid Loper

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Sam St. John

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Lee Walters

Goodwin Mills & Cawood

Charles Chester

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Katie Owens

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/18/2022

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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

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability