Sea To Shore Alliance
4411 Bee Ridge Rd. # 490
Sarasota FL 34233
Mission
Through research, education and conservation, Sea to Shore Alliance works to protect threatened marine species such as sea turtles, manatees and right whales, and to improve the health and productivity of coastal environments for the benefit of people and marine life. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Dr. James A. Powell
Board Chair James White Esq.
Board Chair Affiliation No affiliation
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Supported Organization
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2008
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes May 2015
State Registration 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $985,000.00
Projected Expenses $945,000.00
Impact Statement
Major Accomplishments: 
 
We have reduced the impact of human caused deaths to manatees in various ways such as successful rehabilitation and release of injured manatees back into the wild, monitoring manatees through satellite tracking whose warm water sanctuaries were altered to determine if they find alternative sanctuaries. We help organize manatee rescues and relocations, and provide scientific data to authorities to implement conservation actions where manatees are threatened. 
 
We have reduced the likelihood of injuries or deaths to the highly endangered right whale due to ship strikes by alerting the Coast Guard who issue a warning to mariners. We have provided aerial support for the disentanglement of whales wrapped in fishing gear that may prove lethal or debilitating. 
 
We have increased public awareness and education about the plight of right whales though organizing the annual Right Whale Festival in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, as well as producing a guide to whales and their protected areas for ship captains.
 
In Belize, by partnering with others, we have reduced the number of manatees being killed by posting slow boat speed signs, retrieving and analyzing scars from killed manatees and tagging individual manatees to determine where they may be most at risk from boat traffic. 
 
Together with the University of Havana, we have reduced manatee deaths from hunting in Cuba through public education, increasing marine protected areas and research on manatee distribution, threats and movements.
 
In Africa, we have trained local biologists and conservationists to develop conservation strategies and protected areas to reduce hunting of manatees and aquatic turtles. 
 
Sea turtle deaths due to human disturbance and lighting are being reduced by increasing stewardship of beaches and identification of beach lighting "hot spots" by our statewide educational and community outreach efforts, which target both local residents and coastal visitors. 
 
2014 Goals: 
 
 This year we hope to strengthen our efforts to expand awareness by the public through education initiatives that right whales, with roughly 500 remaining, can be found off Florida's coast and what we can do to better protect them. Our activities will focus on increasing the outreach, size, and the organization of the Right Whale Festival, aerial monitoring of reproduction and distribution, and alerting ship traffic to the presence of whales nearby.
 
We will expand and strengthen our efforts to reduce human related impacts to sea turtles through our continued analysis of beach lighting on Florida coasts that distract and disorient hatchling sea turtles. For the 2014 nesting season, with the aid of a grant through the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, we plan to conduct additional coastal aerial surveys at night so as to record light levels and relative position and use data collected to determine problem areas or "hot spots" along Florida's coasts.
 
 As a young organization with strong programs and experienced staff, we will focus on institutional development and increasing general revenue to match our current level of program funding, and will implement an intern program for the 2014/2015 fiscal year to promote interest and involvement in marine biology and conservation. We also intend to develop and expand our volunteer program to target high school and college students, with the goal of guiding and facilitating experiences in both the field and lab for these young scientists.
Needs Statement
  • Pickup truck-- used or new-- to trailer boats for field work: $15,000 used.
  • Satellite tag to monitor the well-being of released, rehabilitated manatees: $5,000
  • Volunteer with with marketing and social media experience.
  • 16-22' boat with trailer for tracking manatees
  • Fund Belize manatee research staff position for 1/2 year: $10,000
  • New or Used laptop for field and office use
Background Statement
Sea to Shore Alliance is a Sarasota-based 501(c)(3) founded in 2008 by world-renowned manatee expert Dr. James “Buddy” Powell. We work to protect and conserve our world’s fragile coastal ecosystems and the endangered species that call them home. Our project areas are broad but they all focus on one of three key species: manatees, sea turtles and right whales. Our research specialties range from satellite tagging and tracking of rehabilitated manatees to teaching coastal residents simple activities that protect nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings to broad scale assessment of critical marine habitats. Sea to Shore Alliance combines the technical expertise of trained ecologists and biologists with the passion and enthusiasm of citizen volunteers to educate the public, protect endangered species, and conserve our coastal environments.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
Internationally
FL- Sarasota
AL
FL
GA
National
SC
State Wide
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type Environment
Tertiary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Keywords
animals, wildlife, environment, marine, conservation
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Growing up along the coast of West Central Florida instilled in me a life-long fascination with the ocean.  I am fascinated with the life that calls it home as well as the ocean’s remarkable resilience to outside pressures.  However, over my relatively short lifetime I have witnessed many examples of the limits of that resilience.  Seeing a tangible decline in the health of this ecosystem has led to my belief that it is incumbent upon those of us who use and enjoy the marine environment to do what we can to help protect it for future generations. 

It was this belief which lead to my initial interest in Sea to Shore Alliance (“S2S”).  However, it is the outstanding people and programs of the organization which has kept me engaged now for almost four years.  Since its founding in 2008, S2S has quickly made a name for itself in the world of marine conservation.  It is widely viewed by those in the industry as an unbiased source of scientific data and expertise in dealing with multiple endangered marine and aquatic species like manatees, sea turtles and northern right whales.  S2S works closely with some of the most prominent names in the field of environmental science and its list of accomplishments is ever-growing. 

S2S has consciously kept its profile small to retain the agility of a leaner organization and our administrative expense ratio bears witness to the efficiency of the organization.  However, despite great success with raising program specific funds we must still raise the unrestricted funds necessary to pay for the administrative costs which are largely unfunded by our traditional sources.  While we are working hard to improve our record for raising unrestricted funds, this remains our greatest challenge and is further exacerbated by the geographic diversity of our board of directors.      

Sincerely,
Jimmy White 
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
When I was about 5 or 6 years old, my father and I were fishing very early one morning in the clear, spring-fed headwaters of Crystal River on the west coast of Florida. We were sitting there very quietly when a slight movement and swirl on the surface of the water caught my father's attention. He told me to stay still and then to slowly look over the side of the boat. What I saw has stuck with me for nearly 50 years. Below our boat was a monster of gigantic proportions, its ghostly gray shape slowly and silently gliding through the cathedrals of waterweeds. My father had no need to tell me to be quiet, I'm not sure I was breathing. He told me it was a "sea cow" or manatee and that he had seen only a few in his life.
 
Since that day, these unique and mysterious creatures have held a tremendous fascination for me.  Learning about their biology and working for their conservation has been my life's work and I have traveled to some of the most remote places on Earth to further this work.
 
With a dedicated group of supporters and scientists, I started Sea to Shore Alliance to protect our world's coastal ecosystems and the endangered species that call them home. We do this not only for the benefit of the animals and their at-risk habitats but also the people who depend on those coastal resources for their livelihoods and recreation.
 
Each of our projects incorporates public outreach to bring our scientists together with local stakeholders to shape conservation initiatives, protections, and policies to protect the welfare, interests, and survival of all.
 
I hope you will take a few minutes to learn more about what we do and how you can help. 
 
Sincerely,  
Dr. James "Buddy" Powell
Programs
Description Sea to Shore Alliance is a member of the Manatee Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP), a unique group of private, non-governmental, and governmental agencies that pool resources to rehabilitate manatees and release them back into the wild. Each year many manatees are injured or become sick and must be rescued and treated at critical care facilities such as SeaWorld Orlando, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, or Miami Seaquarium. Exposure to red tide, cold stress, and disease are all natural problems that can affect manatees. Man-made threats include boat strikes, crushing by flood gates or locks, and entanglement in or ingestion of fishing gear. Once a rehabilitated manatee is medically cleared to be released, Sea to Shore Alliance is responsible for tracking and monitoring it in the wild. By doing so, we help to ensure their well-being and the information we collect is used to improve protocols and pre-release training of manatees to improve their chances of survival in the wild. You can follow the movements and stay updated on the progress of the MRP released manatees by visiting Wildtracks.org.
Budget $163,070
Category Environment, General/Other Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Short-term success of the program is determined by an increase in the numbers of "successful" manatee releases (manatees that readapt to the wild and do not need to be returned to rehabilitation following release), decrease in tag loss, and a decrease in the number of "interventions" of rehabilitated and released manatees (relocation of animals, return to rehabilitation).
Long Term Success Post-release monitoring enables scientists and wildlife managers to track manatee locations and monitor behavior and health conditions following release. It also provides information needed to determine whether the manatee is adjusting to the wild. Monitoring also provides valuable information for planning future releases, improves the chances of each rehabilitated manatee’s survival, and allows researchers and managers to determine certain groups of rehabilitated manatees which no longer need to be monitored due to their ability to adapt quickly once released. Long-term program success is measured by the implementation of improved rehabilitation methods based on data gathered by Sea to Shore Alliance after manatees are released into the wild.
Program Success Monitoring 1. Evaluate and summarize time and cause for interventions to determine when monitoring efforts could be reduced or eliminated
2. Summarize and identify when tag loss rate is highest to give an idea when increased field efforts may be needed for retagging efforts
3. Evaluate if health assessments or behavioral observations initiated
intervention efforts
4. Determine components of behavioral monitoring and/or travel patterns which might indicate success or failure
5. Provide suggestions based on data results for reductions in monitoring efforts while considering the costs/benefits for animal success
Program Success Examples C.C. was rescued as an orphaned calf in 2006 from the Caloosahatchee River. He was released in March 2009 at Crystal River. After a few months he was returned to captivity. With some recuperation and a little more training, he was released again in 2010 but after a health check that summer we again brought him back. He was released again in 2011 and in April 2012, it was determined that he has adapted successfully to the wild and Sea to Shore Alliance removed his tracking equipment. 
Description
In 1997, Dr. James "Buddy" Powell, Bob Bonde of USGS and Nicole Auil of the Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority who is now an Associate Scientist at Sea to Shore Alliance, began the Belize manatee conservation project. Belize has the highest known density of Antillean manatees, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, in the world. Unfortunately, because of rapidly increasing coastal development, human related manatee deaths are rising quickly. Poaching, once the major threat to manatees in Belize, has been replaced by boat kills and destruction of habitat as the major concerns for the survival of the species. Sea to Shore Alliance scientists and collaborators provide the data, expertise and scientific exchange that are used by the Belize government to establish sanctuaries, speed zones, and other actions that help ensure the survival of manatees in this remarkable country.
 

In Cuba, Sea to Shore Alliance works in partnership with Enterprise for Fauna and Flora, Cuba’s agency responsible for manatee protection, and the University of Havana. Our Cuban work is authorized through a special license from the U.S. Treasury Department. Dr. Powell has worked in Cuba for more than 10 years to establish baseline population numbers for manatees, institute and implement protections (poaching is still a major threat to manatees in Cuba), and determine the degree of genetic exchange with Florida and the Caribbean. In 2007, a manatee with a calf in Cuba was positively identified as one first documented by Dr. Powell in Florida’s Crystal River in 1978.

 
 
Budget $142,600
Category Environment, General/Other Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Short-term success of this program is determined by a reduction or elimination of manatee poaching, implementation of boat speed zones, implementation of marine protected areas, enforcement of existing manatee and habitat protections, and increased awareness of manatees and their importance to the economies of Cuba and Belize.
Long Term Success Long-term success of this program is determined by policy and behavioral changes towards manatees and their habitats in Cuba and Belize.
Program Success Monitoring
Sea to Shore Alliance conducts surveys with boaters, residents, and fishermen in coastal communities of Belize and Cuba; anecdotal evidence from these surveys gives us insight into behavioral changes in local areas.  
Increase in prosecution for violations of existing manatee and habitat protection laws.
Decrease in manatee deaths from boat strikes, entanglement, and poaching.
Increase in ecotourism-based businesses.
 
Program Success Examples
Implemented speed zones and installed no-wake zone signage in the waters off Belize City.
Decreased poaching incidents in Belize to nearly zero.
Poaching incident in Belize in 2010 was prosecuted; first time anyone has been prosecuted for killing a manatee in Belize.
 
Description
Most of Florida’s sandy beaches and near shore environments provide critical habitat for sea turtles. Unfortunately, rapid coastal development, combined with a lack of awareness about the fragile nature of nesting sites and sea turtles, threaten the future of Florida’s marine turtles. As the number of residents and visitors continues to grow, it is imperative that coastal communities are instilled with a strong sense of stewardship over these priceless creatures and their habitat.

The Neighbors Ensuring Sea Turtle Survival (NESTS) program promotes the protection of sea turtles and their nesting beaches by teaching and encouraging community stewardship; NESTS encourages coastal residents to engage in simple activities that benefit nesting sea turtles, the nests themselves, and hatchlings. NESTS frequently attends large wildlife and outdoor festivals, gives presentations at private functions, and gives talks and presentations to various schools as their main method of outreach to the public.

Budget $26,000
Category Environment, General/Other Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Short-term success for the program include increased numbers of NESTS participants, an increased number of participants reaching the highest NESTS certification level, and an increase in outreach by NESTS staff.
Long Term Success Long-term success of NESTS will be quantified through a decrease in artificial lighting on sea turtle nesting beaches, an increase in native beach vegetation, increased community awareness of sea turtle nesting issues, and an increase in sea turtle nests on targeted beaches.
Program Success Monitoring In 2012, we will begin measuring night lighting on target nesting beaches using a hand-held light meter.
Program Success Examples
Notes from NESTS Facebook page:
Another 22 people joined NESTS at the Melbourne Beach Founders Day. CONGRATS to you all!! Many have already become NESTS partners and Guardians!
Thanks to all the new NESTS members, Partners, and Guardians who registered for the program this past week at both the Brevard County Sea Oat Sale, as well as the Barrier Island Sea Turtle Stewardship Workshop. Great Job!!
William West of Boca Raton has now completed ALL of the sea turtle friendly activities in the NESTS Program. Way to go William!!!
We're thrilled to announce that we now have several new NESTS Guardians and Champions in Brevard County and in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. Congratulations to Tiarra by the Sea for being a NESTS Champion!
 
 
 
 
Description Florida’s natural springs provide vital habitat for endangered species including the Florida manatee. Springs are also an essential recreational, economic, and natural resource for Florida’s residents and visitors. A balance between preserving the natural resource and allowing different degrees of recreational use must be maintained. Florida’s springs need protection to ensure they continue to provide the resources on which we all depend.

The health of springs is a key issue in Florida and Sea to Shore Alliance has a solid reputation for research related to this issue. We are collecting environmental data at three secondary springs: Deleon Spring, Salt Spring, and Silver Glen Spring, located along the middle portion of the St. Johns River in Florida. We continue to seek funding to allow us to build on our baseline data for a long-term project resulting in better protections for and potential restoration of Florida’s springs.

Budget $128,000
Category Environment, General/Other Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Decreased invasive vegetation, human-use parameters established.
Long Term Success Increase in native vegetation, decrease or elimination of invasive, non-native vegetation, decrease in algal mats, improved water quality, increased spring flow, increased use by native species, decrease in human-use perturbations.
Program Success Monitoring Program will be monitored through data collection: vegetation percentages (both native and invasive); changes in water quality, changes in spring flow, increase/decrease in native animals using habitat.
Program Success Examples This project is in the early phases; we are currently gathering baseline data and have no successes to report at this time.
Description
Manatees are continuing their slow population increase thanks to conservation actions. However, over the past few years manatees have suffered a major setback with large number of deaths due to cold, red tide and unknown agents in the Indian River. Our multifaceted Florida Manatee Conservation Program aims to reduce the impact of these and other types of threats through better scientific knowledge, habitat protection and direct interventions. 
 
We conduct aerial surveys to identify important habitat for manatees, assessing population growth and reproduction and where there may be manatee/boat conflicts. We are monitoring manatees at power plants where they are attracted to warm water to survive cold temperatures. Many of the plants are undergoing modifications and those sources of warm water have been altered or shut off except for the coldest periods. Manatees showing signs of cold stress are then rescued. We are satellite tagging manatees to see where they go to find shelter when their primary sources of warm water are no longer available. As well, we photo-document individual manatees for identification to add to the state's catalog and population modeling. These and our other activities are extremely important to conservation efforts to ensure that manatee population does not begin to decline.
Budget $225,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Marine Animals Preservation & Protection
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served US Females Males
Short Term Success Manatee deaths will not increase above annual averages. Reproductive rates will be maintained at current levels. Important habitat, particularly warm water sanctuaries will be protected and maintained. We will obtain a better understanding of the factors affecting red tide and other natural phenomena that cause illness and deaths in manatees and what preventative measures can be taken. 
Long Term Success Endangered manatee population in Florida will recover and they will not become extinct in Florida in the next 100 years.
Program Success Monitoring Surveys are conducted annual to monitor manatee populations, carcasses are recovered to determine mortality rates and causes of deaths.  Environments are sampled to assess occurrence of noxious agents and contaminants. 
Program Success Examples We have identified previously unknown warm water sanctuaries, we've been able to ascertain where manatees go and where there may be need for more protection when artificial sources of warm water disappear that provided sanctuary. We have initiated rescues of cold stressed manatees at power plants we monitor. Data we collect is being used by agencies to monitor population trends and assess protective measures and the need for new ones.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization We created Sea to Shore Alliance to fulfill three primary objectives: better protect endangered aquatic species using science, better awareness and training conservationists, we maintain focus on our mission by limiting the need for infrastructure and we achieve our mission as cost effectively by minimizing administrative burden as much as possible. We are a small, nimble and lean organization with a dedicated, trained staff. The results of our work and efforts are having an impact. Sea2Shore is quickly becoming recognized as a respected, objective and valuable resource for wildlife managers, educators, stakeholders and agencies involved with protecting our coastal species. 
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Dr. James A. Powell
CEO Term Start June 2008
CEO/Executive Director Email jpowell@sea2shore.org
Experience For more than 40 years, Dr. James A. Powell has worked to conserve manatees and other endangered species in Florida and around the world. His efforts have resulted in coastal protected areas in Florida, West Africa, Central America, and now Cuba. His approach integrates science and education to unlock solutions to conservation issues. Dr. Powell holds a bachelor of science from the University of Florida, a master’s of marine affairs from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Cambridge.

A native of Crystal River, Florida, Dr. Powell worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as a biologist and manatee specialist in the 1970s. In 1986, he moved to West Africa where he studied manatees and forest elephants for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and was pivotal in establishing several coastal protected areas. He and his wife, Maureen, moved to Belize in the 1990s where they managed WCS’s Glover’s Reef Marine Research Station. They then returned to Florida where Dr. Powell administered Florida’s research program on marine mammals and sea turtles for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. In 2001, he became Vice President for Aquatic Programs at Wildlife Trust. In 2008, Dr. Powell founded Sea to Shore Alliance, a Florida-based 501(c)(3) that works to protect and conserve our world’s fragile coastal ecosystems and the endangered species that call them home.

Dr. Powell was the recipient of the prestigious Pew Award in Marine Conservation in 2000, has been featured on “Champions of the Wild” and National Geographic’s “Wild Chronicles” documentaries, and has been honored with numerous awards and certificates. Dr. Powell has authored two books - Manatees: Natural History & Conservation, published by Voyageur Press, and National Audubon Society’s Guide to Marine Mammals of the World - as well as scientific publications and popular articles. He is currently working on a manatee book for Johns Hopkins Press, to be released in the coming year.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Lucy Keith Diagne MScResearch Scientist
Monica Ross MScBehavioral Ecologist
Cynthia Taylor Associate Research Scientist
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 11
Staff Retention Rate % 80
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 2
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
Sea to Shore Alliance collaborates with many organizations both in the U.S. and abroad. As a member of Florida's Manatee Rehabilitation Partnership, we work collaboratively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, the Miami Seaquarium, the South Florida Museum, the Columbus Zoo, the Cincinnati Zoo and Aquarium, and Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park.
In Belize, we work in partnership with the Coastal Zone Management & Authority Institute. 
In Cuba, we work with the University of Havana's Center for Marine Investigations and the Cuban Enterprise for Flora and Fauna.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years N/A
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Comments
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair James White Esq.
Company Affiliation No affiliation
Board Term Apr 2013 to June 2017
Board Chair Email jwhite@sea2shore.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Archie Carr IIIWildlife Conservation Society
Rob Daly 5AM Solutions
Colin Devine Citigroup
Dr. Stephanie Lantry Animal Medicine Clinic in Sarasota
Steven Niemczyk Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Steven Schaefer Esq.Retired
Brian Skerry National Geographic Magazine
Paige St. John Los Angeles Times
James White Esq.professional freelance photographer
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 2
Unspecified
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 0
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 78
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 83
Constituency Includes Client Representation
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Nominating
Finance
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization
Sea to Shore Alliance prides itself in being a mission-focused organization composed of passionate, experienced staff and volunteers, with low administrative costs. As a science based group, we have achieved tremendous recognition within the scientific community and government agencies as a valuable resource.  We've been told many times that there is a perception that Sea to Shore Alliance is a much larger organization that we are, which we believe is a reflection on the impact and scale of our work. However, since we focus so intently on our mission and keep our profile low, our broad  public awareness about the work we do and who we are is lacking. Our aim is to become more visible in the public eye and reach out to those who share our goal of protecting threatened marine species and their coastal habitats. We are soliciting the help from organizations like the Sarasota Community Foundation and others to achieve this goal.
 
Buddy Powell
Executive Director 
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2013
Fiscal Year Ends 2014
Projected Revenue $985,000.00
Projected Expenses $945,000.00
Endowment Value
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years?
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201220112010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$19,000$5,000
Federal$0--$0
State$0--$0
Local$0--$0
Unspecified$0$19,000$5,000
Individual Contributions$302,552$90,175$334,678
$0$0$0
$924,855$396,090$269,522
Investment Income, Net of Losses$146$2,891$493
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$14,477$23,954$233
Revenue In-Kind$0$26,000$0
Other$560$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$1,222,894$494,981$379,887
Administration Expense$139,823$189,087$75,157
Fundraising Expense$1,471$24,466$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.910.751.34
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%70%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%18%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$326,485$126,572$226,413
Current Assets$283,877$68,663$209,209
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$408,207$86,797$8,215
Total Net Assets($81,722)$39,775$218,198
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201220112010
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountRight Whale Conservation $495,336Earned Income $396,090Contributions, gifts, grants $334,678
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $302,552Individuals, Foundations & Corporations $90,175Program service revenue $269,522
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountManatee Rehabilitation $108,000Government $19,000Government grants - Local $5,000
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $100,001 - $125,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.700.7925.47
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
As a new and growing organization we have faced a number of financial challenges. For the first two years of our operations, we kept our expenses less than our revenue. Between 2011 and 2013 our expenses exceeded our income as we invested in finding new funding opportunities, as illustrated in the large increase in revenue. During this time we were working with our accounting firm, at a cost, to greatly strengthen our financial processes and controls. Having made those operational investments, we are realizing those benefits and by the end of FY 2014 we will return to a positive margin. 
 
Dr. Buddy Powell
Executive Director 
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial figures taken from IRS Form 990.  Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990.  Organization received 501(c)(3) in July 2008, so financials are only available for two years.
Nonprofit Sea To Shore Alliance
Address 4411 Bee Ridge Rd. # 490
Sarasota, FL 34233
Primary Phone 941 587-4510

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