Project AWARE Foundation

Focused on scuba dive based marine conservation in the world’s oceans.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – EIN 330540475  projectaware.org

Our Mission
Project AWARE connects the passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation

Our Vision
A Return to a Clean, Healthy ocean

Our Conservation Blueprint
There are two critical focus areas for Project AWARE: Community and Policy. When both are working together, we are driving towards our mission and vision. Below is a visual representation of our organization’s blueprint.

Our Current Focus Areas
Project AWARE develops actions under our Clean Ocean and Healthy Ocean programs each year. In 2019, we will be supporting our community and advancing policies on Plastic Debris and Sharks & Rays.

See our Clean and Healthy Ocean pages for more information and support our latest campaigns. Be part of the solution. Start with making #EveryDiveaSurveyDive.

Our Impact
For over 25 years, together with our partners and global community, we responded to the threats our ocean faces and we’ve had some incredible successes:

Our Priorities
We are committed to advancing programs that:

– Address the greatest threats facing the ocean. Those threats must be grounded in sound science
– Fulfill the interests and needs of our community with both fins on and fins off
– Link community action to policy change
– Support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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PROJECT A W A R E FOUNDATION

RCHO STA MARG, CA 92688-2125 | Tax-exempt since Aug. 1994
  • EIN: 33-0540475
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Unknown / Unclassified
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2019

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2019

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Total Revenue

$856,528

Total Functional Expenses $1,060,234
Net income -$203,706
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $816,497 95.3%
Program services $0
Investment income $236 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $39,795 4.6%
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $113,589 10.7%
Professional fundraising fees $20,000 1.9%
Other salaries and wages $255,291 24.1%
Other
Total Assets $540,902
Total Liabilities $165,383
Net Assets $375,519
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
DANNA PFHAL (GLOBAL OPERATIONS DIRECTOR) $104,800
DREW RICHARDSON (PRESIDENT/CHAIRMAN) $0
KRISTIN VALETTE-WIRTH (SECRETARY/TREASURER) $0
JENNY MILLER GARMENDIA (DIRECTOR) $0
DEBORAH BROSNAN (DIRECTOR) $0
JEFF NADLER (DIRECTOR) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

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Total Revenue

$813,430

Total Functional Expenses $885,463
Net income -$72,033
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $799,380 98.3%
Program services $0
Investment income $223 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $2,375 0.3%
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $11,452 1.4%
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $100,396 11.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $245,927 27.8%
Other
Total Assets $667,132
Total Liabilities $87,907
Net Assets $579,225
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
DANNA MOORE (GLOBAL OPERATIONS DIRECTOR) $92,891
DREW RICHARDSON (PRESIDENT/CHAIRMAN) $0
KRISTIN VALETTE-WIRTH (SECRETARY/TREASURER) $0
JENNY MILLER GARMENDIA (DIRECTOR) $0
DEBORAH BROSNAN (DIRECTOR) $0
JEFF NADLER (DIRECTOR) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2017

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Total Revenue

$812,412

Total Functional Expenses $749,708
Net income $62,704
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $810,166 99.7%
Program services $2,025 0.2%
Investment income $221 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $82,982 11.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $223,458 29.8%
Other
Total Assets $739,759
Total Liabilities $88,501
Net Assets $651,258
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Drew Richardson (President) $0
Kristin Valette (Secretary/Treasurer) $0
Jenny Miller Garmendia (Director) $0
Deborah Brosnan (Director) $0
Jeff Nadler (Director) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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Total Revenue

$660,868

Total Functional Expenses $645,029
Net income $15,839
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $659,248 99.8%
Program services $1,399 0.2%
Investment income $221 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $94,265 14.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $233,296 36.2%
Other
Total Assets $671,945
Total Liabilities $83,391
Net Assets $588,554
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Drew Richardson (President) $0
Kristin Valette (Secretary/Treasurer) $0
Jenny Miller Garmendia (Director) $0
Deborah Brosnan (Director) $0
Jeff Nadler (Director) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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Total Revenue

$758,255

Total Functional Expenses $611,536
Net income $146,719
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $757,156 99.9%
Program services $878 0.1%
Investment income $221 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $114,560 18.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $192,553 31.5%
Other
Total Assets $729,207
Total Liabilities $156,492
Net Assets $572,715
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Drew Richardson (President) $0
Kristin Valette (Secretary/Treasurer) $0
Jenny Miller Garmendia (Director) $0
Deborah Brosnan (Director) $0
Jeff Nadler (Director) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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Total Revenue

$648,365

Total Functional Expenses $618,397
Net income $29,968
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $646,463 99.7%
Program services $1,681 0.3%
Investment income $221 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $104,539 16.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $222,004 35.9%
Other
Total Assets $516,444
Total Liabilities $90,448
Net Assets $425,996
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Drew Richardson (President) $0
Kristin Valette (Secretary/Treasurer) $0
Jenny Miller Garmendia (Director) $0
Deborah Brosnan (Director) $0
Jeff Nadler (Director) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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Total Revenue

$727,706

Total Functional Expenses $689,958
Net income $37,748
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $725,803 99.7%
Program services $1,676 0.2%
Investment income $227 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $78,436 11.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $262,577 38.1%
Other
Total Assets $478,265
Total Liabilities $82,237
Net Assets $396,028
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Drew Richardson (President) $0
Kristin Valette (Secretary/Treasurer) $0
Jenny Miller Garmendia (Director) $0
Deborah Brosnan (Director) $0
Roger McManus (Director) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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Total Revenue

$535,281

Total Functional Expenses $626,596
Net income -$91,315
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $531,654 99.3%
Program services $3,385 0.6%
Investment income $242 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $94,465 15.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $234,803 37.5%
Other
Total Assets $421,139
Total Liabilities $62,859
Net Assets $358,280
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

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Total Revenue

$635,139

Total Functional Expenses $695,920
Net income -$60,781
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $537,087 84.6%
Program services $97,662 15.4%
Investment income $390 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $92,392 13.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $205,854 29.6%
Other
Total Assets $510,074
Total Liabilities $60,479
Net Assets $449,595
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2006

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2005

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2005

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2004

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2004

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2003

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2003

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2002

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2002

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2001

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2001

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Last Updated: 2021-09-18 11:02
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