2020 - an unusual year because of COVID-19 pandemic.
2019 - a more "typical" REEF year for programs
You Can Trust REEF
REEF has a proven track record of achieving our mission in a fiscally responsible way and this means your donation goes directly toward making a difference for our ocean. REEF’s focus is to develop strong programming to engage and inspire the public through citizen science, education, and partnering with the scientific community to achieve a healthier ocean.
Because of this commitment to our mission, REEF has been recognized as a Top-Rated Non-profit by GreatNonprofits and with a Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar. REEF is also recognized by Charity Navigator and is an approved nonprofit partner in the1% for the Planet network.
Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence
As a charitable nonprofit, REEF follows best practices reflecting accountability and transparency, prudent fiduciary oversight, legal, ethical, and responsible fundraising, and effective governance, as outlined by the National Council of Nonprofits. This includes policies that cover conflicts of interest, accounting activities, Board giving and governance, financial reporting and transparency, and demonstrating REEF's outcomes and effectiveness.
Indirect Cost Limitations
REEF occasionally provides funding through partners, including academic institutions, government agencies, and NGOs, to accomplish aspects of our work. In order to maximize resources, the indirect cost rates for funding cannot exceed 10% for US academic institutions and 15% for NGOs and other institutions. The requirements and activities of each project will be considered when determining direct and indirect costs.