Sea Research Foundation Earns Top Charity Navigator Rating

Oct 26, 2011, 15:48 ET from Sea Research Foundation

MYSTIC, Conn., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sea Research Foundation, parent of Mystic Aquarium, The JASON Project and renowned oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard's Institute for Exploration, has been named one of America's exceptional charities by Charity Navigator, a nonprofit organization that analyzes the financial and managerial health of charities nationwide.

The four-star rating means that Sea Research "exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause," according to Charity Navigator, whose mission is to help people give to charity with confidence that their donation will be used effectively.

"We are extremely gratified at this wonderful recognition from Charity Navigator," said Sea Research President & CEO Dr. Stephen M. Coan. "We have worked diligently to put Sea Research Foundation in a position to sustain and grow its important missions of education, exploration, research and stewardship of the seas. Donors can be certain that their gift to Sea Research is used efficiently and responsibly in our operations, and with the highest standard of accountability."

See Charity Navigator's report on Sea Research Foundation at

Based in Mystic, Connecticut, Sea Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that operates Mystic Aquarium, Institute for Exploration and, in partnership with National Geographic Society, The JASON Project and its Immersion Learning program. The mission of Sea Research is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and exploration.


Erin Merz

Sea Research Foundation

860.572.5955 ext. 338

SOURCE Sea Research Foundation