Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Registered Name
Gulf of Mexico Alliance
Tax ID


The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is a Regional Ocean Partnership working to sustain the resources of the Gulf of Mexico.A 501c3 non-profit organization, we are led by leadership from the five U.S. Gulf States. Our network includes federal agencies, academic organizations, businesses, and other non-profits in the region. Together, we collaborate regionally to enhance the environmental and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico.

Source: Website


Annual Budget
December 2018
4% Loss
Program Spending
Fundraising Spending
Management Spending


Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative


Because the gulf of mexico was severely impacted by the 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill, goma was asked to provide independent administrative services in connection with a ten (10) year research program to be funded by bp exploration & production, inc. (bp). The program, known as the gulf of mexico research initiative (gri or gomri), will study the impacts of the 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill on the gulf of mexico ecosystem. The controlling document of the gomri is a master research agreement which identifies the independent administrative services required of goma in connection with research grants. The administrative services are the same types of services goma provides in connection with other research activities and public funds. Bp will reimburse goma expenses estimated to be about $8 million per year for administrative services and $18 million for pass-through research grants. While the bp reimbursement is substantial, it does not impact independence and thus does not affect our classification as a public charity.

Gulf of Mexico Alliance


The goma program accomplishes the mission of the entity through subgranting funds, educating through meetings and seminars, and other means to facilitate regional education and overall well being of the gulf of mexico.


Toby Baker Chairman
Kevin Claridge Vice Chairman
Laura Bowie Executive Director / Secre
Constance Thrift Treasurer / Business Manag
Phillip Hinesley Board Member
Jamie Miller Board Member
Michael Ellis Board Member
Charles Wilson Chief Science Officer
John Kevin Shaw Project Manager
Christopher Kirby Project Manager
Source: IRS 990