What do you
want to do

for the ocean?

As the only community foundation for the ocean, we’re dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world.

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Our focus is the ocean. And our community is every one of us who depends upon her.

The ocean transcends all geographic boundaries, and is responsible for producing at least every second breath we take. The ocean covers 71% of the planet. For nearly 20 years now, we’ve strived to bridge a philanthropy gap – which has historically given the ocean only 7% of environmental grantmaking, and ultimately, less than 1% of all philanthropy – to support the communities that need this funding for marine science and conservation the most. We were founded to help change this less than favorable ratio.

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To date, 74.4 million dollars have been funded for the ocean.

17.3 million dollars have been spent towards conserving habitats. 

18.3 million dollars have been spent towards building capacity. 

22.7 million dollars have been spent protecting species.

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82% of donations go towards program services.

10% of donations go towards infrastructure and administration.

8% of donations go towards new ideas.


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