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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Our focus is the ocean. And our community is every one of us who depends on it.
The ocean transcends all geographic boundaries, is responsible for producing at least every second breath we take, and covers 71% of the earth’s surface. For over 20 years, 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.
We have launched our own initiatives to fill gaps in conservation work and build lasting relationships. These core initiatives provide leading contributions to the global ocean conservation dialogue on the topics of ocean acidification, ocean literacy, blue carbon, and plastic pollution.
Announcing the 2023 Boyd Lyon Scholar
This year’s 2023 Boyd Lyon Sea Turtle Fund’s winner was Robert Gammariello.