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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, is responsible for producing at least every second breath we take, and covers 71% of the earth’s surface. 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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Check out the most recent updates from our Blue Resilience Initiative, including our work in Jobos Bay and Cuba.
Our newest IOAI newsletter features updates from our GOA-ON in a Box kit recipients, our landmark collaboration with DFO Canada, our time in Lima, and more.
We conducted a community needs assessment to reveal opportunities to support marine educators.
The Ocean Foundation and The Boyd Lyon Sea Turtle Fund seek applicants for the Boyd N. Lyon Scholarship, for the year 2023.