Community Foundation Services

Because the ocean needs all of our passion and resources.

The Ocean Foundation is the gathering place for marine conservation donors and conservation entrepreneurs to advance global ocean solutions. We turn your talents and ideas into sustainable solutions that promote healthy ocean ecosystems and benefit the communities that depend on them. As a member of The Ocean Foundation community, you will be heard, supported, included, and equipped to accomplish what you want to see happen for our coasts and ocean. We have what you need to increase your impact and bring your dreams for the ocean to life.

For more information about what it means to be a community foundation, click here.

Here’s What we do:

Raise Every Dollar We Spend

Every individual can do something positive for the ocean. Learn more about the options you have at The Ocean Foundation to direct your giving.

our services for donors

  • General Contributions
  • Planned Giving
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Corporate Matching Gifts
  • Employee Giving Programs
  • Gifts of Stock
  • Funder Collaboratives

Sponsor and Host Projects and Funds

By eliminating your burden of the legal and financial responsibilities of maintaining an independent nonprofit, we enable small groups and individuals to focus on their passion and conduct work in an effective and results-oriented way that maximizes the impact.

Our Services for Implementers

  • Fiscal Sponsorship
  • Hosted Projects
  • Pre-Approved Grant Relationships
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Partner With Corporations

Whether your business wants to support The Ocean Foundation directly, or you are looking to pursue a related project, we work with companies striving to help the ocean.

Our services for Businesses

  • Research & Consulting
  • Committee Advised Funds
  • Field Partnerships
  • Cause Marketing
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Make Grants

We practice “engaged, active philanthropy” to work with grantees as collaborative partners to improve effectiveness. We do not just give away money; we also serve as a resource, giving direction, focus, strategy, research and other advice and services as appropriate.

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