Support The Ocean Cause You Love

The ocean and its ecosystems are some of the most diverse on the planet, and our community deserves to feel connected with it as much as possible. At The Ocean Foundation, we are proud to give our supporters this scope and choice when it comes to making a donation. Whether you support The Ocean Foundation’s mission as a whole, or you are excited to directly impact a cause of your choosing, we deeply appreciate your shared dedication towards the ocean.

All donations to The Ocean Foundation are fully tax-deductible to the largest extent allowed by law.

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General Contribution

When you donate, your donation will go to where they are needed most. Increase our ability to be responsive and effective in the wake of ocean disasters and threats by contributing to our general funds. Help us take research and expertise to actionable measures towards ocean conservation and restoration. All donations to TOF are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. For more information on General Contributions, please contact us.

Planned Giving

Considering a Legacy Gift for the Ocean? A legacy gift to The Ocean Foundation ensures your values are cemented in perpetuity, and that our organization will be around to fight for your beliefs and passion to protect the ocean for generations. As a community foundation, The Ocean Foundation can customize a legacy gift to align with your giving goals and priorities and the organization accepts a variety of legacy gifts, including bequests, real estate, stock certificates, bonds, CDs, money market accounts and crypto currency. This type of support ensures that the organization will be around to serve the well being of our ocean for the future generations that will depend on it. For more information on Planned Giving, please contact Kate Killerlain Morrison.

Donor Advised Funds

Recommend mission-related distributions to support the ocean causes you love. Enjoy the full benefits of tax exemption and avoid the costs of creating a private foundation. For more information on starting a Donor Advised Fund, please contact us.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your gift by participating in your organization’s Matching Gift program. Further increase our ability to be responsive and effective in the wake of ocean disaster and threats as you will build our capacity. For more information on Corporate Matching Gifts, please contact us.

Employee Giving Programs

Direct your company’s giving toward The Ocean Foundation to take full advantage of your ability to make a difference to reverse the degradation of the coasts and ocean. For more information on Employee Giving Programs, please contact us.

Gifts of Stock

When you give stock directly to The Ocean Foundation, we can receive 100% of the current value to make the ocean healthier. Selling stock and giving a donation requires paying taxes on your gain, but giving directly avoids those taxes. If you have more questions about this process, contact us.

Funder Collaboratives

Hosted funds where financial contributions are made by a number of individuals, organizations or governments and pooled together for a specific purpose.

For Wealth Advisors

We are prepared to work closely with professional advisors from the wealth management, planned giving, legal, accounting, and insurance communities, so they can best assist their clients who are interested in marine conservation and climate solutions.

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The Ocean Foundation!

We are able to advance our work and make a difference across the world because of the support and generosity of our community and their vision of a healthy, vibrant ocean. Thank you in advance for choosing The Ocean Foundation. If you have any further questions, please contact Jason Donofrio at [email protected] or (202) 318-3178.

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