Corporate

The Ocean Foundation and Absolut Vodka began a corporate partnership in 2008 as part of Absolut’s Global Cooling™ campaign. The multi-year green marketing campaign encouraged consumers to reduce effects of global warming and register to give one dollar of every bottle purchased to an eco charity.  The proceeds were directed to restore seagrass beds around major metropolitan coastal areas. This partnership restored more than 4,000 square feet of damaged seagrass located at Knight’s Key Bank in the NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Alaskan Brewing Co. (ABC) is dedicated to crafting really good beer, and really good philanthropy. ABC began a corporate partnership with The Ocean Foundation in 2007 to create the Coastal CODE Fund. ABC committed 1% of all proceeds from the sale of Alaskan IPA and $5 from the sales of its One Beer t-shirt to support the cleanup and preservation of the Pacific Ocean and its coastlines.

From 2006 to 2010, our consultation led to the creation of the St. Kitts Foundation, a fund within The Ocean Foundation that dedicated 1% of gross sales from the South Peninsula Resort back into the community. On March 31, 2008, we completed our 18-month Phase One contract to design, create, and prepare the St. Kitts Foundation for full operations. This included the finalization of the formation of our St. Kitts Foundation as a charitable foundation under the law of the Federation.

Columbia’s focus on outdoor conservation and education make them a leading innovator in outdoor apparel. This corporate partnership began in 2008, with a contribution to TOF’s SeaGrass Grow Campaign, planting and restoring seagrass in Florida. For the past 6 years, Columbia has provided high quality in-kind gear that our projects rely on to perform field work critical to ocean conservation.

The Ocean Foundation works with SeaWeb and Diversified Communications to offset the estimated carbon emissions of their Annual SeaWeb Sustainable Seafood Summit core activities through the SeaGrass Grow project.  During the  2013, 2015 and 2016 summits, attendees are offered the opportunity to offset their carbon emissions incurred through travel to the summit.

Economist Events chose The Ocean Foundation as the official offset provider for their 3rd Annual World Oceans Summit in 2015. Through The Ocean Foundation's SeaGrass Grow project, Economist Events offered attendees of the summit to use the innovative Blue Carbon methodology to naturally offset their greenhouse gas emissions of their travel associated with the event.

Fragrant Jewels is a California based bath bomb and candle company, and the flagship brand of Gravity Brands. They partnered with The Ocean Foundation on an Earth Day bath bomb in 2017 donating eight percent of their net sales to our 71% initiative. 

IGZU is launching the first ever bottled bamboo leaf tea, a healthy beverage made from sustainable ingredients. The partnership between IGZU and The Ocean Foundation began in 2015, prior to the brand's launch. IGZU is now ready for production and will donate a percentage of their sales to The Ocean Foundation. Their brand's representation for the exuberance [IGZU=ig-ˈzü-b(ə-)rən(t)s] for life goes hand in hand with the passion we all feel for the ocean.

The International Sea Turtle Society (ISTS) selected The Ocean Foundation’s SeaGrass Grow project as the offset partner for it's 32nd, 33rd and 35th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. ISTS used the innovative Blue Carbon methodology to naturally offset our emissions from participant travel and accommodations as well as energy use during meeting sessions and events through seagrass restoration and protection.

The Ocean Foundation partnered with jetBlue Airways in 2013 to focus on the long-term health of the Caribbean's oceans and beaches. This corporate partnership sought to determine the economic value of clean beaches to strengthen protection of destinations and ecosystems upon which travel and tourism depend. TOF provided expertise in environmental data collection while jetBlue provided their proprietary industry data. jetBlue named the concept “EcoEarnings: A Shore Thing” after their belief that business could be positively tied to shorelines.

The Ocean Foundation worked with Kerzner International in the design and creation of the Kerzner Marine Foundation, its grantmaking strategy and procedures, and in hiring their first CEO. The Blue Project, part of the Kerzner Marine Foundation, has provided over $1 million in grants to support marine science in the Bahamas.

The Ocean Foundation created a Resort Partnership Lasting Legacy Model, designing and consulting for the philanthropy arms of the sustainable resort developments in Loreto Bay, Mexico. Our resort partnership model provides a turn-key meaningful and measurable Community Relations platform for resorts. This public-private partnership provides a lasting environmental legacy for the local community for future generations.  

North Coast Brewing Co. partnered with The Ocean Foundation to establish the North Coast Brewing Marine Mammal Fund, supported by the sale of their Stellar IPA beer and merchandise. Proceeds from those sales go to The Marine Mammal Center based in Sausalito, the Noyo Center for Marine Science in Fort Bragg, and the Marine Mammal Research Unit at The University of British Columbia. The Stellar IPA and 12 other year-round beers by North Coast have been certified Non-GMO, making North Coast Brewing Co. the second brewery in the US to achieve this certification. 

In 2014, Numi became a founding member of TOF’s Field Research Partnership Program, providing high quality tea products to projects completing critical conservation work. Numi celebrates the planet through their thoughtful choices of organic tea, eco-responsible packaging, offsetting carbon emissions, and minimizing supply chain waste.

In June 2015, Papa’s Pilar announced a partnership that would make Papa Hemingway proud. In a grassroots effort to make “Papa” proud, the award-winning artisan-crafted rum, and The Ocean Foundation partnered in their efforts to protect and restore oceans and coastal environments around the world. A partnership with The Ocean Foundation is a perfect fit for Papa’s Pilar, given its dedication to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments, and Hemingway’s commitment to conservation.

In 2011 The Ocean Foundation (TOF) helped launch the Rockefeller Ocean Strategy, which seeks to identify profitable investment opportunities that restore and support the health and sustainability of the world’s oceans. In this effort, Rockefeller & Co. has collaborated with The Ocean Foundation to gain specialized insight and research on marine trends, risks and opportunities, as well as analysis of coastal and ocean conservation initiatives.

SaltWater Brewing Company knows how critical healthy seagrass meadows are to prime fishing habitat and other recreational activities. They have partnered with The Ocean Foundation to donate a portion of sales of their Sea Cow Stout during promotional activities to the restoration and protection of seagrass in Florida.

 

Stern Fishing is a veteran owned company committed to providing the highest quality products that enhance your outdoor experience while maintaining a steadfast commitment to our fragile ecosystem. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Stern Fishing products are donated to SeaGrass Grow.

 

Sustainable Restaurant Group is the world's first restaurant company to understand its carbon footprint down to the individual menu item. In 2017, we partnered with Sustainable Restaurant Group to offset their carbon footprint with our SeaGrass Grow program. 

The Poké Company offers, "Sushi in a Bowl" to patrons in Palm Beach, Florida. They dedicate a portion of all their Saturday sales to The Ocean Foundation and are working with TOF towards offering the most sustainable seafood options possible in their restaurants. 

The Ocean Foundation had the distinct opportunity to work with the Sailors of the Sea and the Volvo Ocean Race to offset carbon emission of the activities related to the USA stopover in Newport, Rhode Island in 2015 with the Seagrass Grow project.