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Oceans are the Earth’s largest life support system.  They are essential to our lives and livelihoods, but they are in serious trouble.  At Marine Conservation Institute, we are dedicated to securing permanent, strong protection for the oceans’ most important places. 

We use the latest science to identify important marine ecosystems, advocate for responsible management and secure their lasting protection.  Our priority is the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES), an initiative to incentivize and accelerate the creation of a strategic, science-based global network of strongly protected marine areas.  Its ambitious goal is for at least 20% of every critical region in the ocean to be strongly protected by 2030.

Your support makes possible everything we do.  Whether you contribute $10, $100 or $1,000, your gift makes a difference. 

We envision a future where marine life not only survives – but thrives – in oceans that are abundant, diverse and resilient.  Bountiful oceans need champions with the courage to fight and the expertise to succeed.  Join us and, together, we will ensure a future for marine life.

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Whether it’s conducting cutting-edge research to identify the most vulnerable areas in the ocean, tirelessly advocating for their protection or engaging local communities to save the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, your donation makes it possible!


Monthly Giving

Monthly gifts are simple, easy to set up and provide an important and reliable source of support that allows us to focus on the work ahead.  Please consider becoming a monthly donor! 

Employer Matching Gift Program

If you work for an employer with a matching gift program, you may be able to increase your gift by 100% or more!  Some companies even match gifts from retired employees and employees’ spouses.  Matching gift forms and details are available through your company’s HR office. 

Donate Offline

If you prefer to make your gift by mail, please make your check payable to Marine Conservation Institute and send to:

Marine Conservation Institute
4010 Stone Way N, Suite 210
Seattle, WA  98103

Or contact Leah Hausman, Development Officer, at 206.686.3038 or

We also gladly accept donations through Donor Advised Funds, gifts of stock and other securities. If you are interested in including Marine Conservation Institute in your will, or if you’d like to talk with someone about trusts or annuities that will benefit you, your family and our oceans, please contact our development office for more information.

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Other Ways to Give


When you make a purchase through AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of every eligible purchase to Marine Conservation Institute.  Just go to, select “Marine Conservation Biology Institute” as the nonprofit of your choice and start shopping!  It’s the same Amazon with the same service, products and prices.  But now, the more you shop, the more you’ll help protect wild ocean places.  


Marine Conservation Institute is approved to receive grants through the 1% for the Planet program.