Give a Gift to the Oceans
Oceans are the Earth’s largest life support system. They are essential to our lives and livelihoods, but they are in serious trouble. We believe that saving our oceans is one of the most pressing issues of our time and that the best way to do this is to protect the diversity of life in them. At Marine Conservation Institute, we are dedicated to securing permanent, strong protection for the oceans’ most important places.
This holiday season, all donations over $15.00 will be acknowledged with a special ocean-themed notice and thank you card sent to the individual the gift was made in honor of. Think your special someone would enjoy knowing what project their gift will be helping? Please note which program you would like to support in our recognition box option and we will let your gift recipient know the difference they are making in that specific program. Our programs that need your support are: coral conservation, sustainable seafood, marine protected areas, protecting the endangered Stellar sea lion, high seas conservation and ocean acidification.
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), a strategic, science-based approach to save ocean life as human impacts and demands on our oceans increase. GLORES will accelerate the creation of a global network of strongly protected marine areas with the goal that 20% of every region in the ocean will be 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 create a better future for marine life and humankind.
Join Ocean Guardians!
Ocean Guardians are a special community of individual donors dedicated to saving healthy, living oceans. With annual gifts of $1,000 or more, members of Ocean Guardians provide essential support for our science and advocacy work to protect wild ocean places, for us and future generations. In appreciation for their leadership support, Ocean Guardians receive special benefits and recognition. Become a leader in the fight to save ocean life – join Ocean Guardians today!
If you sign up during this holiday season, will receive a copy of Marine Ecoregions of North America -a visual and narrative journey across the marine ecosystems of the continent complied by a distinguished group of specialists, including our very own Dr. Lance Morgan. Filled with inspiring and stunning images of sea life, Marine Ecoregions is an account of an environment that knows no borders and is an unprecedented effort to promote a better understanding of our oceans.
SeaStar Monthly Giving Program
Make a sustained investment to protect living oceans by joining our monthly giving program. As a SeaStar, you become part of a dedicated group helping us protect special places in the ocean. Monthly gifts are simple, easy to set up and provide a reliable source of support that allows us to focus on the work ahead. Become a SeaStar today!
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.
If you prefer to make your gift by mail, please make your check payable to Marine Conservation Institute and send to:
Or contact our Director of Development, Carolina Dratva, at 650.520.7080 or Caro.Dratva@marine-conservation.org.
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.
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 smile.amazon.com, 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.
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