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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.  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. 

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!

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!  

Dedicated Gifts

Make a dedicated gift of $20 or more to someone you love and we'll be sure to send them an e-card on your behalf. Ideal for birthdays, wedding registry, employee matching programs, anniversaries and dedicated messages. Give a gift to your oceans, and your loved ones 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. 

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 our Director of Development, Carolina Dratva, at 650.520.7080 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.


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