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“My grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, would have applauded Marine Conservation Institute’s unique focus on protecting the world’s best ocean places.”

Philippe Cousteau, co-founder of EarthEcho International

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Your gift today makes it possible for Marine Conservation Institute to protect the ocean forever.

All the Ways to Give

Give Monthly

Your sustained support—at any giving level—protects the health and vitality of our oceans.

Become an Ocean Guardian

For donations of $1,000 or more, you will become an Ocean Guardian, part of our special team of supporters dedicated to advancing Marine Conservation Institute's mission of saving the ocean's wild places.

Memorial & Commemorative Gifts

Your gift in honor or memory of a loved one helps advance ocean conservation and create a secure future for generations to come.

Corporate Sponsorship 

Support from your business helps Marine Conservation Institute protect the beauty and health of marine communities locally and globally. Your sponsorship makes all the difference!

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Sponsor a Blue Park

Our global Blue Parks network of marine protected areas that exceed science-based standards for management need your vital support to expand and ensure a more resilient future for both marine and human communities. Write to Angela Nardo-Morgan to sponsor one!

Change for Change 

Applications like RoundUp, and ChangeUp for Charity make it easy to round up your spare change for charitable giving. Designate Marine Conservation Institute as your chosen recipient and watch your impact multiply!

Donor Advised Funds 

A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine tax benefits with support for your favorite causes. If you have a DAF, you can use DAF-DIrect to recommend a donation to Marine Conservation Institute. If you'd like more information or guidance, please contact Joan Montgomery or call 206-686-6367.

Donate Crypto

Donate Bitcoin, Ethereum, or any other cryptocurrency on Coinbase to Marine Conservation Institute.  Crypto donations are processed by and cash proceeds are donated to Marine Conservation Institute on your behalf.

Celebrate with a Special Campaign

Dozens of ocean-lovers like you are dedicating birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings and other special occasions to support Marine Conservation Institute. Create a personal campaign page, and engage your whole community in raising funds for our blue planet.

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Shop and Give

Make “Marine Conservation Institute” your non-profit of choice while using CouponBirds Seedling Project to get great deals on the brands you love...all while supporting our work.  You save money on purchases AND raise funds for your favorite charity; how cool is that?

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Matching Gift Program

If your employer has a matching gift program, you may be able to double your donation! Matching details are available through your company’s HR office.

1% for the Planet

Become part of a diverse and powerful global giving network! Marine Conservation Institute is approved to receive grants through the 1% for the Planet program. Whether you're a business or an individual, you can commit to giving 1% of your profits or salary to our organization, and join the fight to save our wild ocean places.

Planned Giving

Your estate gift leaves a lasting legacy by protecting our ocean’s beauty and biodiversity forever.

Donate via PayPal

If you prefer to donate via PayPal rather than our standard Network for Good donation processing platform, we've got you covered.


Donate via Check

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

Marine Conservation Institute
1914 N 34th Street, Suite 409
Seattle, WA  98103-9090

Donating by mail bypasses fees and ensures every cent

supports Marine Conservation Institute’s mission!


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

Marine Conservation Institute
1914 N 34th Street, Suite 409
Seattle, WA  98103-9090

Or contact our Director of Development, Angela Nardo-Morgan, at

Financial Transparency and Accountability

Marine Conservation Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has received the highest rating from GuideStar. We value transparency and accountability, and we want you and every member of the public to know as much as possible about how carefully and effectively we manage our donations.

Our current financial documents are available below. Please email with any questions.


2022 IRS Form 990 Public Disclosure

2022 Audited Financial Statements


Marine Conservation Institute Donor Privacy Policy

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Photo: Danielle Macinnes