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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 30% of every region in the ocean will be protected by 2030.  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. 

Take a moment to learn more about GLORES by watching this wonderful video

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


For donations of $1,000 or more, you will become an Ocean Guardian.


Oceans provide oxygen for every second breath we take. Help us create the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES) to protect the living, breathing lungs of our planet by creating your own personal fundraiser page today! You'll be a part of the growing team working to safeguard strong protection for marine life!

Other Ways to Give

Double your donation amount by connecting with your company’s Employer Matching Gift ProgramIf 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. 

Planned Estate Gifts- Preserving the world's oceans has been Marine Conservation Institute's work since 1996. Ensure the continuation of our work by making a planned gift to us; its a simple and flexible way to meet your own estate and financial goals while providing an ongoing commitment to MCI's work of saving our oceans for us and future generations. Your gifts go directly to support scientific research and conservation programs.

Looking for a gift for an upcoming birthday, wedding or anniversary? For donations over $25 or more, we will send an ocean-themed e-card to your loved one on your behalf within 24 hours of your donation. Specify recognition and order here.

Donate online with confidence through your Capital One No Hassle Giving Site. Network for Good disburses your donation and Capital One covers the transaction fees.

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a donor-advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to Marine Conservation Institute, directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).

Give via a Donor-Advised Fund » is giving us something to smile about. When you make any purchase through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of every eligible purchase will be donated to “Marine Conservation Biology Institute” as the non-profit of your choice!

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

If you are a business you can support Marine Conservation Institute by becoming a member of 1% for the Planet, a global movement of companies donating at least 1% of their annual net revenues to environmental organizations worldwide.

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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 +1 650.520.7080 or