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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 Blue Parks are marine protected areas around the globe that all meet science-based standards for management. Your support is vital to expanding this network, and will ensure a more resilient future for both marine and human communities. Write to Angela Nardo-Morgan to sponsor one!

Change for Change 

Applications like GiveTide, 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 it to give to us directly. If you'd like more information or guidance, please contact Joan Montgomery.

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.

Shop and Give

Amazon is giving us something to smile about. Make “Marine Conservation Biology Institute” your non-profit of choice and Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of every purchase to our work! You can give while shopping elsewhere, too: use Giving Assistant to get great deals while supporting our work.

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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.

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 400
Seattle, WA  98103-9090

Or contact our Director of Development, Angela Nardo-Morgan, at Angela.Morgan@marine-conservation.org.

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 info@marine-conservation.org with any questions.

MCI 2017 IRS From 990 Public Disclosure

MCI 2018 Audited Financial Statements

Marine Conservation Institute Donor Privacy Policy

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Photo: Danielle Macinnes