How can you help? If you recognize the value of investing resources in strategic ocean solutions or want a platform for your corporate community to participate in, we can work together on strategic ocean solutions. Our partnerships take many forms: from cash and in-kind donations to cause-related marketing campaigns. Our fiscally sponsored projects also work with partners on many different levels. Please visit the hosted projects page to learn more. These cooperative efforts are helping to restore and protect our ocean.

In 2008 Absolut and The Ocean Foundation teamed up to restore seagrass beds in coastal areas around major metropolitan areas. As part of the Absolut Global Cooling™ campaign, Absolut made a donation that restored more than 4,000 square feet of damaged seagrass located at Knight’s Key Bank in the NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.


Alaskan Brewing Co. (ABC) is not only dedicated to crafting really good beer, but also really good philanthropy. As part of a company-wide commitment to environmental stewardship, ABC partnered with The Ocean Foundation in 2007 to create the Coastal CODE Fund, providing grants for activities that promote the health of the Pacific Ocean, its coasts, and the waterways that lead to it through the donation of 1% of all proceeds from Alaskan IPA.

From 2006 to 2010, The Ocean Foundation worked with the St. Kitt’s government, St. Kitts community representatives, and Auberge Resorts to implement long-term sustainable development, community-based conservation, and sound management of the island’s natural resources.

The philanthropic focus at Columbia Sportswear is outdoor education and conservation. They support organizations who share their passion for the great outdoors, believing that outdoor education and conservation ensure everyone will be able to enjoy the outdoors for generations to come. Since 2009 Columbia Sportswear has been proud to outfit The Ocean Foundation (TOF) staff, project managers and employees with in-kind gear needed to perform field research critical to ocean conservation.

The Ocean Foundation (TOF) and the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) are mutually committed to the preservation and conservation of all sea turtle species. A core value of ISSF is to collaborate and support existing solutions that have been proven to work, which is why the organization joined together with TOF to form the ISSF Sea Turtle Fund. ISSF trusts TOF’s expertise to handle all of their sea turtle conservation and research grantmaking via an independent scientific panel of advisors.

To quantify the value of conservation in terms of a product offering (as opposed to ecosystem service value) in order to spur a new line of thinking and measurement in the private-public conservation about the value of an ecosystem. 

The Ocean Foundation worked with Kerzner International in the design and creation of the Kerzner Marine Foundation, its grantmaking strategy and procedures, and in hiring their first CEO. The Blue Project, part of the Kerzner Marine Foundation, continues to provide grants to support marine science in the Bahamas.


The Ocean Foundation created a Resort Partnership Lasting Legacy Model, designing and consulting for the philanthropy arms of the sustainable resort developments in Loreto Bay, Mexico. Our resort partnership model provides a turn-key meaningful and measurable Community Relations platform for resorts. This public-private partnership provides a lasting environmental legacy for the local community for future generations.  

The Ocean Foundation (TOF) served on the Environmental Program Advisory Group for the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation to design and develop its environment grantmaking program.


The Ocean Foundation (TOF) and the Pacific Life Foundation are mutually committed to the preservation and conservation of the highly endangered humpback whale in North America. Pacific Life sports the humpback whale as its logo, the focus of their advertising campaign, and have instilled a whale theme throughout their corporate headquarters.