Partnerships

The Ocean Foundation is proud to be a part of the 1% for the Planet network, which connects businesses and nonprofits for a better world.  If you own a business, consider joining 1% for the Planet, naming The Ocean Foundation as your beneficiary.  Everyone wins!  

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The Ocean Foundation and Absolut Vodka began a corporate partnership in 2008 as part of Absolut’s Global Cooling™ campaign. The multi-year green marketing campaign encouraged consumers to reduce effects of global warming and register to give one dollar of every bottle purchased to an eco charity.  The proceeds were directed to restore seagrass beds around major metropolitan coastal areas. This partnership 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 dedicated to crafting really good beer, and really good philanthropy. ABC began a corporate partnership with The Ocean Foundation in 2007 to create the Coastal CODE Fund. 1% of all proceeds from their Alaskan IPA provide grants that promote the health of the Pacific Ocean, its coasts, and the waterways that lead to it. The Fund is made up of ABC employees who meet four times a year to review incoming grant proposals. Together, we have generated over $146,000 in grants.

From 2006 to 2010, our consultation led to the creation of the St. Kitts Foundation, a fund within The Ocean Foundation that dedicated 1% of gross sales from the South Peninsula Resort back into the community. On March 31, 2008, we completed our 18-month Phase One contract to design, create, and prepare the St. Kitts Foundation for full operations. This included the finalization of the formation of our St. Kitts Foundation as a charitable foundation under the law of the Federation.

Columbia’s focus on outdoor conservation and education make them a leading innovator in outdoor apparel. This corporate partnership began in 2008, with a contribution to TOF’s SeaGrass Grow Campaign, planting and restoring seagrass in Florida. For the past 6 years, Columbia has provided high quality in-kind gear that our projects rely on to perform field work critical to ocean conservation.

The Ocean Foundation works with SeaWeb and Diversified Communications to offset the estimated carbon emissions of their Annual SeaWeb Sustainable Seafood Summit core activities through the SeaGrass Grow project.  During the  2013, 2015 and 2016 summits, attendees are offered the opportunity to offset their carbon emissions incurred through travel to the summit.

Economist Events chose The Ocean Foundation as the official offset provider for their 3rd Annual World Oceans Summit in 2015. Through The Ocean Foundation's SeaGrass Grow project, Economist Events offered attendees of the summit to use the innovative Blue Carbon methodology to naturally offset their greenhouse gas emissions of their travel associated with the event.

IGZU is launching the first ever bottled bamboo leaf tea, a healthy beverage made from sustainable ingredients. The partnership between IGZU and The Ocean Foundation began in 2015, prior to the brand's launch. IGZU is now ready for production and will donate a percentage of their sales to The Ocean Foundation. Their brand's representation for the exuberance [IGZU=ig-ˈzü-b(ə-)rən(t)s] for life goes hand in hand with the passion we all feel for the ocean.

The International Sea Turtle Society (ISTS) selected The Ocean Foundation’s SeaGrass Grow project as the offset partner for it's 32nd, 33rd and 35th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. ISTS used the innovative Blue Carbon methodology to naturally offset our emissions from participant travel and accommodations as well as energy use during meeting sessions and events through seagrass restoration and protection.

A foundation partnership was formed in 2010 to create the ISSF Sea Turtle Fund. This fund supports grassroots, science-based sea turtle conservation programs and emphasizes the critical need for social change for the recovery of a species. Together, we have raised over $306,000 to support protection of critical nesting sites for endangered Western Pacific Leatherbacks, recovery of foraging and nesting populations of the critically endangered Eastern Pacific Hawksbill, and reduce bycatch of turtles in Peru.

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