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.

The Ocean Foundation partnered with jetBlue Airways in 2013 to focus on the long-term health of the Caribbean's oceans and beaches. This corporate partnership sought to determine the economic value of clean beaches to strengthen protection of destinations and ecosystems upon which travel and tourism depend. TOF provided expertise in environmental data collection while jetBlue provided their proprietary industry data. jetBlue named the concept “EcoEarnings: A Shore Thing” after their belief that business could be positively tied to shorelines.

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, has provided over $1 million in grants to support marine science in the Bahamas.

Lauren Buckley is a painter and multimedia artist. She is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her art to The Ocean Foundation. You can find Lauren's art here on her website.

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.  

Luke's Lobster has partnered with The Ocean Foundation to establish the Luke's Lobster Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to support their long-term commitment to the coastal communities where their seafood comes from, and waterways around the cities that are home to their 30+ locations around the U.S. The Fund's mission is to keep waterways healthy and to strengthen economic opportunities for the fishing communities in Maine and Canada where their sustainably caught lobster is sourced.

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.


Metal Marvels has dedicated a 5% portion of the proceeds from the sale of their "I am giving" bracelet sales to The Ocean Foundation's 71% initiative. 

North Coast Brewing Co. partnered with The Ocean Foundation to establish the North Coast Brewing Marine Mammal Fund, supported by the sale of their Stellar IPA beer and merchandise. Proceeds from those sales go to The Marine Mammal Center based in Sausalito, the Noyo Center for Marine Science in Fort Bragg, and the Marine Mammal Research Unit at The University of British Columbia. The Stellar IPA and 12 other year-round beers by North Coast have been certified Non-GMO, making North Coast Brewing Co. the second brewery in the US to achieve this certification.