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Ways to Give

Oceanic Society has thrived for 50 years thanks to the generosity of countless supporters like you. Join the tens of thousands of people who have given in a variety of ways to help us build a more oceanic society. Here’s how.

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Make a one-time donation.

Make an impact now with a one-time donation to support our ocean conservation programs. Your donation will be used in the areas where it is needed most.

Become a member with a monthly commitment.

Set up a recurring monthly contribution to Oceanic Society of as little as $5/month and you will become a part of our growing membership community. Hassle-free monthly donations give us a predictable stream of revenue that allow Oceanic Society to plan ahead as well as respond to urgent needs. Special perks are available for gifts of $25/month and above!

Adopt or name an ocean animal.

Support our conservation efforts by adopting a whale, dolphin, or albatross. You will receive a personalized certificate that makes a great gift for your ocean-loving friends and loved ones. We even offer the ability to permanently name a humpback whale!

Shop to give.

There is more than one way to support Oceanic Society with your purchases. Every item purchased in our online store, including books, recycled sculptures from Ocean Sole, and more, provides direct support to our programs.

You can also choose Oceanic Society as your beneficiary on Amazon Smile, and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase (0.5%) to Oceanic Society at no cost to you, whenever you shop at https://smile.amazon.com. [Tip: install the Smile Always browser extension for Chrome or Firefox so that you never forget to use smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.]

Corporate matching & giving.

Many employers will match your nonprofit donations. Check with your employer about gift matching opportunities. Oceanic Society is registered with the popular corporate giving platform Benevity, Guidestar, and others.

Oceanic Society is also a member of 1% for the Planet, and regularly partners with corporations on corporate philanthropy campaigns. If you represent a company that is looking to make a philanthropic impact, please get in touch with development coordinator Rosie Jeffrey at jeffrey@oceanicsociety.org.

Leave a legacy.

Consider leaving a gift to Oceanic Society in your will or trust. This type of gift costs nothing now, but can have a powerful impact on our work. Learn more about legacy giving with Oceanic Society here.

Host a fundraiser online or in your community.

There are lots of ways to fundraise in support of Oceanic Society and help share our mission. Facebook users can easily start a fundraiser online at https://www.facebook.com/fund/OceanicSociety/, a great way to celebrate a birthday, event, or milestone. And there are lots of ways to host a fundraiser in your community, including “penny wars,” bake sales, marathons, and more. Get in touch for more ideas!

Travel with us.

Help save the oceans while enjoying the trip of a lifetime. All of our San Francisco whale watch cruises and international expeditions help to support ocean conservation in a variety of ways. Browse our expeditions and learn more about our California whale watching trips.


Oceanic Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with headquarters in Ross, CA, USA (EIN: 94-3105570). Donations to Oceanic Society are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.