Ways to Give - Oceana

Ways to Give

There are so many ways you can join the fight to protect the world’s oceans!

Will You Join Us?

Oceana has protected nearly 4 million square miles of ocean. But we have so much more to do, and we can’t do it without your support! Here are some ways you can help save the oceans.

Dedicate your birthday or other special occasion to the oceans! You’ll be able to create a personalized fundraising page that you can send to your friends and family to support your efforts. Create your page →

Join The Tide, Oceana's monthly giving community. Monthly support is the best way you can help protect the oceans and marine life because it provides Oceana with consistent resources where they are needed most. Learn more →

Why Oceana?

Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. We run strategic campaigns that deliver measurable outcomes to protect and restore the abundance of the world’s oceans. To date, we have won more than 275 policy victories and protected nearly 4 million square miles of ocean.

For every dollar of expenses, approximately 80 cents were spent directly on programs. Oceana has a Four-Star Charity rating from Charity Navigator. To learn more, visit our Financials.

Honor a loved one by making a donation to help the oceans in their memory. Make a memorial donation →

Ask your wedding guests to donate to Oceana in lieu of gifts or make a donation in their name in lieu of favors. We’ll provide you with the tools you need to make it as easy as possible! Here’s how →

Take an income tax deduction for the full market value and avoid capital gains taxes. Make a gift of appreciated stock →

DAFs are giving accounts that allow donors to make a donation, receive an immediate tax deduction, and make grants to a charity over time. Learn more →

Would you like to make a donation to Oceana on behalf of a company, school, or other group? Donate the funds online and you’ll have the option of receiving a certificate for your efforts. Donate now →

Ensure the ocean’s abundance will continue for generations to come by designating Oceana as a beneficiary in your will, trust, life insurance policy, or other legacy plan. Learn More →

Looking for a unique gift for an ocean lover for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or other special occasion? You’ll be able to send your recipient an eCard notifying them of the donation you made on their behalf. Donate now →

Our online store sells Oceana-branded merchandise such as T-shirts and tote bags, and all purchases benefit Oceana’s campaigns to protect the oceans! Shop now →

Did you have a bake sale, lemonade stand, 5K race, or other fundraising effort to help save the oceans? You can donate the funds you raised online, receive a certificate, and send us your photos! Here’s how →

Visit our online store to see all the ocean animals you can symbolically adopt, either for yourself or as a gift for someone else. You’ll receive an adoption certificate and eco-friendly plush with your purchase. Adopt an animal →

When you start a Facebook fundraiser, it’s easy to share, invite, and thank your friends and family for donating. Start now →

See if your employer participates in payroll contributions or matching gift programs that make giving easy! Learn more →

Prefer to donate offline? Download our printable donation form or give us a call to make your contribution. Learn more →

Donors can log in to update their personal information, print copies of receipts, or change credit card information on our Wavemaker Portal. Log in →

Did You Know?

You can manage your monthly donation, get a copy of your receipts, and edit your personal information — all online!

Visit our Wavemaker Portal at oceana.org/wavemaker to manage your Oceana account.

If your company shares our values of protecting the oceans and you are are interested in a potential partnership, please reach out to us. Contact us →

If you are interested in sponsoring one of our events or would like to talk to someone about organizing a new event that benefits Oceana, please reach out to us. Learn more →

Other Ways You Can Help

Take Action Now

Support policy change for the oceans

Decision-makers need to hear from ocean lovers like you. Make your voice heard!

Become a Wavemaker

Subscribe to our email list

Wavemakers power everything we do. Here's how you can get involved.

Volunteer with Us

Get involved locally

We'll put you in touch with your state field representative.

Follow Us on Social

Share your love for the oceans

Follow us on social media to keep up with the latest ocean news and how you can help.

Need Help?

Contact us any time at wavemaker@oceana.org or call 202.996.7174. We’ll be happy to help and we thank you for your support!

You can also log in to your account online by visiting oceana.org/wavemaker.