Donation Requests

Thanks for your interest in a donation from Marine Science Institute.  Marine Science Institute will donate one (1) complimentary family membership good for one calendar year (12 months) on request, per calendar year, to nonprofit organizations [501(c)(3)] that directly benefit children’s education.
In order to help you better tailor your requests, please read our donation guidelines:
To whom do we give?
  • We donate to organizations that serve children ages 2-12

  • We give first priority to organizations that cater to young children, support science education and/or animal welfare

  • We primarily give to organizations that are on the San Francisco Peninsula, but we will also consider those in the Bay Area.

  • We only provide donations that will be used by families.

When writing your letter:
  • Donation requests must be made in writing either by email or mail

  • List the date of the event

  • Contact name and title

  • Contact address (business only;  personal addresses not accepted)

  • Contact phone

  • Contact e-mail

  • Your organization's 501c3 status and federal ID number

  • Describe how the funds raised will be utilized by your organization

  • Please mail your written request to:
    Marine Science Institute 
    Attn: Donations Requests 
    500 Discovery Parkway
    Redwood City, CA 94063
    or email requests to:

  • Phone calls will not be accepted

Key dates:
  • Please make requests at least two months prior to the date of your event.  Donations received within 2 months of your event will not be considered.

  • We only donate to an organization one time per fiscal year

  • Requests are processed once per month, at the end of each month


Tickets will be mailed to the organization holding the fundraiser as specified in the requested information above. Please note that due to the high volume of requests we receive, we require that you request your donation at least two months in advance of your event date and allow six weeks for processing. To save on costs of mailing and paper, Marine Science Institute asks that you do not send us a confirmation of receipt or tax letter for our donation.


Thank you and good luck!

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Redwood City, CA 94063

Tel: 650-364-2760

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Marine Science Institute is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Federal Tax ID# 94-1719649

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