Make a Donation
Donate...It Makes a Big Difference!
Your investment in Marine Science Institute helps educate more than 60,000 people of all ages each year in marine science and environment stewardship through our School Programs, Family Events, Marine Science Camps, and Coastal Clean-Up Days.
A Tribute Gift is a great way to recognize a special person or family. For each individual Tribute Gift of $25 or more, we will promptly send a beautiful, personalized tribute card to you, or to the person or family you indicate, to notify them of your thoughtful donation.
A bequest is one of the most common types of planned gift. You can specify your bequest to Marine Science Institute as a particular dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, the residue of your estate or a specific asset such as real estate or securities.
Are you interested in making a charitable gift that may yield double tax benefits and additional savings? If so, a gift of appreciated stock may be the right option for you.
A gift of stock may provide more benefits than a cash gift.
Special Event Opportunities
Become an Earth Day Sponsor
Our biggest public event of the year is celebrated globally every April. Join our event by supporting the education you love best. Become an Earth Day on the Bay sponsor.
Your investment of over $1000 provides either
A 4-hour Discovery Voyage aboard our marine science research vessel on the San Francisco Bay, including for 2 full classrooms of students from low-income schools.
A Wonders of Watersheds program, a special three-field trip experience focused on watersheds and water quality for an entire class.
Your investment of $1000 provides either
A Canoes in Sloughs program for a middle school class.
A Biomimicry Discovery Voyage aboard the R/V Robert G. Brownlee for an entire class from a low-income school.
Your investment of $500 provides either
A week of camp for an elementary school student from a low-income family.
A Shoreside program at MSI for 45 students.
An advanced Ocean Lab program at MSI for a 30 students.
Four classroom visits with fascinating fishes, invertebrates or sharks
An exploration of the tidepools in Half Moon Bay or the marsh and beach at Pescadero State Beach for 45 students.
Your investment of $250 provides
Food for our entire aquarium for 10 months.
Your investment of $100 provides
Food for our hungry baby Leopard sharks for 5 months.
*This link will direct you to our donation platform, away from our webpage
For more information on donating to MSI, please email Melanie@sfbaymsi.org.
Irene Wong, Director
The David and Lucille Packard Foundation
"It is so inspiring and such a wonderful example of the work you do to educate the next generation of marine stewards!"