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The Sanctuary Foundation advances the understanding and protection of the Monterey Bay and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuaries and other coastal and ocean resources in California. The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation (MBSF) was established in 1995 and starting in 2011, the MBSF has begun operations in southern California as the Channel Islands Sanctuary Foundation. Since inception the Sanctuary Foundation has supported many dozens of projects in education, research, and resource protection for conserving and protecting California’s extraordinary marine environment and resources. The sanctuary foundation is a shining example of the merit of collaboration between public agencies and private organizations.


Tthe Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation is a public benefit 501(C)(3) non-profit organization (IRS federal identification number 94-3225675).


What's New!

Pacific Grove Hyperberic Chamber Fund
Update: We are glad to announce that the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber is open! Please consider a donation to support the ongoing operating expenses and help ensure the Monterey Bay area continues to remain a world-class diving destination.

Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Summit Fund
Please consider a donation to contribute to the endangered leatherback sea turtle and towards the success of the Leatherback Summit.
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