Help us with our mission to improve and protect the life of all marine mammals, humans, and our shared oceans by becoming an NMMF donor today.

Your gift to the National Marine Mammal Foundation promotes cutting-edge research that protects wild dolphins, whales, and other marine mammals, supports our bold conservation work to save critically endangered species, makes it possible for our organization to collaborate with scientists around the globe, and helps us evaluate human impacts and other environmental changes on marine mammals and encourage young students to pursue an education and career in science. Please support the education, conservation and research efforts of the NMMF today.

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Learn more about our projects in need of funding.

Operation GRACE

Your Donation will help the NMMF to leverage our team’s veterinary and conservation medicine expertise and aim to apply our unique veterinary perspective to holistic conservation programs targeted at protecting threatened and endangered marine mammals, their ecosystems, and the human communities that depend on them.

Marine Mammal Rescue

Your contribution will support our marine mammal rescue efforts on the Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf Coast. Our team relies on donations to rapidly respond when marine mammals need us most.

Dr. Sam Ridgway Fund

The Ridgway Fund will help carry on Sam’s life’s work, with a special focus on innovations in marine mammal science, medicine, and conservation.

Dr. Jeanette Fuller Ridgway Scientific Writing Fund

Contributions will allow the Dr. Jeanette Fuller Ridgway Scientific Writing Fund to support the ongoing development of literature that shares NMMF’s work with the scientific community and general public for years to come.

Community Engagement

The goal of NMMF’s Community Engagement program is to engage students through outreach events, spark their interest in STEM fields, and inspire them to care about marine mammals and our oceans. We are grateful that the initiative serves to honor our friend Jim Rohr, carry on his vision for NMMF outreach, and embolden what he started. With your generosity, we will continue our efforts to instill a sense of care and spark innovative thinking in our youth.

Vaquita Conservation

Your contribution will directly support VaquitaCPR’s Project Esperanza, aimed at gathering critical data on vaquitas to inform critical conservation and protection efforts. Currently being led by Museo de la Ballena, Project Esperanza involves four aims: photo identification, acoustic monitoring, sustainable development, and gillnet removal.

CGP Fund

In honor of our dear friend and colleague, Coll Perske, we have established the Coll Gordon Perske Memorial Fund for Marine Mammals. Your donation will directly support the CGP Fund’s efforts to improve the lives of marine mammals, with a focus on California sea lions, through scientific research, education, and promotion of ocean stewardship.

Stan Kuczaj Memorial Fund

On 14 April 2016, the scientific community lost Dr. Stan Kuczaj. For the past 20 years, Stan directed the Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Lab at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he inspired students and conducted novel dolphin cognition research. In honor of Stan’s memory, your gift to the Kuczaj Memorial Fund will support students and researchers who wish to examine questions involving animal cognition, behavior, and development.