Giving Opportunities


Summer Solstice with The Ranch at Laguna Beach
June 21st, 5-8pm

Celebrate summer solstice with us at The Ranch at Laguna Beach on June 21st! 

A whimsical night under the trees at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, featuring a menu created by Executive Chef, Charles Imbelli.

5pm-8pm Reception & dinner

Tickets $150 per person, limited amount available. Proceeds support the Ocean Institute’s Outdoor Education programs. 

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Our Adopt-A-Class program enables underserved students from Title I schools across California, to visit the Ocean Institute for hands-on STEM education. The Adopt-A-Class program is crucial to give these students the opportunity to take their learning beyond the classroom. The program is truly life chaging for these students, as many have never seen the ocean, or been on a boat before.

Together, we can make a difference!

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Annual Fund

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You have entrusted us with ocean education in this region for the past 40 years, we have created more than 60 educational programs and engage over 250,000 visitors annually.  We need your support to help shape the next 40 years. 

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Planned Gifts

Planned gifts are an effective way to make a contribution to the Ocean Institute while maximizing your personal financial goals and estate planning needs. There are a number of planned giving opportunities to meet your various needs.

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Sand Dollar Guild

The Sand Dollar Guild is a fund raising organization benefiting the Ocean Institute.  For over 25 years this guild has provided major support to numerous programs and facilities at the Ocean Institute. 

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LegaSea Society

Give the gift of education for years to come. Outright gifts to the endowment and planned gifts qualify you as a member of this donor society. 

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Matching Gifts

Double or even triple your personal gift simply by completing a form at your company.

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Ocean Institute Financials

Audited financial statement 2015:Download PDF

Ocean Institute 2015 Form 990: Download PDF

Audited financial statement for 2014: Download PDF

Ocean Institute 2014 Form 990: Download PDF