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Ways to Give

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The Giving Wave 
Donate to the FCOLC Monthly

The Giving Wave is the FCOLC's monthly donor program. Your gift will provide us with a steady base of support and help us fulfill our mission to protect our blue planet.

Here's what your monthly donation can do:

  • $10/month will fund the purchase of 100 sea turtle eggs

  • $25/month will assist us in providing transportation and supplies for our marine debris cleanups and monitoring activities

  • $50/month will fund the development of additional Ocean Discovery educational packs for kids ages 5 to 13

  • $100/month will help compensate the single mothers managing our Sea Turtle Program

As a member, you will receive:

  • The Giving Wave Certificate: Founding Member

  • Thank You Card from Fabien with a special edition FCOLC sticker

  • Recognition on our website

If you decide to donate $50 or more a month, you will earn a 10% discount on any item in our SHOP. You will also be invited to participate in our survey series, "Ride the Wave" as we invite you to share your thoughts and ideas on our programming.

Employee Matching Programs
 Maximize the impact of your gift

One of the easiest ways to increase your gift to the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center is through your employer's matching gift program.


Obtain a matching gift form from your firm and review the program guidelines to ensure that the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center is eligible to receive matching gifts. Complete the donor section of the form and submit it, along with your check or credit card authorization to:

The Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center Development Office
348 West 57th St. Suite 345
New York, NY 10019

Our EIN/Tax ID Number is 81-1548424
Our Donor Services team will verify receipt and return the form to your company for matching funds. Still have questions?

Call us at 888-676-5500 or email


Donate in Cryptocurrency

Your cryptocurrency donation can help protect and save our blue planet while inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards. 

The Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center is driven by two things: passion and science. Our programs and activities are designed to instill a conservation ethic to local communities around the globe as we strive to help people embrace the human-ocean connection.

Thank you for your support!

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Give Through a
Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a centralized charitable giving vehicle that allows philanthropically inclined individuals, and corporations to make a charitable contribution, and recommend grants from the fund over time.   It’s an opportunity to put your charitable dollars to work. Thus, you have flexibility to tailor your philanthropic giving in easy, cost-effective ways.

Grants made to the FCOLC  can be designated for use wherever the need is greatest or for a specific program matching your areas of interest, such as coral reef restoration, saving sea turtles & women empowerment, or and state of the art deep sea exploration and research.

How to recommend a gift to the FCOLC

  • Request a grant distribution through your DAF sponsor.

  • Include the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center’s EIN #81-1548424.

  • Indicate whether your gift is unrestricted or designated to a specific cause.

  • You can also designate The Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center as a beneficiary for your donor advised fund.

Still have questions? Contact us at or call 888-676-5500

DAF via mail should be sent to:
Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, Inc. 
Development Office
348 West 57th Street, Suite 345, New York, NY 10019

Click HERE

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Gifts of
Stock, Bonds

Making a gift of stock in support of our marine restoration programs is simple and offers valuable financial benefits. You can donate appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds and the total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible. To be eligible for a charitable deduction for a tax year, donations of stock need to be received by the end of the year.  


Because different assets take different amounts of time to be transferred, you should initiate your transactions as early as possible. We recommend you notify us before a transfer is appreciated, as stock may occasionally be transferred without the name of the donor, and we wish to acknowledge your gift.


 If you have questions about stock gifts or our capacity to accept a non-standard stock gift,
please email or call 888-676-5500.

Under the Sea
Fund a Gift
Matching Challenge for Ocean Protectors

At various times of the year the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center will be promoting a Gift Matching Challenge to support one or more of our restoration programs. Donors can assist the FCOLC in raising additional dollars by offering to MATCH donations up to a set dollar amount, and within a specific time. Your gift challenge can be set to double or triple the amount raised by all donors, resulting in a greater impact for the OLC!

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Create a
Legacy Gift

Leave a legacy for protecting our oceans.  A legacy gift is a planned future gift that designates some part of an individual's estate as a donation to a nonprofit. It enables individuals to create a powerful philanthropic legacy by making a direct impact on the causes important to them. Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit the OLC after your lifetime, contact us at 888-676-5500 or If you already have a will, a quick call to your attorney is all you’ll need to add a charitable gift.

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Prefer to Donate by Mail?

Mail your check or credit card authorization with this Form.

The Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center
Development Office
348 West 57th St. Suite 345
New York, NY 10019


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