Basic REEF Membership is free.

However, REEF cannot accomplish its mission without the financial support of our members. We encourage you to make a donation upon joining and become a contributing member. REEF relies on individual donors to run our important programs. Almost 40% of REEF funding comes from generous individuals and small corporate contributors. Be assured that your gift will help protect ocean species worldwide! 

 

REEF Benefits

All REEF Members

  • Support the world's most effective grassroots marine conservation organization and ensure that its critical mission can be accomplished
  • Receive the monthly e-newsletter, Making It Count, and updates on REEF's important work
  • Attend free online Fishinars, learning from engaging speakers on a variety of ocean topics and if you are a diver or snorkeler…
  • Participate in the world's largest ocean citizen science program, the Volunteer Fish Survey Project, enabling you to "Make Dives That Count"
  • Track your fish and invertebrate sightings online
  • Advance your underwater naturalist skills and join the REEF Advanced Assessment Team

$50-$99 Level
REEF sticker (if donation is received through mail)

$100-$249 Level
All of the benefits above, plus a REEF magnet

$250-$499 Level
All of the benefits above, plus a print by Paul Humann during the Winter fundraising campaign

$500-$999 Level
All of the benefits above, plus inclusion on our Giving REEF at Headquarters in Florida, and invitations to special events

 

Sustainer and Benefactor Levels

Donors who give $1,000 or more in a year become part of the exclusive REEF Sustainer Club. Sustainers receive early notice of REEF Trips and invitations to special events. Each spring, REEF hosts REEF by the Sea, held the first weekend in March (alternating between San Diego and South Florida). These events feature seminars and program updates, silent auctions, opportunities for diving, and a chance to mingle with REEF staff, other REEF partners and friends, and our Board of Trustees. March 1 & 2, 2019, Sustainers will be invited to REEF by the Sea in Davie, Florida, for an educational and festive multi-day event and dinner celebration.

Sustainers also receive special perks at the annual “REEF Fest” event in Key Largo, Florida. This four-day celebration takes place every September and includes diving, snorkeling, and kayaking in the mornings, as well as great seminars in the afternoons, and social events in the evenings. Donate today to reserve your invitation to these inspiring marine conservation events and join us for some fishy fun!

REEF Sustainer $1,000-$2,499
Donors at this level are part of the REEF Sustainers, and receive all of the benefits above, plus inclusion in REEF’s Annual Report, inclusion on REEF’s website, early notice of the REEF Trip Schedule, perks at REEF Fest, and an invitation to the annual REEF By the Sea

REEF Steward $2,500-$4,999
All of the benefits above, and invitation go on a private guided dive in Key Largo

REEF Benefactor $5,000+
All of the benefits above, and invitation to private sustainer event during REEF Fest

 

REEF Special Recognition Opportunities:

REEF’s Legacy Society – Any estate gift

Benefits: Reef Environmental Education Foundation honors every planned gift donor with membership in the Legacy Society. Legacy member’s long-term commitment to REEF provides us the ability to plan, implement, and respond to the changing needs of our marine environment. With your legacy gift, REEF can capitalize on our growing success and momentum, ensuring that our important marine conservation work continues for generations to come.

As a member, you will enjoy:

  • The satisfaction of making a gift that will ensure the conservation work of REEF for future generations.
  • The opportunity, if you agree, for your gift to be publicly recognized.
    The option, if you prefer, to give anonymously.
  • All of the above benefits for sustainers.
  • A Legacy Society pin and Certificate of Membership are given only to those supporters who have remembered REEF in their will or estate plan.
  • With permission, name is displayed at REEF headquarters on a plaque showcasing Legacy Society members

 

REEF’s Monthly Giving Club – Any monthly donor

 

 

Benefits: Invitation to special events
Ongoing contributions allow us to concentrate on science, monitoring, and education instead of fundraising, everybody wins and our work is more efficient. A special thanks to our monthly donors for making a difference every day in the work we do. If you would like to give monthly, click here.

 

 

Golden Hamlet – Achieved 1,000 fish surveys

Benefits: Certificate and name engraved on a plaque displayed at REEF Headquarters

 

The Giving REEF

The “Giving REEF” acknowledges our most generous supporters who donate $500 or more. The Giving REEF is located at REEF's International Headquarters in Key Largo, FL. We hand paint each fish, which features the donor’s name on a plaque. Each fish is mounted from the date of the donation until the next November. Donors will receive a photo of their fish via email, and each fish will be based on giving levels: $500-Jack; $1,000-Angelfish; $2,500-Grouper; and $5000-Shark.

 

Click here to view our generous donors who contributed to REEF between January 2017 to September 30, 2017.

For further information or to talk with our Development office, call REEF at 305-852-0030, or email giving@REEF.org.

 


For further information or to talk with someone in our Development and Giving office, call 305-852-0030, or email giving@REEF.org.

Matched Gifts: Many corporations offer a matching gift program. Click here to find out more.

Other Ways to Celebrate:

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REEF’s focus is to develop strong programming to engage and inspire the public through citizen science, education, and partnering with the scientific community to achieve a healthier ocean. This commitment to our mission has been recognized by Great Nonprofits and GuideStar. This means your donation goes directly to making a difference for our ocean.

Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Inc. Nonprofit Overview and Reviews on GreatNonprofits

 

REEF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the US. Our tax ID number is 65-0270064.
Donations are 100% tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Gifts described on this page support all REEF programs and are not designated for any specific work.

REEF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC., (REEF) IS REGISTERED WITH THE STATE UNDER THE SOLICITATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS ACT, 1992. REEF’S REGISTRATION NUMBER IS SC-06492. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 1-800-435-7352, WITHIN FLORIDA, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.