Reasons to Donate

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! 

Supporter Levels

Angelfish ($1,000+)

Donors at this level are part of the REEF Sustainers, and receive all of the benefits below, plus inclusion in REEF’s Annual Report, inclusion on REEF’s website, early notice of the REEF Trip Schedule, and an invitation to REEF By the Sea event

Jack ($500+)

All of the benefits below, plus inclusion on our Giving REEF at Headquarters in Florida, and invitations to special events

Damsel ($250+)

All of the benefits below, plus a print by Paul Humann during the Winter fundraising campaign

Boxfish ($100+)

All of the benefits below, plus a REEF magnet

Goby ($50+)

REEF sticker (if donation is received through mail)

The Giving REEF

The “Giving REEF” acknowledges our most generous supporters who donate $500 or more. The Giving REEF is located at 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.

Sustainers and Benefactors Levels

Donors who give $1,000 or more in a year join our most generous supporters in REEF's Sustainers Club. Sustainers receive early notice of REEF Trips and invitations to special events. Each spring, REEF hosts an exclusive event for Sustainers. These events feature seminars and program updates, silent auctions, opportunities for diving, and a chance to mingle with REEF staff and Board of Trustees. In the spring of 2017, Sustainers will be invited to Paul Humann’s Mango Manor in Florida, for an educational and festive event that includes a tour of Paul’s amazing gardens and dinner. 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 runs a lean and efficient operation - keeping overhead expenses low and allocating funds directly to quality programs and research. Our ability to fulfill our mission is dependent on strategic financial management, centered on our core values. These are our income and expenses for 2015:




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