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Receive a NMMF logo decal, lanyard, and pen.$100/year

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Signed copy of Dr. Sam Ridgway’s book, Dolphin Doctor. NMMF decal and more...$500/year

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Invitation for two to NMMF's annual event. Signed copy of Dr. Sam Ridgway's book, Dolphin Doctor and more... $1000/year

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Friends of the Foundation

The Foundation is grateful for the many donations we’ve received from donors.

If your company would like to make a donation, please email

Every donation supports the Foundation’s ongoing mission.

Top Donors

Stone Brewery

StoneBreweryLogo Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in San Marcos, CA. Both Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens restaurants are the largest purchasers of local, organic produce in San Diego County. Visit their amazing Breweries and see why they’re so popular with their customers and with us.


elle.g Photography

z_elle.g_logoLisa Gisczinski (elle.g) is a modern photographer who believes the best pictures come from a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Her easygoing attitude and unobtrusive style help make even the most camera shy people feel comfortable. She believes photography should capture the day as it really looked, putting an emphasis on candid, unexpected images. Lisa specializes in outdoor weddings in San Diego or destination weddings around the world. She also happens to be a former dolphin, sea lion and killer whale trainer for Sea World so she knows, extensively, the behavior of these beautiful marine mammals.

Eli Halpin Artwork

Eli Halpin’s paintings are about food, sharing, living together, working together and the cycle of life. They are made on recycled wood with thick oil paint and sometimes acrylic, spray paint, metals, mica, glass, fabric, sand, gemstones, pearls, and found objects. Her favorite subjects to paint are paws, cheeks, whiskers and claws.



Matthew Meier Photography

Matthew Meier is a professional underwater, nature and travel photographer based in San Diego, California. He was formally trained at the Brooks Institute of Photography, completing their Masters Program. Matthew’s images are available as fine art prints, to license for advertising, corporate and editorial usages and Matthew is available for assignment work around the globe.


Maritime Institute

The Maritime Institute is your complete source for U.S. Coast Guard approved courses for the recreational, professional, military, and law enforcement professional. Their curriculum covers everything from the basic maritime rules of the road, to the OUPV/6-Pack and Upper Tonnage Captain’s Licenses (Master 100, 200, 500 & 1600 GT and 3rd Mate). You can take affordable courses in their classrooms, on-line, or they will send their mobile team to your location.

Call them today to discuss your maritime career, and remember – The key to safe boating is education; so get educated!

URT-Logo-Sea-Lion URT, the throaty bark of the sea lion – as common a sound to the ocean goer as the crashing of waves has inspired a clothing company unlike any other. URT clothing is straight forward in appearance, rich with utility. URT offers a wide range of ocean clothing such as navy seal shirts, seal logo t-shirts, sea lion tide shirts, surfing shirts, lobster shirts, WOMP shirt, dive shirts, the Kraken tee, ocean accessories and more for men, women and kids. All URT shirts have a tide chart printed on the inside front. Redefining functionality, their tide charts are accurate from Tijuana to Los Angeles.