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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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Since the beginning of this year, along the California coastline, hundreds of malnourished, starving wild sea lion pups have been washing up on our beaches. There are now so many young sea lions stranding that rescue networks are overwhelmed.

Since January 1, rescuers in California have taken in more than 2,100 sick sea lions, most of which are pups. That’s four times the number they usually see during the first four months of the year.

During the sea lion stranding crisis of 2013, the federal government declared an Unusual Mortality Event, which continues to this day. Already, the number of stranded pups this year is five times worse than the 2013 event.



When you become a supporter of the National Marine Mammal Foundation, you will not only join an organization that strives to improve and protect the life of all marine mammals, humans, and our shared oceans, but you will also receive special membership benefits. In addition to the benefits listed below, all members receive a one-year newsletter subscription.


Join our mission to improve and protect the life of all marine mammals, humans, and our shared oceans. Support the National Marine Mammal Foundation with a tax-deductible donation.






NMMF logo decal, lanyard, and pen. $100 Signed copy of Dr. Sam Ridgway’s book, Dolphin Doctor. NMMF reusable tote, decal, lanyard, and pen. $500 Invitation for two to NMMF’s annual event. Signed copy of Dr. Sam Ridgway’s book, Dolphin Doctor. NMMF logo baseball cap, reusable tote, decal, lanyard, and pen. $1,000+


Make a Gift to the Coll Perske Memorial Fund for Marine Mammals

In honor of our dear friend and colleague, Coll Perske, we have established the Coll Perske Memorial Fund for Marine Mammals. To learn more about Coll and contribute to this fund, please click here.





Please contact us to learn more about the special benefits of NMMF’s Founder’s Circle. $15,000+

Donation by Check or Money Order

National Marine Mammal Foundation
2240 Shelter Island Drive Suite 200
San Diego, California 92106

Donation Refund Policy

This is the Donation Refund Policy of the National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF).

The NMMF collects unrestricted donations on its website to support our mission.

If you believe that an error has been made in connection with your online donation, contact us at We will endeavor to work with you to correct any such error, and if necessary, make any refund or correction that is appropriate.

If you change your mind about donating online to the NMMF, the NMMF is happy to honor your decision as long as you request a refund (return of donation) within 14 calendar days of the date on which you made the contribution.

To request a refund, email Refunds will be issued as a credit to the credit card used for the original donation.

National Marine Mammal Foundation’s Donor Privacy Policy

The National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF) values and respects its donors’ right to privacy. It affirms that its fund-raising practices protect against unauthorized use of its contributor lists, and permits no general telephone solicitation of the public.

NMMF utilizes donors’ personal information such as names, mailing addresses and email addresses only for purposes of donor acknowledgement and/or when an individual voluntarily provides this information and opts to join our mailing list. NMMF does not share donors’ personal or contact information with any third party organizations for purposes of solicitation.

NMMF strives to ensure that all donors who request acknowledgment receive appropriate acknowledgment in an orderly, timely and effective manner.

Visitors to the NMMF Web site remain anonymous. NMMF does not require visitors to register or provide personal information to view the site. There are instances when site visitors are asked for additional information in order to provide requested services. For example, information will be requested when making an online donation to NMMF so that the gift may be properly processed and receipted. All credit card transactions are conducted over a secure server.

NMMF welcomes comments and questions about this policy. We are committed to protecting your personal information, and will make every reasonable effort to keep that information secure.

Contact Information

For more information regarding donations, please contact Customer Services:
Phone: (877) 360-5527
Email: Customer Services