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The Bay Foundation creates beaches that protect us from climate change, restores kelp forests, and provides sanctuary for wildlife. The next generation of environmental leaders are with us every step of the way. Itโ€™s their future and your time is now. Give with purpose.



It's a Big Job but Together We Can Make a Difference

The Bay Foundation (TBF) is dedicated to implementing impactful projects that restore Santa Monica Bay and its watershed for all.


Scientific Research & Monitoring

Community Collaboration

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Measurable Success in the Community

The Bay Foundation (TBF) is dedicated to implementing impactful projects that restore Santa Monica Bay and its watershed for all.

Over 10,000 hours spent restoring 56.88 acres of kelp forest off Palos Verdes to sequester carbon, increase biodiversity, and mitigate ocean acidification

3,200 endangered white abalone cultured and released in the ocean to recover this species from extinction

1 community garden established in Inglewood to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables

3 community compost bins established in Inglewood, Gardena, and Lawndale to recycle organic food waste, prevent methane emissions, and build healthy soil

10,000 pounds of invasive iceplant removed at the Malibu Living Shoreline Project sites, replaced with 700 native plants to build dune systems and support migrating birds and wildlife

6 acres of beach restoration and living shoreline demonstration projects that recreate a lost landscape that provides natural protection from coastal erosion and flooding

34.5 tons of invasive iceplant removed from the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve to allow for the recovery of native plants, improve water quality, flood protection, and wildlife sanctuary

Thousands of community volunteers activated to restore the largest remaining coastal dune system in southern California, the LAX Dunes

3,000 plus boaters annually educated to prevent sewage, oil, and marine debris from polluting our ocean

Over 300 students from 60 universities spent over 25,000 hours participating in research with TBF and Loyola Marymount University (LMU) to advance coastal research and restoration planning

Co-established the Coastal Research Institute at LMU, informing national, state, and regional planning with science-based advocacy


The Bay Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law for U.S. citizens.

Please make your check payable to The Bay Foundation and mail it to:

The Bay Foundation

c/o Heather Burdick

8117 W. Manchester Ave. #750

Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Yes, you will receive an email confirmation immediately after submitting your donation, and that email can serve as a receipt for tax purposes. Upon request, you can also receive a physical (paper) acknowledgement of your gift.

You can modify or cancel your monthly donation at any time by contacting us via email at admin@santamonicabay.org, or by phone at (888) 301-2527.

85% of your donation will go directly to our restoration projects and programs.