Our partners are forward-looking academic institutions, cities, non-profits, public officials, state and federal agencies, scientists, businesses, individuals, and community groups who believe in collaboration and innovation.

Partners Collaborating for a Common Good

The Bay Foundation’s partners collaborate to accomplish our mission and the goals of the SMBNEP Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan, a long-term framework for actions and strategies that address a range of environmental challenges facing the Santa Monica Bay and its watershed.

Our collective focuses on cutting-edge solutions, education, and a rigorous commitment to science and research—all hallmarks of TBF’s approach to making impactful change.

Academic Institutions

Bodega Marine Lab
California Polytechnic State University Pomona
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Northridge
Loyola Marymount University, Coastal Research Institute
Loyola Marymount University, Center for Urban Resilience
Oregon State University
Santa Monica College
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Southern California Marine Institute
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Sea Grant
University of Southern California
University of Southern California, Sea Grant
Vantuna Research Group, Occidental College


Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Cooper Ecological Monitoring, Inc.
Del Rey Yacht Club
Edith Read Consulting, Inc.
Marauder Robotics
Open Water
Paua Marine Research Group
RestorCap, Inc.
Sempra Energy
Smog City Brewery
Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas Company
Tidal Influence
Tom Boyd Images
Tom Ryan Consulting, Inc.
WRA, Inc.

Local Government

City of Hermosa Beach
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Sanitation & Environment
City of Malibu
City of Manhattan Beach
City of Rancho Palos Verdes
City of Redondo Beach
City of Santa Monica
City of Torrance
Contra Costa County
County of Los Angeles
County of Orange
Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority
City of Culver City
Port of Long Beach
Port of Los Angeles
Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project


1% for the Planet
American Academy of Underwater Scientists
The Annenberg Foundation
Association of National Estuary Programs
Audubon Society
Ballona Creek Renaissance
California Science Center
Clean Water Action
Clean Water Fund
Climate Cents
Environmental Charter Schools
Friends of Ballona Wetlands
Green Info Network
Heal the Bay
Los Angeles Conservation Corps.
Los Angeles Food Policy Council
Los Angeles MPA Collaborative
Los Angeles Waterkeeper
Marina Del Rey Anglers
Marina del Rey Lessee’s Association
Morro Bay National Estuary Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
San Francisco Estuary Institute
San Francisco Estuary Partnership
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
Seabird Protection Network
Seafood Watch
Sierra Club
Spirit of Sage Council
Southern California Coastal Waters Research Project
Southern California Ocean Restoration Divers
Surfrider Foundation
Sustainable Surf
Tree People
Trust for Public Lands


Baldwin Hills Conservancy
California Boating Clean and Green Program
California Coastal Commission
California Conservation Corps
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California Department of Parks and Recreation
California Environmental Protection Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board
California Sea Urchin Commission
California State Coastal Conservancy
California State Lands Commission
Central and Northern Coastal Ocean Observing System
Montrose Settlements Restoration Program
National Marine Fisheries Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Park Service Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains
Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System
Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project
Tijuana River National Estuary Research Reserve
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Fish and Wildlife Service

Tribal Nations

Gabrielino-Tongva Tribal Council

The Bay Foundation is an entity of SMBNEP, one of 28 National Estuary Programs created by Congress in 1987. SMBNEP is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of coastal Los Angeles and promotes collaborative watershed-based partnerships and projects. The program’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) is dedicated to ensuring a high quality of life for the 5,000 species and 4,000,000 people that call the Santa Monica Bay and its watershed home.

Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program