Give to the Sea

Vermilion Sea Institute has seen unmeasured growth this year thanks to donations like yours!  We have hired new staff, added new database systems and are building new organizational partnerships. We are working hard to create new programs and have expanded our Aventureros programs for local children, which includes science lessons, snorkeling, boat rides, whale shark experiences and more!

And for those of you wondering, we are eligible to receive grants from donor advised funds.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for continuing to support the growth of Vermilion Sea Institute so we can nurture the relationships between people and desert and sea ecosystems! It would not be possible without you!

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This program provides science, snorkeling, English, and data collection lessons to local students, fostering stewardship values for the next generation.

Photo by Aventureros

Scholarship Fund

Equitable access to nature is a core value of VSI. We never want money to be the barrier to making a trip, so we have created a scholarship fund to bring the Baja experience to people who would otherwise be unable to visit.

Photo by Katie Dell

Used Equipment and Goods

We will gladly accept used items of need if you have extras to donate or simply do not need something anymore. Please reach out to us at [email protected] about the specifics of your item(s) and we’ll work with you to get it to us!

Photo by MJ Munsey

Amazon Wishlist

We are always in need of various items to help support the function of the sea station and our programs. Check out our Amazon Wishlist to support us by purchasing these items directly. 

Your Time

If you are interested in donating your time, i.e. volunteering, we’d love to hear from you! Please submit a letter of intent, resume, and references to [email protected]. Be specific about your vision and what particular skills you’ll bring to accomplishing that vision. 

Photo by Meghann McDonald


Our donation process is fully encrypted to ensure all personal and financial information is kept safe & secure. If you’d rather, please feel free to make a check out to Vermilion Sea Institute and pop it in the mail:

Vermilion Sea Institute
PO Box 1904
Bonita, CA 91908

Hear Katie’s #MyGivingStory


Katie Dell shares her #MyGivingStory for Vermilion Sea Institute

Header photo by Autumn Moore

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Every contribution is incredibly appreciated and we make sure to stretch every dollar as far as it can go!

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