OG is the brainchild of a small group of Silicon Valley veterans who are passionate about the Ocean and want to do more to help. In collaboration with scientists and researchers, we use our Silicon Valley contacts, research abilities and a lot of determination to accelerate the good work being done by outstanding Ocean-focused nonprofits. You may have wondered about the capital "O" we use for the word "Ocean"?  We believe the Ocean deserves our ultimate respect, adoration and glorification, so it's just our little way of paying homage.

Our Mission

Ocean Grants' mission is to identify and fund outstanding Ocean-focused organizations. 


Ocean Grants is a public charity organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes and, as such, is not organized for the private gain of any person. Our EIN is #82-2869115. Our IRS determination letter is dated July 3, 2018 and states that donors can deduct contributions made to us under IRC Section 170 and that Ocean Grants is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devices, transfers or gifts under IRC Sections 2055,  2106, or 2522.