Ways of Giving

Our supporters can show their allegiance to a sustainable future for the oceans and our coast by partnering with the Bodega Marine Laboratory to help advance understanding of marine science through innovative teaching and research, student scholarship in marine science and community outreach programs.

There are many ways to give, including donations to a specific program:


General Laboratory Support

BMLYour gift of unrestricted support allows Bodega Marine Laboratory leadership to direct your contribution flexibly, where it will provide the most benefit. Unrestricted donations are applied to support innovative research studies beyond the scope of traditional research grants, to student infrastructure, and to special facilities needs, helping to keep our program running smoothly.

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Student Support

Student SupportOur donors share an investment in the next generation of scientists by providing financial assistance that allows talented students to explore their potential. Help us attract and retain the best and brightest future scientists by supporting their academic progress.

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Student Support Endowments

Student SupportThe Eva Mulder Student Support Fund was established in 2003 in memory of Eva’s enthusiasm and interests in marine biology while she was a student and staff member at BML.

The Joe Heitz Memorial Endowment was also established in 2003 by the family and friends of a pioneer in Napa Valley’s premium wine trade. Mr. Heitz had a great admiration for the environment and began supporting BML’s mission in the 1990′s.

Gifts to either endowment must be made by check only and can be mailed directly to:

Bodega Marine Laboratory
P.O. Box 247
Bodega Bay, CA 94923-0247

The John and Mary Louise Riley Student Assistance Fund was established in 2006 through the Community Foundation Sonoma County to support BML students from Sonoma County. John and Mary Louise have been long-term supporters of BML’s mission.


Public Outreach-Aquaria & Tide Pool

mesocosmYour gift in support of Bodega Marine Laboratory’s public outreach program brings research to life for thousands of students and visitors each year. Our living display exhibits encourage school groups and the visiting public to share an appreciation of the marine environment. Your support ensures that we can continue to share significant advancements in marine science with the public and engage the local community in solutions for sustaining our oceans.

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Library Support

Cadet Hand LibraryServing all BML and visiting researchers, the Cadet Hand Library offers highly specialized literature and research materials in marine and coastal science, including a curated collection of unpublished student reports spanning eight decades. The report collection represents an unparalleled progression in understanding of the regional ecology over time, now more valuable than ever for the study of climate change. Your support ensures that these worthwhile services and collections remain relevant and available for current and future generations of scientists.

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