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Pacific Life Foundation

Marine Mammals Education, Conservation, and Research Efforts Supported by the Pacific Life Foundation
The Pacific Life Foundation’s contribution to whale preservation, conservation of marine mammals, and improving the health of the oceans pre-dates our first national television commercial production featuring the humpback whales.

Agencies Funded
Since 1997, the Pacific Life Foundation has contributed more than $14 million to a significant number of nonprofit organizations whose collective mission is to improve our marine environment. 

Major Focus Programs
In 2016, the Pacific Life Foundation provided $500,000 to programs that promote marine mammal conservation, education, and research. Click the link above to see some examples of our major funding in these areas.

Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop
The 8th annual Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop was held on January 27-28, 2017. It was organized by and for marine mammal researchers who work in the Southern California region. The workshop is sponsored by the Pacific Life Foundation with an overall goal of providing an atmosphere conducive to introductions and discussions, and thus foster collaboration between researchers in the Southern California research region.

Requests For Marine Mammal Research Grants
Marine Mammal research grant requests are not accepted through the Foundation’s annual general and capital grant application process (July 15 – August 15). Researchers affiliated with a nonprofit organization that are interested in submitting a request for marine mammal funding must submit their requests ONLY when  Request for Proposals (RFPs) are issued through The Ocean Foundation/Pacific Life Foundation Whale Research Fund. There is no RFP issued at this time.