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Corporate and Foundation Giving

Corporate and Foundation Giving

WHOI welcomes the opportunity to explore partnering with corporations and foundations that put the ocean first.

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Corporations and foundations are a significant source of support for WHOI scientists and engineers, and we welcome the opportunity to explore how partnering with the Institution can also support your mission.

WHOI’s Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations is responsible for fostering the Institution’s relationships with private philanthropies. We primarily work with foundations or the philanthropic arms of corporations.

Our corporate and foundation partners share in our commitment to support discovery-driven fundamental research and engineering, unsurpassed educational opportunities in marine science, and a better understanding of our world’s one global ocean. They also know that scientific inquiry is an essential building block for long-term economic growth and societal well-being, and that philanthropic institutions have a crucial role in supporting and helping to ensure a better and more prosperous future for everyone.

We work closely with each of our partners, ensuring they are kept well-informed about projects that were in part or fully supported by their contributions.

We look forward to working with you.


Erika Fitzpatrick
Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
(508) 289-3281

Novel research projects are extremely difficult to get funded. Private funding makes it possible for us to undertake risky projects with greater reward. ~Nobumichi Shimizu, WHOI Scientist Emeritus